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Tunxis State Forest Trail, CT

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New York, NY: Plumb Connecticut's wildest woods in solitude.

Trail Mix: East

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Perfect Days, Bring Your: Sweet Tooth and Hear This Now.

Trail Mix: Northeast

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Take in a beautiful waterfall in Pennsylvania, spend the night in of New York's iconic mountain huts, and take a day trip out of NYC.

Peakbagging Treks

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Go high in these dense clusters of mountains to hit several summits on a single hike.

Local Hikes in the East — March 2013

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Tromp through a Florida cypress swamp, find solitude on a Catskills peak, look for rare Carolina blooms, plus 9 more.

2013 Adventures NYC

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On June 22, 2013 we'll help bring the outdoors to life with our popular Central Park adventure day!

Limit Pusher: Three More Epics

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Test yourself on these wild routes.

Local Hikes in the East

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Kentucky's Land Between The Lakes, see a South Carolina swamp (without the bugs), hike through four states in one huge day, and more.

Trail Mix: Great November Hikes in the East

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Your region's go-now guide: Explore New York City, hike four states in 24 hours, and perfect days in NC, GA, and NH.

Rip & Go: Southern Harriman Loop, Harriman State Park, NY

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Escape into wild forest just a short train ride from Manhattan.

From the Field: East

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Our trail scouts' top local hikes

Mountain Map: Adirondacks - The High Peaks

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Get a field-scouted tour of the High Peaks.

Local Hikes

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Jump-start your hiking season on these spring-ready trips from around the country.

Readers' Choice 2012: Your Neck of the Woods - Northeast Hikes

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Snag Big Apple skyline views, tackle four peaks in a day, rack up waterfalls, hike through history on the AT, and climb Vermont's highest peak.

Readers' Choice 2012: Top 3 - Northeast Hikes

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The region's top map contributor—with 20 years of experience in the area—dishes tips for beating the crowds on her all-time favorite hikes.

America's Best Backcountry Ski Tours

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Upgrade your winter fun at these 8 beginner-friendly, expert-ready spots.

Online Exclusive: Readers' Choice 2012: Lisa Densmore's Five Favorite Hikes in the Northeast

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Five more must-do hikes from this region's top map contributor—with 20 years of experience in the area—dishes tips for beating the crowds on her all-time favorite hikes.

Deepest Daks

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Journey through America's most accessible wilderness in search of untouched places, and you might just find peace of mind to match the lakes and hills.

Local Hikes: Northeast

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Head out on one of these trails in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Rip & Go: Long Path Loop - Harriman State Park, NY

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Enjoy soaring views from open ridges on this easy-access overnight.

Readers' Choice 2011: America's Best Hikes

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The undisputed local experts—you—chose the top parks, trails, campsites, and weekend getaways from Alaska to Alabama.

Rip & Go: Devil's Path

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Conquer the rocks, ridges, and ravines on the East's toughest trail.

Trip Finder: Northeast

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

Readers' Choice: Northeast

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

Top 25 Winter Trips: United States

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Find the best skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and winter camping trips in the U.S.

Best Hikes Ever: Northville-Placid Trail, Ny

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Explore the Adirondack's valleys.

Best Hikes Ever: Jenkins Mountain Trail, NY

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Skirt lakes to soaring ’Daks views.

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: Balsam Cap and Friday Mountain, NY

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Brave thick forest to reach rugged twin summits.

Rip & Go: Maine, Idaho, California

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Take the guesswork out of weekend hike planning; download these new trips in Baxter State Park, the Bitterroot Wilderness, and the Trinity Alps.

The Peak: Mt. Marcy, Adirondacks, NY

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Take the scenic--and sporting--route to New York's highest summit.

Local Hikes: Rochester, NY

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The best hikes near Rochester.

Local Hikes: Albany, NY

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The best hikes near Albany.

Local Hikes: New York City, NY

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The best hikes near New York, as selected by the Big Apple's best hiking clubs.

Local Hikes: Northeast

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The best hikes, as recommended by the best hiking clubs in the Northeast.

Top 3 Trailhead Pub Hikes: Buttermilk Falls SP, NY

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Explore waterfall-filled Gorges with fossils preserved in the shale walls.

Top 3 Trailhead Pub Hikes: The Barr Trail, CO

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Climb a fourteener for a view across the continental divide.

Top 3 Trailhead Pub Hikes: Deschutes River Trail, OR

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Hike streamside near pacific northwest greenery and caribbean-blue eddies.

Zones: 6 Topographies, 18 Amazing Trips

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Whether you're looking for Coastal, Canyon, Peak, Forest, or Urban hikes, we have those. Plus some paddling (Water) trips for good measure.

Local Hikes: New Hikes Near You

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Our army of reader-reader scouts mapped 59 local hikes from South Carolina to Northern California. See their favorites, then learn how to download tracklogs and waypoints.

Local Hikes: Northeast

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Hike across a state, gain the country's best foliage view, and top alpine balds. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)

Zones: Urban

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Check out these city hikes in Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, and Manhattan.

Urban: Manhattan, NY

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If you don't mind the crowds, hiking Manhattan is urban hiking at its finest.

Northeast Readers' Choice Hikes

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A state high point, killer foliage, and a hike loaded with waterfalls

Your Favorite Places: Readers' Choice Trips 2010

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Who knows the secret trails and must-do classics in every corner of the country? Our teams of regional experts, recruited from the ranks of readers like you. Here are their top hikes from coast to coast.

Readers' Choice Northeast Hikes: Ricketts Glen State Park, PA

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22 falls in a one day. Need we say more?

Readers' Choice Northeast Hikes: Panther Gorge and Mt. Marcy, Adirondack Park, NY

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Bag New York's high point and two other big peaks.

Readers' Choice Northeast Hikes: Bernard Mountain, Acadia National Park, ME


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Hike to a crowd-free view of the ocean.

Readers' Choice Northeast Hikes: Vermont's Green Mountains Foliage

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Ogle fiery color in the Green Mountains.

Readers' Choice Northeast Hikes: Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness

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Explore the Appalachian Trail's wildest stretch.

Readers' Choice Northeast Hikes: Burroughs Range Loop, Catskill Mountain Preserve, NY

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Scramble to the Catskills' highest peaks.

Quick Escapes: 10 Trails Near Major Cities

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The perfect metro-area trail: close, wild, uncrowded. Here are 10 major city options.

Top 3 Battlefield Hikes

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Close your eyes and hear the bullets fly: These three routes pass through parks drenched in United States military history.

Free Maps! Our Contributors Favorite Local Hikes

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Online or via your cellphone these trips are ready to be downloaded and explored.

Jonathan Dorn's Photo Slideshows

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Our editor in chief digs through his years of trips, trails, and tales to share some of his adventures in the wild, from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rainier.

Vote on America's Best Trail

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For our 2010 Readers' Choice issue we want to know your favorite trail in America.

Where Solitude Rules

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Sharing is for kindergarten. Take one of these 30 hikes and you can have the wilderness all to yourself.

Where Solitude Rules - Surprise Escapes

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Find real solitude amid the crowds at these secret stashes.

Rip & Go: Five Mountain Loop - Adirondack High Peaks, NY

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Trek to the trail-free summits of Macomb, Hough, and The Dixes

America's Best Dayhikes

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From dawn-to-dusk epics in Utah canyons to lazy-picnic blueberry strolls in Maine–plus hikes to peaks, redwoods, hot springs, beaches, and more–here are 100 ways to spend a perfect day on the trail.

Weekend Snow Climbs in the Pacific Northwest, Rockies, and Northeast

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Pack snowshoes for these nine epic treks to snowy solitude in the Pacific Northwest, Rockies, and Northeast.

Party Peaks

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Ten perfect summits for your next group hike

Trip Finder: Indian Summer Hikes

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Fall camping season seems to go on forever with these fair-weather weekend trips.

Top 3 Paddling Treks

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These weekend float trips have side hikes that rival the paddling for scenery and solitude.

Life List: Climb New York's Highest Peak

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Add Adirondack State Park's Mt. Marcy to your life list.

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.

Wide Awake And Dreaming

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The author sets out to camp in New York's Central Park--and winds up roused by matters of life and death.

Ultimate Summer Escapes: The Best Dayhikes and Backpacking Trips Near You

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Coming soon to your city: far-out adventures that are shockingly close to home.

Epicenter: The Scene In North Creek, New York

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Hike, climb and fish the wild Adirondacks

Oy, Wilderness: First-Time New York Campers

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Three days. Two nights. Five New Yorkers who had never slept outdoors. And a leader who has some issues with map and compass. What could go wrong?

America's Hardest Dayhikes

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Push yourself on any of these challenging hikes

Up High Down Below: 3 Top Peaks in the Lower 48

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Can't make it to Canada? Try Glacier Peak, Baker Peak, or Catamount Mountain

Hike New York's Great Range of the Adirondacks

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Conquer the East's hardest dayhike

Guide's Choice: Hiking, Biking, Paddling, and Sledding Adventures

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From paddling Lake Superior to glacier-hopping in Alaska: 6 hair-raising, lung-busting adventures from America's top outfitters

High Points: Mt. Marcy, New York

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A long hike to the highpoint where weather and black flies could pose a challenge.

A Hiker's Guide To Surfing and Snorkeling

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Use your backpacking skills at the best surfing, climbing, trail running, and even paragliding spots

New York, Indian Head Mountain, Catskills

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Abandon the Big Apple for a visit to this great wilderness.

Best Backpacking In New York

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

The View No More

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How America's tragedy affected one New Jersey hiker.

Bob Marshall's 100th Year

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When venturing into country "untrammeled by man," we can thank Marshall's unlimited efforts to preserve it.

Adirondacks High Peaks: Timing Is Everything

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When leaves turn the colors on a painter's palette, head to the Adirondack's High Peaks Wilderness.

New York's Shower Of Color

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Have your camera ready near dusk, when sunlight warms the landscape with intense color.

New York's Tongue Range

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Are you antsy? Need to get away? Try New York's Tongue Range.

New York's Catskill Park

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Old, haunted New York mountains, thick with legend.

New York's Long Path: Winning The Rat Race

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Even when you're trapped in the nation's most crowded metropolis, backwoods relief is only a short hike down a Long Path.

Bear Mountain: NYC's Urban Antidote

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Harriman/Bear Mountain State Park is only an hour from Manhattan, but you'll feel like you're worlds away.

New York's Catskill Escarpment Trail

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Where artists once found inspiration, the Catskills' Escarpment Trail now challenges hikers.

New York's Dix Mountain

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These quiet summits feature the best views of New York's high Adirondacks.

Snowshoeing New York's Five Ponds

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When the rest of the East is bare, snowshoers can find plenty of powder in New York's Five Ponds Wilderness.

The Best U.S. Summits: Top Of The World

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Who needs Everest when you can have these eight summits, all hikeable, all close to home, no sherpas or yaks required.

Twelve Toughest Trails

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Twelve trails that'll chew you up, spit you out, and have you begging for more.

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