Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping Safety Guides

Guides to Day Hikes in the U.S. and Canada. Hiking Trails, Scenic Views, Shelter & Rest, Backpack and Hiking Gear, Overnight Camping Sites, National Parks, Outdoor Survival Tools.

Backpacker: The Complete Guide to Backpacking

From detailed descriptions of what to pack and how to pack it to navigation and campsite cooking, to managing outdoor hazards and more, The Complete Guide to Backpacking is the definitive resource for backpacking-related know-how.

Hiking from Home: A Long-Distance Hiking Guide for Family and Friends

This informative guide explains the basics of long-distance hiking as well as logistics, such as what gear is carried, how hikers eat, where they sleep, and how they know where to go.

Hiking Texas

From the rugged Guadalupe Mountains in the west and the deep canyons of the Red River in the Panhandle to the lakes on the eastern landscape, the Texas backcountry is as spacious and diverse as the Lone Star State itself. This guide contains unforgettable hikes that suit all abilities and interests.

Best Hikes Houston: The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?  The best hikes within an hour’s drive of the greater Houston area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home.

The Lone Star Hiking Trail

Located in the woodlands of the Sam Houston National Forest in East Texas, the LSHT winds through an ecologically diverse region that’s just a few hours’ drive from Austin, Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio, TX

National Parks of the United States

National Geographic’s wide-ranging travel guide to recreation areas, trails, historic sites, nature hikes, seashores, camping, and campgrounds is geared to everyone who loves outdoor recreation. This 544-page reference book is the ultimate travel planner for all things national parks, filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, practical facts on the location of the park system properties, the best times to visit, and top-rated activities.

The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs: Trail-Tested Tips and Expert Advice for Canine Adventures

Hiking with Dogs

Hiking Alaska

This guide is the perfect introduction to hiking the great state of Alaska, with millions of acres of wilderness waiting to be explored. It features 100 hikes in Alaska’s national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, wilderness areas, and state parks.

100 Trails, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

This authoritative travel guide takes you from the coast of Florida to the peaks of Wyoming on a series of epic hiking and walking adventures. So, grab your hiking boots and get ready to explore 100 trails around all 50 states and Canada. It highlights the preeminent hiking treks across the United States and Canada, including the best scenic overlooks, camping sites, and off-trail activities.

Backpacking & Day Hikes

New England Hiking

Discover local adventures in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

A Hike in the Woods: Your comprehensive guide to day hiking gear, clothing, safety, and other essentials

A complete guide to choosing gear and clothing for day hiking, including how to choose hiking boots, day packs, and performance clothing for staying dry and comfortable on the trail. Tips for navigating and what to do if you lose your way. Tips for hiking safely. Creating a First Aid Kit for day hikes.

The Cohos Trail: 170-Miles of Hiking Trail from the Whites to Canada

The definitive guide to the New England’s longest new hiking trail system. The Cohos Trail stretches from Crawford Notch below Mt. Washington in the White Mountain National Forest all the way to a two-acre fen on the Canadian border that is the headwaters of the Connecticut River. And the trail links with the 70-mile Sentiers Frontaliers trail system in Quebec to create the second international hiking pathway in the East.

How to Poop in the Woods: And Other Backpacking Essentials for Women

When it comes to backpacking, beginners have lots of great questions:

  • What’s an ideal pack weight?
  • Is down better than synthetics for a sleeping bag?
  • Should your footwear be waterproofed?
  • How big of a tent do you need?
  • And how do you poop in the woods?

How to Poop in the Woods is just as funny and entertaining as practical and accessible—a tremendously valuable resource and guide for novice backpackers.

Backpacking & Hiking National and State Parks

The Best of Glacier National Park in Montana

From the best photography spots to the greatest day hikes and best wildflower meadows, this book contains all the don’t-miss features of Glacier National Park and Waterton too!

Hiking South Carolina’s Foothills Trail

Although the 76.2-mile Foothills National Recreation Trail begins and ends in South Carolina’s “golden corner” along the Blue Ridge Escarpment, it also traverses two of North Carolina’s most beautiful mountain counties. Along the way it crosses five rivers, passes numerous spectacular waterfalls, and climbs to South Carolina’s highest point.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map

With over 800 miles of mapped trails, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. A detailed profile of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which snakes along the ridge of the Great Smoky Mountains, provides a handy tool for hikers. The map also features many key points of interest, including Cades Cove, Fontana Lake, Maryville, and Gatlinburg.

Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, NC

Hiking & Mountain Biking Pisgah Forest in North Carolina

Pisgah is home to many famous natural and historic landmarks including Looking Glass Rock, Devil’s Courthouse, Graveyard Fields, the Pink Beds, and Bent Creek. This concise guide describes 20 day hikes, 12 overnight hikes, and 29 mountain bike rides with trail details, maps, driving directions, and GPS coordinates for 18 trailheads.

Mountain Bike Trails: North Georgia Mountains, Southeast Tennessee

Covers 128 routes over 1200 miles of mountain bike trails. It’s all the information you need to make the most of off-road cycling in north Georgia and southeast Tennessee, including the Atlanta and Chattanooga metro areas.

Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike for Men and Women, Aluminum and Steel Frame Options, 7-21 Speeds Options, 24-29-Inch Wheels

Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip: With Shenandoah & Great Smoky Mountains National Parks

Endless adventure and beauty await along America’s most scenic highway.

Hiking the Adirondack Waterfalls

This book will guide you to hikes of all kinds, from just under one mile to over 12 miles to 36 waterfall destinations with over 60 falls in Northeastern New York. A four-season outdoor paradise, there is hiking, boating, skiing, and many other activities.

A must-have travel companion, the Travel Packable Backpack is the perfect bag to take along on your next journey. Use it for day trips and excursions.

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50 Hikes in New Jersey

With excursions from 1.5 to 28 miles, this roster of hikes will suit everyone from families out for nature walks to adventurous backpackers up for a challenge. The Garden State is a crossroads for major interstate trails, including the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail, the 150-mile Highlands Trail, and the 60-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail. These 50 routes cover walking, hiking, and backpacking trips.

Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

Backpacking Virginia: The Definitive Guide to 40 Can’t-Miss Trips from Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean

All the information necessary for beginner and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from Cumberland Gap in southwest Virginia to the New River Valley, the heart of the Blue Ridge, and Shenandoah National Park, and out to the Atlantic Coast. 

Hiking Virginia: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

Inside readers will find full-color photos, detailed color maps, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.

Roanoke and the New River Valley: 40 Spectacular Hikes in Virginia’s Southern Appalachians

The guide includes an array of treks reflecting the area’s superlative scenery, from wild waterfalls in the New River Valley to highland wildernesses of the Jefferson National Forest, historic paths along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and waterside strolls beside Smith Mountain Lake.

Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families

Virginia is home to tumbling falls, scenic vistas, geological wonders, tidal marshes and majestic mountains, and this guide describes many family-friendly hikes across the state that allow children to fall in love with the outdoors. Detailed maps for 50+ easy-to-follow hikes in Virginia that allow families to spend time together in nature.

Hiking Maryland: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers

Stunning full-color photographs of the state’s vistas, waterfalls, forests, and seashores accompany tips on the best lenses, shooting locations, and times of day to get the most breathtaking shots.

AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, DC: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation’s Capital

This guide offers 50 of the best hikes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia that can be completed in less than a day. The book’s at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for canine companions.

Hiking Maryland and Delaware

56 easy-to-follow, and easy-to-get-to hikes. 

50 Hikes with Kids Virginia and Maryland: With Delaware, West Virginia, and Washington DC

Hikes include the Alapocas Run, the Calvert Cliffs, Theodore Roosevelt Island, the Blue Ridge Tunnel, Harpers Ferry, and more!

Hiking Georgia: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

This guide features some of the best trekking adventures the Peach State has to offer.

The Hiking Handbook for Beginners: The 10-Step Guide to Hiking

Perhaps you are a passionate walker already but have not yet embraced the challenge of undertaking a hike. Or maybe you are nervous about going on your first hike and want to ensure you have all the information, guidance, and support possible before you do. This book will teach you how to navigate confidently and ensure you have all the right items on your hike.

Asheville, NC: 35 Spectacular Hikes in the Land of Sky

Peaceful waterfalls, dramatic mountain vistas, bountiful nature preserves, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park―there’s no better place to hit the trails than the Asheville area. 

Best Outdoor Adventures Asheville: A Guide to the Region’s Greatest Hiking, Cycling, and Paddling

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official National Park Service trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that’s just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the parkway, including the Appalachian Trail and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands, along with citations for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Best Day Hikes California

Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a hike that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Explore Yosemite, marvel at redwoods, and hike the coast. Get to the heart of California and begin your journey now! Highlights for hikers, kid-friendly hikes, accessible trails, and what to take.

California Hiking with Kids: 50 Hiking Adventures for Families

Organized by region, the hardest decision you need to make is whether to explore the mountains and deserts of California’s Northern, Central, and Southern regions. Enjoy the state’s immersive beauty as you and your family explore beautiful destinations like Jawbone Trail, Prewett Point, or the lush foliage of the Giant Forest Trail. California begs to be explored!

Hiking Adventures with Kids

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Hiking Trails in Sedona for Beginner and Experienced Hikers

Sedona, Arizona is a mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. With its stunning red rock formations and picturesque landscapes, it’s no wonder why Sedona has become a top destination for hiking. Whether you’re looking for an easy, scenic stroll or a challenging, adrenaline-pumping hike, the Beginners’ Hiking Guide to Sedona has something for everyone. So, grab your hiking boots and get ready to explore the beauty of Sedona’s natural wonders.

Acadia National Park: Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights in Maine

Acadia National Park is the most beautiful destination in Maine. This gorgeous, full-color travel guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of both Acadia and Mount Desert Island. Whatever your interests—hiking to the top of Cadillac Mountain, dining on fresh lobster in Bar Harbor, sailing past historic lighthouses—Acadia National Park: The Complete Guide puts the best of Acadia at your fingertips. Beautiful color photos showcase the park’s best destinations.

Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes

80 routes, from the lush Hoh River Valley to breathtaking vistas in the North Cascades to the open ridges of the Columbia Highlands and beyond. With an emphasis on weekend trips, routes range from overnights to weeklong treks with suggested campsites. Information about the Pacific Crest, Pacific Northwest, and Wonderland Trails.

Nebraska Travel Guide 2023: An Updated Traveler’s Manual to Historic Trails, Unique Experiences and Local Delights, Inc.

Banff National Park Hiking Guide: The Best 12 Trails for a Serene Escape in Canada

The top 12 hikes in Banff National Park include the awe-inspiring views, picturesque lakes, and majestic mountains. Hiking not only transforms your own life but also gives your children and furry friends an unforgettable adventure.

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia: The Essential Guide to Overnight Hiking Trips

This book features backpacking routes from the North Shore up to Pemberton and Lytton and from the Sunshine Coast to the Similkameen Valley. Beautiful photographs showcase what you’ll see along the way: mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, old-growth forests, and more.

Waterfalls of New Brunswick

New Brunswick is home to more than 1,000 waterfalls — some remote and some surprisingly accessible. Spilling over an incredible range of ancient geological terrain, each of the 55 waterfalls photographed for this richly illustrated volume is complemented by descriptions, directions, and background information on each site. Spanning all five regions of New Brunswick (Acadian Coastal, Appalachian Range, River Valley Scenic, Fundy Coastal, and Miramichi River), there’s something for everyone — you may even want to strap on your backpack and head out to experience them yourself.

Easy Hiking Around Vancouver: An All-Season Guide 68 superb hikes through forests, up hills, and along rivers, many within an hour’s reach of Downtown Vancouver.

Utah: Arches National Park Hiking Guide

Arches National Park, nestled in the heart of Utah, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, red rock canyons, and towering sandstone fins, the park offers a mesmerizing display of Mother Nature’s artistry.

Hiking Arches National Park in Utah

Colorado: Scenic Drives, National Parks, Best Hikes 

Full coverageof Denver, Boulder and the Northern Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado, Vail and the Central Rockies, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Mesa Verde and the Southwest, Colorado Springs and the Southeast.

