Eric Hansen is the author of two volumes of practical spiritual ecology – also known as hiking guidebooks.

His twin books reflect a memorable 1700 miles of hiking research – a search for our region's most notable pathways, as well as the compelling themes of the landscape.

Along the way he found sparkling waterfalls and wave washed shores, ancient forests and cathedral groves of hemlock elders, wildlife scenes and clifftop vistas – all chock full of soulful solitude.

His two books are:

Eric working on Hiking Wisconsin

Hiking Wisconsin

Discover 64 of the
best hikes in Wisconsin

Lace up your boots and sample more than sixty trails in the Badger State. From the Lake Superior shoreline to the Lake Michigan plain, Wisconsin offers hikers vast hardwood and evergreen forests, abundant wildlife, pristine waters, and ample opportunities for solitude. Veteran hiker and outdoor writer Eric Hansen will introduce you to these trails and more.

Whether you are a day-tripper or a long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Wisconsin.

Hiking the U.P.

Eric Hansen walked 900 miles
to find the greatest hiking adventures in the U.P.

Explore fifty of the best hikes in
Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula
A user-friendly format offers the reader a rich, easily scanned menu of hike options. The Hike Finder section lists recommended hikes by category such as the 23 hikes that lead to waterfalls. Whether you are seeking a memorable short stroll, or a challenging trek, difficulty ratings make your selection a well-informed one. Accurate directions and detailed trail maps keep you on course while alluring photographs illustrate the choices.

Interested in exploring the Trap Hills? Besides the 4 hikes featured in the U.P. book, this small brochure describes several shorter hikes to spectacular viewpoints. (PDF).
Short, Sweet, and Spectacular, The Best One Mile Hikes in the Trap Hills