FalconGuides®

For more than 30 years, FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor recreation content. With contributions by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, we invite readers to experience the endless adventure and beauty of the great outdoors.

Falcon Publishing was founded in Helena, Montana, in 1979 with one book—Hiking Montana by company co-founder and president Bill Schneider. From there Falcon went on to become North America's leading publisher of outdoor recreation books, its list growing to more than 700 titles before becoming part of the Globe Pequot family in the fall of 2000.

With books and content covering the entire spectrum of outdoor activities, ranging from hiking and rock climbing guides to environmental preservation and wildlife identification, our objective is to outfit your mind with the best possible information on where to go, how to get there, and what to see once you arrive. Our online community brings people who love the outdoors together to share experiences and encourage others to get outside!

A large part of Falcon's continued success as the world's leading publisher of outdoor recreation content comes from our unwavering focus. We do more than lead readers from Point A to Point B; we engage the spirit of the sports lover and capture the very heart and soul of outdoor America, its fascinating history, and its incomparable beauty. 30 years and hundreds of books, tens of thousands of maps, and countless trips into the wilderness later, a FalconGuide continues to feel as much at home on a coffee table as it does dog-eared and beaten in a backpack. And our commitment to delivering content in whatever way the outdoor community needs is unmatched.

Recent News

The Best of Outdoors Charleston

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Sneak Peek: How to Slackline!

It may just be the craziest thing you’ll witness: a lone person balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing anchored between two ...

The Best of Outdoors Nashville, Tennessee

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Michael Sample, FalconGuides Co-Founder, Dies at 66

It was with great shock and sadness that the FalconGuides staff learned of the sudden, tragic loss of Falcon co-founder Mike Sample, who ...

How to Choose a Kayak

Kayaking has been described as “hiking on water.” Clever, and kind of true. Think of the oceans and bays as forests, and of the creeks an...