Hiking

It takes patience and some trial and error to make new trail buddies

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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

A group of LGBTQ+ mountaineers set a goal to summit Mount Hood and bring inclusivity into the outdoor community

All the essentials for crushing long days on the trail

Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path

Having a disability and staging epic adventures can go hand in hand. You just have to be willing to ask for a little help.

Hiking remains a rare modern opportunity to be stunned by the unknown. Don’t spoil it by obsessing over a bunch of YouTube videos.

If you're just getting started on the trails, don't be overwhelmed. This 101 guide breaks down where to go, what to wear, and everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun out there.

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.

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

In March, Emily Ford became the first woman to complete Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in winter. She’s also become an unintentional ambassador of the outdoor industry’s quest for inclusivity.

After experiencing loss, a new mother races through grief at the edge of the world

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.

Sometimes the biggest threat in the wilderness is another human

Hiking was in vogue in 2020, but COVID-19 closures decimated the thru-hiking ranks. What did prospective hikers do with their unexpected time back home?

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Monica and Vince Strawbridge and their four children hiked the PCT in 2018 and the CDT in 2020. Now the family has begun the AT.

What happens when a lifelong fraidy-cat sets out into the wilderness alone?

Lots of people say they hike to change their lives. For some, that starts by changing their love lives.

Many hikers hope their treks will make them better at other sports. Instead, mine kept me from distance running for a year—a common side effect we don't discuss enough.

When you stop resisting the information sharing that causes crowd flocking, you can use it to create advocates who will protect the trails

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One thing Denver-based artist Latasha Dunston loves about living in Colorado is how inspiring the state’s landscapes are.

After devoting their spring to COVID-19 patients, two West Virginia brothers became the first identical twins to earn the triple crown of American hiking

'Tempo' pairs video footage of Kyle Richardson running the Flat Irons of Boulder, Colorado, to a soundtrack of his own music

The next time you hit the trails, skip the summits

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Five thought leaders working to make the outdoors more accessible and inviting to everyone

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The new TenNine Hike GTX looks unlike anything else on the trail. That’s because it performs unlike anything else on the trail.

Liz "Mercury" Anjos just completed a mid-pandemic thru-hike of the AT—with the help of a small, dialed support squad and a van named Pegasus

'A Grand Journey' follows Kira Brazinski, a pro adaptive athlete on a quest to conquer her childhood dream of climbing the Grand Teton

An off-trail adventure through perhaps the prettiest chunk of the lower 48

Follow these steps to spend less time stressing over the details and more time on the trail

After months of trespassing and hiding from rangers, two hikers completed the Appalachian Trail in June. Their sagas raise questions about what it means to be outdoors in the United States right now.

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