Outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the western parts of Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests will find National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers a complete guide to the area. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the National Park Service and others, the map covers with unmatched detail the two forests from their western boundaries to the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Key points of interests featured on the map include Sampson Mountains Wilderness, Paint Creek Corridor and Bald Mountains.
Displayed on the map are activity guides listing recreation features, to help you select the best location according to your area of interest. Additionally, trail guides, listing trails with their mileage, difficulty level and designated use, will help you select the best route for exploration. Trails on the map are color-coded according to the designated usage, whether you wish to explore foot, horseback, bike, or motorized vehicle.
The Appalachian Trail that snakes through the area is highlighted. The detailed map topography includes contour lines, elevations and water features. Some of the many recreation features shown are campgrounds and backcountry shelters, wildlife and wildflower viewing areas, scenic overlooks and lookout towers, fishing areas, shooting ranges, river access points and swimming areas. Also included are safety tips, including bear safety, share the trail rules and essential contact information.
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. We love technology and enjoy the convenience of GPS, but you can’t plan a trip on a phone screen and navigation doesn’t work where there’s no cell signal. Start your next trip on the right foot with a high-quality folding travel map. Make the most of your next adventure, even if you lose GPS or cell signals. You’ll always be on the correct route with our folding travel maps. Your adventure starts here!
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What is a Trails Illustrated Map?
With more than 250 titles available for America’s favorite outdoor destinations, Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the standard for accuracy, each map is crafted in conjunction with local land managers and undergoes rigorous review and enhancement before being printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material. Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids.
About the Author
Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world.
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