Norway's Jotunheimen National Park bristles with glacier-clad peaks amid northern Europe's highest mountains, but a five-star hut system makes it a place you can bring your kids. And mom.
Sneak in the side door for a private viewing of the finest in California's High Sierra real estate.
Here is your chance to tag six summits in only 3 days.
Scenic ridges and some high White Mountain peaks abound on this great hike.
Don't let well-known Sierra neighbors like Yosemite overshadow this stunning wilderness.
Michigan's Proud Lake has many flavors of wilderness to offer.
Here's a challenging hike with constant Grand Canyon views.
Here's a lush and hilly Arkansas oasis snuggled in an area known for being flat and dry.
This wild paradise is the Galapagos of California.
This summit will put you high above what many consider to be Colorado's finest mountain range.
Some of the most classic glacier scenery is offered to all visitors of this national park.
This favorite Pennsylvania destination of our editors is filled with old trees, shale cliffs, wildlife and stunning wildflowers.
Some of Arches' best sites come in short hikes.
Don't miss these 200 foot candles carved from sandstone towers.
Giant cliffs and numerous waterfalls are among the stunning sites that can be viewed along this Colorado hike.
This summit offers the finest view anywhere of the Grand and surrouding peaks.
This Indiana Dunes trail offers visitors views of the lake, the Chicago skyline, wildflowers and some of the tallest trees in the region.
The Cascade scenery on this hike can only be compared to those of the Alps.
You'll never get a bad view of Rainier's glacier-clad slopes.
This Texas park holds true to its name with some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world.
A thousand-foot-deep gorge is the centerpiece of this tri-state park.
Come to Acadia and you'll earn your lobster.
Who wouldn't want to be marooned on this Florida barrier island?
Hike to see arty rock sculptures left by the last Ice Age into the Wisconsin rock.
This gorgeous alpine lake hike sports huge glacier views just an hour outside of Vancouver.
Hike through the limestone caves, sinkholes, and springs of Missouri's Cuivre River State Park.
Hidden deep in Montana's high country lies the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, a seldom-visited range of cool forests and skyscraping peaks.
The Annapurna Circuit is your path to the rooftop of the world.
When it pours, good rain gear and a great sense of humor help you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
After a long, hard day, nothing is more disappointing than a stove that refuses to fire. Follow these 10 essentials for foolproof stove features and techniques.
Lines at backcountry outhouses. Hikers competing for tent sites. Is there any solitude left in New Hampshire's White Mountains? Lots of it, if you know where to go.
Some people head to Wyoming to summit the Tetons. But outdoor legend Paul Petzoldt had a better idea: Create a route for foot travelers along the spine of the great range.
Maine's seal pups are usually born in May, making early summer an ideal time to witness the youngsters learning to swim and fish.
Enjoy Vermont's autumn colors while you can -- they disappear all too quickly, and the Green Mountains recover their namesake hue in the spring.
Even if you don't see a moose, you'll hear the bulls' low grunts echoing off the hillside.
Figure on 9 days to do the entire 100-mile hikeunless you're slowed drastically by all the blueberries.
A chaotic chorus of loon calls penetrate the darkness, the warbling sounds echoing off the wooded hills around the New Hampshire lake.
In mountains most hikers don't even know exist, the 150-mile Cohos Trail just waiting to carry you far from the crowds and on to Canada.
While Sawtooth Lake grabs the limelight, behind the scenes lie crowd-free peace and splendor.
A Thoreauvian classic hike in New Hampshire.
These quiet summits feature the best views of New York's high Adirondacks.
The best way to see all Olympic has to offer is on the grand Valley Loop.
Get above treeline in Maine's wild Saddleback Range.
A hidden spot in Washington's popular Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Burnt Rock Mountain provides great views along Vermont's Long Trail.
Go through the looking glass in Utah's canyon country.
Get spectacular Appalachian Trail mountain views without much effort on the Riga Plateau.
Highest, biggest, wildest: Colorado's Weminuche Wilderness is a land of superlatives.
When the White Mountains' hot spots get too hot, there's always the Pilot Range.