From the waterfalls of Kauai’s Napali coast to the tests of the Appalachian Trail, 100 Trails, 5,000 Ideas highlights the preeminent hiking treks across the United States and Canada, including the best scenic overlooks, camping sites, and off-trail activities.
This authoritative travel guide—the next in National Geographic’s best-selling 5,000 Ideas series—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.
In these informative pages, you’ll find National Geographic’s recommendations for superlative hikes, as well as tips for wildlife spotting, scenic picnic locales, routes with a view, camp sites, and off-trail activities nearby. Plus, you’ll discover alternative routes to extend your trek or tackle shorter lengths of some of the country’s most iconic journeys, like the Appalachian Trail. With each itinerary you’ll find practical planning advice for when to go and what to expect when you arrive.
Inspiring and comprehensive, this book offers something for everyone, from beginners looking for an easy day-hike (the tow path along the C&O Canal in Maryland) to advanced trekkers seeking multi-week excursions (the famed multi-state Continental Divide Trail). You’ll also discover:
Tips for exploring Washington’s Elliott Bay Trail along the Seattle Waterfront
Routes for hiking the Grand Canyon, rim to rim, in Arizona
Advice for conquering Wisconsin’s “Ice Age” Trail
The fascinating history behind Georgia’s Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Trail
The best way to see the falls along New York’s Niagara Falls Gorge Trails
How to trek the Plain of the Six Glaciers in Banff National Park
And so much more!
Both inspiring and practical, here is the ultimate keepsake for any hiker.
About the Author
During three decades as an editor, writer, and photographer, Joe Yogerst has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. His writing has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, Islands magazine, the International New York Times (Paris), Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and National Geographic Traveler. He has also written for 34 National Geographic books, including the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 Ideas. Yogerst is the host of a National Geographic/Great Courses video series on America’s State Parks.