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Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Hiking books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Hiking Logbook: Hiking Journal With Prompts To Write In, Trail Log Book, Hiker’s Journal, Hiking Journal, Hiking Log Book, Hiking Gifts, 6″ x 9″ Travel Size (2018)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis Hiking Logbook Journal for mountain climbing and hiking enthusiasts is printed on high quality interior stock and professionally bound with a premium matte cover. Each spread contains prompts and information to help you document your journey, a section for notes, and plenty of room to write. Including a place to record the date, weather, location, elevation gain/loss, time, distance, latitude/longitude, conditions, difficulty level, route taken, trail features as well as a place to document information about fees, parking, shuttles, etc. With several additional prompts for journaling and plenty of space for…
Author(s): Happy Eden Co

2. Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail (2015)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfDitching the city for the wilderness; walking from Mexico to Canada, against all odds.Carrot Quinn fears that she’s become addicted to the internet. The city makes her feel numb, and she’s having trouble connecting with others. In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It will be her first long-distance hike. In the desert of Southern California Carrot faces many challenges, both physical and emotional: pain, injury, blisters, aching cold and searing heat, dehydration, exhaustion, loneliness. In the…
Author(s): Carrot Quinn

3. Moon California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State (Moon Outdoors) (2016)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfExploring more of the Golden State? Try Moon California Camping. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip….
Author(s): Tom Stienstra, Ann Marie Brown

4. Best Easy Day Hiking Guide and Trail Map Bundle: Yosemite National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series) (2015)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfBest Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park is a perfect guidebook for those who want to sample the best of Yosemite within an easy day's walk, from the world-famous domes and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley to the more remote, less well known, but equally spectacular corners of the park. From a short stroll to an extended ramble, this book is for hikers of almost every ability, age, and interest. This guidebook will tell you when to go, where to hike, and where to find the best photos, flowers, and wildlife watching….
Author(s): Suzanne Swedo

5. Toysmith – Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest – A Beer Lover’s Trail Guide ()

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfBeer lovers and hiking enthusiasts, these 50 Pacific Northwest hikes are for you! Lasting between one and six hours, they follow carefully-selected trails chosen for their beauty. The end is, without fail, near a brewery or a brewpub where you can quench your thirst with a local craft beer.The authors, Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood, are pioneers of Beer Hiking in the Pacific Northwest. In 2013, they launched Beers at the Bottom to highlight hiking trails and craft breweries in Western Washington. Since then, they’ve sampled hundreds of hikes and brews at home…
Author(s): Brandon Fralic, Rachel Wood

6. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking (2010)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfChapter 1: Get Started with Day-Hiking Getting started with shorter hikes that allow you to sleep in your own bed at night. Chapter 2: Hiking for All Ages and Types Finding a satisfying trail whether you hike by yourself, with a partner, or in a group. Chapter 3: Camping Overnight The complete guide to a comfortable night’s sleep at parks, campgrounds, and backcountry tent-sites. Chapter 4: Backpacking Basics Getting deeper into the woods, mountains, or wherever you want to explore by carrying everything you need on your back. Chapter 5: Training Your Body for the Trail Everyday fitness routines to get…
Author(s): Jason Stevenson

7. A Woman’s Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook (2016)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFor women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors. This friendly handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from “feminine functions” in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women’s unique needs. It includes gear lists in addition to advice for camp setup, fire building, food and water, safety, weather, and navigation….
Author(s): RuMcConnell, Teresa Grasseschi

8. A Guide to Climbing & Hiking in Southwestern British Columbia by Bruce Fairley (1986-01-02) ()

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: Gordon Soules Book Publishers (1688) ASIN: B01K3IXTJ2 Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,391,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1688

9. Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway: The Ultimate Travel Guide to America’s Most Popular Scenic Roadway (Regional Hiking Series) by Randy Johnson (2003-06-01) ()

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfMass Market Paperback Publisher: FalconGuides (1805) ASIN: B01FGLBXNK Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,093,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1805

10. New Hampshire’s 52 With a View: A Hiker’s Guide (2019)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA new (2019) hiking guidebook to the increasingly popular New Hampshire “52 With a View” mountain peakbagging list. This guide features recommended ascent routes for all 52 peaks on the list, plus historical information, trailhead and parking access directions, and summit view descriptions. This is the first guide devoted exclusively to this list of Granite State mountains….
Author(s): Ken MacGray

