Forget a new tent: Backpacker's editors sound off on the trips they'd like someone to buy them in 2023.
Some advice doesn’t age well. It’s time for an upgrade.
Despite their eponymous appearance, cow chips, a rich cookie, taste divine.
Feeling entranced by the cosmos? See the heavens like you've never seen them before by getting deep into the wild.
Several hikes share a confession, and we're here to dole out penance—and advice.
From the northern lights to glacial crevasses, science meets spectacle in these fascinating features.
Have a tale from the AT? We want you to give us a call—literally.
Those familiar aches that arise from hauling a heavy pack can force you into bad posture and take all the fun out of hiking. Fight load fatigue by strengthening the muscles that surround your spine, hips, and shoulders
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Like the backcountry in the summer? You'll love it in the winter. Take your first steps into the world of backcountry skiing the safe and fun way with this advice from Backpacker.
Stop dreaming, start hiking: From desert treks to waterfalls to heroic alpine ridges, we've picked the best hikes for every month.
Whether you want to hike 25 miles in a day or simply focus on the scenery and not your sore legs, getting fit before you hit the trail will improve your every step. We asked the pros how to get healthy—and stay that way.
Floods, falls, ornery wildlife: Find out if you have what it takes to survive a desert dayhike gone wrong.
Stay safe and move efficiently on loose, steep terrain.
Hear the story of the youngest adventurers ever to complete the Triple Crown in a calendar year, straight from the source.
Some parks will still require reservations.
Circle an upland swamp rich with views, solitude, and wild edibles.
Sometimes, you need a boot that can stand up to the toughest terrain.
Budget cuts made by the last presidential administration eliminated protections, leaving these endangered reptiles vulnerable.
The year’s biggest bear competition (literally) is here. See our predictions and pick your own winner.
Picture the Alps without the crowds, and you have Island Lake.
Backpacking is some of the best medicine for stress. Learning self-massage will give you an extra tool to help you leave your worries behind.
Almost entirely above treeline, this 6.5-mile day-hike loop cruises below rounded 12,000-foot ridges en route to Tobacco Lake in the heart of Colorado’s South San Juan Wilderness.
No matter where in the country you are, theres a waterfall hike nearby. We've collected five of our favorites—get a preview now with this top pick.
Link pristine forests, wildflower meadows, and two picturesque lakes on this gentle, 3.7-mile hike near Snoqualmie Pass.
Follow this loop mixing on- and off-trail travel through vibrant wildflower displays and past snow-fed streams to a huge alpine lake with unbeatable campsite views of Mount Meeker.
A comfy sleeping bag, a top-of-class jacket, and more are among our favorite deals today.
Link two of Grand Teton's deepest and most spectacular valleys via a high pass.
This 10.5-mile out and back promises wildflower drenched meadows, stunning vistas, and two pristine alpine lakes perfect for a cold dip or sunrise photo op.
When we're burned out on sugary bars and jonesing for some quick calories to help us replenish our stores and re-up our motivation, we reach for one food above all others. Get your daily allotment with Backpacker's favorite cheesy recipes for everything from breakfast through dessert.
You don’t need to travel far to try something new. Redline your state, see a celestial show, or get to know your local wildlife with these 8 ideas.
Get an ultralight tent, a tough pair of gloves, or a lightweight-yet-warm sleeping bag at a discount today.
Winter on the Appalachian Trail is blessedly crowd-free. Enjoy it on this classic day hike.
Make the most of the cold with six perfect picks, from jackets to tents to skis.
Editors' Choice Fall 2020 Winner: Heat Booster
See the coast the way it was meant to be seen.
Soaring bluffs and views to match make this an adventure worth going on.
Grab serious savings on GPS units, sleeping bags, lighting, and more.
It may not feel like it, but autumn is just around the corner.
Just enough device to keep you safe.
This rugged Michigan landscape is better than any treasure.
Stand up to any storm with this durable, portable shelter.
Make the most of the long days with hand-picked discounts on a solo tent, summer sandals, and more.
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Spy animals and one beautiful dawn by carefully timing your hike along the Grandview Rim Trail.
Work! Altitude! Traffic! Sometimes it seems like the universe is conspiring against your hiking plans. Here's how to subdue those hazards and 18 other trip killers to keep your weekends sacred.