Trail Guides For Purchase and Guide Updates



Would you like to drive an emigrant trail from its beginning to end?  Would you like to see and vicariously experience some of what the mid-1800’s travelers saw and felt?  If so, you need the Emigrant Trails West Series of Guidebooks or Driving Guides to the emigrant trails written by Trails West volunteers. These guides will allow almost anyone with a modern SUV to explore many scenic roads both on and off pavement. Many families have been enjoying these guides for years. A list of our guides is below and a map showing the approximate trail locations is located here.

 

Guide Updates:

When we at Trails West learn of a serious error in one of our Guides or some kind of material change in the area through which the trails pass, we will keep you informed by making Guide Updates available. See the bottom of this page for updates.
If you are using one of our guides out in the field and find an error, please let us know about it. That way we can keep on top of things.

 

Shipping:

Shipping is free to the U.S. If you want to ship out of the Country, contact us at:                 TWinfo(at)emigranttrailswest.org

 


OUR GUIDES INCLUDE:



 FULL SIZE GUIDES

 


A GUIDE TO THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL TO THE HUMBOLDT RIVER




A GUIDE TO THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL ALONG THE HUMBOLDT RIVER

 

 


A GUIDE TO THE APPLEGATE TRAIL, FROM LASSEN MEADOWS TO GOOSE LAKE

 

 


A GUIDE TO THE APPLEGATE TRAIL, FROM GOOSE LAKE TO SOUTHERN OREGON

 

 

 

 Lassen Cover

A GUIDE TO THE LASSEN TRAIL & BURNETT CUTOFF

 

 

 


A GUIDE TO THE NOBLES TRAIL


 

 


Yreka Cover - SmallA GUIDE TO THE YREKA TRAIL

 

 

                  

 

 

 DRIVING GUIDES

 

 


HASTINGS CUTOFF & PACK TRAILS DRIVING GUIDE


 

Carson Cover(2)

CARSON TRAIL DRIVING GUIDE




TRUCKEE TRAIL & NEVADA CITY ROAD DRIVING GUIDE

 

 

 

Beckwourth Cover

BECKWOURTH TRAIL DRIVING GUIDE

 

 

Johnson Cutoff - Small

JOHNSON CUTOFF & LUTHER PASS TRAIL DRIVING GUIDE

 

 

 

Central Overland Small

CENTRAL OVERLAND TRAIL UTAH & NEVADA DRIVING GUIDE

 

 

HENNESS PASS ROAD DRIVING GUIDE

 

 

(All Trails West publications are spiral bound so the guides can be folded back on themselves to enhance their use while traveling in a vehicle.)

 

Commercial vendors wishing to order six or more copies, contact us at TWinfo(at)emigranttrailswest.org
for discount pricing.

 

                  

 

We usually ship orders twice a week via USPS media mail. But, we are a totally volunteer organization and are occasionally out on the trail or doing other things. Therefore please allow 7 to 14 days for your guide(s) to arrive.
If ordering by check, this will add a week or two to your delivery date.

 

To order one or more guides, go to each guides page and click on the add to cart button to pay with credit card or by PayPal. If you would rather pay by personal check, use the order form below. PayPal accepts credit cards and does not require a PayPal account.

 

BOOK ORDER FORM

 

Note: Order form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to get it free.
 
EARLIER PUBLICATIONS

In 1975, the Nevada Emigrant Trail Marking Committee, Inc., published the original guide to part of the Emigrant Trail as:

The Overland Emigrant Trail to California
A Guide to Trail Markers Placed in Western Nevada
And the Sierra Mountains in California
by the
Nevada Emigrant Trail Marking Committee, Inc., Reno, Nevada

In 1984, Trails West, Inc., published its first Driving Guide to the California Trail as:

EMIGRANT TRAILS WEST
A Guide to Trail Markers Placed By Trails West, Inc., Along
The California, Applegate, Lassen, and Nobles’ Emigrant
Trails in Idaho, Nevada, and California

These earlier publications are now out of print.

 

                  

 

GUIDE UPDATES:

 

Hastings Cutoff & Pack Trails Driving Guide (2nd Edition)
Updates here

 

A Guide To The California Trail, To The Humboldt River  (3rd Edition)
Updates here

 

A Guide To The California Trail, Along The Humboldt River   (3rd Edition)
Updates here

 

A Guide To The Nobles Trail,  (2008)
Updates here

 

A Guide To The Applegate Trail
From Goose Lake To Southern Oregon  (2011)
Updates here

 

A Guide To The Applegate Trail
From Lassen Meadows To Goose Lake  (Third Edition)
Updates here

 

Truckee Trail & Nevada City Road Driving Guide (2015)
Updates here

 

Johnson Cutoff & Luther Pass Trail (2015)
Updates here

 

Central Overland Trail Driving Guide (2016)
Updates here

 

Henness Pass Road Driving Guide (2016)
Updates here

 

Beckwourth Trail Driving Guide (2015)
Updates here