Backpacking Trips with Friends and Family

Whether you’re a novice backpacker or experienced hiker, an adventurous trip through nature’s beauty filled with scenic landscapes, river valleys, clifftop mountain views, tumbling waterfalls & more. Rock hop across pristine streams during your day trip, weekend getaway, or extended visit. 

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 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 all the way out to the Atlantic coast. 

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100 Things to Do in the North Georgia Mountains

Comprised of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Cohutta Mountains, the North Georgia Mountains attract thousands of visitors every year. 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 that look almost too perfect to be real.

Outdoor Ventures Men’s Lightweight Hooded Water Resistant Windbreaker Jackets (Gray or Black)

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, this guide is the definitive resource for Backpacking-related know-how.

Backpacking in Glacier National Park

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.

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Waterfalls of Virginia & West Virginia: 174 Falls in the Old Dominion and the Mountain State

Waterfalls create a feeling of serenity, a sense of restrained power. Their grandeur takes our breath away. Their gentle sounds complement periods of meditation. The informative guidebook pairs professional photographs of every waterfall with all the information you need, including directions, distance, hike difficulty, and more. 

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

Discover 74 of California’s best and most diverse backpacking trips. Scenic escapes ranging from 1 Night to 2 Weeks.

Swimming Holes of California

Travel Backpack (Sharper Image). A must-have travel companion, the Travel Packable Backpack is the perfect bag to take along on your next journey.

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

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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 filled with spectacular sights and superb vistas awaits.

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

This travel guide is crafted for seasoned adventurers and first-time visitors as you traverse through Nebraska’s plains, lakes, and prairies.

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.

THE NORTH FACE Boys’ Antora Waterproof Rain Jacket

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.

Backpacking in Montana

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!

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Ranger’s Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes

Backpacking: Travel The World! Everything You Need to Know about Backpacking from Beginner to Expert

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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.

Colorado: Scenic Drives, National Parks, Best Hikes 

Full coverage of 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.

Outdoor Ventures Men’s Hooded Windbreaker Jackets (Light Brown + More Colors)

Colorado Trail 9th Edition (Colorado Mountain Club Guidebooks)

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.

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50 Hikes with Kids Colorado

Yellowstone & Grand Teton: Make the Most of One to Three Days in the Parks

Whether you’re 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’re looking to stretch your legs for a couple 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.

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.

Best Backpacking Trips in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado

JanSport Hatchet Travel Backpack

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

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

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

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 throughout highlight best-of destinations for river trips, monuments, panoramic views, beaches, and more

Timberland Men’s Euro Sprint Hiking Boots

National Monuments of the USA

Marvel at the fantastic sights to be seen throughout the United States of America.

Backpacking Guide For Complete Beginners

You’ll learn about the essential equipment you’ll need, including backpacks, clothing, footwear, and shelters. We’ll also provide you with a detailed guide to choosing the right campsite, so you can find the perfect spot for your first night in the wilderness. And with our 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.

Hikernut’s Grand Canyon Companion: A Guide to Hiking and Backpacking the Most Popular Trails into the Canyon

Backpacking Idaho

Idaho Road and Recreation Atlas

Lightweight Travel Day Pack

Simple backpack for daily use or trips. Reflective strip design increases night security. Two side pockets to hold water bottles.

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. Flexible itineraries for 4-to-5-day road trips to visit Boise’s wine country, Sun Valley and Sawtooth’s mountains, or the lakes of the Panhandle.

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.

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.

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Backpacking in the Mountains

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, through deep gorges, and over 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, with destinations including Blood Mountain on the Appalachian Trail; the rugged cliffs of Mount Yonah; and the expansive views from Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest peak. Hike to Martha Berry’s historic House of Dreams on the Berry College campus, or the remote waterfalls of Three Forks in Chattahoochee National Forest. Each entry covers everything you need to know to get out on the trail: maps, detailed driving and hiking directions, trailhead GPS coordinates, mileage, elevation gain, and more.

SKYSPER Hiking Backpack

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi | 24.1 MP CMOS Sensor | DIGIC 4+ Image Processor and Full HD Videos

Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway 

Concise descriptions and detailed maps for 34 easy-to-follow trails from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

Day Hiking and Backpacking Trips for Seniors

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

Centered on Mount Desert Island, with its famed views from Cadillac Mountain, the park also encompasses the town of Bar Harbor, stunning Isle au Haut, and the rugged coast of Schoodic Peninsula.

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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. BUY NOW!

Hiking Waterfalls

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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. BUY NOW!

Hiking Guides for Beginners

Ohio: Getaway Ideas, Outdoor Adventure & Family Fun

Hike to stunning waterfalls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, explore hidden caves, or head to the Lake Erie Islands for a quintessential camping trip.

