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Rip and Go: Birch Knob

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Complete the newest section of the Great Eastern Trail with big-mile days on this big-view mountain.

Trail Mix: South

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Experience the best the south has to offer: a shoreline hike in Florida, stargazing in North Carolina, and spelunking in Kentucky.

Multisport Playgrounds

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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.

Rip & Go: North-South Trail, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky/Tennessee

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Snake along hidden inlets as you follow the shore of America's largest inland peninsula.

Killer Trips: Gravity

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Our favorite high-risk, high-reward adventures in North America.

From the Field: East

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Our trail scouts' top local hikes

Trip Finder: Appalachians

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Your favorite Appalachians hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Readers' Choice: Appalachians

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

Top 3 Glow-in-the-Dark Trips

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See glowing plankton, mushrooms, and bugs on these brilliant adventures.

Paddling's Greatest Getaways

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16 wild ways to find backcountry solitude and big-time scenery. All this, and you can bring the ice chest, too.

High Points: Black Mountain, Kentucky

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Look closely for the path to this high point.

Best Backpacking In Kentucky

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

Kenucky's Land Of Painted Leaves

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"October is the month for painted leaves," Thoreau mused. He could have been talking about Kentucky's Red River Gorge.

Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park

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Hike up and down oak- and hickory-covered ridgetops, or explore underground.

Kentucky's Red River Gorge

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Gorgeous gorge: Where the arches outnumber the footprints.

Kentucky And Tennessee's Land Between the Lakes

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Hike from Kentucky to Tennessee along an inland peninsula.

Kentucky's Cumberland Falls

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Kentucky's Cumberland Falls provide spectacular waterworks, day or night.

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