Amazon has 296 books on Long Distance Walking Link here because of the booklist.
BOOKS For Hikers by eArThworm (about covers all books related to trails and hiking) A great addition to this website!
America's Walking Renaissance is a collaborative book released by America Walks and Every Body Walk. (if you click on the link above you can download the book)
"America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the release of a new book, America’s Walking Renaissance. The book, written by Jay Walljasper, Kate Kraft and Heidi Simon with a forward by Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente, examines how nine cities, suburbs and towns across the US are getting back on their feet to embrace walking and become more walkable.
America’s Walking Renaissance is a journey across the US, taking a look at walkable cities of all shapes and sizes and providing resources and information on the growing walking movement. The book highlights the hard work being done by passionate individuals to encourage more people to walk and to create more walkable places. Walking is the gateway to increased physical activity, and a stimulus to safer, more livable and equitably prosperous communities.
This new book will serve as an important look back at the progress made to encourage walking across the US and, hopefully, a guide and inspiration for those just getting started on the path to walkability." quoted from their Website.
The Streetsblog Guide to Children's Books StreetsBlog USA
Little Free Library - These free libraries are cropping up in neighborhoods and they enhance neighborhood walks with their unique styles and designs. Plus you have the opportunity to find a book that interests you while walking. Or you can donate books to the free libraries while you walk.
Books by Authors:
Colin Fletcher author of:
The Complete Walker III
Chris Englert author of:
Walking Denver's Neighborhoods
Laura Foster author of:
Columbia Gorge Getaways: The First Comprehensive Gorge Guide
Portland City Walks
Portland Hill Walks
The Portland Stairs
Walk There 50 Treks In and Around Portland and Vancouver (edited by Laura Foster funded by Kaiser Permanente and the Federal Transit Administration)
Walking With Ramona Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland
Peter Jenkins author of:
A Walk Across America
The Walk West-A Walk Across America 2
A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach
A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Walk
Long Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail for the Older Adventurer
The Bisbee Stairs
The Gentle Art of Wandering
William L. Sullivan:
Listening for Coyote (1,361 mile solo backpacking trek across Oregon in 1985)
Books by Subject:
Everett Ruess books;
Gary James Bergera "On Desert Trails with Everett Ruess"
David Roberts "Finding Everett Ruess"
W.L. Rusho "Everett Ruess A Vagabond for Beauty"
Nature Connections Books:
James Luther Davis "The Northwest Nature Guide"
Jon Young, Ellen Haas, Evan McGown "Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature"
Jon Young "What the Robin Knows"
Thru Hiking Books:
Zac Davis and Carly Moree "Pacific Crest Trials A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking the Pacific crest Trail"
Claire Henley Miller "Mile 445 Hitched in her Hiking Boots"
Anne Elizabeth O'Regan "Tamed"
Patty McCarthy and Lynn Shapiro "Hiking Cancer: 400 Days of Cancer and How I Hiked Through It"
Carrott Quinn "Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart"
Donald and Quentin Reavis "Halfway Home The story of a Father and Son Hiking the Pacific crest Trail"
Cheryl Strayed "Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"
Bill Bryson "A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
Peggy Lynn, Sandra Weber "Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks"
Aspen Matis "Girl in the Woods"
David Miller "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail"
Ben Montgomery "Grandma Gatewood's Walk"
Kyle Rohrig "Lost on the Appalachian Trail"
Liz ("Snorkel") Thomas "Long Trails Mastering the Art of Thru-Hiking"
Charles Fleming "Secret Stairs"
Bob Regan "Pittsburgh-Steps-The Story-of-the-City's-Public-Stairways"
Stefana Young "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs"
Jeff Speck "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time"
(Walking Historical) Books:
Matthew Algeo "Pedestrianism"
Joseph A. Amato "On Foot: A History of Walking"
Wayne Curtis "The Last Great Walk"
Dan DeLuca "The Old Leatherman"
Prof Frederic Gros "A Philosophy of Walking"
Helen Harris, Nick Harris and Paul Marshall "A Man in a Hurry: The Extraordianry Life and Times of Edward Payson Weston
Linda Lawrence Hunt "Bold Spirit"
Charles Lummis "A Tramp Across the Continent"
Steve Kemper "A Labyrinth of kingdoms 10,000 Miles Through Islamic Africa"
P.S. Marshall "King of the Peds"
P.S. Marshall "Weston Weston Rah Rah Rah"
Stephen Powers "A Foot and Alone" (rare book)
Encyclopedia - "Pilgrimage: From the Ganges to Graceland" by Linda K. Davidson and David M. Gitlitz
(Walking General Category) Books
Becky Corwin-Adams "Tails Along the Trails: Walking Adventures with Dogs"
Ted Alvarez (Backpacker Magazine) "The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes"
Brierley "Camino de Santiago"
Sonia Buist & Emily Keller Hikes & Walks on Mt Hood
Merlin Coverley "The Art of Wandering: The Writer as Walker"
John Francis "Planet Walker"
Richard Frazine "The Barefoot Hiker"
Lawton Grinter "I Hike"
Nick and Helen Harris and Paul Marshall "A Man in a Hurry"
Ken Ilgunas "Trespassing Across America" One Man's epic and sort of illegal never done before hike across the heartland
Ray Jardine "Trail Life"
Jim Kern "Trail Reflections"
Robert and Martha Manning "Walking Distance Long Distance Hikes for Extraordinary People"
Geoff Nicholson "The Lost Art of Walking"
Rory Stewart "The Places Inbetween"
James D. Thayer "Hiking from Portland to the Coast" An interpretive guide to 30 trails
Karen and Terry Whitehill "A Pedestrian's Portland"
David B. Williams "Cairns Messengers in Stone"
Levison Wood "Walking the Nile"
Tell it on the Mountain - DVD