The Colorado Trail

Trail guide for thru-hikers, day hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The Colorado Trail is considered by many to be the most beautiful “long trail” in the world. Spanning 486 miles from the Denver suburbs to Durango, the trail passes through six national forests and six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and crosses eight mountain ranges.

Idaho: Hiking & Biking, Scenic Byways

Road trip the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway for waterfall photo-ops or experience Basque culture in vibrant Boise. Raft on the Payette River, take a challenging hike, and paddle pristine turquoise lakes. Bike the Boise River Greenbelt, see multihued wildflowers in bloom, or take in celestial wonders in the first gold-tier dark sky reserve in the U.S.

Hiking Ohio 

From the shores of Lake Erie to the Ohio River, this handy guide will lead you to the best trails.

Ohio Hiking Trails

Over 60 Ohio hiking trails to explore from Northwestern, Northeastern, Southwestern, Southeastern, and Central, each with something unique to discover. Find your adventure! Daytrips to explore throughout Ohio from Lake Erie shorelands to the Hocking Hills region. 

Wandering Ohio: A Buckeye Trail Thru-Hike

The trail is perhaps the longest loop trail in the world. There are rock ledges, waterfalls, lazy rivers, rushing streams, lakes, state parks, Native American ceremonial mounds, covered bridges, canal towpaths, canal boat rides, pioneer homesteads, military campaigns, and museums of bicycles, airplanes, early forts, and U.S. presidents.

Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

Discover 74 of California’s best and most diverse backpacking trips. Scenic escapes range from one night to two weeks or 3 to 72 miles.

Hiking in California

California Waterfalls: More Than 200 Falls You Can Reach by Foot, Car, or Bike

Hiking the North Shore: 50 Fabulous Day Hikes in Minnesota’s Spectacular Lake Superior Region 

The featured day hikes range from 2 miles to 12 miles, including trails perfect for families with young kids, challenges for hard-core adventure seekers, and moderate hikes for everyone in between. Each spotlighted trail includes driving directions, maps, mileage points, landmarks, and time estimates. Grab your boots and go!

North Shore Adventures: The Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling from Duluth to Grand Portage

Minnesota’s North Shore is a paradise of trails, waterways, and scenic beauty. If your idea of fun involves hiking boots, bicycles, or kayaks, grab this guidebook and gear up! 

Backpacking Oregon: From River Valleys to Mountain Meadows

Colorful desert canyonlands, stunning wildflower meadows, glacier-clad mountains―find your favorite scenic escape. Whether you have three days or two weeks, an adventure with spectacular sights and superb vistas awaits.

100 Hikes: Eastern Oregon

This comprehensive guide has everything you need to plan a day hike, a weekend tour, or a weeks-long vacation in Eastern Oregon, with tips on where to stay and what to see along the way. 

100 Hikes: Oregon Coast

Whether you’re touring Highway 101 or exploring off the beaten path, this guide has everything you’ll need to plan a trip to Oregon’s spectacular coast. Easy-to-read maps and detailed descripts of the area’s trails, from easy strolls to backpacking treks. Tips on discovering lighthouses, beaches, harbors, aquariums, picnic spots, towns, and campgrounds.

Hiking Indiana

This guide includes more than 70 hikes, ranging from easy afternoon jaunts to multi-day backpack trips.

Best Easy Day Hikes Indianapolis

Casual hikes to full-day adventures. Concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow trails, for an accessible range of abilities.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati: Including Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana

A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

Five-Star Trails: Louisville and Southern Indiana: Your Guide to the Area’s Most Beautiful Hikes

Known as the City of Parks, Louisville has long valued the natural landscape and the provisioning of outdoor recreation. Nestled within the Ohio Valley and bordered by the Knobs region to the south and the heavily forested areas of Indiana to the north, Louisville lies at the heart of an endless array of hiking opportunities.

Guide to Hiking, Camping and Exploring Chattahoochee National Forest

Maps and Hiking Trails include Mount Yonah Trail, Dukes Creek Trail, High Shoals Falls Trail, Long Creek Falls via Appalachian Trail, Panther Creek Trail, Long Branch Loop Trail, Upper Falls via Panther Creek Trail, Flat Creek Loop, Helton Creek Falls Trail, Fall Branch Falls Trail, Angel Falls Trail, Rabun Bald via Beegum Gap, and Ramrock Mountain via Appalachian Trail, also includes Campground information.

In the Realm of the Raven: Four Seasons Hunting, Fishing, Foraging, and Exploring Our Chattahoochee National Forest

Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State

From the mountains to the coast, city streets to expansive farmland, modern skyscrapers to charming antebellum homes, author and photographer Chris Greer has explored the vibrant state of Georgia to bring you the very best locations. The book includes a tremendous variety of destinations and activities for even the most discerning traveler, including craft breweries, lush vineyards, hiking trails, and historical icons. No matter what you’re interested in, visitors and residents alike will find plenty to love in this book. 

100 Things to Do in the North Georgia Mountains Before You Die

Comprised of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Cohutta Mountains, the North Georgia Mountains attract thousands of visitors yearly. They come for the abundant opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation at the area’s Georgia State Parks, explore thriving small mountain communities, and take in scenic mountain views.

Family Hiking Trip

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Camping & Outdoor Survival Guide: 101 Tips, Tricks & Uses

This book encourages awareness about emergency preparedness and shows how the Swiss Army Knife can be used in many situations, from starting a fire to making a shelter and everything in between. Learn how to use your Swiss Army Knife to:

  • Create a Fire Using Four Different Methods
  • Set Up Camp and Make Essential Tools
  • Collect Clean Drinking Water
  • Catch Fish and Prepare Food
  • Get Your Bearings and Signal for Help
  • and much more!

Compact, agile, and ready to face any adventure head-on.

Puerto Rico Travel Guide 2024

El Yunque National Forest Map

Explore this tropical rain forest on the eastern side of Puerto Rico.  A trail guide will help you select a suitable area to explore, with trail descriptions, length and hiking time.

Best Backpacking Trips in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico 

Backpackers will find a wide range of outstanding trips, from high mountain adventures to some of the world’s best lower-elevation canyon hikes.

