AMC Books Announces the Publication of White Mountain Guide, 30th Edition

August 18, 2017

Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of White Mountain Guide, 30th Edition.

Compiled and Edited by Steven D. Smith
Paperback • 656 pp • 5″x 7″
Boxed set with 3 pull-out double-sided maps

Now in print for 110 years, AMC’s comprehensive White Mountain Guide remains hikers’ most trusted resource for trails in the magnificent White Mountain National Forest and surrounding regions. This 30th edition has been thoroughly updated and revised post-Tropical Storm Irene, with accurate descriptions of more than 500 trails, as well as trip-planning advice, safety information, and a checklist of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers. New to this edition are at-a-glance icons for suggested hikes and redesigned, easier-to-follow statistics for all trails, charting cumulative distance, elevation, and time between waypoints.

White Mountain Guide 30th edition

This boxed set also contains six pull-out topographic maps, updated to reflect the latest trail openings, closings, and reroutings. Redesigned with bolder, clearer colors and GPS-charted by AMC’s cartography department, these maps include trail-segment mileage; hut, lodge, camping, and shelter locations; wilderness-area boundaries; AMC shuttle stops, and more. Whether you’re planning a day trip to stunning waterfalls, a backpacking trek through the Great Gulf Wilderness, or a section hike along the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountain Guide is your quintessential resource for adventure in the White Mountains.

Inside You’ll Find:

  • More than 500 trail descriptions, updated to reflect the latest changes
  • Six full-color, GPS-charted, pull-out maps, with trail-segment mileage, shuttle stops, and more
  • Redesigned statistics for every trail, charting cumulative distance, elevation, and time
  • Suggested hikes for all ability levels, now with at-a-glance icons for easy trip selection

“In its second century, the White Mountain Guide continues to earn first place on any Northeastern hiker’s bookshelf.”—Peter Crane, Mount Washington Observatory

About the Editor
Steven D. Smith has authored several AMC titles, including Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide and The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains. He owns and operates The Mountain Wanderer bookstore in Lincoln, NH.

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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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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