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Hiking Pennsylvania: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hikes (State Hiking Guides Series)

By John Young

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Paperback (320 pages)

Hiking Pennsylvania: A Guide to the State s Greatest Hikes (State Hiking Guides Series)
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  • Hiking Pennsylvania 4th
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Completely updated with full-color maps and photographs throughout, Hiking Pennsylvania offers a unique look into the history, culture, and incomparable beauty of Pennsylvania. Veteran outdoors writer John L. Young leads the way to the state’s top trails, including challenging backpack adventures in the mountains, easy family rambles through historic battlefields, and scenic hikes past canals to picturesque waterfalls.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Eastern Pennsylvania: From the Mason-Dixon Line to the Poconos and North Mountain (Fifth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

By Tom Thwaites

Countryman Press
Released: 2012-06-04
Paperback (232 pages)

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Eastern Pennsylvania: From the Mason-Dixon Line to the Poconos and North Mountain (Fifth Edition)  (Explorer s 50 Hikes)
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A revised 5th edition of a classic hiking guide to one of the most-visited regions of Pennsylvania.

Eastern Penssylvania offers a wealth of hiking opportunities: North Mountain is still wild and remote; the popular Poconos offer miles of litttle-traveled trails; and the Appalachian Trail follows South and Blue mountains on its journey across the state. This thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition includes hikes ranging from 4 to 22 miles in length. Each hike description includes step-by-step directions, a topo map, information on hiking time, distance and rise, and knowledgeable commentary on the human and natural history you'll encounter.

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Hiking Pennsylvania, 2nd: 55 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

By John L. Young

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (336 pages)

Hiking Pennsylvania, 2nd: 55 of the State s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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A guide to fifty of Pennsylvania's top hiking destinations. Heavily illustrated with maps, elevation profiles, and photos, this book provides detailed directions, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, and quick-reference boxes for trail specifications and summary information. Each trail is graded by difficulty. Recommendations for accommodations and restaurants round out this exceptionally detailed guide book.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Western Pennsylvania: Walks and Day Hikes from the Laurel Highlands to Lake Erie (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

By Tom Thwaites

W.W. Norton & Co
Paperback (216 pages)

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Western Pennsylvania: Walks and Day Hikes from the Laurel Highlands to Lake Erie (Third Edition)  (Explorer s 50 Hikes)
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A bestselling guide by the dean of Pennsylvania hikers.

The hiking trails of western Pennsylvania offer both novice and experienced hikers a tempting variety of natural terrain and human history. Now veteran trailblazer and outdoor activist Tom Thwaites has updated his bestselling guide to reflect the improvement and expansion of western Pennsylvania trails since the first edition was published in 1983. This third edition includes hikes for all tastes and abilities: introductory walks of 1-5 miles; intermediate day hikes of 5-10 miles; and "bootbusters" of 10 miles or more, some suitable for backpacking. Thirty-one hikes are based in the Laurel Highlands and Allegheny National Forest, with the remainder grouped around Pittsburgh and Lake Erie. Each hike description includes information on access, trail conditions and regulations, mileage and rise, detailed topographic maps, and highlights of human and natural history you'll find along the way. Black-and-white photographs and maps throughout

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-Season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, And Delaware

By Susan Charkes

Globe Pequot Press
One Color Paperback (288 pages)

AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-Season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, And Delaware
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  • Amc Best Day Hikes Philadelphi
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AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail.

Take a walk through historic Valley Forge, discover the beautiful French Creek State Park, see the Pinnacle's spectacular views, and visit New Jersey's famed Pine Barrens. Each trip includes useful information such as a detailed map showing parking areas and natural highlights, and a summary of trip characteristics. Several hikes are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail. You'll even find tips on the area's best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, along with essays on the region's flora and fauna.

Pennsylvania Waterfalls: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers

By Scott E. Brown

Stackpole Books
Paperback (160 pages)

Pennsylvania Waterfalls: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers
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  • PENNSYLVANIA WATERFALLS
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  • Beautiful color photos of waterfalls
  • Directions to sites, distance, difficulty, elevation change, and highlights along the way
  • Tips for photographers on composition, exposures, unique perspectives, and gear

    Beautiful waterfalls grace Pennsylvania's natural landscape. This full-color guide takes hikers to 66 of the most picturesque falls in the state, offering detailed descriptions of each hike, color maps, and features to look for on the trail. Photographers will find hints on when to be at the falls for the best light and how to get the best views.

  • Hiking the Endless Mountains: Exploring the Wilderness of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    By Jeff Mitchell

    Stackpole Books
    n/a Paperback (272 pages)

    Hiking the Endless Mountains: Exploring the Wilderness of Northeastern Pennsylvania
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    • Hiking The Endless Mntains 2nd
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  • 78 hikes, including 4 backpacking trails
  • Updated and expanded edition with several newly blazed trails
  • Paths to scenic vistas, waterfalls, and natural wonders
  • Detailed maps and first-hand descriptions of each hike
  • Color photos of the region's remarkable beauty
  • Essential information on duration, distance, difficulty, elevation, and highlights along the way
  • 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties in Central Pennsylvania

    By Matt Willen

    MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
    Paperback (320 pages)

    60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties in Central Pennsylvania
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    • 60 Hikes W/in 60 Mi Harrisburg
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    Although known predominantly for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the Gettysburg battlefield, and the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, south-central Pennsylvania is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences. From the gentle farm country of Lancaster and York Counties, to the steep-sided ravines along the Susquehanna River, to the rugged ridges north of Harrisburg, and the rolling hills of South Mountain, you'll find hikes to suit about any taste and interest. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg, by local outdoorsman Matt Willen, provides the first and most comprehensive hiking guide to the region.

    Each hike description features key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility.

    This guide features information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through, detailed trail maps and elevation profiles, clear directions to the trailheads and trailhead GPS data, and tips on nearby activities.

    50 Hikes in Central Pennsylvania: Day Hikes and Backpacking Trips, Fourth Edition (50 Hikes Series)

    By Tom Thwaites

    Norton
    Paperback (224 pages)

    50 Hikes in Central Pennsylvania: Day Hikes and Backpacking Trips, Fourth Edition (50 Hikes Series)
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    This edition of a classic hiking guide to Pennsylvania's heartland features 11 new hikes.

    Veteran trailblazer and outdoor activist Tom Thwaites, the author of two other Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes guides to Pennsylvania, has completely revised and updated this guide to the central portion of Penn's Woods. A wonderful area of wild country and wildlife, this region offers a vast network of maintained trail systems, yet is nevertheless lightly traveled. The author has added 11 new hikes to reflect changing trail conditions, and has re-hiked and checked each of the remaining hikes for this fourth edition. Each hike includes a topographical map, information on mileage, rise, and difficulty, and narrative on sights you'll see along the way. 40 black-and-white photographs, 51 maps

    Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide - Pennsylvania

    By Edmund Ressler

    CNY Hiking
    Released: 2014-01-24
    Kindle Edition (83 pages)

    Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide - Pennsylvania
     
    Product Description:
    Description and maps of the Appalachian Trail as it travels through Pennsylvania or "Rocksylvania" as many thru hikers tend to rename the state as their feet struggle through the rough terrain. This guide is broken down in 14 sections that the trail travels through the state.

    Don't need the whole state and only planning to hike a part of the trail in the state? Then check out our individual section guide books of the AT.

    Check out our many other hiking guides.


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