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  • Author:
    Allen de Hart
  • ISBN:
    0895873494
  • ISBN13:
    978-0895873491
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    Blair; 2 edition (November 1, 2007)
  • Pages:
    299 pages
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    United States
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Before his death, Allen de Hart hiked more than 53,000 miles in 46 states and 18 foreign countries. I picked up this trail guide recently to find new places to hike. Even though I've lived in the Triangle area for years, this book listed many places I had never even heard of!

Before his death, Allen de Hart hiked more than 53,000 miles in 46 states and 18 foreign countries. He is the author of nine books and trail guides for the Carolinas and other Southeastern states. He built his first trail with his two brothers to create a shortcut from their family’s farm to the local school. Even though I've lived in the Triangle area for years, this book listed many places I had never even heard of!

Trails of the Triangle book. The Triangle is consistently rated one of the best places in the nation to live and work.

Trails of the Triangle book. Trails of the Triangle describes over 400 trails within a 50-mile radius of the Triangle, whether on federal, state, city/county, or private property. Trails The Triangle is consistently rated one of the best places in the nation to live and work.

The Triangle, which encompasses the area around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is consistently .

The Triangle, which encompasses the area around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is consistently rated one of the best places in the nation to live.

The book offers close to 250 different trails within a 60-mile radius of the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC. Before his death, Allen de Hart hiked more than 53,000 miles in 46 states and 18 foreign countries.

The book offers close to 250 different trails within a 60-mile radius of the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC). He built his first trail with his two brothers to create a shortcut from their family's farm to the local school.

Chapel Hill is a town in Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties in the . state of North Carolina. Its population was 57,233 in the 2010 census, making Chapel Hill the 15th-largest city in the state.

Hiking North Carolina Raleigh Metropolitan Area Guidebooks Durham Metropolitan Area Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area Trails.

John F. Blair, (c)2007. Hiking North Carolina Raleigh Metropolitan Area Guidebooks Durham Metropolitan Area Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area Trails.

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There is a very long trail up at Falls Lake. It is part of the "mountains to seas trail", or some similar name. My wife and I have been hiking pieces of it as we find the time. It has a number of trail heads along the south end of the lake. These are nice because they are typically vacant of other people. Yesterday I ran into some deer on this trail. 01-25-2011, 11:08 AM. orulz. 943 posts, read 1,483,400 times. Quote: Originally Posted by NewUser. There is a very long trail up at Falls Lake.

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The Triangle is consistently rated one of the best places in the nation to live and work. Its rapidly growing population has generated a need for housing, shopping centers, and infrastructure―and for recreational facilities. Trails of the Triangle describes over 400 trails within a 50-mile radius of the Triangle, whether on federal, state, city/county, or private property. Trails range in distance from a few yards, such as the 92-yard Honeysuckle Lane Trail in Fuquay-Varina to the 50-mile Falls Lake Trail. There are residential trails such as Shelley Lake Trail, which is so popular that it has a speed limit of 10 miles per hour and a centerline to separate traffic. There are trails in remote forests, such as the Summit Loop Trail, where you may not see another person. You can find trails for equestrians, in-line skaters, cyclists, and even the differently abled.

Before his death, Allen de Hart hiked more than 53,000 miles in 46 states and 18 foreign countries. He is the author of nine books and trail guides for the Carolinas and other Southeastern states. He built his first trail with his two brothers to create a shortcut from their family’s farm to the local school. After earning a master’s degree from the University of Virginia and serving nine years in the United States Army, de Hart moved with his wife to Louisburg, NC, where he taught history and served as director of public affairs for Louisburg College.


Cordaron
The good: descriptions for all trails that we tried were pretty accurate and helpful, many have maps included.

The bad: as already pointed out by another reviewer, the vast majority of trails described are around 2-3 miles in length only and therefore make it at best in the "easy leg stretcher" category. To be honest, some can be combined to create an actual hike and the author does mention those options where they exist.
What I do find highly irritating is how this book is organized: the trails are listed in sections according to which local, state, or federal agency maintains the trail. While I am sure that there might be some academic merit to this unusual scheme, for the average hiker in search of an interesting trail in his/her neighborhood it is highly annoying and provides no useful information at all. Instead, what is sorely missing is an overview map of the triangle area that marks all the trails described in the book which would make the task of finding a trail oh so much easier.
Yla
I got 4 books for exploring with my dogs and possible relocation to this area....this book lists a LOT of trails, with overview maps of the trail and facilities.....however, it is lacking overview maps of the general area and does not include information about how populated the trail is, notes of interest, etc. So as a supplement to another book...or for locals who want to try a new trail, it would be good....not so much if it is your only guide. More a reference guide than vacation planner.
inform
I picked up this trail guide recently to find new places to hike. Even though I've lived in the Triangle area for years, this book listed many places I had never even heard of! The author chose to organize the trails in an interesting way: Trails on US Government Properties (Chapter 1), Trails in NC State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Natural Areas (Chapter 2), Trails in County Parks and Recreation Areas (Chapter 3), Trails in Municipal Parks and Recreation Areas (Chapter 4), Trails on Private and University or College Properties (Chapter 5), and Trails in the Triangle's Neighboring Counties (Chapter 6). This organization scheme makes finding a new trail quick and easy.

The introduction to the book provides some good, general hiking tips. From security, to how to dress, to the traffic conditions you can expect in the Triangle area. Even though I live in the area, I still found several useful nuggets of information in this section.

Each trail listing is accompanied by a description of the trail itself (sometimes providing a little history of the trail area), as well as instructions on how to reach the trailhead. Maps are provided for each trail, and trail distances and difficulties are also given. I'm looking forward to checking out more of the places listed in this book that I had never heard of.
Winasana
very informative about hiking venues in the area.
Timberahue
What a gift this book has been to help me discover our section of North Carolina's piedmont. I would include GPS coordinates for trailheads in the next edition.
Nidora
I did not buy this book from Amazon. Rather it caught my eye in the café at Barnes and Noble. But, I'd like to put my review here so that it might help other people...

I hardly ever write reviews of purchases I made, but I had to tell the author thank you. I love to hike, but had no idea there were so many places in the Triangle that I had never heard of! I live in Chapel Hill and got to experience Little River Regional Park today because I had read about it in this book. At first, the way the author chose to organize the book was strange, but after reading quite a bit and getting familiar with the pages, it does make sense and doesn't bother me. Some of the trails are short, but I realize the author did not design the trails. He does a good job of suggesting trails to string together to make your hike longer if you'd like.

I highly recommend this book if you are a beginner hiker or if you already love hiking like I do, but need some new ideas of places to go. There are so many hikes outlined in this book, I won't be bored for a long time!
Vojar
I've owned trail guides for areas as diverse as Marin, the Bay Area, Cape Town and the Drakensberg and this is the worst trail guide I have ever owned.

To start with the guide groups the hikes not according to geographic proximity but according to a absurd system of whether the hike is on Federal land, state land, county land and municipal land. The result is that you cannot tell from the guide whether a trail is close to where you live or an hour away. The result is that you can't read through the guide and pick hikes that make the most sense for you. You can't read through the guide and get a sense of how close these hikes are to each other and whether you can link them up.

In addition the author's assessments are so bland that you can't tell whether it is worth driving for 30 minutes to do a particular hike.

If you are new to the Triangle the guide is basically useless because you can't easily see where everything is, what is convenient and how it fits together. Rather go to the parks and recreational division of your city council, they usually have very good free maps showing biking and hiking trails.