Guide Books is a small independent publishing house and book distributor
located in Weiser, Idaho. The publisher specializes in outdoor guidebooks to
the Intermountain West, particularly hiking
Idaho trails. Well-known Idaho author and
hiker, Margaret Fuller, is Trail Guide Books’ primary author. Her
award-winning books provide hiking, biking, and horseback riding
enthusiasts with the information needed to explore Idaho's spectacular
The other main
author is Jerry Painter, who is an outdoor columnist for the
Idaho Falls Post Register and has written several hiking guidebooks.
hiking guidebook is kept up to date with new editions. The latest one, the Trails
of the Sawtooth and Boulder-White Cloud Mountains(6th edition) contains
GPS coordinates for all trailheads. All Trail Guide Books’ guidebooks give
the trip distance, elevation gained, elevation lost, highest point,
topographic maps needed, time, difficulty, and directions for reaching
the trailhead. They also include history and natural history of the
areas, ways to avoid damaging the environment, and information on
safety. Each trail write-up begins by describing the beautiful
scenery that will be seen on the trip.
of the Sawtooth and Boulder-White Cloud Mountains
NEW! Published in July, 2017 with 16 new hikes and all 3 new wilderness areas included (Cecil d. Andrus White Clouds, Hemingway-Boulder, Jim McClure-Jerry Peak)!
“To know Idaho is to love it and when you love Idaho you want to protect it. Margaret Fuller has introduced thousands to special parts of Idaho, helping create advocates from all walks of life, who love our extraordinary public lands. Open this book and begin planning your next Idaho Adventure.” Rick Johnson, executive director, Idaho Conservation League (About: Trails of the Sawtooth and Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, new 6th edition)
“This region is special to me. I hope this edition of Margaret's guide will help you find and share the very special Idaho experiences in store for visitors to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. It's a worthwhile addition to literature on how to enjoy Idaho's unique quality of life. Margaret's book is one that has proved its value to me many times over the years.” Cecil Andrus, former Idaho governor and Secretary of the Interior, March, 2017.
grand lady of the mountains has come out with the 5th edition of Trails of the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains." -- Pete Zimowsky, “She Wrote the Book on Hiking the Sawtooths”, The Idaho Statesman, May, 2011.