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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.

For journalist Neil King, there’s never been a better time to reflect on the nation’s fraught history

From a new route that provides access to some of British Columbia’s best surf spots to a 1,400-plus-mile path that will connect all of Italy’s national parks, these aren’t your average walking journeys

The gap between performance and style has never been wider—or has it?

Here are the products that got us over the 2020 finish line

Top trail runners mix running and walking on steep terrain, but even scientists aren't sure how we choose which is better

Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.

The pandemic has led to an unexpected positive—people reclaiming streets in ways that have made urban America more bikeable, walkable, and enjoyable. Preserving that will take work, but it’s worth it.

The pandemic has robbed kids of vital socialization with friends—and put even more emphasis on the importance of spending time with them in nature. But what happens when your child is a nonstop yakker on the trail?

A new review sifts through the evidence for and against hiking with poles

Science says the HoverGlide reduces vertical forces by more than 80 percent. But what does it actually feel like?

The OluKai Pehuea work whether you're on the beach, in town, or on a cruiser bike

I've tested hundreds of them. These are the best daily drivers.

Many of us have long dismissed this gentle, approachable activity for more adrenaline-pumping forms of exercise. We've been missing out—big-time.

Five kicks that transition seamlessly from trail to town

'Volksmarches' are popular walking events that involve tea stops, prizes, and a noncompetitive spirit

All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways

'Why We Swim' and 'In Praise of Paths' are timely inquiries into human locomotion

You're contributing to America's addiction to speeding—and you're much more likely to kill someone

In an excerpt from his new book, 'In Praise of Walking,' Shane O'Mara delves into the science behind an activity that human beings often underestimate

The joy of being a masochistic oddball

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.

With 43,000 feet of elevation gain, 91 miles above 10,000 feet, and 63 summits, the route is not to be taken lightly. Brendan Leonard recounts one of his favorite adventures from the past decade.

With his leg stuck and temperatures dropping, one hiker thought he'd never get out of a remote Utah canyon alive

Doctors told Trey Cate he'd never walk again after Iraq. Now he's organizing the most ambitious thru-hike of the decade.

For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.

Grammy nominee Mike Posner left behind his life in L.A. to go on a 2,851-mile journey in search of... something. Here's what he learned about grief, motivation, struggle, and authenticity.

'Let's Talk' follows tech-minimalism evangelist Chris Andrews on a journey by foot across the United States

You don't need mountain trails out your door to get your boots ready for a big hike

None would be where they are today without the influence of these people

After being raped in Mongolia in 2015, she's using her trek to advocate for women's safety

The gear and the skills you need to get home safely

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.

Dogs belong off-leash outdoors. But if you're going to take your dog off-leash, you need to be responsible.

When Baltimore Jack died near Franklin, North Carolina, the news shook the Appalachian Trail community. Jack had left behind the real world to live on the AT, thru-hiking it seven times and helping countless others to reach their goals. To some, his choice to live off the grid was irresponsible. Others celebrated that he'd managed to break the shackles of convention. A look back on the life of an AT antihero.

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