Climb to bluff-top views of hardwood forest and rolling farmland.
Your region's go-now guide.
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.
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.
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.
Use our comprehensive city-specific pages to find hikes near your hometown or in a city you're planning to visit.
Explore burial effigies, seven-foot petroglyphs, and images etched in lava as you discover the ultimate mix of manmade and natural beauty.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Iowa.
Think Iowa is nothing but flat? You haven't visited the Yellow River State Forest.