Sample the best of our crown-jewel lands on these superlative trips.
This region's top mapper has notched 20 bag nights and 200 trail miles in 9 states this year scouting trails for BACKPACKER. Here are three of his favorite routes.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the southeast.
Your favorite Great Plains hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Plains states.
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.
Weave around grassy meadows and mirror lakes.
16 wild ways to find backcountry solitude and big-time scenery. All this, and you can bring the ice chest, too.
You'll never confused Plains with plain after exploring these hard-changing hiking, biking, and climbing routes.
Think the Dakotas are just endless prairie? Get ready for climbing, backpacking, and biking of the highest order.
If you loathe traffic, the commute to White Butte is pure ecstasy.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in North Dakota.