Stop hibernating and start hiking with these low-risk, high-reward trips.
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.
Escape into tranquil, rolling woods in the foothills of the Appalachians.
Jump-start your hiking season on these spring-ready trips from around the country.
Climb dunes, find instant solitude, camp atop riverside bluffs, ascend to surprising above-treeline views, and hike along the St. Croix River.
Hike these long trails in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and head south to Texas to see Horned Lizards.
Ramble along a wide river to quiet, old-growth hollows.
Discover east Texas's longleaf pine forest; see the Boundary Waters on foot.
Your favorite Great Lakes hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
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.
Traverse rolling hills to star-gazing meadows.
The best hikes near Columbus, OH.
The best hikes in the Midwest, as recommended by the region's best hiking clubs.
Online or via your cellphone these trips are ready to be downloaded and explored.
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.
Time it just right to get to the top of this one.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Ohio.
Lose yourself in the past on part of the Buckeye, America's longest loop trail.
When the footpath is named the Backpack Trail, you know what to do.
The Marietta Unit provides some of the greatest river trails in Ohio.
An Ohio trail that reclaimed land from the ore era.