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Three court decisions are a sign of the power of protest

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.

During a week of historic decisions, the Supreme Court decided that an energy company can drill under the Appalachian Trail

From Hawaii to the Swiss Alps, what are the epic trips that nobody else is doing? We found a few.

Lucy Parks found trail culture far from fully accepting but refused to let fear stop them from thru-hiking the AT

Forget haunted houses and corn mazes. Head out to the woods instead, where the real scares await.

America's parks are confronting the past in an effort to create more inclusive wilderness spaces

Because demoing bikes and gear, exploring great locations, and celebrating afterward with new friends, craft beer, and music is way more fun than riding alone

Believe it or not, there’s still time for you procrastinators to make the most of the last weekend of summer

I'm worse at it than your average tortoise, and yet I persist. Why? Miseries and all, there's no better foundation for my physical and mental health.

There was something about Primland that made Emily Nunn see red—a lavish and expensive outdoor Xanadu situated near her beloved Virginia hometown. Then she went there and had... a pretty good time. Blame the trout stream and the 400-thread-count linens.

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

There are more than 10,000 different state parks across the country, many of which have terrain that rivals any national park

New emails reveal how the U.S. Forest Service caved to Dominion Energy in its quest to build a disruptive pipeline along the Appalachian Trail

It's easier than ever to jump on a bus, bike, train, or trolley to climb, paddle, hike, and camp

Hugo was the worst hurricane to ever hit the U.S. Florence could be worse.

Freeze your brain and melt your inhibitions with one of these delicious frozen-drink recipes for adults

Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis is vying to clutch the fastest known time for a supported run on the 2,190-mile thru-hike—and so far he's on pace

Tried-and-true adventures big and small, from sea to shining sea

The last two tree sitters fighting the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline project in Jefferson National Forest surrendered to police. Will others take their place?

The fight to keep a 300-mile pipeline out of Jefferson National Forest is heating up. The Forest Service has cut off all food and water supplies to the protesters, and supporters are becoming desperate to help.

The résumé of P. Daniel Smith, including a troubling work history

Just because some people think these destinations are miserable doesn't mean they actually are.

Craving sun and sand on the Atlantic? These beach towns offer that and more.

Beat the crowds and head for fresh climbing, mountain-biking, and chill-out spots within easy driving distance of eight burgs

Yes, Napa needs your support now more than ever. But if the great wine shortage of 2014 comes to pass, buy from these emerging wine regions.

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

Long stretches of open road through some of the most beautiful areas of the country, peppered with wildlife sightings, adventurous detours, and good brews—it's so much more than getting from Point A to Point B.

The Mid-Atlantic section of the Appalachian Trail includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Surprisingly, this portion is known for the hottest weather—even more so than the southern section of the trail—due to lower elevations. The Mid-Atlantic portion of the Appalachian Trail. The Virginia section of the Appalachian…

A peeping stroll is not an acceptable last outdoor gasp before winter. Presenting the best active autumn escapes.

And we mean "trips" in the literal sense. Our contributors share their most-loved, go-to spots across the U.S.

I want to hike part of the Appalachian Trail with my 16-year-old son this summer. We plan to go for a week. What are the best stretches for a trip like this?

When Robert Wood Jr. disappeared in a densely forested Virginia park, searchers faced the challenge of a lifetime. The eight-year-old boy was autistic and nonverbal, and from his perspective the largest manhunt in state history probably looked like something else: the ultimate game of hide-and-seek.

Your town got you down? We’ve got your escape plan. These 20 stars of America’s 21st-century Renaissance are riding a wave of civic reinvention and fresh ideas.

Want instant access to the Big Outdoors—trails, rivers, wild shores, just minutes from home—without compromising your livelihood? Then check out these ten towns on the verge of paradise, where you don't have to ditch it all to have it all.

Using cutting-edge techniques, three young mavericks set out to tackle one of the hardest routes in the Himalayas