Asheville Trail Running: Taking Bent Creek and the Mountains to Sea In Stride (Paperback)

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The only one of it's kind for local trail running. Whether you want to train for the Shut-in Trail Run or you simply want to get out for a great day in the woods, you need this book!!!

— Laura Donohoe


A trail running and hiking guide for Asheville, featuring 33 routes in Bent Creek and on the Mountains to Sea Trail. This book has easy to read maps, clear directions, and elevation graphs. It also has hand held "Carry Cards" that fit in the palm of your hand with streamlined directions. Great history and even dog friendly tips and "watering spots".

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"A must-have guide for all WNC trail runners. Trish has included something for everyone, from beginning trail runners to the most hard-core. This is a book that needed to be written, and will be a valuable resource to anyone wishing to get out and explore the area's best trails." -- Ultrarunner Anne Riddle Lundblad, Asheville Citizen Times "WNC Athlete of the Decade" & 5 time member of the US 100k Team

I am not a runner of any kind, but I love Asheville Trail Running. I moved to Asheville a little over two years ago and have wanted to find places I could hike with my dogs. The books that I found until now had great hikes, but each began “load your dogs in the car and drive 30 miles out the Blue Ridge Parkway”. Not anything I would like to do every week. I am a single woman in my 60’s and have been reluctant to just wander through Bent Creek, hoping for the best. This wonderful book has given me the information and confidence I have needed to get out on the trails. It is terrific in every way. The design of the book makes it ridiculously user-friendly. Each trail begins with where to park, the mileage and whether there is water available for dogs. Best, each trail is rated by difficulty right at the bottom of the page. I look first at the difficulty (5 or 6 and below, yes! 12 or 13, skip to the next page), then the mileage and then water. So easy. Once I am on the trail, I can easily follow the directions because the print is big enough to be read without my glasses and every new turn or trail is written in bold. Just great.

I am sure this book is great for runners, but it is must reading for hikers and walkers, especially those of us who are new to the area. Thank you, Trish. You have vastly enhanced my quality of life and that of my dogs. Kay - Asheville NC

Product Details
ISBN: 9780983005308
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: October 28th, 2010
Pages: 177