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Inspiration for this great trail we call life from John McKinney, Author, Speaker, Trailmaster.

Blog

John’s latest news, spirited views, and tales from the trail

Videos

Enjoy viewing trails near and far, John’s walks and talks, book trailers and hikes on TV.

Talks

John McKinney’s wise insights, gained from the natural world and “real world,” teach, inspire, and entertain.

Books

Get to know author John McKinney and the stories behind his stories. Read excerpts from works-in-progress.

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Hiking On
The Edge

Dreams, Schemes, and 1600 Miles on the California Coastal Trail

The intrepid trailblazer discovered much more than a trail. A saga, a celebration, a comedy, a lament, this narrative ranks with the classics of California travel literature. A book by John McKinney.

“Powerful, edgy and often very funny, John McKinney memorably shares the coast’s natural wonders, skewers corporations, developers and those who don’t share his sense of stewardship, and reminds us of the need for constant vigilance to protect this extraordinary meeting of land and sea.”

–Susan Jordan, California Coastal Protection Network

“In spectacular prose both gentle and awe-inspiring, John McKinney tells the grand tale of the California coast like no one before him has done, leaving us on the edge of our seat throughout this entire collection.”

—Thomas Rigler, Executive Producer, City Walk and California Coastal Trail (PBS)

Hiking the
Holy Mountain

Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos Greece

By turns glorious and hilarious, with a “plot” and colorful cast of Greek monks that seem out of a movie script. A powerful one-of-a-kind true story of saints, icons, and a hike like no other. A book by John McKinney

“I really enjoyed reading Hiking the Holy Mountain by John McKinney! Wonderful descriptions of the place and people of Mt. Athos, and some miraculous events–including St. Anna’s intervention in bringing the McKinney family a son.”

–Frederica Mathewes-Green, author, Facing East

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John McKinney is The Trailmaster

Visit John at TheTrailmaster.com

John McKinney Videos

Come Along and Walk with Me

Meet John McKinney

On the trail and in the studio, The Trailmaster shares his philosophy. Happy Trails!

Hikes To the Hollywood Sign

Fun hikes, fab photo ops, and splendid vistas of La-La Land. John McKinney shares three great ways to go.

Hiking the Holy Mountain Book Trailer

Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece.

Speaker John McKinney

“Take a hike and change your life!”

“Take a hike, change your life!” John reveals how time in nature can benefit us in body, mind, and soul. Heartwarming and laugh-out loud tales from the trail.

A spiritual adventure, one of the all-time best tales of adoption, a glorious and sometimes hilarious story of faith and family. Do you believe in miracles?

Dreams, schemes, and 1600 Miles on the California Coastal Trail. The true nature of California revealed.

Get great deals on all of John’s books
including The Trailmaster Pocket Guides
at the TrailMasterStore.com

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