Dozens were injured when a car plowed into a hiker parade at Virginia's trail festival over the weekend. Backpacker Get Out More Tour ambassadors witnessed the accident.
Join editor-in-chief Dennis Lewon for a hike--and cancer-fighting concert--in the Rockies.
These men and women were photographed as they thru-hiked the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail, from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. They each walked more than 2,000 miles—enduring the Smokies, the Shenandoahs, and the White Mountains—to get to the point where they posed for their portraits. Only the vast and lonely wilderness of Maine's north woods stood between them and their goal: Mt. Katahdin, a behemoth of a mountain that stands like a beacon to every thru-hiker. For some the journey couldn't end soon enough; others enjoyed every step along the way.
Traverse a primeval landscape of cypress swamp, hardwood hammocks, and pinelands.
See the world's best sky show from your private backcountry cabin.
Warm up for hiking season with a mellow escape to a maze of limestone plateaus.
Explore a slot canyon and soak in a warm backcountry pool in the country's first designated wilderness.
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Our trail scouts' top local hikes, including fire tower views in New Jersey, a New York waterfall, and more.