Backpacking Arizona: From Deep Canyons to Sky Islands

You’ll discover the maze of side canyons and hidden grottos in the Grand Canyon’s untrammeled backcountry, historic pioneer trails on the Mogollon Rim, the little-traveled Blue Range, and the legendary Superstition Mountains in the Sonoran Desert.

Backpacking & Hiking Arizona Canyons

Yellowstone & Grand Teton: Make the Most of 1 to 3 Days in the Parks

Whether stopping for a day hike or spending a long weekend under the stars, escape to the great outdoors. The top hikes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton: Whether you want to stretch your legs for a couple of hours or challenge yourself to an epic trek, you’ll find trailheads, detailed trail descriptions, individual maps, mileage, and elevation gains.

Make it the perfect getaway with the best lakes, views, picnic spots, and more. Hike through alpine forests to rushing waterfalls and panoramic lakeside views, or catch a glimpse of wild bison, elk, wolves, or bears. Bask in the colorful radiance of Grand Prismatic Spring or stroll the boardwalks along Mammoth Hot Springs.

Camping in Grand Teton

Grand Teton: 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Grand Prismatic Spring: 1,000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle – Unique Puzzle of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle – Bright Flowers in Yellowstone National Park

Ohio Backpacking Loops: A Guide to 14 Backpack Trails in The Buckeye State

Options range from leisurely strolls to challenging 50+ mile hikes that travel through surprisingly impressive scenery. In addition, most of Ohio’s 2-4 day hikes are loops.

Compression straps are designed to cinch down and secure gear while carrying.

Backpacking in Michigan

This guide includes classic Michigan adventures such as the Lakeshore Trail in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Greenstone Ridge Trail in Isle Royale National Park, North Manitou Island in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and Jordan River Pathway in the Mackinaw State Forest.

Michigan Waterfalls and Rocks Travel Guide

Michigan has exceptional natural beauty and a wide variety of attractions and scenery. Michigan’s natural beauties capture visitors’ imaginations, ranging from stunning waterfalls to intriguing rock formations.

When exploring Michigan’s natural treasures, it’s crucial to adhere to rules, use correct safety precautions, and be aware of any permits or other restrictions to ensure a safe and pleasurable visit. Having the right tools and clothing, such as sturdy shoes, hiking gear, and the equipment needed for rock collection or fossil searching, is also a good idea. Unveiling Michigan’s Natural Treasures: A Guide to Waterfalls, Rocks, Fossil-hunting, Rocks & more.

Backpacking Overnights: North Georgia Mountains and Southeast Tennessee

The Blue Ridge begins in North Georgia, home to the southern terminus of the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Together with Southeast Tennessee, this region boasts thousands of miles of trails where backpackers can explore fabulous state parks, remote wilderness areas, and everything in between. Choose a beginner-friendly trip with a clifftop view, rock-hop across pristine mountain streams where swimming holes beckon on hot summer days or challenge yourself on steep summit ascents.

Day Hiking the North Georgia Mountains

In North Georgia, hiking opportunities are virtually unlimited. With public lands in abundance, these mountains have hundreds of miles of designated hiking trails leading to clifftop views, deep gorges, and high summits―all within a few hours of metro Atlanta. This guide includes 65 of the best day hikes in the region, ranging from 1 to 14 miles.

Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway 

Concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty-four easy-to-follow trails from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

Florida State Parks and Forests Adventure Guide Book

Urban Hikes Southern California: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Urban Hiking Adventures

From the iconic Pacific Coast to deep canyons full of stories to mountaintops with breathtaking views, explore the dramatic Southern California landscape without traveling deep into the backcountry. This book features easy-to-follow urban trails that allow hikers of all levels to discover the landmarks that shape the Golden State’s cities and towns.

Coastal Trails of Southern California

40 of the best coastal trails including dog friendly beaches.

Hiking California’s Desert Parks

Features 114 hikes of all levels in four California Desert Parks: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks, and Mojave National Preserve.

Yosemite Day Hikes and National Park Map

Plan a trip to a park with options for everyone, from multi-day backpack trips to short hikes in Yosemite Valley. 18 diverse hikes for all hiking enthusiasts.

Hiking Yosemite National Park

Hiking New York: A Guide to the State’s Best Hiking Adventures

This guidebook features 75 of the best trails the Empire State has to offer—from the 4,000-foot peaks of the Adirondacks and the lore of Rip Van Winkle’s Catskills, to the glacier-gouged landscape of the Finger Lakes region.

Backpacking New York: 37 Great Hikes

New York has the most diverse scenery and one of the most extensive systems of backpacking trails in the East, with a network of trails perfect for weekend and longer expeditions. Covering hikes in the Hudson Valley, Taconic Mountains, Catskills, Adirondacks, Central and Western regions of the state, this is the perfect guide for discovering the natural beauty of the Empire State.

Hiking Waterfalls New York

From the top of the Adirondack Northway to the precipitous drop that creates Niagara Falls, Hiking Waterfalls in New York State provides all of the information readers need to find their way to waterfalls–all on public lands, hidden in the crevices of the Catskill Mountains, high on the faces of the High Peaks, flowing through magnificent gorges into the Finger Lakes, or deep in the backcountry of the Southern Tier.

Hiking the Catskills

This guide provides everything hikers need to plan day hikes in the Catskill region of New York State: a 5-county area west of the Hudson River that includes parts of Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. 40 hikes from the best among the Catskills’ famous peaks above 3,500 feet, as well as more moderate trails to backcountry waterfalls, easier trails to some of the area’s most spectacular viewpoints, and rail trails that provide access to fragrant woodlands and unusual geological wonders.

50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains

The beautiful views, rugged peaks, lush forests, and rushing waterfalls spanning the 6 million acres of the Adirondack Park in Northeastern New York are every hiker’s dream. Within the section dedicated to each hike, tips and tricks for getting to the trail, places to rest along the way, and areas to stop for incomparable views are all noted.

Adirondack Park Map

Camping New York: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds

New York offers a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and even rocky cliffs. Camping New York provides useful tips on camping etiquette and enjoying—or avoiding—the state’s diverse and abundant wildlife.

Campfire Stories Deck: Prompts for Igniting Conversation by the Fire

A collection of 50 cards with storytelling prompts to help people of all ages find engaging and meaningful ways to connect with family and friends. While the glow of a campfire is the iconic setting for intimate stories, these cards can be used anywhere—on a camping trip, in the backyard, around the dining room table, or even an online hangout—to spark a story.

