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
You're probably doing it wrong. And even if you aren't, it won't work anyway.
Food is heavy. Don't carry it for miles while backpacking just to let something else eat it.
In 2018, thru-hiker Tyler Lau set out to be the first person of color to complete what’s known as the triple crown in one year
This summer at the southern terminus of the PCT, photographer Ian Tuttle asked a bunch of thru-hikers why they were hiking. Months later and 2,591 miles to the north, he found some of them again and asked what they’d learned about themselves. Turns out, six months in the wilderness is a pretty good crash course in philosophy.
Two hikers just set the only known times on the country's newest state-spanning trail system
The difference between capturing good and great shots comes down to the smallest details
Only five others—all men—have completed the thru-hiker’s Holy Grail in fewer than 365 days
The 34-year-old from North Carolina hasn't been heard from in more than a week
Iraq War veteran Will Robinson had to do something drastic to save his own life. So he started hiking…and he hasn’t stopped since.
The bodies of Garret Bonkowski and Jessica Bartz were discovered on October 1 on a South Rim trail. How they died remains a mystery, and their families want answers.
As America wrestles with high rates of suicide among military personnel and veterans, outdoor programs have been offered up as a promising treatment. Dan Sidles seemed like the ideal candidate: an Iraq War vet who suffered from PTSD, he tried to find a renewed sense of purpose through climbing and mountaineering. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough. Brian Mockenhaupt explores the final years of a tortured friend.