A woman in Washington State learned the hard way that items dropped into an outhouse are best left alone
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
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
A thru-hiker’s best tips for decreasing your garbage
I tallied the waste I created for a month of my thru-hike. It was embarrassing. Now I know how to begin fixing it.
A personalized guide to make sure you're warm and fuzzy no matter the adventure, whether backcountry skiing or strolling through town
Hikers rescue stranded dog on Pico de Orizaba, Mikaela Shiffrin ties World Cup wins record, New Zealand MP bikes to childbirth
California rescue aided by drone, Mikaela Shiffrin chases ski record, and turkey trot Strava art
Backpacking rule number one: pack enough to eat
NPS study on harassment leaked, more ski resorts delay opening, teddy bear lost in Glacier National Park reunited with owner
What’s a surefire way to ruin an outdoor adventure? A selfish partner.
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.
We’ve all felt that panic when you wander off trail and can’t find your way back. Gaia GPS solves this problem.
Pawel Szafruga recently did the unthinkable by summiting all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single thru-hike. Will others follow?
A long-distance rambler named Bearsun is walking from L.A. to New York, dressed like a very large Pokémon. This is his story.
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.
Injury forces ultra legend Scott Jurek off the trail
This time the former AT record holder is heading southbound and shooting for a time of under 40 days
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
You don’t have to stray far from this adventure hub to experience everything that makes Alaska such an incredible destination
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
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
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.
The Swedish gearmaker sees ultra-hard-wearing gear as a key to a sustainable future.
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.
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
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?