Exploring Niagara Falls & Buffalo, NY

Discover all the Places to Sightsee, Eat, Hike and Enjoy! Incredible Day Trips. How to Sightsee Niagara Falls. Breathtaking Hiking Trails.

Niagara Falls State Park Map & Illustrated Trails

Beer Hiking Canadian Rockies: The Tastiest Way to Discover the Mountain Ranges of Alberta and British Columbia

This full-color guidebook features the best one- to six-hour beer hikes in Alberta and British Columbia.

Fodor’s Toronto: With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region

Paddling and Hiking in Ontario’s Southern Shield Country

Off the Beaten Path: A Hiking Guide to Vancouver’s North Shore

From Horseshoe Bay and Lighthouse Park to the Baden-Powell Trail and Goldie Lake, discover the rugged beauty of the North Shore up close and on foot.

Bowron Lakes Hiking Map

The Bowron Lakes are an unusual geological fault, creating a diamond-shaped square in central British Columbia. There is only one dirt road leading to this pristine wilderness, which is so large it takes seven days to complete the route.

Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes

From Maine to Georgia, the nearly 2,200-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail is an iconic destination. Summit the iconic Katahdin in Maine, explore Pennsylvania’s Chimney Rocks, splash in Tennessee’s Laurel Fork Gorge and Falls, and find out where Georgia’s Blood Mountain gets its name. 

Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes

From Maine to Georgia, the nearly 2,200-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail is an iconic destination. Traverse Virginia’s Three Ridges, enjoy North Carolina’s Mount Cammerer Loop, and summit Vermont’s Killington Peak. Top 64 hikes―ranging from 10 to 30 miles.

Appalachian Trail Map: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts

New England Trail Map & Guide

The New England Trail National Scenic Trail extends for 215 miles up the center of Connecticut and Massachusetts, from Long Island Sound to the New Hampshire border.

Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are home to many gushing, cascading waterfalls waiting to be discovered. Each hike opens with the trail at-a-glance overview―including the distance, difficulty, altitude gain, and directions to the starting point. Helpful tips and suggestions are offered throughout, like the best times of year for each hike, the best vantage points for viewing the falls, great swimming holes for cooling down, and uncrowded scenic treasures perfect for a woodland picnic.

Walking Rhode Island: 40 Hikes for Nature and History Lovers

40 of the most scenic, natural, and historic trails in the state. Casual walkers, families, and experienced hikers can pick from easy, moderate, and challenging hikes. 

50 Hikes Connecticut

Leave the dense cities and tourist destinations of New England behind to explore the woods and hills of this beautiful state. Connecticut boasts a diversity of parks, sanctuaries, hills, woodlands, and wetlands, with hidden gems to satisfy hikers and explorers. Hikes include Sleeping Giant State Park, Bear Mountain, Wadsworth Falls, Windsor Locks Canal, Green Fall Pond

Connecticut Walk Book: The Complete Guide to Connecticut’s Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails

Lace up your boots and experience some of the best hiking in New England. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to every ability and interest.

Best Day Hikes Near Boston

Eastern Massachusetts is home to the large urban area of Boston and its suburbs, but it is also home to many pockets of wilderness where you can walk in solitude. Best hikes near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, universal access. From the famed beaches of Cape Cod to the contemplative stillness of Walden Pond, to new hikes in Callahan State Park and the Sudbury Reservoir.

Best Day Hikes in Central Massachusetts

Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails, from the Pioneer Valley to the Worcester Hills.

Backpacking Kentucky: Your Guide to the Most Beautiful Trails in the Bluegrass State

Endowed with a proliferation of sandstone arches, tumbling waterfalls, towering hemlocks, spring-fed creeks, and gorgeous wildflowers, Kentucky has an impressive array of overnight options for the backcountry adventurer. A special section on backpacking with kids is included to get the next generation out on the trails!

Tennessee State & National Parks Bucket List: Travel & Explore 25 Most Attractive Parks of Tennessee with this Adventure Guide

If you are heading to the state capital, you’ll be pleased that Nashville is a convenient jumping-off point for visiting and camping in three state parks: Radnor Lake, Cedars of Lebanon, and Rock Island. As the most visited national park in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a standout among national parks in Tennessee.

Gatlinburg: Unraveling the Charms of the Great Smoky Mountains: Discovering the Natural Wonders, Outdoor thrills, Appalachian Cuisine, Must-See Sight, and Cultural Activities

Hike through picturesque trails to flowing waterfalls, historic woodlands, and breathtaking panoramas. Experience the enchantment of fireflies lighting up the night during their simultaneous mating show while capturing the sunrise from Clingmans Dome, the park’s highest peak.

This large camping backpack contains a roomy main compartment with an expandable top roll designed with a 50L+10L capacity, a hydration compartment with a water pipe outlet and fixtures for a water bladder (not included), an anti-theft front pockets for storing valuables, 2 large side mesh pockets, 2 sides compression straps for a tent, and a front elastic rope for hanging wet clothes and towels.

Classic Colorado Hikes

70 hikes and scrambles throughout Colorado’s nine most prominent mountain ranges. Each hike highlights a lake destination. Scrambles may be a loop, a peak climb, or a high-ridge traverse.

Hiking & Backpacking Big Sur

California’s Big Sur Country hugs the Central Coast some 90 miles from Carmel south toward San Simeon. And it stretches east and southeast to the lesser-known Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness areas. Trails include popular destinations such as Sykes Hot Springs, Andrew Molera, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Parks, as well as gems such as the impressive Salmon Creek Falls and the remote Ventana Double Cone.

You’ve got the plans, Clarks has the shoes. Waterproof dark brown leather uppers and a 6mm foam footbed surround busy feet with total comfort – so you can stick to your plans no matter the weather. A chunky lug sole leaves pesky dirt behind

Jackson Hole Hiking Guide

This book is a Wyoming hiking guide and an Idaho hiking guide. The guide includes family-friendly, ADA-accessible, easy, and challenging trails. Whether you are an avid hiker looking for a multi-day adventure or someone with a new family and small children, this book has what you want.

