The go-now guide for the central region.
Your region's go-now guide: Perfect days in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Tulsa.
Your region's go-now guide
Jump-start your hiking season on these spring-ready trips from around the country.
Hike these long trails in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and head south to Texas to see Horned Lizards.
Discover east Texas's longleaf pine forest; see the Boundary Waters on foot.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the southeast.
Your favorite Great Plains hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Plains states.
See moose, bag a high-desert peak, and sample a quiet long trail. (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.
Mississippi river vistas, ocean-size grasslands, and guaranteed solitude.
Explore a vast, trail-free prairie.
See the country's best light show.
Bushwhack into what very well might be the quietest spot in America.
Climb to views of the mighty Mississippi River.
Thru-hike one of the country's least-known National Scenic Trails.
Hike the River-to-River Trail over rugged ridges, through narrow canyons, and into small caves.
Get big views and rack up long miles with these close-to-home adventures.
Accessible national forests like the George Washington and Jefferson surround national park gems like Great Smoky and Shenandoah in a southern terrain that varies dramatically from Florida's Everglades to West Virginia's wilderness.
Welcome to this delightfully weird world of extremes.
The little-known Ouachita Trail ranked third among the long trails for solitude.
Follow Jesse James's footprints to a land of shady valleys and cool, clear lakes.
Western prairie meets eastern forest in the land of healing waters.
The bare rocks of Oklahoma's Charons Gardens will haunt and delight hikers.
Oklahoma's own Tennessee awaits intrepid hikers.
The Ouachita Mountains sheltered outlaws and gave John Wayne something to crow about. But it's not until you hike the 223-mile Ouachita Trail that you realize this country is the stuff of legend.