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Trail Mix: Central

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The go-now guide for the central region.

From the Field: Central

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Our trail scouts' top local hikes

Trail Mix: Central

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Your region's go-now guide.

Local Hikes: Midwest

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Hike these long trails in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and head south to Texas to see Horned Lizards.

Readers' Choice: Southeast

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Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the southeast.

Trip Finder: Great Plains

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Your favorite Great Plains hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Readers' Choice: Great Plains

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Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Plains states.

Best. Hikes. Ever.

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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.

Best Hikes Ever: Turkey Trail, KS

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Snag views of swaying prairie grass stretching to the horizon.

High Points: Mt. Sunflower, Kansas

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Something's happening in this spot where nothing happened.

Best Backpacking In Kansas

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Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Kansas.

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