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.
You can't technically finish the AT without a ride in Greg Caruso's canoe
She walks across entire continents. She has a Spidey sense for alligators and avalanches. And she is redefining what it means to be a modern-day explorer.
After becoming the first African American male to complete the triple crown of thru-hiking, Robinson is sharing his own experience to encourage more people to get outdoors
In May, Kirby Morrill was nearly murdered during a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Four months later, she climbed Maine's highest peak, the route's terminus.
America's parks are confronting the past in an effort to create more inclusive wilderness spaces
'Thru' tracks the traverse of two thru-hikers on Lions Head Ridge in Idaho, an unforgiving part of their hike
Morgan's Diner doesn't charge a dime for a gourmet meal, but it'll still cost you
A new organization thinks eminent domain is the answer to protecting the national scenic trail system. Other advocates think that idea is counterproductive.
The goal behind the LatinXhikers community is simple: share stories and inspire more Latinx people to go outside
Liz "Snorkel" Thomas, an Appalachian Trail record holder, created a 225-mile route through the Big Apple to help bring attention to the city's need for more playgrounds
From nifty ways to keep your beer cold to ingenious tricks to get the fire going, here are a few our favorite camp hacks
Philip Carcia hiked all of New Hampshire's 4,000-foot peaks every month for a year
Because the end of the weekend can also mean new beginnings
On-the-ground info to keep you safe in the backcountry
A proposed hydropower transmission line in Maine would impact the AT, wildlife, recreation, and tourism. Is it worth it?
You know that special feeling when you meet a stranger during an adventure, form a bond, vow to keep in touch—and then the whole thing fizzles out? Don’t feel alone. As Chuck Thompson explains, firefly relationships are an outdoor rite of passage, and in their own strange way, they’re magic.
After several months and thousands of miles, Outside's Taylor Gee knows what works and what doesn't
For the trail's most venerable volunteer group, retirement means hauling heavy equipment and sleeping outside for days on end
John and Alyson Kirk have crushed a long list of records in the mountains. This summer, they're chasing another one.
Making your way over an 800-mile trail through deserts and mountains in less than 16 days is no picnic—except for those gas-station resupply stops
This short video features countless hikers on trails across 17 countries, showcasing the diversity of our planet
Guthook Guides' maps and crowdsourced information have made hiking the PCT and AT immeasurably easier. But is that a good thing?
'Scotland—Be a Part of It' shows how Scotland is still a place of wildness and adventure, as long as you're willing to look
Mary Davison didn't catch the thru-hiking bug until she was 60. Since then, she's completed the Appalachian, Continental Divide, and Pacific Crest trails, and is now adding the 6,800-mile American Discovery Trail to her list.
'Thru' is an upcoming documentary about thru-hiking and why it's such a painfully enjoyable activity
Five days after an ad hoc army of volunteer searchers rescued hiker Amanda Eller, the yoga teacher missing for 17 days on Maui, the same crew located missing person Noah "Kekai" Mina just 20 miles away. This time, the ending was not so happy.
The 1,900-mile-long thru-hike winds through the southern Andes from Santiago to the climbing mecca of Mount Fitz Roy. To complete it, adventurers need a lot more than physical stamina.
The 17-year Army vet was stabbed to death when he and another hiker were attacked on a section of the Appalachian Trial last weekend. The trail had been his path to recovery from PTSD.
After one hiker was killed and another wounded after a weekend attack on the AT, many are asking why something wasn't done about James Jordan sooner
Use the calculator below to try out a new equation developed by the military to estimate energy expenditure while hiking
We asked hikers for advice on how to readjust to life after the trail
From in-town trails to nearby epics, hiking thrives in and around these urban epicenters
Alpine scrambles and beachfront strolls; multi-day singletrack adventures and quick urban escapes; soaring trees and rolling sand dunes—every state in the country has something to offer intrepid hikers. So we rounded up a bucket-list-worthy, best-of-the-best guide.
New owners are revitalizing Shaw's, the beloved hostel on the Appalachian Trail
How will a snowy winter affect your summertime high-country plans in the High Sierra and southern Rockies?
On July 17, 2017, thru-hiker Joe McConaughy set out to claim the fastest known time for a self-supported traverse of the Appalachian Trail