AMC Massachusetts Trail Guide 9th: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in Massachusetts

Overview

For 45 years hikers have relied on the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Massachusetts Trail Guide to provide the most comprehensive guide available about the Bay States beautiful and diverse terrain. This revised and updated edition provides detailed descriptions of more than 360 trails across the state, including 15 new trails not included in the previous edition. You’ll also find a brand-new, GPS-rendered pull-out map, with trail segment mileage, improved color scheme, and better mountain peak icons.  Locator ...

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Overview

For 45 years hikers have relied on the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Massachusetts Trail Guide to provide the most comprehensive guide available about the Bay States beautiful and diverse terrain. This revised and updated edition provides detailed descriptions of more than 360 trails across the state, including 15 new trails not included in the previous edition. You’ll also find a brand-new, GPS-rendered pull-out map, with trail segment mileage, improved color scheme, and better mountain peak icons.  Locator maps at the beginning of each section have also been improved, and now include elevation gains. Whether you’re looking for a short excursion in the Blue Hills, a daylong adventure on Mount Greylock, or an overnight trip along the Appalachian Trail, the Massachusetts Trail Guide is a must-have for every hiker trekking in the Bay State.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This old standard in the trusted AMC Guide series provides comprehensive trail information county by county, making a lot of overlooked backcountry accessible. Designed to survive trail use and pack pockets."
Backpacker magazine

"Like all AMC Guides, the AMC Massachusetts Trail Guide sets the standard against which all other hiking guides are measured."
—Steve Golden, National Park Service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028254
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Edition description: Ninth
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 639,433
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John S. Burk is an outdoor writer, photographer, and historian from central Massachusetts, whose main interests are the natural areas and wildlife of New England.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Key to Maps

To the Owner of this Book

Introduction

The Berkshires

Pioneer Valley and vicinity

Central Massachusetts

North and West of Boston

Boston and Vicinity

Southeastern Massachusetts and the Islands

Appendix A: Conservation and Recreation Organizations and Agencies

Appendix B: Accident Report

Index

About the AMC

Leave No Trace

AMC Book Updates

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