Appalachian Trail Hiker

Appalachian Trail Hiker


4th Edition

Trail-Proven Advice for Hikes of Any Length

This book helps readers plan and prepare for hiking on the Appalachian Trail, from day trips to through-hikes.

A classic now in its fourth edition, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is today’s platinum standard on the latest must-have information for the 4 million hikers who explore the Appalachian Trail each year.

  • Valuable step-by-step information on preparing to hike the A.T.
  • Details on choosing the best equipment
  • Comprehensive Trail Club data, including websites
  • Crucial advice on nutrition, safety, animals, and insects

Stretching more than 2,100 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is the nation’s premier long trail, and The Appalachian Trail Hiker is the essential guide for anyone preparing to hike it. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered over 100,000 miles of A.T. experience into this commonsense guide on the nation’s oldest trail system.

From boots to cooking gear, The Appalachian Trail Hiker offers essential information on backpacking equipment and prepares hikers to encounter wild animals, beat foul weather, interact with fellow hikers, and more.

Whether you are planning a day hike in New Hampshire, and overnighter in Virginia, a trek through the Smokies, or a thru-hike from Georgia to Maine, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is your passport to unlimited A.T. adventures.

“It’s always amazed me how the Logues follow the ever-changing contexts of Appalachian Trail hiking and write about it clearly and comprehensibly. A great preparation for any adventure on foot!” -Brian B. King, Director of Public Affairs, ATC

Additional information

Weight 12.5 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Frank Logue, Victoria Logue



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Illustration Notes

B&W illustrations and photos

Publication Date



Menasha Ridge Press


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