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North Cascades NP

Discover secret places and stunning views in Washington's remote park.

Life List
Glen Canyon Slots

The West's current drought has a silver lining: new places to explore.

Top 3
Easy Winter Hikes

Try these beginner-friendly snow trips.

Mountain Map
Santa Catalinas, AZ

Snag big views in Tucson's diverse home range.



Rip & Go: Canaan Mountain 
Navigate across a slickrock plateau in Zion's backyard. 

From the Field
Score awesome ocean views, scale America's tallest sand dune, and more in this roundup of local hikes. 

Trail Mix
Find solitude in one of Oregon's lookout towers, ski near one of America's most iconic volcanoes, and 3 perfect day hikes near you. 


Rip & Go: Sand Ridge Loop
Traverse dunes through wooded corridors in the Illinois' largest forest. 

From the Field
Explore Lake Superior's sandstone sea caves on the Apostle Islands, follow St. Francis River to Class IV and V whitewater, and much more.  

Trail Mix
Find silence on an overnighter in Ouachita NF, OK, see prairie chickens fight in Kansas' grasslands, and spot wildflowers along the Red Springs Loop in Indianapolis.  


Rip & Go: Birch Knob
Complete the newest section of the Great Eastern Trail with big-mile days on this big-view mountain. 

From the Field
Touch three states on a short out-and-back in New England, glimpse waterfalls and early blooms in Alabama, and get an amazing, dry-land view of a South Carolin salt marsh. 

Trail Mix
Sample the Adirondack's authentic maple syrup near Lake George, NY, listen for a crescendo of spring peepers in Cheesequake SP, NJ, and traverse 80-foot limestone bluffs in Big Shoals, FL.  


The Hikers' Handbook
Want to improve your next trek, guaranteed? Master these key skills for hiking, climbing, and camping in comfort. Plus: Fix the balkiest zipper and prep your gear for summer.


Out Alive
Trapped on a ledge

After his brother dies in a canyoneering accident in Utah, a hiker has to overcome cold, thirst, and grief until help arrives.

Troubleshoot This
Crossing a snowfield without gear

If a snow slope separates you from safety and there's no way around, follow these steps to navigate it safely.

Survival Lab

Treat backcountry breaks and sprains using the gear you already have--and a lot of improvisation.


Mini Tablets
Phones are too small, tablets are too big. When it comes to supercharging your trail experience with navigation apps, multimedia, hiking guides, weather forecasting, and more, these mini tablets are just right. Plus: the best chargers, accessories, and apps (iOS and Android).


50 Season Starters
Summer is months away, but you're itching to dust off your boots. Say goodbye to winter and kick off your best year of hiking ever with these 37 early-season trips and tips. By Kelly Bastone

Hike Like a Pro
How do you get good at hiking? Hike a lot. And we haven't met anyone who's logged more miles than Cam Honan. Our suggestion: Follow his hard-won advice. By Barney Scout Mann

Gone Girl
Are female trekkers in danger in Nepal? When Aubrey Sacco embarked on a life-list Himalayan trip and didn't come back, her family was shocked to learn about the country's dark side. By Tracy Ross

Go the Distance
Hike farther and in less time than ever before. We consulted pros and fitness experts to craft a workout plan, an eating strategy, and on-trail techniques to boost your mileage. By Casey Lyons

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