Great Hiking and Outdoor Memoirs

I really like reading hiking and outdoor memoirs because they combine personal insights and emotions with the writers’ experience of everyday routine, physical trials, town encounters, and natural wonder. There’s a richness in them that you don’t often find in autobiographies or more episodic trail journals and trip reports.

I was working on my holiday gift lists this weekend and thought I’d pull together a list of my favorite hiking memoirs for you. I’ve read many of these and can recommend them. The rest – I hope someone will buy me!

Appalachian Trail

New Hampshire Appalachian Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

Start of the Long Trail at the Massachusetts Border

Other US

Canada Border Marker - Long Trail in Vermont


If you have any other hiking or outdoor memoirs you’d like to recommend please leave a comment below.

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