America's Great Hiking Trails

America's Great Hiking Trails

Book - 2014
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Random House, Inc.
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 GOLD Winner for Adventure & Recreation

Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter -- Gold Award

Society of American Travel Writers Foundation -- 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Award for Best Travel Book

 A hiker’s dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than 50,000 miles of America’s most iconic trails. Celebrating the forty most important trails in America, this volume takes the reader through forty-nine states and eight national parks. Literally tens of millions of tourists and hikers visit these trails each year, some of which wind through the country’s most scenic natural wonders and virtually every major ecosystem in America. Each featured trail has its own section, complete with a map and photo gallery, and the reader explores what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking experiences anywhere in the world. Trail histories accompany detailed hiker-friendly descriptions that highlight the most scenic spots, with suggestions for shorter weekend and day hikes. The stunning photographs take the reader on a visual adventure conducted by Bart Smith, the first person to hike all eleven National Scenic Trails from end to end. America’s Great Hiking Trails is perfect for anyone interested in outdoor recreation and conservation.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
ISBN: 9780789327413
Characteristics: 335 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm


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Jun 24, 2017

If you're looking for a mile-by-mile, highly-detailed guidebook to America's National Scenic Trails, this is not the book for you. However, this book gives a history of the National Scenic Trails system and for each of the 11 trails in the system it gives a history and an overview of the trail along with many beautiful pictures taken along the trail. The book is a great introduction to anyone interested in these trails. I think this is a beautiful book and a great investment by the library. Five stars!

Dec 11, 2015

Thanks CookingFrog. Saved me the trouble

May 24, 2015

inspiration book with many photos.

CookingFrog Nov 04, 2014

Boring coffee table tome, almost no information to help you plan the hikes, photography average. Not much of a how-to. The maps are not detailed.
Poor investment by the library.


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