Exploring Utah’s Bears Ears and Cedar Mesa: A Guide to Hiking, Backpacking, Scenic Drives, and Landmarks

Whether you’re a hiker or backpacker looking for the route that makes the most of the land’s natural beauty or a day-tripper searching for the best views to photograph, this guide will take you there with comprehensive descriptions, maps, and directions.

Wilderness Camping in the Adirondacks: 25 Hiking and Canoeing Overnight Adventures

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Lake Placid, High Peaks: Adirondack Park Map

The largest park in the contiguous United States, Adirondack Park is a diverse mountain landscape of protected boreal forests and pristine waterways interspersed with over one hundred towns and villages.

Camping Meal Planner: Meal Planning Tips, Ideas, and Shopping Lists for Tent and RV Campers

Camping Trip, Inc.

Backpacking With Jesus: It’s not always about the hike, but more about the journey

The real-life story of one man’s thru-hike on the over 2,000 miles Appalachian Trail. Beginning at Springer Mountain in Georgia, the pathway weaves and winds through 14 states to the majestic top of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Stephen Dean provides a vivid account of the daily challenges faced in living outdoors for nearly five months. It is a journey of self-discovery and of sharing a very real and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide to 30 of the Best Multi-Day Trips From New York to Virginia

Within hours of cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, thousands of miles of trails cross a wide variety of wild terrain, from rhododendron stands of the Dolly Sods Wilderness to the expansive Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, to the beaches of Assateague, to the peaks of the Catskill Mountains.

Fodor’s Vancouver & Victoria: with Whistler, Vancouver Island & the Okanagan Valley

Vancouver has a bit of everything, and it’s all top-notch: fantastic food, excellent local wine, stylish shopping opportunities, boutique hotels, friendly people, world-class skiing in nearby Whistler (site of the 2010 Winter Olympics), and gorgeous terrain for hiking, biking, boating, and beach-going. 

Exploring Alberta: A Guide to Western Canada’s Most Scenic Province

A comprehensive travel book that takes readers on a journey through the diverse and stunning province of Alberta, Canada.

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The Pacific Crest Trail: Hiking from Mexico to Canada

Route passes through California, Oregon and Washington State. Highlights include Mojave Desert, High Sierras, Cascades, Yosemite National Park, John Muir Trail.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Campo to Tuolumne Meadows

This guidebook serves as a road map to section hiking the Southern California portion of the PCT, beginning at its southern terminus in Campo and ending 942.5 miles north at Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington: Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) meanders from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. 

Backpacking 101: Choose the Right Gear, Plan Your Ultimate Trip, Cook Hearty and Energizing Trail Meals, Be Prepared for Emergencies, Conquer Your Backpacking Adventures

Be prepared for whatever comes your way during your trek—no matter what skill level you are. It’s the perfect resource for anyone ready for an outdoor adventure!

Breathable mesh shoulder straps with plentiful sponge padding help relieve the stress from your shoulder. The length of the shoulder straps is adjustable. The chest strap with a whistle buckle helps you lock your backpack in place. More colors are available.

Guide to Hiking, Camping and Exploring West Virginia’s Blackwater Falls State Park

Great Lakes Map

The states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York all benefit from their contact with the largest freshwater lake system on Earth. The map includes the cities of Duluth, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Erie, and Buffalo on the American side with Toronto, Kingston, and Windsor on the Canadian side, and the breathtaking Niagara Falls in between. There is simply no better map for exploring the states bordering the Great Lakes.

Montana and Wyoming

With stunning pictures and detailed road maps, you’ll feel like you’re already exploring the great outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first-time camper, this Montana Wyoming Guide book has got you covered. Discover the best hiking trails, including the iconic Yellowstone National Park. Unwind at the most scenic camping spots, from serene lakeside campsites to rustic cabins.

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Hawaii Road Trips: Discover the Scenery Landscape of Hawaiian Island, Beautiful Beaches, Cultures, Food, & History

Feel the warmth of the golden sands beneath your feet as you explore the vibrant beaches that have beckoned travelers for generations. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, catch the perfect wave, or simply bask in the sun’s gentle embrace. Embark on a virtual tour of iconic landmarks, from the solemn Pearl Harbor to the majestic Diamond Head. Traverse the lush rainforests, witness the fiery spectacle of volcanoes, and witness the mesmerizing hula dance that embodies the spirit of the islands.

Backroads & Byways of Hawaii: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Day Hiking in Hawaii

The Travel Photographer’s Way: Practical Steps to Taking Unforgettable Travel Photos

CAPTURE. SHARE. IMPRESS: Share more of life’s most share-worthy moments in natural, true-to-life color with 50MP camera. Turn every photo into a post-worthy masterpiece. Samsung Galaxy S24 Android SmartPhone, 512GB, 50MP Camera

California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State

Pick the right hike for you, from breathtaking coastal walks to challenging backcountry treks, with options ranging from easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips.

100 Classic Hikes: Northern California

The hikes range from moderate half-day walks to week-long backpacking trips in the top wild destinations, including Desolation Wilderness,Northern Sierra Nevada, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mount Shasta, Trinity Alps Wilderness, Marble Mountain Wilderness, Russian Wilderness, Redwood National and State Parks, Mendocino and Sonoma County coasts, Bay Area and Wine Country hills.

Climbing California’s Fourteeners: Hiking the State’s 15 Peaks Over 14,000 Feet

From the southernmost peak of Mt. Langley to Mt. Shasta in the north, California’s fifteen peaks of 14,000 feet or more are some of the most challenging and beautiful mountains in the country.

Best Hikes Los Angeles: The Greatest Trails in the LA Mountains, Beaches, and Canyons

Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura, CA

Majestic waterfalls, sweeping vistas, granite-clad ridges, and hot springs―the southern Los Padres National Forest stretches across Southern California’s incomparable scenery. Plan a day hike, a weekend backpacking trip, or a deep backcountry journey.

Redwood National & State Parks: Best Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights

Features hikes everyone, including children and seniors, can enjoy. Highlights must-see park sights and activities. 38 of the best day-hiking options, from nature walks to more challenging routes.

Day Hiking Trails of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

Explores more than 30 popular trails.

