National Geographic Topographic Map Guides

Topographic Map Guide Booklets

A format pioneered by NatGeo Maps, Topographic Map Guides are user-friendly and light-weight map booklets printed on rugged waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Laser-focused on the information needed for trail navigation, each two-page map spread includes a detailed topographic map centered on the trail or river. Below the map is a trail elevation profile showing the distance between important trail features and intersections keyed to locations on the map.

Together, the map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to navigating the trail or river. The concise front pages include a regional locator map and map legend, plus overview information about the region, descriptions of hikes, seasonality, regulations, and safety guidelines.

Learn about the creation and evolution of the Topographic Map Guide series.

Topographic Map Guides