You always hear about great places to hike, but to find that one really supreme, perfect trail, where should you go?

Peter Potterfield can tell you. In fact, he’ll give you 23 options — routes, maps, difficulty levels, and all — on six different continents in his book Classic Hikes of the World ($32, W.W. Norton & Company), full of beautiful photographs of some of the most amazing peaks, canyons, and coastlines the world over. Potterfield, with 30-plus years’ hiking experience, offers trail tips (what to know before you go on a trail, what to avoid, what not to miss) and important advice for any hike — whether it’s a day trip, a two-week excursion, or a multiday trek through a canyon.

— Anna K. Fialho