Guide Books for Hiking, Biking and More

We have hundreds of guidebooks covering outdoor and travel activities for North America. Each of our guidebooks can be previewed online for free. We also provide downloads directly from the guidebook with our online subscription service. To start, simply use the links below to find the activity, region and guidebook that interests you. Then click on any trail or destination on the guidebook page to access it online.

Featured Guide Books

Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails

352pp/photos/maps

Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails

This completely updated version describes all the best places to ride a mountain bike, from Santa Cruz to Lake Tahoe, from San Francisco Bay to the Redwoods. The West's leading mountain biking authors share with you their top choices of fat-tire routes in this comprehensive guidebook. Explore Northern California's backcountry trails and dirt roads along the Pacific coast, through wine country and gold country, to the summit of Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern High Sierra, and across the high desert to the Reno-Carson City area. Numerous new trails have been described for the first time.

100 Classic Hikes in Colorado

250pp/color photos/color maps

100 Classic Hikes in Colorado

Find yourself hiking under the Rattlesnake Arches or beside ancient rock art at Picture Canyon. Wander through aspen glades to Quartz Lake or to mountaintop views from the Lizard Head trail. Here are the best trails in Colorado, selected from all over the state — from the towering Rockies and Front Range to the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains to the slickrock canyons and mesas of the Colorado Plateau. Now with full-color photos and maps throughout.

Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

286pp/maps/photos

Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

Whether novice or expert, you'll enjoy this clear, concise guide to Arizona's remote backcountry including Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Havasu City, Prescott, and Yuma. Detailed trail descriptions, 86 maps, and over 300 photographs cover 75 spectacular backroads and four-wheel drive trails. Fifty trails are suitable for most stock sport utility vehicles. All routes include GPS waypoints.

Paddling Eastern North Carolina

470pp/maps/photos

Paddling Eastern North Carolina

A canoeing and kayaking guide to over 2,600 miles of rivers, creeks, swamps, whitewater, and flatwater with detailed descriptions and maps. The guidebook covers 70 streams from the Piedmont foothills to the coast. Each trip includes maps, distance, difficulty, width, gauge information, route descriptions, and much more. Some of these streams are covered by a guidebook for the first time!