National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map Series

Where available, these maps are typically one of the best options hikers have for a map to bring along on the trail.

Features include:

  • Printed on tear-resistant, waterproof material.
  • Folds into a convenient size for packing.
  • Topographic data similiar to USGS quads.
  • Updated with current trails and other features.
  • Trails are easily identified by uses - hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing.
  • Many other points of interest are easily identified.
  • Show the borders between public and private land for cross-country travel.

There aren't maps available in this series for all of the trails in WNC, but the line is expanding and covers a good portion of region. There are maps for the areas shown below. Click on a map below to be taken directly to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's online store where you can buy a map directly!

To get one more quickly, visit one of Western NC's fine outdoor and map retailers. Click here to find one!

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