Published: March 2017
Celebrating 80 of the most iconic, important, popular, and diverse hiking trails in the world, this book invites readers to take a walking tour through the planet's natural wonders. Divided into six sections, Great Hiking Trails of the World groups trails by theme: pilgrimages, historic hikes, mountain hikes, wilderness trails, trails through diverse environments, and long-distance trails. From the Afro-Alpine zone of Mount Kenya to subarctic hikes in Scandinavia, from the exotic peaks of the Himalayas to trails in the United States and Canada, this book invites readers to explore the history, environment, and cultures of the world on foot. Each featured trail has its own section with an essay, map, and photo gallery focusing on what makes it one of the most magnificent long-distance hiking trails anywhere in the world.
Great Hiking Trails of the World is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or the myriad ways that walking through a landscape is an intimate exploration of its soul.