Navigate across a slickrock plateau in Zion's backyard.
Complete the newest section of the Great Eastern Trail with big-mile days on this big-view mountain.
Traverse dunes through wooded corridors in the state's largest forest.
Camp alongside a thundering waterfall and explore some of the regionís best karst features on a short-distance overnight into an old-growth forest.
Pass from deep hardwood forests to above-treeline mountaintops again and again.
See our readersí top spot, from lakeside to mountaintop, on a two-day loop.
Score a unique perspective of half-mile-deep Zion Canyon on this big-view shuttle hike.
Follow the chiseled Rockies to a cluster of secluded alpine lakes and waterfalls.
Follow the footsteps of old miners to three alpine lakes beneath the snow-capped Talkeetna Mountains.
Snowshoes that stay a step above the snowy slush.
A snowshoe with extra grip to keep you stable on all slopes.
Warm up for hiking season with a mellow escape to a maze of limestone plateaus.
Explore a slot canyon and soak in a warm backcountry pool in the country's first designated wilderness.
Check out the River Trail in South Carolina, the Florida Trail, or a loop in Mississippi and Virginia.
Snake along hidden inlets as you follow the shore of America's largest inland peninsula.
Try a 9-mile out-and-back in Ohio's Hemlock Gorge or hike through history in Per Marquette State Park or on the Saddle Rock Trail in Nebraska.
Hike through old-growth forest to ridgetop views of Arkansas's largest lake.
Descend from a cliff-rimmed mesa to a trout-filled lake.
Escape into wild forest just a short train ride from Manhattan.
Climb to bluff-top views of hardwood forest and rolling farmland.
Orbit an alpine lake on the edge of North Cascades National Park.
Climb out of the desert heat to breezy alpine solitude.
Escape into tranquil, rolling woods in the foothills of the Appalachians.
Follow a river through the surprisingly wild Pine Barrens.
Explore a seldom-visited stretch of the Continental Divide with hidden lakes, world-class trout fishing, and abundant wildlife.
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Rock-hop and wade your way down a wild sandstone corridor.
Ski (or snowshoe) hut-to-hut in the East's wildest preserve.
Score quiet views of the southern Virginia highlands on this lush loop.
Camp next to forest lakes and rock-hop across clear streams.
Circle an upland swamp rich with views, solitude, and wild edibles.
Hike a high escarpment above a northern forest and Lake Superior.
Climb through towering evergreens to in-your-face Cascade views.
Cross deep, vine-laced forests to bluff-top views over rivers and prairie.
Trace the watery divide between the Carolinas.
Cross the northeast's wildest moose country beneath fall's fiery canopy.
Climb to an expansive view of green rollers that inspired two long trails.
Climb to a wonderland of tundra, rugged peaks, and dreamy lakes.
Discover hidden wonders in a cave-riddled wilderness.
Discover a pocket of wildlife beyond Yellowstone's borders.
Cross ancient lava fields on a lake-filled weekend.
Walk deliberately into woods filled with waterfalls and stone walls.
Cross elk-filled woods and bighorn- busy flats on this park's quiet side.
Venture off SoCal's coast for long beaches, hidden canyons, and sea life.
Glide through back-to-back lakes on a classic North Country canoe trip.
With 1 million bears roaming North America, chances are pretty good that you'll cross paths with one of them at some point. To make every encounter safe, from grizzly bears to black bears, bone up on bruin identification and etiquette.
Enjoy soaring views from open ridges on this easy-access overnight.
Escape Skyline Drive to discover secret summits and hidden valleys.
Ramble along a wide river to quiet, old-growth hollows.
Climb across mesas and up canyon walls to a cave full of pictographs.
Discover real wilderness just two hours from Portland.
Hike through three ecological zones in east Texas's carnivore country.
Paddle to shoreline solitude, then perch on dunes above the Atlantic Ocean in Maryland's Assateague Island National Seashore.
Track beneath waterfalls and icicle-hung trees to a soothing soak.
Hike from forest floor to a rocky ridge linking twin summits in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Escape front-country crowds on a trek to the park's idyllic interior.
Relax in a hiker-friendly lodge at the Appalachian Trail's southern tip.
Soak up high-desert views amid the Lone Star State's tallest peaks.
Roll from dark hollows to dolomite ridges in the Ozark highlands of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest.
Hike from a wildlife-choked river valley to soaring mountain views.
Your favorite Great Lakes hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
Hike among moose and wolves on this two-day escape to Isle Royale National Park.
Conquer the rocks, ridges, and ravines on the East's toughest trail.
Like peaks, lakes, and wildflowers? You'll love this Rockies classic in White River National Forest.
Discover a hidden basin filled with wildlife, lakes, and granite peaks.
Cross the west edge of the Chugach for glaciers, bears, and wildflowers.
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Ramble through brilliant red and yellow fall foliage.
Descend to the Ditch's primitive core on a three-day loop.
Hike in the spray of waterfalls deep in the heart of black bear country.
Reach great granite heights on Katahdin's next-door neighbor.
Have rocky ridges and sparkling alpine lakes all to yourself.
Discover the inner sanctum of California's second largest wilderness.
Explore quiet forests where George Washington wintered his troops.
Hike a landscape carved by glaciers more than 10,000 years ago.
Explore pure wilderness on this two-day circuit in the Alaska Range.
See snaggly summits and hook trout galore on a high-alpine trek.
Contemplate the south's wild side on the trail that launched America's greatest wilderness champion.
Cross a rugged coastline on the edge of Washington's Hoh Rainforest.
Hike to an historic fire tower and camp beside secluded ponds.
Explore an unknown Nebraska wilderness for a surprising dose of rolling hills, wildlife, and solitude.
Discover the rewards of winter camping on this easy snowshoe trek.
Lose the leaf-peeping crowds on this quiet ramble above Virginia's loftiest canopies of color.
Explore off-trail in a wilderness with more bison than boot prints.
Don't waste winter: Tackle this cross-country canyon trek in the Lower 48's largest national park.
Kayak to pocket beaches and Gulf islands at Florida's southern tip.
Cross the Stillwater Plateau to trout-rich ponds at the foot of Montana's second highest peak.
Tackle a challenging, rocky route in the shadow of America's most famous volcano.
Trek 18.2 miles from the South's best view to its most famous mountain.
Connect alpine lakes and tag three summits on this wildflower- and wildlife-packed loop.
Explore a supersized wilderness that's home to Idaho's densest population of gray wolves.
Trek to the trail-free summits of Macomb, Hough, and The Dixes
Climb through bear country to a campsite with views of The Grand.
Stroll through wildflower-filled meadows to a frozen slice of the Cascade Range.
Trek to the New Jersey border along PA's finest section of the AT.
Climb riverside bluffs in the South's oldest national forest.
Dupe the daytrippers on this rugged trail to brilliantly colored backcountry cliffs and hoodoos.
Hike across forested hills to gape at ocean vistas just one hour north of San Francisco.
Get national park scenery without the crowds on an alpine overnight with lakeside camping.
Disappear into the largest–and probably the wettest–wilderness east of the Mississippi.
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