Pedal and Power: The Exciting Rise of Electric Bikes

The electric bike is becoming a common sight on paths these days. The rise of electric bikes, or e-bikes, dates back to the late 20th century, with the first successful commercial models appearing in 1997; mass production by Yamaha and Panasonic kicked off in the early...

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Biker on a trail by a lake.

Discover How Abandoned Rail Lines Transform Into Beautiful Rail-Trails

The transformation of busy railways into serene multiuse trails is a fascinating chapter in transportation history. Rail-trails, or paths created along abandoned railroad tracks, are a beautiful testament to sustainable living and community connectivity. Rail-trails turn vacant spaces into bustling pathways for hikers, walkers, cyclists, and...

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California Rial-Trails book

Explore the Best Bike and Multiuse Pathways in California

Exploring California by bike is unlike any other adventure you can take. The fantastic views, secret areas, and unique landscape create a one-of-a-kind experience. The new Rail-Trails California book is your guide to seventy-two of the best multiuse pathways in the entire state. Like other books in the Rail-Trails series,...

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John Muir Meditations book

The Wise, Wandering, Sauntering Scotsman

Editor’s Note: The Meditations of John Muir: Nature’s Temple is now in its 17th printing as we celebrate the book’s 20th anniversary. In the truest spirit of the book and Muir’s own contemplative writings, author Chris Highland was kind enough to pass along some thoughts...

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AZT gate at sunrise

Five Questions with Guidebook Author Sirena Rana

While being outdoors and hiking down a trail is always rewarding, sometimes we’re looking for more—something a little more memorable. The Arizona National Scenic Trail delivers those extra-special characteristics in grand fashion. The AZT is one of those trails that people hike and call “a...

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National Trails Day

June 5th is National Trails Day® 2021

National Trails Day® is an annual nationwide movement to get out to celebrate the trails and walking paths around you. The past year has affected us all in different ways and often in the same ways. Across the board folks have found that spending time...

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Dark Sun Monday along the PCT

Rainier beyond Crystal Mountain Washington's Northern Cascades abound with unforgettably picturesque sights—so many that the days can tend to merge into one another, especially when you've seen the same hulking, massive, snow-covered stratovolcano in front, to the side, and behind, looking imposing from every angle. Mount Rainier...

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A Fresh Look at the Pacific Crest Trail

For decades the Wilderness Press Pacific Crest Trail guidebooks have been helping hikers navigate the PCT, and this year we’re releasing fully updated full-color guidebooks. Not only are these books beautiful, but they are also super detailed and handy to have. They are for sale...

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3 Fun Highlights from National Park Week 2020

Last week was National Park Week 2020. It was amazing to see the outdoors community come alive and celebrate our National Park System. There was so much to do and see and say. The NPS even created virtual badges one could earn via Twitter or...

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Bikers Celebrate Trails from Home and Online

One of the highlights every spring is the ceremonial opening of all the Rail Trails across the country. This year, things are certainly a little different, aren't they? Here at Wilderness Press we hope you are safe at home and able to practice smart social...

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