This guide to the best hikes in the Lower 48 states is a must for the experienced hiker and the first-timer alike. From coast to coast, across plains and mountain ranges, though unspoiled forests and canyons, this book leads the way. Detailed trail notes to day, weekend and longer hikes. Accurate hikers maps for all routes. Accommodations options from gateway cities to wilderness campsites. Tips on transport to the trailhead. Expert guidance on equipment, health and responsible camping. Practical, reliable and researched on the trail.