See Yosemite's river of ice, witness there-and-gone meteor showers in Hawaii, and mark your calendar for eight more fleeting natural wonders.
We've covered 245,591 miles of trails in our 37-year history. Here are our 20 all-time favorite trips, plus—shocking!—20 routes we never covered.
Thru-hike America's most revered long trail: the Appalachian Trail.
Bag a peak every day (and a view every step) on the country's highest-elevation footpath.
How to beat the crowds and find solitude in the Rockies
The top peaks for every type of hiker.
Find your hike on the country's highest footpath.
Is the reward always equal to the effort? Uh...maybe, says this bloodied, bruised, and bandaged reader.
Thirty miles up the trail from Springer Mountain, Winton Porter shelters and feeds thru-hikers–and works tirelessly to slash their pack weight.
Our reviewer found the Leki Carbonlite poles "tough, compact, and eerily light...."
Sample the best section of the country's first thru-hike.
Coastal views, mountains, and fjords await on the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park.