Our trail scouts' top local hikes.
You'll find a ton of useful tips in this issue--but some things you have to learn for yourself.
Discover a host of great activities below the Mason-Dixon line.
Explore the deserts and distinctive features of the American Southwest.
Camp alongside a thundering waterfall and explore some of the region’s best karst features on a short-distance overnight into an old-growth forest.
Experience the best the south has to offer: a shoreline hike in Florida, stargazing in North Carolina, and spelunking in Kentucky.
Going by foot is only one way to see what’s best in the South. Bring your climbing gear, fins, or mountain bike to find the rest.
Hike beneath a breathtaking arch, bask in warm, spring water, and take in a bird's-eye-view of the Colorado River in this collection of hikes.
Score a unique perspective of half-mile-deep Zion Canyon on this big-view shuttle hike.
Sample the Southwest’s most distinctive scenery—from intricate to immense—on these reader favorites.
All the venom, none of the warning.
Tromp through a Florida cypress swamp, find solitude on a Catskills peak, look for rare Carolina blooms, plus 9 more.
Your region's go-now guide: Visit a new hikers' hostel connected to 50 miles of trail in Maine's Bigelow Mountains, see the rare Oconee bell in South Carolina's Jocassee Gorges area, explore the world's longest mapped cave system near Louisville, and more.
Check out the River Trail in South Carolina, the Florida Trail, or a loop in Mississippi and Virginia.
Your region's go-now guide
Our trail scouts' top local hikes
Trek among giraffes, rhinos, lions, and elephants in one of the world's premier wildlife parks.
Your region's go-now guide.
Create a story-driven video that engages you on the trail and offers a fresh perspective on trip memories.
Tired of the same old weekend loops? Looking to create memories your grandkids will talk about? In this how-and-where guide, we serve up 15 extraordinary escapes that will shatter your expectations of "normal." From adventure moviemaking to canyoneering, we'll take you places you've never been—but will long to visit again soon.
See Shenandoah's tallest waterfall, traverse secluded ridgelines, score cliff-top panoramas, swim beneath falls, and walk through wildflowers and oak stands on the Florida Trail.
Hike these long trails in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida, and paddle three days in the Everglades backcountry.
Your favorite Southeast trips—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
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.
Explore the wildest corner of the Great Plains.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Plains states.
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.
Emerge from crane-crossed coastal grasslands to pristine beaches.
See bears, gorges, and waterfalls on this 77-mile South Carolina hike.
Ten point-to-point treks with the payoffs of a thru-hike, but hikeable in a week.
Ever dreamed of exploring another planet? Hike here.
The perfect dozen: Embark on one of these 12 treks, and turn America's most iconic preserves into your own private paradise.
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.
Think you know all there is to know about these famous peaks? Get an insider's guide right here.
Explore off-trail in a wilderness with more bison than boot prints.
Alternative routes, where to find solitude in the Lower 48, and avoiding the crowds in America's most crowded park
Explore South Dakota's 7,242-foot high point in a weekend or a day.
Being bordered by the Great Lakes, the Dakota Badlands, and the rivers of the Mississippi Valley gives Midwesterners plenty of land and water for hiking and camping adventure–even if the local high point is still lower than a Colorado knoll.
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.
Hike to South America's acropolis.
Think the Empire State Building is tall? Try this waterfall on for size.
From jaguars to river dolphins, Amazonian animals are diverse.
If your going to Chile's Atacama Desert, don't forget the sunscreen.
Trek through the earth's wildest mountain range.
Fall camping season seems to go on forever with these fair-weather weekend trips.
The Civilian Conservation Corps is turning 75—so celebrate right by hiking its classics.
Learn where to bag peaks, visit hidden cold water lakes, and trek through the eroded wonder of Badlands National Park in our Black Hills primer.
Trek the best spring blooms from the Ozarks to the Olympics with these two, three, and four day treks.
Think the Dakotas are just endless prairie? Get ready for climbing, backpacking, and biking of the highest order.
The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today announced it will host two distinct Adventure Travel World Summits in 2008 on two continents.
Colorado climber Ricardo Peña's surprising discovery raises new questions in the infamous tale of survival
Classic hike-in spots in Wyoming, South Carolina, and Oregon let you ditch the trail mix for pan-fried fish.
You'll never confused Plains with plain after exploring these hard-changing hiking, biking, and climbing routes.
Discover the beauty of our most southern states by paddling down Carolina rivers, camping out beside Alabama waterfalls, and climbing a 3,792-foot summit in Georgia.
It's all about the journey.
Traveling to this point will leave you at a loss for words.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in South Carolina.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in South Dakota.
It's the easiest hiking on Earth, and you get to sleep with buffalo, listen to coyotes sing, and bask in quiet so deep you can hear the grasslands growing. Welcome to the prairie.
Is the legendary jackalope the most endangered species in the Lower 48 or just an old cowboy tale that refuses to die?
History is carved in stone in this wild and scenic southern river corridor in North Carolina and Georgia.
Out of mistakes, miscues, and unexpected turns in the trail, we find the perfect trip.
Wind through what remains of a lost Carolina world.
Not much company along this stretch of Deep South blackwater -- and that's just fine.
History and nature intertwine when you hike South Dakota's stunning Black Hills.
The 76-mile Foothills Trail takes in all of the Blue Ridge's scenic wonders.
South Carolina: A wealth of waterfalls and world-class swimming.