Chuck Dillon's The Black Forest Trail: A Backpacker's Interpretive Guide includes a pocket-sized guidebook and two topo maps to lead you along the challenging 42.5-mile BFT loop. Whether you want to just hike a few sections or complete the whole loop, Dillon's book will help plan and guide your trip.
Guide book: ~ Provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the Black Forest Trail ~ Also describes eight different high water routes and access trails ~ Includes information on the geology of the area ~ 2008, first edition, 88 pages ~ 5.5 x 4.3 x 0.2 in.
Topo maps: ~ One double-sided map showing BFT mileposts, camping options, vistas, elevation profile, parking areas, and water sources ~ Contour interval = 20 ft. ~ Printed on coated paper ~ 6 x 4 in. folded; 17 x 11 in. open