Milestone Press

Milestone Press is an outdoor adventures publisher known for high quality guide books for the Southern Appalachian region. It was acquired by the University of Georgia Press in early 2019. The UGA Press has assumed a backlist of twenty-two active titles, and will continue to publish new books within the Milestone Press imprint.

Founded in 1992 by longtime western North Carolina residents Mary Ellen Hammond and Jim Parham, Milestone Press quickly developed a reputation for well-designed and meticulously detailed regional trail guides. Over twenty-seven years the publishing house has attracted an enthusiastic readership who have grown to depend on the details only locals would know.

Milestone Press titles cover a range of outdoor activities: backpacking, motorcycle touring, day hikes and family hikes, remote and urban hiking, mountain biking, and road biking, as well as waterfall and wildflower trail hikes in and around the Southern Appalachians. These expertly written, accessible guidebooks equip the modern-day adventurer with the most up-to-date and user-friendly maps and trails in North Georgia, Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and Upstate South Carolina. They also include natural points of interest, local flora and fauna, historic sites, and local activities and attractions.

Books in this series

Backpacking Overnights
North Carolina Mountains, South Carolina Upstate
Jim Parham

Backpacking Overnights
North Georgia Mountains and Southeast Tennessee
Jim Parham

Day Hiking the North Georgia Mountains
Jim Parham

Family Hikes in Upstate South Carolina
Scott Lynch

Hiking & Mountain Biking Pisgah Forest
Jim Parham

Hiking & Mountain Biking DuPont State Forest
Scott Lynch

Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests
Intown and Out
Jonah McDonald

Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains
Danny Bernstein

Hiking South Carolina’s Foothills Trail
Scott Lynch

Hiking the Carolina Mountains
Danny Bernstein

Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians
Virginia's Blue Ridge, Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia Highlands
Hawk Hagebak

Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians
North Georgia, Western North Carolina, East Tennessee
Hawk Hagebak

Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians
Asheville NC, The Blue Ridge Parkway, NC High Country
Hawk Hagebak

Mountain Bike Trails
North Georgia Mountains, Southeast Tennessee
Jim Parham

Mountain Bike Trails
North Carolina Mountains, South Carolina Upstate
Jim Parham

Natural Adventures in the Mountains of North Georgia
Mary Ellen Hammond and Jim Parham

Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina
Favorite Rides of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club
Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Road Bike North Georgia
25 Great Rides in the Mountains and Valleys of North Georgia
Jim Parham

Road Bike the Smokies
16 Great Rides in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains
Jim Parham

Tsali Trails Map
Jim Parham

Waterfall Hikes of North Georgia
Jim Parham

Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina
Thomas E. King

Wildflower Walks & Hikes
North Carolina Mountains
Jim Parham






Editor for Milestone Press

Pat Allen
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