These are sample hikes from my two books.
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Let me know your favorite hikes in the Southern Appalachians. Give as much details as you have.
How difficult is the hike?
Length and elevation gain together determine how strenuous the hike is. Sometimes, the quality of the trail makes the hike more or less difficult.
What is the distance?
The total distance means just that: the total distance for the hike, whether it's a loop or an in/out hike. A few hikes are shuttle hikes - one way hikes requiring two cars,
How long should it take?
The standard for fit hikers is two miles an hour. A rocky trail, one with a lot of elevation gain or with many flowers will take longer. Don't rush the hike.