Hiking: Essential Tips

What is a great way to be outside and enjoy the beauty of nature? Hiking, of course! But how do you find hiking trails near you? What should you wear? What food should you bring? Read hiking tips in these resources and enjoy the beautiful weather while hiking.



Published nine times a year, Backpacker is a magazine of wilderness travel, offering practical, “you can do it, here’s how” advice to help you enjoy every trip. Filled with the best places, gear, and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips, each issue delivers foldout maps and stunning color photography.



If you love to sling on a backpack, head for the hills and do some wild camping, Trail Magazine is for you. If you want adventure you’ll love Trail, and Trail will love you.



Outside not only motivates readers to uncover and define their own personal day-to-day adventures, but also provides them with the tools, products and information to fulfill them.

Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York


This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

Hike Smart

by Ann Marie Brown, Terra Breeden


Are you a first-timer about to take your inaugural trek? Are you veteran hiker looking to be even more efficient when enjoying the sport you love? Are you someone in between? Then look no further than expert trekker Ann Brown’s Hike Smart, the definitive guide to efficient and enjoyable hiking for all levels of experience.

The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

by Andrew Skurka


Whether you’re a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka-accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer-shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills

Hiking And Backpacking 

by John McKinney


In this book, a national hiking expert takes you out on the trail and gives you tips on how to make your trips fun, unique, and safe. Learn about what gear to bring while backpacking, plus some fun ideas for food on the trail. Also, read about some of the best places to go hiking! 

Outdoor Adventures

The Essential Guide to Fun and Exciting Outdoor Activities From Camping to Hiking and Backpacking and Many More

by Calix Glenn  Jesse Gross


This audiobook will teach you different types of outdoor adventures and activities that you can try either alone or with friends and family. You will know how to prepare for these activities as well as what to expect.

Take a Hike!

by Tim Hewitt

Audiobook (7 h 30 mins)

A Long Walk on the Appalachian Trail

Join Paddler and his 13-year-old son Spotted Bear as they hike the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.More than 350 pages of pre-hike planning, execution, keys to success, and the daily journals for both Paddler and his son are included.

AMC’s Best Day Hikes in New Jersey: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in the Garden State, From the Skylands to the Shore by Estes, Pricilla A.


An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best options near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. This is your quintessential guide to uncovering and exploring the hidden gems of a verdant landscape.

New Jersey walk book : a companion to the New York walk book


Indispensable regional reference book for the hiker. Comprehensive trail descriptions, with full-color maps. Includes chapters on geology, ecology, history, and hiking tips. Illustrated with magnificent sketches by Jack Fagan.

50 hikes in New Jersey

By Chazin, Daniel D


These 50 routes cover walks, hikes, and backpacking trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May. With excursions from 1.5 to 28 miles in length, accompanied by driving directions, trailhead information, difficulty ratings, and detailed maps, this roster of hikes will suit everyone from families out for a nature walk to adventurous backpackers up for challenge.

-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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