America’s Best Day Hikes is a beautifully illustrated, best-of compendium featuring the most memorable one-day hikes in every region of the United States.
Organized by region, this guide goes into detail about what makes each hike so remarkable and why it might be worth a detour or even a special journey for someone looking to broaden their horizons. All of the hikes are doable during daylight hours and none require camping.
The hard bound book comes with all the information anyone would need to experience these unique locations including details about the hike itself: difficulty, duration, seasonal hazards, etc.―as well as traveling, planning, and packing suggestions. All this paired with Dellinger’s stunning photography makes this incredible volume a must-have for any lover of the outdoors.
America’s Best Day Hikes retails for $29.99 and is on sale for $21.99. It can be purchased on Amazon.
America’s Best Day Hikes Reviewed on Amazon
This is a great book for anybody who likes to travel and hike. Writer-photographer Derek Dellinger has chosen 50 iconic day hikes throughout the US. (It’s not one per state; states with a lot of great hiking, like Colorado, get more.) The book isn’t meant to replace regional guides that include dozens of hikes. It’s intended more as a wish book: If you’re planning on traveling to a region you haven’t been to before, what are the one or two don’t-miss hikes in that area? My husband and I have done several of the hikes in the book and agree with his recommendations (at least in those cases!). The route descriptions and other advice are clear and useful.
This isn’t a book you’ll throw in your backpack. It’s more of a coffee-table book, with gorgeous photography by the author–something to inspire you as you plan your next adventure. It’s also a great gift book for any hikers on your list.