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

By John Young

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Black Paperback (320 pages)

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

Hiking Waterfalls in Pennsylvania: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes

By Johnny Molloy

Falcon Guides
Released: 2018-04-01
Paperback (256 pages)

Hiking Waterfalls in Pennsylvania: A Guide to the State s Best Waterfall Hikes
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Hiking Waterfalls in Pennsylvania includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for some of the state’s most scenic waterfall hikes. Hike descriptions include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in Pennsylvania will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular waterfalls.

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

By Tom Thwaites

W.W. NORTON and CO
Multicolor 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

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
Multicolor 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

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties in Central Pennsylvania

By Matt Willen

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
Black Paperback (320 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties in Central Pennsylvania
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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.

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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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

Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Released: 2018-03-27
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'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 locals alike, 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 Brandywine Creek State Park, and see the Pinnacle's spectacular views on the Appalachian Trail. Fully revised and updated, this edition features new hikes in Trexler Nature Preserve, Stroud Preserve, Brendan Byrne State Forest, Rockhopper/Dry Run Creek Trails, Trexler Preserve, and Blue Marsh Lake. All descriptions of previously featured trails have been updated to reflect the most recent openings, closings, and reroutings, highlighting the best hikes within an hour or two of Philadelphia.

Hiking the Poconos: A Guide To The Area's Best Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)

By John Young

Falcon Guides
Paperback (176 pages)

Hiking the Poconos: A Guide To The Area s Best Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)
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The Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania may get eight million visitors a year, but there are places there one can get lost―and would gladly be lost for a bit. From the iconic Dingmans Bridge spanning the Delaware, to the region's 150 lakes and forested mountains, Hiking the Poconos covers it all―with the added plus of listing a B&B, a campground, restaurant, local events, and more along with each hike description

Hiking Pennsylvania (America's Best Day Hiking Series)

By Mike Bleech

Brand: Human Kinetics
Paperback (224 pages)

Hiking Pennsylvania (America s Best Day Hiking Series)
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Explore the beauty of Pennsylvania on foot! Whether you're looking for a short and simple hike or a longer, more challenging trek, Hiking Pennsylvania will lead you to the right trail.

Author Mike Bleech draws on his experience as an outdoor freelance writer and photographer to show how easy it is to enjoy self-guided tours of trails in scenic areas in the eastern, central, and western sections of the state. With easy-to-follow park and trail maps, you'll find trails in such scenic spots as Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, French Creek State Park, Allegheny National Forest, Gettysburg, and Erie National Wildlife Refuge. For each park and nature area featured in the book, you'll find

- detailed information on featured trails, including the length and difficulty of each hike;
- easy-to-follow maps of the park and of each featured trail;
- practical information on how to get to the park, park hours, available facilities, permits and rules, and a contact address and phone number;
- a brief description of the park's history and terrain; and
- details on nearby parks and recreational opportunities, including contact phone numbers.

The book guides you through every turn in the trail, pointing out plants, wildlife, and special features you'll see along the way. The convenient trail finder summarizes essential information about each featured trail so you can select an ideal hike.

Whether you're a Pennsylvania resident, live in the surrounding states, or just planning a visit, you'll find there's no better way to discover the state's natural beauty than with Hiking Pennsylvania. So find a trail you like, lace up your hiking boots, and go!



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