Here are resources I have used to plan my trips and information about inn to inn travel around the world. Please share the resources you use for inn to inn hiking with the Walkabout community by adding to this discussion.
Park & Trail Guides
Hiking the California Coastal Trail, Volumes 1 and 2 - Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols
The California Legislature established the California Coastal Trail in 2001. It runs from Oregon to Mexico, 1,200 miles in total with approximately 750 miles on trails and beaches, 250 miles on back roads, and 200 miles on highway shoulders. This is a wonderful guide for backpackers and day trippers.
Headlands: The Marin Coast at the Golden Gate - Miles DeCoster, Mark Klett, Mike Mandel, Paul Metcalf, Larry Sultan
Tamalpais Trails - Barry Spits
Opening the Mountain: Circumambulating Mount Tamalpais, A Ritual Walk - Matthew Davis and Michail Farrel Scott
Lassen Volcanic National Park: A Complete Hiker’s Guide - Mike White
Footprints in Time: A History of Lassen Volcanic National Park - Douglas H. Strong
Gold Rush Trail: A Guide to the Carson River Route of the Emigrant Trail - Frank Tortorich, Jr.
Hiking the Gold Rush Trail: A Hiking Guide Over West Pass - Frank Tortorich, Jr.
The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco – Monterey Bay Area - Malcolm Margolin
A masterpiece on life in the extended Bay Area before Europeans.
Monterey in 1786: Life in a California Mission - Jean Francois De La Perouse
Three French ships, lead by La Perouse, set out on a scientific voyage around the world. This is his account of their visit to Spain’s most remote New World outpost.
The Age of Gold - H.W. Brands
The dramatic story of the California gold rush.
A Short History of San Francisco - Tom Cole
Indians of Lassen - Paul E. Schulz
The Anza Trail and The Settling of California - Vladimir Guerrero
The account of two expeditions in 1774 and 1775-1776 through Spain’s unexplored frontier, from Mexico to Monterey.
Bolinas and Stinson Beach - Phil Frank, Kendrick Rand and Tamae Agnoli
The Pomo Indians of California and Their Neighbors - Vinson Brown and Douglas Andrews
Mendocino – From the Beginning - Wilma and Don Tucker
Website Resources on Inn to Inn Hiking
Hiking from Inn to Inn in Vermont
Inn to Inn Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park
New England Guided hiking holidays
Footpaths of the World has a resource guide
for inn-to-inn travel
The Ice Age Parks & Trails foundation offers a list of inns
along the Ice Age trail in Wisconsin
Guided trips along the Rogue River in Oregon are offered by Rogue Wilderness Adventures
and the White Water Warehouse
. Lodging info for planning your own trip is available at the Rogue River Country
Learn about walking vacations in England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland
Other Guides to Hiking Inn to Inn
Inn to Inn Walking Guide to Virginia and West Virginia
- Su Clauson-Wicker
Books on Walking
Walking: A Little Book of Wisdom - Henry David Thoreau
The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation - Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace activist and Zen monk, Thich Nhat Hanh writes on mindful walking on the earth.
The Complete Walker IV - Colin Fletcher and Chip Rowlins
An 850 page tome by the cranky patriarch of California hiking. A thorough guide intended for backpackers with lots of information on equipment and hiking strategies. Inspirational writing on hiking.
Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit
We have walked for thousands of millennium. It is only recently that the wealthy took to riding horses, carriages, and now motorized vehicles. Solnit traces our bipedal history and its impact on the human psyche.
Nature and Outdoor Writing
My First Summer in the Sierra - John Muir
Anything by John Muir is still worth reading. The fresh account of a young man’s ecstatic adventure, hiking from California’s Central Valley to Yosemite.
A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf - John Muir
Muir’s account of his hike from Wisconsin to Florida with a visit to Cuba. In 1867, shortly after the Civil War, he headed south collecting exotic flora and adventures.
The Mountains of California - John Muir
A dense and poetic description of the Sierra and Cascades by a scientist, an adventurer, a romantic, and an ecstatic.
Travels in Alaska - John Muir
Muir’s trips to the Alaskan frontier from 1879 to 1890. Canoeing with Native Alaskans through iceberg filled bays, traipsing over vast glaciers, and writing the first accounts of this extraordinary, unexplored wilderness.
Mountains and Rivers Without End - Gary Snyder
I hope you find these resources on inn to inn hiking helpful. Please share your resources to help promote low-impact walking vacations - good for the soul, good for the earth.