The scientist who discovered the Lyme disease bacterium alleged the illness's current outbreak is the result of a bioweapons experiment gone awry. Science writer Kris Newby digs in to uncover the...
Each year, they draw as few as a couple hundred riders to more than 10,000 devotees. Here is a list of the best supported bike rides around.
Yes, a thru-hike with the family is possible (and yes, it can be fun).
With our national parks growing ever more crowded, we rounded up seven of the best wildlife management areas around the country for those who want to avoid the masses.
Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis is vying to clutch the fastest known time for a supported run on the 2,190-mile thru-hike—and so far he's on pace.
As wildfires become more commonplace, you need to know how to react in case you ever encounter one.
You can cut down your pack weight to log big miles this summer.
These five hikes offer the best glimpses into unspoiled wilderness, spanning each region of the country.
A group of dedicated trail lovers are working to protect America’s favorite wilderness footpath from the hordes of people who walk it each year
Christian Thomas, aka Buddy Backpacker, finished the Continental Divide Trail on September 18, 2017, becoming the youngest person to complete all three of the nation's top hiking trails.
The Great Eastern Trail spans nine states and 1,600 miles just west of the Appalachian Trail—but private landowners, meager funding, and sluggish construction are holding up the completion of America...
Jim Tabor began stashing hand-carved spoons along the Appalachian Trail in southern Pennsylvania six years ago for through-hikers to find and take with them as souvenirs. His creations have come to...
Ever wonder what type of person takes six months off to hike the U.S.'s most famous wilderness trail?
As more hikers take on the 2,190-mile route each year, Lyme disease intensifies its spread across the eastern U.S.
No one has ever completed the 2,180-mile trail heading southbound in winter, but this full-time hiker is trying