Good Guides for First-Time Backpackers?


I have some smaller thru-hiking experiences. Looking for some good guides/books for backpacking first-timers or for Camino de Santiago. Any recommendations?


Hi! KillaBee,
Welcome to TRAIL FORUMS.
If you’re interested in the Appalachian Trail, ATC has several real good publications (“Thru-Hiker’s Companion” and the “Data Book”).
These can be found in their “Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store” online at
Where are you planning on hiking and when?