Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

A Guide to the Natural Wonders of the Blue Ridge

Johnny Molloy


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  • Popular, proven seller: the previous edition (9780897329941) sold more than 4,000 copies, strong numbers for a regional title
  • Market: Nearly 48 million people went hiking in the U.S. in 2018, with reasons ranging from enjoyment of the outdoors to health and exercise
  • 120 featured waterfalls, grouped by location and organized north to south
  • Now with full-color photography
  • Trails cover two states (Virginia and North Carolina); three national parks (Shenandoah, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains); four national forests (George Washington, Jefferson, Pisgah, and Nantahala); and eight state parks (Chimney Rock, Douthat, Hanging Rock, Stone Mountain, Mount Mitchell, South Mountains, Gorges, and Caesars Head)
  • Many hikes are under 5 miles, perfect for parents and new hikers; other routes offer challenges for skilled hikers
  • Descriptions that include trail length and difficulty
  • Maps, GPS coordinates, and detailed directions to trailheads
  • Expert insights into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes
  • The book’s format allows readers to easily scan and choose hikes/waterfalls that meet their interests


Johnny Molloy:
Johnny Molloy is a writer and adventurer based in Johnson City, Tennessee. His outdoor passion was ignited on a backpacking trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park while he was attending the University of Tennessee. That first foray unleashed a love of the outdoors that led Johnny to spend over 4,500 nights backpacking, canoe camping, and tent camping over the past three decades. Friends enjoyed his outdoor adventure stories; one even suggested he write a book. He pursued his friend’s idea and soon parlayed his love of the outdoors into an occupation. The results of his efforts are over 75 books and guides. His writings include hiking guidebooks, camping guidebooks, paddling guidebooks, comprehensive guidebooks about a specific area, and books about true outdoor adventures throughout the eastern United States. Though primarily involved with book publications, Johnny writes for varied magazines and websites. He continues writing and traveling extensively throughout the United States, pursuing a variety of outdoor endeavors. Johnny is a Gideon and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City. His non-outdoor interests include reading, ancient and American history, and University of Tennessee sports.