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National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

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Page By: tarol

Created/Edited: Mar 14, 2007 / Mar 20, 2007

Object ID: 2829

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Product Description

This series of waterproof and tear-resistant maps cover many National Park, National Forest, and BLM areas. They are topographic and show trails, geographic features, roads, and facilities such as campgrounds and visitor centers.

They can be purchased online at this website.



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tarolI own many of these maps

Voted 5/5

I own the one for Sequoia & Kings Canyon, for the Canyons of the Escalante, and the one for Grand Canyon. Probably more than that, actually, but those are the ones that I know I have. They are great maps for planning your trips and also to take along with you to keep you on track. Not quite as detailed as a USGS topo but sufficient in many cases, especially if you're sticking to a trail.
Posted Mar 14, 2007 6:23 pm

Bill ReedI love maps!

Voted 5/5

These are very good ones. One thing I like best is that they're easy to carry and stand up well to repeated use. At this point I have 11, from RMNP to North Cascades. They really come in handy when your travels cover an area that would require several topos. Detail, as Sequoia pointed out, is lacking compared to the USGS topos.
Posted Apr 7, 2007 5:39 pm

jdzahariaA few missing trails.

Voted 3/5

I've recently found a few instances where trails seem to be missing from these maps. I wonder where National Geographic gets their info for these maps.
Posted May 5, 2010 3:16 pm

HostilejimA great set of maps

Voted 5/5

I own four of these maps for Colorado. They are correct on trail locations, and they cover a large area, so you only need one map for long hikes. I would definitely recommend these maps.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 5:59 pm


Voted 5/5

they sure aren't perfect but the topography, UTM overlay and other features make these maps great. Tear resistant and waterproof
Posted Jan 7, 2011 8:37 pm

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