Your region's go-now guide: Explore New York City, hike four states in 24 hours, and perfect days in NC, GA, and NH.
Your region's go-now guide.
Jump-start your hiking season on these spring-ready trips from around the country.
Chase canyon vistas through stands of old-growth hemlock.
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.
America’s leading advocate of wilderness silence shows the way to Mt. Rainier National Park’s quietest corner. Plus: 9 more campsites with life-list listening.
Head out on one of these trails in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Paddle to Maryland's Assateague Island; pack an ice axe for the Presidentials.
The undisputed local experts—you—chose the top parks, trails, campsites, and weekend getaways from Alaska to Alabama.
Your favorite Northeast hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Northeast.
Make the best of fall storms on trails that improve with soggy weather.
Ten point-to-point treks with the payoffs of a thru-hike, but hikeable in a week.
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.
Track through dense forests ringing with bugling.
Cast a fly to land lunker brown trout.
A 59-mile "long trail" through Pennsylvania.
The best hikes near Philly.
The best hikes, as recommended by the best hiking clubs in the Northeast.
Watch 10,000 birds take wing daily.
Visit the world's largest aspen colony, the Plains' highest skyscraper, and a raptor super-flyaway.
Pass between waterfalls and mossy boulders for this long, gentle slide.
Slip and slide into refreshing pools at these backcountry swimming holes.
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.
Hike across a state, gain the country's best foliage view, and top alpine balds. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)
In this ultimate guide to the country's favorite footpath, you'll find our picks for the best hiking and camping, and a complete plan for thru-hikers. Plus, meet a man who has made it his job to help AT hikers.
A state high point, killer foliage, and a hike loaded with waterfalls
22 falls in a one day. Need we say more?
Bag New York's high point and two other big peaks.
Hike to a crowd-free view of the ocean.
Ogle fiery color in the Green Mountains.
Explore the Appalachian Trail's wildest stretch.
Scramble to the Catskills' highest peaks.
Close your eyes and hear the bullets fly: These three routes pass through
parks drenched in United States military history.
Hike these paths before the masses find them.
Trek to the New Jersey border along PA's finest section of the AT.
Oil drilling and vacation homes threaten on of the last Chestnut tree bastions, a 5,191-acre proposed Wilderness Area in the Allegheny National Forest.
Use our comprehensive city-specific pages to find hikes near your hometown or in a city you're planning to visit.
Fall camping season seems to go on forever with these fair-weather weekend trips.
Is he a pilgrim, a victim, or a thief? The Appalachian Trail provides a path and refuge to all sorts of seekers. Few are as baffling as the man they called Saved.
We've got your Appalachian Trail packing list dialed. Here, take stock of what you'll need to thru-hike the trail. Just print it out and get packing.
On this 70-miler, see rhododendrons by day and hike light by staying in shelters at night.
Hike, paddle, or ride in America's favorite steel town.
Hit the wilderness in search of beasts big and small.
Foliage, lazy canoe waters, and high-ride hiking make the Delaware Water Gap a prime fall destination.
Visit this scary state forest and let your imagination run wild.
This favorite Pennsylvania destination of our editors is filled with old trees, shale cliffs, wildlife and stunning wildflowers.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania: You'll get wet and you may even stand in line behind a black bear or two.
The ungodly wailing that sometimes drifts through the dark woods is only an animal.
A precious backcountry jewel amid the hardwood forests.
A peaceful rest stop in the shadow of the nation's largest city.
A 42-mile loop through America's version of the Black Forest.
There are plenty of Bambi's brethren along the Quehanna Trail-if you know where to look.
With all of the trail options in Pennsylvania's Michaux State Forest, it's hard to pick just one.
Hiking through wetlands in Pennsylvania? Believe it.
Hickory Creek Wilderness in the Allegheny National Forest remains a great hiking destination all year -- even in winter.