Aquafina Water, 16.9 fl. oz. (Pack of 24)

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 features many key points of interest as well, including Cades Cove, Fontana Lake, Maryville, and Gatlinburg.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Discover the 82 greatest hikes within 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.

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

Go on a vacation to Gatlinburg and experience the appeal of a little mountain town, the warmth of Appalachian hospitality, and the splendor of nature. 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.

Naturally Georgia: From the Mountains to the Coast

Georgia is a state of great geographical diversity, and as you make your way from the Atlantic Ocean up to the temperate rainforest of the southern Appalachians, you’ll find a lot to see. Thousands of meandering creeks twist and turn their way through the coastal marsh, filling and emptying its 400,000 acres twice a day with tides that can average seven feet or even higher. The largest blackwater swamp in North America is just inland, and from there you can trek north through the ever-changing scenery as the landscape transitions from the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont and finally to the Appalachian Mountains. There is plenty of beauty, including rolling farmland, intriguing barns, and stately old trees.

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.

50 Hikes with Kids California

Explore beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region’s geology, flora, and fauna.

4 Long Range Walkie Talkies

These portable walkie-talkies are perfect for outdoor adventures, such as backpacking, camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, skiing and so on.

Florida State Parks and Forests Adventure Guide Book 2023

Furhaven Pop Up Playpen Pet Tent Playground

Camping in America’s City & Town Parks 

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

Hiking West Virginia

From rugged Appalachian ridges to verdant river valleys, this guide details 50 of the very best hiking trails in the state. Inside you’ll find detailed maps, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, backpacking tips, and informative details about landmarks and natural history.

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.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi | 24.1 MP CMOS Sensor | DIGIC 4+ Image Processor and Full HD Videos

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. From the ancient rock faces of Calvert Cliffs State Park to the bountiful meadows of northern Virginia, from Chesapeake watersheds to the shores of the Potomac River, visitors and residents alike will delight in the richness of trail experiences in and around D.C.
Hikes range from easier strolls past some of the city’s iconic historical monuments and famous cherry trees, to the gorgeous and challenging Harpers Ferry. Each trip includes a detailed map, plus summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level. The book’s at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for canine companions.

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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.

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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.

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Hiking with Kids Southern California: 45 Great Hikes for Families

This book will guide you to the best hikes with kids in Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Channel Islands national parks. This book will help you plan hiking adventures in the Southern Sierra, Central Coast, California Deserts, Los Angeles and surrounding areas, and San Diego County.

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Camping Tennessee

Whether you plan to hike along the Appalachian Trail, kayak the Big South Fork River, swim in Center Hill Lake, or simply relax and enjoy Tennessee’s varied scenery, let this book be your guide.

Utah: Arches National Park Hiking Guide

Arches National Park, nestled in the heart of Utah, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. 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. A Comprehensive Guide to Discovering the Park’s Best Hiking Trails | Embark on an Extraordinary Journey Through Utah’s Iconic Natural Wonderland.

Backpacking Utah’s Arches National Park

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, Video Creator Kit

Need to share must-see moments right as they happen? With the portable and powerful PowerShot G7 X Mark III camera, you can live stream just about anything. Accessories: Tripod, Memory Card, and Detachable Bluetooth Remote.

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 out to the Similkameen Valley. Beautiful photographs showcase what you’ll see along the way: mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, old-growth forests, and more.

Lake Louise in Canada’s Banff National Park with its glacier-fed turquoise lakes and Mount Victoria Glacier in the background.

Backpacking New York

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 both 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.

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

ndowed 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!

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 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 and 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.

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 in search of the best views to photograph, this guide will take you there with comprehensive descriptions, maps, and directions.

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. 

The Wonderful Power of the Cross

Asheville: 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

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.

Ranger’s Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes

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.

Ohio: Getaway Ideas, Outdoor Adventure & Family Fun

Hike to stunning waterfalls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, explore hidden caves, or head to the Lake Erie Islands for a quintessential camping trip.

Guides to Mountain Hiking Adventures

Hiking and Camping Safety Guides

Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains

Guides to Your Next Road Trip Adventure

Guides to Overnight Camping Adventures

Guides to Backpacking, Cycling & Hiking Canada

Guides to Hiking New York and New Jersey

Wine Country Hiking and Wine Tasting Adventures

Backpacking and Hiking Safety Guides

Inspiring Travel Getaway Destinations

Guides to Cycling and Hiking in California

Guides to Planning Your Camping and Hiking Trip Adventure

Camping, Hiking, and Mountain Biking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Practical Guides to Hiking in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina

Backpacking Trips with Friends and Family