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Officials issued tickets to ascend 3,284-foot Old Rag in 2022. The program was a success, so the park is continuing it in 2023.

Los Padres National Forest received 100 percent of its annual rainfall over the past 30 days. Now, roads, campgrounds, and trails are shuttered due to flooding and erosion.

This year’s white winter in the Sierra Nevada could create dangerous conditions along the iconic trail in the spring and summer

Two stranded hikers survived a night in the wilderness after illicit explosives grounded a helicopter

A new state law boost the budget for lifesaving crews and grants legal protections to volunteer rescuers

An experienced 59-year-old hiker died after falling from 2,865-foot Mount Willard

California’s Twenty Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will sign a co-stewardship agreement to help operate the park

Injured in the SoCal backcountry, a man got a break when two campers heard him screaming for help

Hikers on the Appalachian Trail will see the permit price increase from $20 to $40 in 2023

The iconic California park has done away with its three-year-old timed-entry system

Shenandoah National Park has unveiled Shencamp, a text message-based update to help campers locate vacant campsites

With the summer high season wrapping up, a variety of national parks are doing away with timed-entry and reservation rules for the next few months

Joe “Kanga” Harvey was last seen heading toward the Connecticut River, where his body was later retrieved

The Granite State has the right to bill hikers for the cost of their rescue, if officials deem them to be reckless in the outdoors

The suit seeks return Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to their diminished, Trump-era boundaries

The Cherokee tribal council will vote on whether to support changing the name of 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome

Rangers in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests are asking hikers to be mindful of bears

The Park Service is asking for help to identify who spray-painted rocks near Yosemite Falls

The cause of Paul “Grandmaster” Classen’s fatal fall is still unclear

The creator of National Park NFTs says he plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to the National Park Foundation, but environmental activists are critical of its choice of blockchain, which is among the least environmentally friendly