“The National Trails Guide is a must-have for anyone interested in exploring our nation’s vast wealth of National Scenic and Historic Trails! This book is the first of its kind and it inspires the reader to get out and #FindYourTrail!”
– Steven Gonzales, Executive Director, El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association

William Buck book signing National Trails Guide
Bill Buck signing a copy of the National Trails Guide at a special event in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Now for the first time, readers can see all 30 routes of the National Trails System in one place.

The newly published National Trails Guide is available today:

  • With 30+ detailed color maps, over 70 photos and detailed information on each trail
  • Follow the exact routes of the West’s most important explorers like Lewis & Clark
  • Go on a journey through all 50 states to discover a broad network linking all of America

National parks are a destination, national trails provide journeys. Scenery and history merge, as complex stories of transformation spread across America. The trails provide visceral examples of colliding cultures, a quest for livelihood in uncertain times, passionate stories of victory and defeat and the celebration of human achievement and possibility.

The National Trails Guide is the only book that covers all 30 national trails. It includes specific suggestions for where to go and what to do, packed with interesting information for travelers. It’s also a great thing to read in the off-season. Even if you don’t go on a long hike, you can still learn about these great places, with in-depth maps and photos.

The ultimate guide to the National Trails System—with its 30 trails as inspiration, choose an adventure and make it happen!

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