New York has the most diverse scenery and one of the most extensive systems of backpacking trails in the East, with a network of trails perfect for both weekend and longer expeditions. Covering hikes in the Hudson Valley, Taconic Mountains, Catskills, Adirondacks, Central, and Western regions of the state, this is the perfect guide for discovering the natural beauty of the Empire State.
Jeff Mitchell is the author of Backpacking Pennsylvania, Paddling Pennsylvania, Hiking the Endless Mountains, and Hiking the Allegheny National Forest. He is a board member for the Keystone Trails Association and a member of the Alpine Club of Williamsport. He lives near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, where he works as the District Attorney of Wyoming County.