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?

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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.

Thru-hiker traffic on this western trail is growing faster than the volunteer community's ability to handle it

Get off-trail just a couple hours' drive from Denver and the Front Range

For Warren Doyle, who has thru-hiked the trail nine times, it comes down to mental—as much as physical—preparedness

In the South, a series of hostels have welcomed hikers, defying trail closures and guidelines. They say they're acting on behalf of their communities.

Help keep trails open by not abusing them

I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.

Be prepared for every obstacle, and save a ton of money by making your own equipment and learning how to fix your stuff when it breaks in the backcountry

Walking away from the adventure of a lifetime is hard, but it makes coming back to it especially rewarding. Here, five thru-hikers share their stories of failing and coming back for more.

Despite the coronavirus, you can legally thru-hike the Appalachian Trail right now. But should you?

Hostels are closing, volunteers are staying home, and trail organizations are advising hikers to cancel their plans

Trail dogs aren't for everyone, but trails are. As dog owners, we need to remember that.

Doctors told Trey Cate he'd never walk again after Iraq. Now he's organizing the most ambitious thru-hike of the decade.

The Juliana Trail takes hikers through remote villages and settlements in a 167-mile loop around the country's stunning Julian Alps

Up-to-date guidelines on the pros and cons of filters, ultraviolet light, chemicals, and other options

Hitting the trail has been a lifeline for the record-setting thru-hiker's ongoing battle with depression

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What are the best gifts for every type of adventurer? Hint: They’re not things.

Proving, once again, that kids don't have to slow you down

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