Tromp through a Florida cypress swamp, find solitude on a Catskills peak, look for rare Carolina blooms, plus 9 more.
On June 22, 2013 we'll help bring the outdoors to life with our popular Central Park adventure day!
Test yourself on these wild routes.
Kentucky's Land Between The Lakes, see a South Carolina swamp (without the bugs), hike through four states in one huge day, and more.
Your region's go-now guide: Explore New York City, hike four states in 24 hours, and perfect days in NC, GA, and NH.
Our trail scouts' top local hikes
Escape into wild forest just a short train ride from Manhattan.
Get a field-scouted tour of the High Peaks.
Jump-start your hiking season on these spring-ready trips from around the country.
Upgrade your winter fun at these 8 beginner-friendly, expert-ready spots.
Five more must-do hikes from this region's top map contributor—with 20 years of experience in the area—dishes tips for beating the crowds on her all-time favorite hikes.
Snag Big Apple skyline views, tackle four peaks in a day, rack up waterfalls, hike through history on the AT, and climb Vermont's highest peak.
The region's top map contributor—with 20 years of experience in the area—dishes tips for beating the crowds on her all-time favorite hikes.
Journey through America's most accessible wilderness in search of untouched places, and you might just find peace of mind to match the lakes and hills.
Head out on one of these trails in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Enjoy soaring views from open ridges on this easy-access overnight.
The undisputed local experts—you—chose the top parks, trails, campsites, and weekend getaways from Alaska to Alabama.
Conquer the rocks, ridges, and ravines on the East's toughest trail.
Your favorite Northeast hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Northeast.
Find the best skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and winter camping trips in the U.S.
Explore the Adirondack's valleys.
Skirt lakes to soaring ’Daks views.
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.
Brave thick forest to reach rugged twin summits.
Take the guesswork out of weekend hike planning; download these new trips in Baxter State Park, the Bitterroot Wilderness, and the Trinity Alps.
Take the scenic--and sporting--route to New York's highest summit.
The best hikes near Rochester.
The best hikes near Albany.
The best hikes near New York, as selected by the Big Apple's best hiking clubs.
The best hikes, as recommended by the best hiking clubs in the Northeast.
Explore waterfall-filled Gorges with fossils preserved in the shale walls.
Climb a fourteener for a view across the continental divide.
Hike streamside near pacific northwest greenery and caribbean-blue eddies.
Hike across a state, gain the country's best foliage view, and top alpine balds. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)
Our army of reader-reader scouts mapped 59 local hikes from South Carolina to Northern California. See their favorites, then learn how to download tracklogs and waypoints.
Whether you're looking for Coastal, Canyon, Peak, Forest, or Urban hikes, we have those. Plus some paddling (Water) trips for good measure.
Check out these city hikes in Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, and Manhattan.
If you don't mind the crowds, hiking Manhattan is urban hiking at its finest.
Who knows the secret trails and must-do classics in every corner of the country? Our teams of regional experts, recruited from the ranks of readers like you. Here are their top hikes from coast to coast.
A state high point, killer foliage, and a hike loaded with waterfalls
22 falls in a one day. Need we say more?
Bag New York's high point and two other big peaks.
Hike to a crowd-free view of the ocean.
Ogle fiery color in the Green Mountains.
Explore the Appalachian Trail's wildest stretch.
Scramble to the Catskills' highest peaks.
Online or via your cellphone these trips are ready to be downloaded and explored.
The perfect metro-area trail: close, wild, uncrowded. Here are 10 major city options.
Close your eyes and hear the bullets fly: These three routes pass through
parks drenched in United States military history.
For our 2010 Readers' Choice issue we want to know your favorite trail in America.
Our editor in chief digs through his years of trips, trails, and tales to share some of his adventures in the wild, from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rainier.
Sharing is for kindergarten. Take one of these 30 hikes and you can have the wilderness all to yourself.
Find real solitude amid the crowds at these secret stashes.
Trek to the trail-free summits of Macomb, Hough, and The Dixes
Ten perfect summits for your next group hike
From dawn-to-dusk epics in Utah canyons to lazy-picnic blueberry strolls in Maine–plus hikes to peaks, redwoods, hot springs, beaches, and more–here are 100 ways to spend a perfect day on the trail.
Home to the White Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and easily reachable urban trail networks like Boston's Emerald Necklace, this densely-populated region is small in size but big on recreational potential.
Pack snowshoes for these nine epic treks to snowy solitude in the Pacific Northwest, Rockies, and Northeast.
Fall camping season seems to go on forever with these fair-weather weekend trips.
These weekend float trips have side hikes that rival the paddling for scenery and solitude.
Add Adirondack State Park's Mt. Marcy to your life list.
The author sets out to camp in New York's Central Park--and winds up roused by matters of life and death.
16 wild ways to find backcountry solitude and big-time scenery. All this, and you can bring the ice chest, too.
Coming soon to your city: far-out adventures that are shockingly close to home.
Hike, climb and fish the wild Adirondacks
Push yourself on any of these challenging hikes
Three days. Two nights. Five New Yorkers who had never slept outdoors. And a leader who has some issues with map and compass. What could go wrong?
Can't make it to Canada? Try Glacier Peak, Baker Peak, or Catamount Mountain
Conquer the East's hardest dayhike
From paddling Lake Superior to glacier-hopping in Alaska: 6 hair-raising, lung-busting adventures from America's top outfitters
A long hike to the highpoint where weather and black flies could pose a challenge.
Use your backpacking skills at the best surfing, climbing, trail running, and even paragliding spots
Abandon the Big Apple for a visit to this great wilderness.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in New York.
How America's tragedy affected one New Jersey hiker.
When venturing into country "untrammeled by man," we can thank Marshall's unlimited efforts to preserve it.
When leaves turn the colors on a painter's palette, head to the Adirondack's High Peaks Wilderness.
Even when you're trapped in the nation's most crowded metropolis, backwoods relief is only a short hike down a Long Path.
Are you antsy? Need to get away? Try New York's Tongue Range.
Echoes of the ice age resonate throughout this Adirondack wilderness.
Old, haunted New York mountains, thick with legend.
Have your camera ready near dusk, when sunlight warms the landscape with intense color.
When the rest of the East is bare, snowshoers can find plenty of powder in New York's Five Ponds Wilderness.
Twelve trails that'll chew you up, spit you out, and have you begging for more.
Where artists once found inspiration, the Catskills' Escarpment Trail now challenges hikers.
Who needs Everest when you can have these eight summits, all hikeable, all close to home, no sherpas or yaks required.
These quiet summits feature the best views of New York's high Adirondacks.
Harriman/Bear Mountain State Park is only an hour from Manhattan, but you'll feel like you're worlds away.