If you're heading toward the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia or North Carolina, you should make sure to get in a hike or two while you're there. Best Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway, by Randy Johnson, makes it easy to find the perfect one. Contains details for 33 of the best trails along the parkway, suited to every ability level from twenty minute strolls to full day hikes. Trail descriptions include a map, difficulty rating, total distance, Parkway milepost number, elevation gain, driving directions, and key points. Hikes are separated into four areas: The North Central Blue Ridge Mileposts 0.0 to 121.4, Shenandoah National Park to Roanoke, VA, The Blue Ridge Plateau Mileposts 121.4 to 276.4, Roanoke to Deep Gap, NC, The High Country Mileposts 276.4 to 384.7, Deep Gap to Asheville, and The Southern Appalachians Mileposts 384.7 to 469.1, Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 2010, second edition, 154 pages. 7 x 4.25 x 0.3 in.