Hiker Writer

March, 2015

Check the catgories list on the left for articles you may be interested in.

I’m continuing to upload stories on hiking, backpacking, and outdoor adventure.

For hikers:  Karen’s series of articles on the best long-distance trails is being uploaded. Also in the queue are articles on hiking skills, gear, clothing, hiking health and safety and more. Some are already posted. Check the left sidebar (or to the bottom of your mobile device), and come back often.

For editors and readers: You’ll find info about Karen’s books and other writing in the tabs (or the menu icon, for mobile) at the upper right of your page. You can also visit her professional writing site.

Karen’s newest book

Check out Karen’s newest book, America’s Great Hiking Trails (Rizzoli, 2014, also published in German by National Geographic). It was a New York Times Bestseller in Travel.

Other accolades:

  • “2014 Top Book Pick” (Barnes and Noble)
  • “one of the year’s best books for travelers” (Yahoo Travel)
  • “one of the top 10 books of the year” (Colorado NPR)

america's great hiking trails

America’s Great Hiking Trails contains essays and photos of America’s eleven national scenic trails, with a final chapter dedicated to 30 other important long American trails. Photos by Bart Smith and an intro by Bill McKibben.

Here’s a YouTube trailer for the book.

About Your Host

Karen Berger is a triple crown hiker, which means she’s completed thru-hikes of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide national scenic trails — all 7,500 miles of them, plus another 10,000 miles all over the world. She is also an award-winning writer, editor, and photographer. The author of 16 books and hundreds of magazine and online articles, she looks for stories that connect people, landscapes, nature, and culture. For more, visit her Bio page.