Trails of the TriangleThe 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 and work. The new edition of this hiking guide reflects the changes that have occurred in the fifth-fastest-growing metropolitan region in the country during the decade since the book was first published.

The book offers close to 250 different trails within a 60-mile radius of the Triangle. The hikes can be found on federal, state, city/county, and even private property. Trails range in distance from a few yards, such as the 92-yards Honeysuckle Lane Trail in Fuquay-Varina to the 26-mile Falls Lake Trail. There are residential trails such as Shelly 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 physically impaired.

about the author
Allen de Hart has hiked more than 8,500 different trails and over 30,000 miles in 46 states and 18 foreign countries. He is the author of numerous trail books, among them North Carolina Hiking Trails, which has sold over 100,000 copies. He lives in Louisburg, North Carolina.