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The best hiking books of all time: books that are guaranteed not to take a walk with you

You can hike anytime, anywhere. But there are hidden gems on routes that not everyone knows how to find. These books will help you take your hike to the next level. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Hiking of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Hiking BooksAuthor
Hiking in Norway – South: The 10 Best Multi-day TreksUte Koninx
The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the TrailAndrew Skurka
Hiking Montana: A Guide to the State’s Greatest HikesRuss Schneider
10 Hikes in Harriman Park and More: 1 Day VacationsPaul Huberman
Hiking ArizonaKiefer, Don R.
Women Who HikeHeather Balogh Rochfort
A Guide to the Backpacking and Day-hiking Trails of KentuckyArthur B. Lander
The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day HikesFrank S. Logue, Leonard M. Adkins, and Victoria Logue
My Own HikeNancy Shepherd
Sedona’s Greatest HikesWilliam Bohan

The updated top 10 list: the best books about hiking

America’s Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age, Potomac Heritage, Florida, Natchez Trace, Arizona, Pacific Northwest, New England

Some of America’s most beautiful and impressive hiking trails appear in this book written by Karen Berger and the illustrations are made by Bart Smith. Maps of the trails are accompanied by descriptions and photos.

Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

This book shares Paul Stutzman’s adventure when he walked the Appalachian Trail after losing his wife and needing something different to find his way in life again.

2,000 Miles Together: The Story of the Largest Family to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Relationships can change when you go on an adventure like walking the Appalachian Trail, even if you walk this trail with six children. Find out if it brought this family closer together, or if they said goodbye at the end of the trail.

Backpacking & Hiking: Set Out into the Wilderness and Hit the Trail with Confidence (Outdoor Adventure Guide)

Going on an adventure takes preparation, whether you like the thought of that or not. This book can be of assistance, not only when preparing, but also when actually out backpacking and facing challenges.

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

What we like about this book written by Derek Dellinger, is that all the hikes can be completed in a full day. You don’t need any camping gear, just your walking shoes and your backpack with maps, food and drinks.

Mile 445: Hitched in Her Hiking Boots

This is the remarkable story of how Claire Miller found love on the Pacific Crest Trail. She ended up marrying her husband after only thirty days, as they had got to know and accepted each other’s best and worst while hiking.

Whistler’s Walk: The Appalachian Trail in 142 Days

William Monk kept a journal when walking the Appalachian Trail, and the entries have formed the basis of this book. It tells you about preparing for the trail, and what could come on your path when walking the trail.

Blind Man Walking: The American Landscape, Up Close and Personal on the Appalachian Trail

When two women try to get in the way of their husbands’ plans to walk the Appalachian Trail together, they are even more convinced they should do it. There are just two problems: one man can hardly see, let alone walk this trail full of hazards, and the second problem is that their trial weekend was clearly not a success. Their story will definitely inspire you.

Bend, Overall 2nd Edition ((Hiking and Exploring Central Oregon))

If you are looking for hiking information in the location of Central Oregon, then we suggest reading ‘Bend, Overall’. It’s not just about hikes, you will also find waterfalls and lakes in this region, for example.

Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina (Best Hikes Near Series)

In the ‘Best Hikes Near’ series, this book on our top ten list is on Asheville in North Carolina. All walks start within an hour of leaving the town, and the hikes are perfect for the whole family.

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