AMC Books Announces the Publication of “AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.,” Second Edition

March 27, 2017

AMC Books Announces the Publication of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C., Second Edition

Written by Beth Homicz and Annie Eddy
$18.95 (Print) • $9.99 (e-book)
Paperback • 260 pp • 6″x 9″
978-1-62842-037-1 (Print)
978-1-62842-038-8 (iBooks and Nook)
978-1-62842-039-5 (Kindle)

Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C., Second Edition.

Discover 50 of the best day hikes in the Washington, D.C., area with this fully updated and revised guide from AMC, the definitive source on hiking in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. This four-season book is an indispensable companion for shorter walks and day-long adventures along the trails of Washington, D.C.; Maryland; and Virginia—now featuring ten new hikes and expanding into the urban areas of Annapolis and Baltimore, as well as farther south into Virginia’s George Washington and Jefferson national forests. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, plus those for kids and for winter snowshoeing and skiing. GPS trailhead coordinates make finding hikes a breeze, and updated essays throughout the book provide insight into the area’s rich cultural and historical context.

Inside You’ll Find

  • 50 hiking trips for all ability levels and seasons
  • At-a-glance trip planner to help you find the trip that’s right for you
  • Detailed maps showing parking, trails, and natural highlights
  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
  • GPS coordinates for all trailheads
  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
  • Essays on nature and history of the region

About the Authors

Beth Homicz has been a professional tour guide in Washington, D.C., since 1994; has written for the Washington Post; and was a regular columnist for Destinations magazine. She lives in rural Virginia, where she is at work on a novel about the Underground Railroad. Annie Eddy is a freelance writer living in the Baltimore–Washington, D.C., metro area. She blogs for Impact Design Hub and assists in running AMC’s annual Writing from Nature workshop.

Ordering Information for AMC Books
AMC Books are available nationwide through booksellers and outdoor retailers, and can be ordered directly from AMC at or by calling 800-262-4455. (AMC members receive a 20% discount.) E-book versions are available online through Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. AMC Books are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network.

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About AMC
Founded in 1876, AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. We invite the public to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails. Learn more at

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