Classic Hikes of North America by Peter Potterfield

Classic Hikes of North America: 25 Breathtaking Treks in the United States and Canada by Peter Potterfield is a fun book to look through when you feel like daydreaming about beautiful places. The book covers 25 of the author’s favorite hikes of North America. He includes a description of each route, the distance, the amount of time he recommends allotting, the time of year to do the hike, and hazards that may be faced on that particular trail. The book also has great photographs.

The trails included in are:

  • Tamarack Trail, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
  • Coyote Gulch, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Long Range Traverse, Gros Morne National Park
  • Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park
  • Yosemite Grand Traverse, Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Tonquin Valley, Jasper National Park
  • Art Loeb Trail, Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Little Beaver – Big Beaver Loop, North Cascades National Park
  • Hermit – Tonto – Bright Angel Loop, Grand Canyon National Park
  • Sentiers International Des Appalaches, Gaspesie National Park
  • Beartooth Traverse, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
  • Fish Canyon – Owl Canyon Loop, Grand Gulch Primitive Area
  • Jago River To Aichilik River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Shi Shi Beach to Lake Ozette, Olympic National Park
  • Skoki Valley Grand Tour, Banff National Park
  • Grey Owl Trail, Prince Albert National Park
  • Presidential Range Traverse, White Mountains
  • Sawtooth Traverse, Sawtooth Wilderness
  • Chilkoot Trail, Alaska
  • Mount Rushmore-Harney Peak Loop, Black Elk Wilderness
  • High Uintas Basins, High Uintas Wilderness
  • Northern Loop Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
  • South Rim Trail, Big Bend National Park
  • Mirror Lake and Eagle Cap, Eagle Cap Wilderness
  • Rae Lakes loop, Kings Canyon National Park