Our trail scouts' top local hikes.
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.
In our September 2013 issue we polled our experts on their favorite views in the U.S. What are your favorite views in each state?
Your region's go-now guide
Our trail scouts' top local hikes
Sea kayaking unlocks a new world of solitude and scenery.
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.
Hike these long trails in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida, and paddle three days in the Everglades backcountry.
Free Print & Go PDFs give you turn-by-turn trail instructions and photos embedded on a usable topo map. Also: gear checklists, driving directions, and geo-references for finding the nearest campground, restaurant, gas station, and grocery store.
Your favorite Southeast trips—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
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.
Use our comprehensive state-specific pages to find hikes in your home state our a state you're planning on visiting.
Track the sun on these 2-4 day trips in the Southeast, Southwest, and Hawaii
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.
Go from the path of racecars to the path of a high point.
A thousand-foot-deep gorge is the centerpiece of this tri-state park.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Alabama.
For Deep South scenery, try Alabama's Conecuh Trail, where the gopher frogs and armadillos outnumber the people.
A high point offering a year-round getaway for lovers of southern wildlife, lush forests, and redeye bass.
The little-known Cheaha Wilderness Area is the gateway to Alabama's largest trail system.