Top Trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

The best selection of trips suitable for varied skill levels. The southern High Sierra, including Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding John Muir, Jennie Lakes, & Monarch Wildernesses, is one of the most magnificent natural areas in the world. Hundreds of miles of trails provide access to high mountain lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, cascading streams, deep forests, and craggy peaks. lakes, waterfalls, scenic views, and wildlife.

Hiking Yosemite National Park: A Guide to 62 of the Park’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking Yosemite National Park features everything from short strolls and day hikes to multiday backcountry treks, every one of which will treat you to some of the world’s most stunning scenery and allow you to get the most out of this remarkably diverse natural wonderland. Best hikes for lakes, waterfalls, views, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Hiking Waterfalls Yosemite National Park

Detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the park.

Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon: Hiking & Camping

Explore granite domes, thundering waterfalls, and towering trees. Unique and adventure-packed ideas for day hikers, winter visitors, families with kids, campers, and more.

Ranger’s Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes

The premiere guide to day hikes in Yellowstone. 34 carefully selected hikes for all abilities.

Best Easy Day Hikes Las Vegas

Concise descriptions and detailed maps of the best accessible-yet-epic hikes within striking distance of the Strip.

Backpacking California

Discover 74 of California’s best and most diverse backpacking trips. Scenic escapes ranging from one night to two weeks, or 3 to 72 miles. Whether you’re a novice backpacker or a veteran hiker, an epic trip filled with spectacular scenery and superb vistas awaits.

Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California’s Sierra Nevada 

The rush of trekking through nature, the thrill of experiencing new places, the reward of discovering beautiful sights—all of this awaits in the Sierra Nevada. The trips are organized around major highways and roads, so it’s easy to choose your next adventure. Just pick an area, drive there, and go hiking. 80 trips that range from quick overnighters to 11-day excursions.

Sierra South

This award-winning guide that features 80 meticulously selected trips, from new routes to old favorites. Traverse the stunning wilderness areas and national forests of the region, including Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, John Muir Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and many more. 

Hiking and Camping Guides

Great Outdoors USA: 1,000 Adventures Across All 50 States

Discover the adventures located right in your own backyard! From exhilarating mountain biking trails and forest rope courses to easy day hikes and lake excursions, this comprehensive collection offers more than 1,000 exciting escapades to experience across the United States.

100 Great American Parks

Discover diverse and breathtaking natural landscapes in this beautifully illustrated collection of America’s 63 national parks, as well as 37 state, recreational, and city parks and green spaces.

Family Camping Checklist

This checklist will help you get organized and remind you to bring everything you will need for a safe, enjoyable camping trip.

Camping Safety: Precautions, Dangers, and Emergency Preparedness

Camping in America’s City & Town Parks 

Huge portions of public lands, managed by various government agencies, are available to the general public for recreational use. This book will guide you to 1,900 camping areas at 1,451 municipal parks in 46 states., Inc.

Campfire Stories

A short story book containing 100 scary, funny, and friendly tales for kids and adults. People have gathered around campfires for generations to tell tales of adventure, mystery, and wonder. These stories have been passed down through the ages, each carrying the wisdom and wonder of those who have come before.

Wilderness Basics: Get the Most from Your Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping Adventures

Plow & Hearth

Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia: Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First Aid

Featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bowhunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for novice and experienced sportsmen and any person planning to learn outdoor skills.

Paracord Projects For Camping and Outdoor Survival

A strand of paracord can save your life. Whether camping, hiking or simply on a walk, cordage is one of the most useful and vital items a person can have. Not only is it crucial to have it close by, but it’s also a lot of fun to discover its endless uses!

Camping in America’s County Parks: Discover 2,068 RV, Van, and Tent Camping Areas at 1,408 Parks in 42 States

Air Fryer, BBQ, Bake, Roast, Broil – Portable Electric Outdoor Grill, Inc.

Corps of Engineers Camping: Directory of 942 Camping Areas in 35 States

These areas offer recreational opportunities at campgrounds, lakes, and marinas across the country.

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers

A standard manual for campers and a veritable outdoor enthusiast’s bible for over four decades, this book reflects Horace Kephart’s practical knowledge and covers, in-depth, any problem that campers might confront.

The Scout’s Guide to Wilderness Survival and First Aid

Each year, hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts find themselves in an unexpected outdoor emergency. They get lost, injured, or stranded. Practical advice to help with: Building a fire…

  • Purifying water
  • Identifying common edible plants and mushrooms
  • Signaling for help
  • Building simple shelters
  • Practical navigation skills
  • Treating wounds
  • Responding to a medical emergency
  • And so much more!

Elks Lodge Camping: Directory of 528 Elks Lodges in 49 States

Elks Lodges around the United States provide safe, convenient, reasonably-priced accommodations.

Plow & Hearth

A Pocket Guide to Hiking, Running & Backpacking

Whether running around town, heading out for your first hike, or trekking in the backcountry, this is the guide for you! Written by a female, with a focus on women.

Where Should We Camp Next?: National Parks: The Best Campgrounds and Unique Outdoor Accommodations

The national parks of the United States have been called “America’s best idea,” and some of the best camping and glamping experiences our country has to offer can be found in and around National Park Service units, including national parks, seashores, monuments, lakeshores, and battlegrounds.

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad with Pillow, 4″ Ultra-Thick Inflating Portable Camping Pad with Built-In Foot Pump

EnerPlex Twin/Queen Camping Airbed with High-Speed Pump Air Mattress

Woman in the Wild: The Every Woman’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Backcountry Travel

Few experiences rival a grand outdoor adventure. Hiking into the wilderness, camping under the stars, and exploring the backcountry offer new challenges that awaken a woman’s spirit and test her soul. Adventurer and guidebook author Susan Joy Paul provides instruction for women of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to intermediate hikers and experienced mountaineers.

Hiking Safety Handbook

With more people discovering the outdoors’s excitement, beauty, and tranquility, hiking participation is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, hiking accidents are also common. Knowing what to do in an emergency andeven more importantly—how to keep yourself out of trouble in the first place are crucial. Seasoned hiker and expert safety instructor Art Hogling brings experience, knowledge, and the latest research on crucial safety topics, such as weather, fire, and altitude sickness; what to do if you’re lost; developing situational awareness; and more.

