The Working Person’s Guide to Thru-Hiking
Can’t take 6 months off to hike the PCT? We understand. Here’s how to take a big trip without getting fired.
In less than 800 miles, the Arizona Trail offers a steady string of stunning landscapes, uncanny animals, and changing circumstances. If your time is limited, it’s the national scenic trail to try.
Our trails columnist has hiked thousands of miles. These are the routes at the top of his bucket list. Thrill yourself with a trip to an amazing trail this year.
Got a few days off, a pair of healthy feet, and a pain threshold higher than Dean Karnazes? You can (possibly) blaze the length of America's Most Beautiful Trail.
Your guide to all-things Long Trail for your upcoming thru-hike
After months of pandemic-induced isolation, one Vermont family dove headfirst into a 272-mile adventure
When a group of friends decided to tackle Sentiero Italia, one of the world’s longest and forgotten trails, they had no idea that 1,500 others would join them along the way
Because sometimes, you just want to get away from it all
The Juliana Trail takes hikers through remote villages and settlements in a 167-mile loop around the country's stunning Julian Alps
More than 3,000 people attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail every year. Only about a quarter of them succeed. This intel from an AT thru-hiker provides key information to help you tackle and complete the 2,193-mile trek from Georgia to Maine.
The PCT traces the west coast of the U.S. over almost 2,700 miles. Our expert trail columnist reveals everything you need to know about what to pack, eat, and read, plus where to sleep and how to have the most fun on this scenic long trail.
Starting and finishing in the storied alpine town of Chamonix, France, the TMB circles Mont Blanc. This hundred-mile trail is one of the world’s most stunning—and definitely one of its most entertaining.
A half-hour ramble to a local campsite may not be your idea of an epic backpacking adventure. But it might just give you a new perspective on what’s important in a hike.
Heather “Anish” Anderson has now chronicled her record-breaking thru-hikes in two books. The ways she documents the details may surprise you—and help you do the same.
Each year, more families seem to earn attention by taking to long trails with small children. What are their motivations, and is it bad for the kids?
Staying in hiking shape during the off-season is a serious challenge, but it’s not impossible
A small injury during Morgan Brosnihan’s Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike inspired a big idea: Why not set up a mobile clinic for hikers who need help?
Thru-hiking is for everyone—but if you really want to build your life around the trail, some careers make it easier than others
I want to thru-hike part of the AT or PCT, but I’m the main caregiver in my household
Tips for being a backpacking beginner and a woman adventuring alone
Hiking can be a blast, but it won’t be if you're struggling every few feet. Here’s how to get ready for trekking, from easy day hikes to the longest thru-hikes in the world.