Western Trails describes hiking opportunities defined by the Adirondack Park boundary to the north, west, and south and by the villages of Paul Smiths, Tupper Lake, and Long Lake to the east– arguably some of the wildest lands in the eastern United States.
Seven Wilderness Areas, thirteen Wild Forest Areas, the extensive St. Regis Canoe Area, one Primitive Area, and two state forests fall within this guide’s purview, as does the Cranberry Lake 50, a 50-mile hiker’s challenge. Softcover. 341 pages. 5.5″ x 8.5″. Members receive a 20% discount.
Western Trails is volume 4 in ADK’s Forest Preserve Series of guidebooks covering the Adirondacks and Catskills. Volume 1 is High Peaks Trails, volume 2 is Eastern Trails, volume 3 Central Trails (new edition coming in 2023), volume 5 Northville-Placid Trail, and volume 6 Catskill Trails.