Trail Profile

The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

Note: Much of this hike is on Makah tribal lands, and the Makah reservation is currently closed to outside visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check local restrictions and...

Jul 8, 2021 : Dan Purdy
Trail Profile: Backpacking PA’s Susquehannock Trail System

Trail Profile: Backpacking PA’s Susquehannock Trail System

The Susquehannock Trail System (STS) traverses some of the most remote terrain in Pennsylvania, with more wildlife than people. Although numerous trails make up the STS, the route runs as...

Mar 5, 2021 : Troy Zohner
The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

Beyond the Appalachian Trail, many backpackers overlook Pennsylvania as a backpacking destination. Hikers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, however, appreciate the plentiful backpacking

Jan 18, 2021 : Troy Zohner
5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

Vic Hay contributed to this story. When I moved to Houston 17 years ago I had to do some research to find a trail of any decent length.  There is...

Dec 3, 2020 : Ruth Nasrullah
The Great Range Traverse: Tackling the Premier Adirondack Hiking Challenge

The Great Range Traverse: Tackling the Premier Adirondack Hiking Challenge

For hikers looking to tackle one of the toughest challenges in the Adirondacks, look no further than the Great Range Traverse.  Often compared to the Presidential Traverse of New Hampshire,...

Nov 10, 2020 : Troy Zohner
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: Backpacking Guide to the Best of the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: Backpacking Guide to the Best of the Grand Canyon

In 2018, the Grand Canyon slapped me upside the head. I was attempting a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim hike in two days, in freezing weather, without a sleeping pad, but I was detrimentally...

Nov 6, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The Iceland Traverse: North to South

The Iceland Traverse: North to South

Iceland is aptly known as the “land of ice and fire.” The island country is home to glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, lava fields, hot springs, and black sand beaches. Its incredibly...

Oct 23, 2020 : Lindsey Gordon
A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

Dotted with wildflower-filled meadows, stunning waterfalls, and inviting alpine lakes, these Cascade volcano loop hikes belong on every backpacker’s bucket list.

Oct 8, 2020 : Jen Datka
The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

I t's almost October, and there's finally a hint of crisp fall weather in the air. Decorative gourds will soon appear on suburban lawns up and down the east coast....

Oct 1, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

I've lived in Southern California for five years and still feel like I'm scratching the surface of available adventure around me. The beaches are great, but within three hours of...

Sep 9, 2020 : Katie Kommer