11. Take the Path of Most Resistance: How the Appalachian Trail Saved Me from the Sixties and Taught Me Everything You Need to Know (2018)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfSome of Hiscoe’s memories of his 1973 hike from Maine to Georgia are funny, some are wistful and romantic, and some unsettling. Taken together, they give a vivid picture of what the iconic Appalachian Trail adventure was like back when the country was falling apart and hiking alone down the mountainous spine of the United States was a most strange thing to do.But this book is more than a simple wilderness tale from the Nixon era. Through a long career in higher education and corporate life, Hiscoe’s memories kept sneaking back into his consciousness midway through meetings and PowerPoints. He uses these flashbacks to draw…
Author(s): David Hiscoe

12. Hiking Journal for Kids: Hiking Log Book to List Hikes with Prompts for Weather, Difficulty, Overall Rating, Description, Nature Journaling for Kids (2018)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfContains a table of contents to list each hike and page number.  Each hiking trail page has prompts to list the trail, date, location, distance, weather, and difficulty.  There is also space for a description and for the highlights of the hike.  Each hike also gets a rating score of 1 – 5 stars.Great for recording and remembering hikes taken with the family, boy scouts, or girl scouts.  This Hike log book is perfect for nature journaling for boys and girls.  Kids will remember the best parts of every hike and be able to look back on their accomplishments!  Perfect Nature journal…
Author(s): River Breeze Press

13. Hiking Logbook: Hiking Journal With Prompts To Write In, Hiking Gifts,Trail Log Book, Hiker’s Journal, Hiking Journal, Hiking Log Book, 6″ x 9″ Travel Size (2018)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis Hiking Logbook Journal for mountain climbing and hiking enthusiasts is printed on high quality interior stock and professionally bound with a premium matte cover. Each spread contains prompts and information to help you document your journey, a section for notes, and plenty of room to write. Including a place to record the date, weather, location, elevation gain/loss, time, distance, latitude/longitude, conditions, difficulty level, route taken, trail features as well as a place to document information about fees, parking, shuttles, etc. With several additional prompts for journaling and…
Author(s): Happy Eden Co

14. Hiking Grand Canyon Loops (Regional Hiking Series) (2002)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfDetailed descriptions of ten off-trail loop hikes through remote wilderness. Combines practical information with superb storytelling and humor….
Author(s): George Steck

15. Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are (2019)

Best Hiking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys―one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of nineteen, the other seventeen years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father, and his wife and small child are in tow. Kaag sets off for the Swiss peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote his landmark work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Both of Kaag’s journeys are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche’s philosophy, yet they deliver him to radically different…
Author(s): John Kaag

Popular Hiking Books Showing 1-50 of 2,767 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover) by. Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads Author) (shelved 309 times as hiking) avg rating 3.99 — 542,380 ratings — published 2012 Want to Read saving… Want to Read That means learning a whole lot about hiking before you ever head out into the wilderness. By having the best hiking books to read before you head out you’re going to be one step ahead and you’re definitely going to be ready for anything that might come your way. We take a look at the best books about hiking, from thrilling adventure stories to technical trail guides and everything in between. We’ve used Amazon and Goodreads’ bestsellers lists along with some personal favourites to put together a list of what we believe to be the best books about hiking. Are you looking for some hiking inspiration, camp recipes, in-depth tips or enthralling adventure stories? Whether your choosing a thoughtful gift for an outdoor lover or want to treat yourself, here’s 51 of the best hiking books to get you in the mood to hit the trails. These books about hiking provide everything from recommendations by hiking Don’t forget “I Hike” by Lawton Grinter. I’ve read most of the books on this list and this book is the best hiking book that I’ve read by a real Triple Crowner. It’s a book by a long distance hiker for a long distance hiker.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some hiking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Walkabout Northern California: Hiking Inn to Inn

Author(s): Tom Courtney
Publisher: Wilderness Press, Year: 2019, Size: 29 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2342554

Hiking Ohio: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hikes

Author(s): Mary Reed
Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 23 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2349390

Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

Author(s): Ron Adkison et al.
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 43 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2222853

Hiking Mount Rainier National Park: A Guide To The Park’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

Author(s): Mary Skjelset, Heidi Radlinski
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2224991

Hiking New Mexico: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

Author(s): Laurence Parent
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 131 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2228266

Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are

Author(s): John Kaag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2271548

Zen on the Trail: Hiking as Pilgrimage

Author(s): Christopher Ives
Publisher: Wisdom Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2275501

Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand

Author(s): Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Jim DuFresne
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2018, Size: 82 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307867

The Nature Lover’s Quotation Book: An Inspired Collection for Hiking, Camping and the Great Outdoors

Author(s): Hatherleigh
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2418940

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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