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.