Hiking

Emma Veidt
Park officials believe the 31-year-old succumbed to hypothermia

Nick “Chezwick” Gagnon became the fastest person to circumnavigate the enormous route, which takes in sections of five major thru-hikes

Columnist Maggie Slepian explains why expertise in the outdoors does not make you immune from mistakes

Hikers had to pay to access 14,272-foot Quandary Peak outside Breckenridge in 2021 and 2022

The latest story of a tourist behaving badly in a national park is a real head scratcher

Colorado has thin air and endless views. New England has roots, rocks, and tree-lined trails.

Jon Anderson overcame temporary snowblindness to complete the 2,650-mile journey from Mexico to Canada

Philip Carcia covered nearly 2,000 miles over a span of 90 days to complete the arduous goal. It was his third attempt at the challenge.

The photographer is willing to go the distance for the perfect shot

The results, however hilarious, remind us how hikers destigmatize the body

Andrea Sansone spent the summer scouting Nolan’s 14 before setting the FKT

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

The veteran hiker takes us through his three-day attempt, which saw him battle bladder problems and extreme exhaustion

Editors list the bold and bizarre items they’ve stuffed into a backpack for a trip to the woods

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

Each year, Big City Mountaineers changes thousands of kids’ lives by bringing them on their first outdoor adventures. You can make it happen for another.

People keep falling into outdoor latrines while rescuing lost phones. Our editors list the belongings they would fish out of an outdoor crapper—and which ones they’d leave behind.

Your guide to all-things Long Trail for your upcoming thru-hike

The 20-mile ridgeline covers over 12,000 vertical feet and overlooks the Austrian city of Innsbruck

Lessons learned during a stroll through London’s narrow streets and soaring parks

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By some measures, Jenny Bruso’s advocacy for body inclusivity in the outdoors has been a wild success. But she says the fight has barely begun.

Don’t whack a golf ball off one either, or chuck a Frisbee, or do anything else that jeopardizes the safety of your fellow hikers

The distance runner shaved more than two hours off the JMT’s previous fastest time

On Thursday, they finished the last leg of the triple crown, but they’re not done yet

On Sunday night, British hiker Josh Perry decimated the trail’s long-standing self-supported records after chasing Timothy Olson’s 2021 time

From local favorites to tourist must-dos, these trails are the best of America's Finest City

Two men defaced the popular Moran Point overlook, and photographers caught them in the act

Officials at California’s Redwood National Park say visitors have caused damage to the tree and its surroundings

Driven by closures and new parking rules, Colorado’s highest peaks saw a precipitous drop in hiker visits from 2020 to 2021

With inflation on the rise, I scrapped plans for another long summer hike. On little daily walks through South Dakota’s Black Hills, I’ve rediscovered the surprise and delight of getting back to basics.

Michael Charles Lombardo, 55, frequently walked the famed trail with his pet Chihuahua

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

The new slogan launches after a series of tourist encounters with the massive mammals

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Take life outdoors one level higher. Here’s how. 

Scott Benerofe finished a rare and daunting southbound winter thru-hike of the AT. His self-proclaimed normalcy about the endeavor suggests such treks might not stay so rare for long.

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Plus, how to keep your pup fueled and energized for every outing

To commemorate Father’s Day, editors recall their favorite fishing trips, bike rides, and outdoor misadventures with dad

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We’re all for lightweight backpacking, but there are better ways to save weight than forgoing happy hour

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

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Fjällräven Guides share lessons about the power of spending time in nature with others

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?

You don’t need to “get in shape” to enjoy hiking season. Here’s how to savor it from the start.

Meet Moose, the nine-pound Rex rabbit warming hearts along New Hampshire’s scenic trails

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Are you drinking enough? Filter faster and hydrate smarter with these pro tips.

Crashing, getting lost, or making a gear mistake is just part of trying a new outdoor activity

For many hikers, stopping can be harder than continuing, even if it’s a good idea

This retired professional ultrarunner has found (almost) every waterfall along this wild stretch of central California coast. And, no, he won’t tell you where the best ones are.

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Play in the mountains, stay in the city when visiting this vibrant destination

A woman in Washington State learned the hard way that items dropped into an outhouse are best left alone

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Wherever you explore, summer adventures shine brighter when we do our part to travel sustainably and responsibly

Leave the smallest footprint possible on your outdoor adventures

Harness the power of observation and the fundamentals of meteorology to make short-term forecasts on your next hike

GPS units sometimes fail—you owe it to yourself to know how to use a trusty compass

Water weighs a lot, audiobooks weigh nothing, and more semi-philosophical tips to guide rookie trekkers to a strong finish

Missoula, Montana’s M Trail is many things. But mostly it’s just steep.

For the fifth year in a row, no one could best the infamously rugged course at running’s quirkiest event

After a driver struck and nearly killed me, I had to relearn how to walk. Hiking the trail outside my front door became a goal I never thought I’d achieve.

If you’re wondering whether you need crampons and an ice ax for your spring hike, these maps will tell you

The pain I experience while thru-hiking draws me back to the present and makes me more aware of my privilege

Ascending a volcano is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but on this adventure, the struggle almost outweighed the reward

“The world and how it interacts with me changed the day I came out as trans”

Outside’s ethics guru on how to be both a responsible pet owner and an environmental steward

In their fifties, Marcia and Ken Powers began long-distance hiking. Lessons they learned on trail prepared them for the next phase of their lives.

Initially I was drawn to before-and-after photos of thru-hikers, but after I finished my first long trail, I saw these posts for what they were: unhealthy

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A hiker pulls confidence from an unsolicited gear critique in the Catskills

Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails

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Campgrounds may be closing for the season but you can still camp from the comforts of your own home

In six years, Constantine and Magpie have collectively hiked 30,000 miles. What do they do now that they’ve learned their lessons from—and found love on—the trail?

This California trail was my dream hike—until maggots, a missing tent, and the stomach flu turned it into a nightmare

Gelje Sherpa to climb Cho Oyu from Nepal, Aspen businesses hungry for workers, and a strange cyclocross crash

The travel guru discusses the adventure that fueled his newfound love for hiking

Beloved by many Canadians, the trail is especially important to Vancouver-based Judith Kasiama, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and founder of Colour the Trails

After moving to Salida, Colorado, one writer decided to get to know her area by traveling on every trail on the map

Gaia Topo lets you download an entire state map in a matter of minutes without hogging your phone’s precious storage space

Two climbers want to be the youngest to summit the 14 peaks, big tricks at Nazaré, and avalanche safety becomes art

Rahawa Haile set out on the AT during one of the most tumultuous periods in our political history. The story she wrote about it for Outside in 2017 hit a nerve, and encouraged many others to get out on the trail. We followed up with her to find out what scared her the most, the one piece of gear she couldn’t live without, and why thru-hiking is always worth it in the end.

A writer with a few such times under her belt ponders whether or not speed enhances or detracts from the experience

What started as a Instagram account has boomed into a community of Muslim hikers taking on trails around the world

Outdoor Recreation’s impact on tribal lands, renaming a California state park, and Candide Thovex trims the trees

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