A newly revised edition of a Great Smoky Mountains National Park hiking trail guide will be released this week. Written by Kenneth Wise, Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: Comprehensive Guide is the completely updated second edition of his book, first published in 1996.
According to the description on Amazon, this edition includes details for more than 125 official trails within the national park. Each one has its own setting, purpose, style, and theme, which the author describes in rich detail. For each route Wise includes a set of driving directions to the trailhead, major points of interest, a schedule of distances to each one, a comprehensive outline of the trail’s course, specifics about where it begins and ends, references to the U.S. Geological Survey’s quadrangle maps, and, when available, provides historical anecdotes relating to the trail.
For more information on the newly revised guide, please click here.