Because sometimes, you just want to get away from it all

The former pro climber became paraplegic after a bad fall on El Cap. Now she wants to raise awareness for how accessible the outdoors can be.

No two waterfalls are exactly alike, but these will always capture our imagination

Catalina Island’s trails have long, sweeping climbs and descents, steep and chunky sections, plus buffalo, foxes, and more views than you can imagine

That shiny sheet of plastic you have wadded up at the bottom of your daypack can help you stay alive. Will it help you stay comfortable? That’s a different story.

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Whether you’re looking to spin endless country roads, grind backroad gravel, or cruise rugged singletrack, Texas has a ride for you

I always loved hiking but hated sleeping in a tent. When I stopped using one, I found new joy on the trail.

Her list of physical feats seems almost impossible. Win national sport-climbing competitions starting at the age of 13? Check. Summit Mount Everest? Check. Free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours? That, too. But in order to cement her status as one of the world’s best climbers, there were more daunting obstacles to overcome.

Public lands have become more trodden and restrictive, but the pandemic-era craziness might not last

After more than 25 years of deliberation, the sport of kings finally makes its debut at the Games

Despite GOP rhetoric, selling America’s largest rainforest to China was actually bad business

As the number one female street skateboarder in the country, Mariah Duran hopes to inspire more people to try the sport.

As the number one female street skateboarder in the country, Duran hopes to inspire more people to try the sport

After 2,652 miles, 400,000 feet in elevation gain, and more than 51 days, the ultrarunner finished his PCT thru-hike

The treasure was found by Jack Stuef in June 2020, but for a dedicated community of internet sleuths, the hunt isn’t over

BETA Mountain Bike explores Hood River, Oregon.

With climbing’s Olympic debut less than two weeks away, we compiled a short explanation of how the competition will unfold on the world stage

Initially, Andres was all about adrenalin—downhill, drops, roots, ruts, berms, rock ‘n' roll. But Bea was more intrigued with the mythical side of mountain biking: the soul of the trail.

Born in Surf City USA, and the descendant of an actual samurai, Japan’s surfing superstar is ready for the sport’s debut on the world stage.

When hikers have leftover food or gear, they don’t trash it. They drop it in a box for the next person who needs it, forming a beautiful network of anonymous interdependence.

Check out this hidden mountain-biking gem in Nevada with Beta magazine

Kai's cycling roots run deep starting with his mother, Paula Lenny, a Pinarello athlete who was the Oregon amateur state champion in 1986.

The River Democracy Act will establish Oregon as the country’s undisputed leader in permanent river protection.

The Colorado-based provider of active-lifestyle content and services has expanded its portfolio again, bringing on three new cycling brands

Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests

For Monserrat Alvarez Matehuala, bringing her full identity as a woman of color to rock climbing has been both challenging and healing.

The Australian WorldTour pro bikepacked the route from Brest to Paris

Look forward to dirt races, gravel rides, and more in 2021

When an elite cyclist attempts to ride a bike as far as possible in an hour, one thing is guaranteed: they will hurt like never before

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Research. Packing. Gear prep. Maximizing fun. Here’s everything you need to know to pull off your next backcountry mission.

Despite warnings, rules, and common sense, tourists in Yellowstone keep approaching bears and bison.

We’re taking a look at how we’ve historically used maps to move through and understand the world, and how that’s changing now

Acadia National Park in Maine boasts 150 miles of trails on its official maps, but that’s only a part of what once existed. Matthew Sherrill tagged along with a couple of local history obsessives to explore some of the dozens of unmarked paths that lead to what were once major attractions—places some want to stay a secret.

There's no such thing as a truly accurate map

Reconciling the maps we made in the 18th century with modern reality is nearly impossible. But their lines, drawn long ago, are still legally binding.

Amid a national conversation about race, colonialism, and justice, Native mappers and runners are reclaiming Indigenous cartography, names, and land

Our ethics columnist weighs in on balancing conservation and enjoyment

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Bringing a reusable water bottle or coffee mug is just the start

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Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, there’s always something to learn about making the most of your time outside

From a long-distance thru-hike to exploring an urban park in your backyard, here's everything you need to know

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