AMC Books Announces the Publication of Massachusetts Trail Guide, 10th edition

March 28, 2016

Massachusetts Trail Guide, 10th editionCompiled and Edited by John S. Burk
$24.95 (print)
Paperback • 488 pp • 5″x 7″

Available Now for Purchase from the AMC Store


March 28, 2016

Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of Massachusetts Trail Guide: AMC’s Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in Massachusetts featuring the Appalachian Trail and the Berkshires, 10th edition.

This tenth edition of AMC’s comprehensive trail guide covers more than 390 trails across the Bay State, from the Appalachian Trail in the Berkshires to Cape Cod’s Warner Trail—including 30 new to this edition. Hikers will appreciate detailed trail descriptions that include driving directions, elevation gain and mileage, as well as suggested trips for every ability level. Two pull-out paper map sheets feature five of the state’s most hiker-friendly public trail networks, including Mount Greylock Reservation and the Mount Holyoke Range (waterproof Tyvek maps are available separately). Whether readers are planning a close-to-home day hike or a backpacking excursion, this essential guide should be in every Bay State trekker’s library.

Inside You’ll Find:

  • Detailed trail descriptions covering all of Massachusetts, with more than 30 new trails and many new areas to explore
  • Full-color, GPS-rendered pull-out maps of five popular trail networks with trail segment mileage
  • Distances, elevations, trip times, and trip-planning and safety information


“The updated Massachusetts Trail Guide is just the inspiration everyone needs to go explore. The trails featured here represent the best of the spectacular conservation and park lands Massachusetts has to offer. This guide will get you started with helpful trail tips to hone your skills and stay safe. Soon you will be exploring the entire state!” —Deborah Cary, Director of Mass Audubon Central Sanctuaries

About the Author
John S. Burk is an outdoor writer and photographer, and is co-author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston. He has contributed to publications such as Natural New England, Northern Woodlands, and AMC Outdoors. He lives in Massachusetts.

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.) AMC books are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network.

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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.

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