Desert Hiking Tips: Expert Advice on Desert Hiking and Driving

An essential primer for hiking through desert terrain. Learn the character of desert backcountry and how to adventure well through prickly flora amidst often poisonous fauna. Stay hydrated even miles away from freshwater sources, find the right gear, and set up camp for what can be a magical night under the desert sky.

Outdoor School: Hiking and Camping: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide

National Geographic Road Atlas 2024: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico]

Top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure, and points of interest.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map

National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of the park combines unparalleled detail and valuable information for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore all the area has to offer, with particular attention to backcountry campsites, shelters, and stream crossings. A detailed profile of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which snakes along the ridge of the Great Smoky Mountains, provides a handy tool for hikers. The map features many key points of interest as well, including Cades Cove, Fontana Lake, Maryville, and Gatlinburg.

With over 800 miles of mapped trails, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. The marked trails include mileage between intersections. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes, and lakes. Some recreation features include visitor centers, campgrounds, trail shelters, trailheads, boat ramps, scenic overlooks, interpretive trails, and quiet walkways.

The Scouting Guide to Hiking: An Officially-Licensed Book of the Boy Scouts of America

In The Ultimate Guide to Hiking, readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on hiking and backpacking in the wilderness. Some practical tips include:

  • How to choose the best gear
  • How to set up a campsite
  • How to interact safely with wildlife
  • How to properly read a map
  • How to forecast the weather
  • Learning practical navigation skills

The Pocket First-Aid Field Guide: Treatment and Prevention of Outdoor Emergencies

Perfect for pocket, backpack, or cabin, advice from a doctor who loves the outdoors on CPR, choking, shock, gunshot wounds, suturing, sprains and broken ones, allergic reactions, snake bites, and much more.

The Hiking Handbook for Beginners: The 10-Step Guide to Hiking

Perhaps you are a passionate walker already, but you have not yet embraced the challenge of undertaking a hike. Or maybe you are nervous about going on your first hike, and you want to ensure you have all the information, guidance, and support possible before you do. This book will teach you how to navigate with confidence and ensure you have all the right items with you on your hike.

Family Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

Are you looking for a fun family activity your kids will remember for years? What could be better than escaping the city and getting into nature to clear your mind and have experiences that make you feel alive? BUY NOW: The Ultimate Guide to Creating the Most Memorable Family Experience in the Great Outdoors

Backpacking Guide For Complete Beginners

You’ll learn about the essential equipment you’ll need, including backpacks, clothing, footwear, and shelter. It also provides a detailed guide to choosing a suitable campsite so you can find the perfect spot for your first night in the wilderness. With these tips on outdoor cooking, water treatment, and snacking, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to keep yourself nourished and hydrated throughout your trip.

100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

This robust guide provides an overview of the park, detailed travel advice, fascinating facts, insider knowledge about wildlife, and expert tips for hiking, biking, camping, and exploring. Plus, explore the natural beauty tucked away in cities like New York’s Central Park and Boston Commons, and find bonus parks with day-trip suggestions to nearby neighbors. Top 10 lists highlight best-of destinations for river trips, monuments, panoramic views, beaches, and more. 

Day Hikes

America’s Best Day Hikes: Spectacular Single-Day Hikes Across the States

Beautifully illustrated, this best-of compendium features the most memorable one-day hikes in every region of the United States, from Sierra Buttes Lookout in Tahoe National Forest to Grinnell Glacier Trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park to Giant Mountain in Adirondack Park and beyond. All the hikes are doable during daylight hours, and none require camping.

Swiss Safe Survival First Aid Kit Pocket-Sized Pouch, Lightweight & Compact with Dual Zippers

Great emergency kit for daily use or outdoor adventures like hiking and camping. Mini First Aid Kit fits perfectly in your hand, pocket, or travel bag. Sting Relief & Alcohol Pads, Multiple sizes of Bandages, Gauze, Gloves, and Tweezers.

Explore Washington’s Evergreen Forests

Drive the Scenic Route Through Oregon’s Quaint Beach Towns, and Hike Through Idaho’s Stunning State Parks. Discover what makes the Pacific Northwest one of the most breathtaking places you can visit in the United States. With its serene forests, inspiring mountain ranges, and incredible urban jungles, you won’t run out of sights to see and wonders to experience.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Discover the 82 greatest hikes within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Everyone from the avid trekker to family day hiker will find a new trail to enjoy in the Smokies. Each hike is covered by concise descriptions, detailed maps, and turn-by-turn directions. Set out confidently and enjoy glorious views and peaceful wilderness.

The Weekender Backpack is ideal for keeping essentials organized and dry for all your short trips. Water-resistant exterior. Two front zippered pockets. Top and Side padded carry handles. Exterior Water Bottle Pocket

Hiking in Georgia

Are you ready for an unforgettable hiking adventure in the stunning landscapes of Georgia? Lace-up your boots and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through lush forests, majestic mountains, and breathtaking trails.

Atlanta, Georgia: A Guide to 30 Great Hikes Close to Town

Hiking Near Atlanta offers 30 trails of varying difficulty in and around greater Atlanta. Complete with up-to-date trail information and maps, GPS coordinates for trailheads, and photos throughout, this book is perfect for people of all ages and skill levels.

I’m Her Sweatshirts: 8th & Luxe Online Boutique

Atlanta, Georgia: A Photographic Portrait

This unique keepsake will be treasured by its residents and visitors as it highlights everything that makes Atlanta so captivating.

Rand McNally 2024 Large Scale Road Atlas: 100th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

This updated 2024 edition contains maps of every U.S. state, plus expanded coverage of Canada and Mexico, that are 35% larger than the standard atlas version. Includes over 350 detailed city inset and national park maps and a comprehensive, unabridged index. The Rand McNally Road Atlas has been the essential, trusted tool for road travelers for 100 years., Inc.

50 States 500 Day Hikes: An Essential Guide to America’s Best Trails for All Levels of Hikers

The book features mileage, elevation gains, trail descriptions, and high-definition photos of the beauty you will find in the wilderness.

Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes

Explore the crystal-clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from the 44 national parks profiled. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps.

Guides to Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping