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Top 3: National Park Hikes

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Sample the best of our crown-jewel lands on these superlative trips.

Readers' Choice 2012: Top 3 - Midwest Hikes

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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.

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: Prairie Trail, ND

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Weave around grassy meadows and mirror lakes.

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.

Backpack, Bike, and Climb in the Dakotas

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You'll never confused Plains with plain after exploring these hard-changing hiking, biking, and climbing routes.

3 Ways to See: The Dakotas

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Think the Dakotas are just endless prairie? Get ready for climbing, backpacking, and biking of the highest order.

High Points: White Butte, North Dakota

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If you loathe traffic, the commute to White Butte is pure ecstasy.

Best Backpacking In North Dakota

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

Hiking North Dakota's Badlands

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You won't have a lot of company in North Dakota's badlands, which is why hiking the Maah Daah Hey Trail is so good.

Prairie Hiking: Wide-Open Spaces

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It's the easiest hiking on Earth, and you get to sleep with buffalo, listen to coyotes sing, and bask in quiet so deep you can hear the grasslands growing. Welcome to the prairie.

North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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The best trips are littered with mistakes, frustration, and, if a river called the "Little Misery" runs through it, boot-sucking mud.

Theodore Roosevelt's Bison Trails

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North Dakota: America's own Serengeti.

Theodore Roosevelt's Badlands

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Theodore Roosevelt ventured into the North Dakota Badlands an East Coast city Boy. After the land got through with him, he had the fortitude to run a nation and the insight to preserve more wildlands than anyone in history.

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