The best seasonal fuel for the trail, ranked
A couple and their one-year-old child were found less than two miles from their car in the Sierra National Forest, with no obvious trauma. Authorities finally determined the cause of death.
Pawel Szafruga recently did the unthinkable by summiting all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single thru-hike. Will others follow?
An athlete and adventurer wants to summit the world’s highest peaks while advocating for inclusivity in the world of outdoor recreation
Hiking is for everyone—but as Kara Richardson Whitely, a.k.a. Mama Kubwa, discovered, not everyone has gotten the memo
Those instructions on the brownie box? Feel free to ignore them. This simple technique will get you a chocolatey dessert in just a few minutes.
Whether you’re looking to bag a 14er or just head out on a longer hike with your adventure pup, Ollie and his dad Stephen have some sage advice for making the most of your time on the trail.
Because sometimes, you just want to get away from it all
No two waterfalls are exactly alike, but these will always capture our imagination
After 2,652 miles, 400,000 feet in elevation gain, and more than 51 days, the ultrarunner finished his PCT thru-hike
You don’t have to stray far from this adventure hub to experience everything that makes Alaska such an incredible destination
Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests
Master the shakedown for a smoother trek
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.
Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, there’s always something to learn about making the most of your time outside
A group of LGBTQ+ mountaineers set a goal to summit Mount Hood and bring inclusivity into the outdoor community
Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path
The Swedish gearmaker sees ultra-hard-wearing gear as a key to a sustainable future.
Outdoor adventure is everywhere and southern Utah is making it accessible for all to experience
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
Refreshing cocktails? Whiskey-marinated steak? Yes, please.
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?
Whether you’re looking for an easy outing with the family or a challenging peak to bag, we’ve got you covered
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.
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
Five thought leaders working to make the outdoors more accessible and inviting to everyone
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
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
For Warren Doyle, who has thru-hiked the trail nine times, it comes down to mental—as much as physical—preparedness
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.
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.
Doctors told Trey Cate he'd never walk again after Iraq. Now he's organizing the most ambitious thru-hike of the decade.
For clean water when you're on the run
What are the best gifts for every type of adventurer? Hint: They’re not things.
After being raped in Mongolia in 2015, she's using her trek to advocate for women's safety
Most airlines have a policy for handling such matters. Here's how to avoid the same fate.