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New Book on Hiking Orlando Trails

Five-Star Trails: Orlando by Sandra Friend details hikes in the Orlando area, just in time for the cool fall and winter weather.

The Orlando area is packed with natural beauty, and this guide reveals the most scenic hiking trails to help readers discover it all. Designed to include something for everyone, Five-Star Trails: Orlando presents trails for the hiker in all of us. Whether readers are novices, families, experienced hikers, or backpackers, this guide offers the perfect hike to fit their needs.

Five-Star Trails: Orlando leads hikers off the beaten path to find exceptional beauty as well as peace of mind. Armed with this pocket-sized guide, hikers will enjoy strolls through urban parks, nature preserves, conservation areas, fresh running creeks and prairies.

This book offers easy-to-moderate trails that are within driving distance from a reader’s workplace or home in the Orlando area. The author even offers “Recommended Hikes” to help readers find the best hikes for children, history lovers, geology, scenery, seclusion, waterfalls, wildflowers, and wildlife. Without this book, they might miss the hidden hiking treasures of Orlando, but with the expert help of Sandra Friend, they will enjoy the region’s best trails!

Each hike is ranked for scenery, trail condition, child accessibility, difficulty, and solitude. Five-Star Trails: Orlando includes many features that make it a must-have guide, including:
• GPS trailhead coordinates
• Driving directions
• Individual trail maps
• Elevation profiles
• Essential at-a-glance trail information

The book is published by Wilderness Press & Menasha Ridge Press and out now.