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We asked the experts—and this is the one trail you can't miss in each of the 61 U.S. national parks
Kris Newby dives deep to unearth a secret history of government cover-ups in the spread of Lyme disease, but her research rests on shaky ground
Crews carry your gear and provide meals and campsites as you cruise through some of America's most scenic back roads
Want to take the kids along? Follow these tips from families who've done it the long way.
In wildlife management areas, hikers can glimpse animals in their natural, pristine habitat while getting off the beaten path
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
Wildfires are going to become bigger and more frequent in the future. If you find yourself caught in one, this is what you need to do.
There are plenty of ways to lighten your load this season. These tips can help shave off the ounces before tackling a long trail.
While overcrowding plagues America's most popular trails, there are still places to find solitude
A group of hired caretakers, called ridgerunners, are working to protect America’s favorite wilderness footpath from the hordes of people who walk it each year
Christian Thomas, a.k.a. Buddy Backpacker, finished the Continental Divide Trail on September 18, becoming the youngest person to complete all three of the nation's longest 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's next big wilderness route
Jim Tabor began stashing hand-carved spoons along the AT six years ago as souvenirs for through-hikers. His creations have come to symbolize the generosity of the tight-knit trail community.
Ever wonder what type of person takes six months off to hike the famous trail? Well, here's your answer. Presenting the average AT hiker, based on data from a 2016 survey.
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 and starting in December, but this full-time hiker is trying