“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.

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

The newly published National Trails Guide features:

  • 30+ detailed color maps, more than 75 photos and detailed ideas for visiting each trail
  • Follow the exact routes of the West’s most important explorers like Lewis & Clark
  • Go on a journey through all 50 states and discover a broad network linking all of America

National parks are a destination and national trails provide a journey. Scenery and history merge here, 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 first book featuring all 30 national trails, including specific suggestions for where to go and what to do. It’s packed with interesting information for travelers — even if you don’t go on a long hike, you’ll still learn about all of these great places, with clear in-depth maps and photos.

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

“Our public lands and wild places need protection more than ever. And it’s easier to protect places we know and love. So get this guide, get a pack and boots, and get outside to fall in love with our country’s natural wonders.”
-Annie Leonard, Author, The Story of Stuff & Executive Director, Greenpeace US

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