Women Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers
by Heather Bulogh Rochefort
Wonderful book written by women hikers about their favorite trails throughout the US.
Great descriptions and information.
A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson
This book was made into a movie, but worth reading for the great descriptions and wit! Humble hiker.
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
by Ben Montgomery
Amazing story of a woman who endured an abusive marriage and many other trials who finally decided to try hiking for the first time, in her senior years, no less, AND decides to do the whole Appalachian trail with little more than what she carried in her small sack!
San Bernardino Mountain Trails
by John W. Robinson
A guidebook to 100 hikes in the San Bernardino mountains. Includes a separate folded map.
Afoot & Afield: Inland Empire: 256 Spectacular Outings in Southern California
This guide covers the millions of acres of public lands in the region, including the Mount Baldy Area, San Bernardino Mountains (Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, and San Gorgonio Wilderness), Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, the Palm Springs Area, Urban and Desert Parks and Preserves, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Mojave Trails National Monument.
Hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains
by Jim and Jackie Manning
Discovery hikes for Lake Arrowhead, Cedar Glen, Running Springs/Arrowbear, Green Valley Lake and Snow Valley areas.
Islands of Solitude: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
by Jim Manning
After retiring from his job as an accountant at the age of 62 and with almost no hiking experience or training, Jim Manning chronicles his adventures hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
San Bernardino National Forest Atlas
Topographic Maps of the San Bernardion National Forest developed by the United States Department of Agriculture
Wildflowers of the San Bernardino Mountains
Compiled by Barbara MacColl Levering with Bill Alexander, LaVerne Crumley, David Dopps, Gina Richmond, Julia Spelman, and Francy Stewart
Basic wildflower field guide of the most commonly seen wildflowers in the region. Designated by Color, Blooms, Height, and Habitat.
Trees of the San Bernardino Mountains
by LaVerne Crumley (Author), Kevin Kellems (Author), Gina Richmond (Author), Julia Spelman (Author), Thomas Walsh (Author), & 26 more
Basic tree field guide of the most commonly seen trees in the region
Flowering Plants of the San Bernardino Mountains
by Robert Reed
Basic field guide of plants and flowers in the region. Designated by Latin names and classifications, common names, habitat and bloom period.
Epic Hikes of the World: explore the planet's most thrilling treks and trails
"With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet's Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic"-- Publisher's description.