An injured hiker got a lucky break when two campers heard him screaming for help. As it turned out, he had been waiting for a while.
The increase is part of a larger program of fee hikes aimed at covering costs as visitors soar.
The park is giving up on its 3-year-old timed entry program, but says it's still committed to finding ways to keep visitor numbers manageable.
The National Park Service has advised hikers to avoid direct exposure to water colonized by cyanobacteria.
Daron Marquel Ellis pleaded guilty in the November 2021 incident.
Following a boost in visitation, Isle Royale National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to begin requiring visitors to reserve campsites in advance.
Skip the ounce-counting with a new tent, quilt, and pack from one of ultralight’s best-loved brands.
A new alert system will let hikers keep tabs on first-come, first-serve sites.
USFS will take public comment on its comprehensive plan for one of the least-travelled National Scenic Trails through October 30.
Hikers can now visit the Sunshine State's national parks and preserves, but some are still reeling from the storm.
Authorities tracked down and killed the cougar following an encounter that left one woman with minor injuries.
With the summer high season wrapping up, a variety of national parks are lifting reservation requirements for a while.
Joe “Kanga” Harvey appears to have drowned in the Connecticut River on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Hikers pled guilty to reckless conduct following off-trail rescue in Franconia Notch.
Volunteers hope a new bus to the McAfee Knob trailhead will cut down on congestion.
Suit seeks return to reduced Trump-era boundaries.
While the park still doesn’t have an entrance fee, it’s going to get a little more expensive soon.
Park received 1.46 inches of rain, out of an annual average of 1.9 inches.
Fires have killed at least four people so far; backpackers face extensive closures.
The first woman to tick all of the United States' National Scenic Trails spent 20 years on her quest.
Will oversee projects in Denali, including $91 million bridge construction.
Incident follows deaths at White Sands, Grand Canyon; another hiker passed away in Badlands on Wednesday.
Tribe will submit petition for renaming to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Firefighters have battled to save Mariposa Grove, home to some of the world’s largest sequoias, from the blaze.
A two-year ban bars campers from overnighting on the famous peak—and officials may push it even further.
Incident comes days after US Forest Service warned campers about food-conditioned bears.
Tags along Yosemite Falls Trail prompt National Park Service to ask for help identifying suspects.
Hikers in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest Asked to keep a lookout for bold bruins.
Paul “Grandmaster” Classen suffered severe injuries in plunge; cause of incident still unclear.
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Tag 50 of Appalachia’s highest peaks on this 343-mile route.
Second soldier injured in encounter; wildlife officials searching for bear.
Bear not a threat to people, wildlife authorities say.
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Green Mountain National Forest will acquire more than 2,000 acres to provide a buffer around the United States’ oldest continuously-used footpath.
Buying the Inheritance Pass? Better write it into your will.
Cryptocurrency and the technology around it has gained a reputation as an environmental disaster. Armed with computer savvy and more efficient tech, a new class of conservation groups think it could be a force for good.
An in-progress, 71-mile spur seeks to connect one of America’s most famous long trails with the ocean.
When Cheryl Strayed's memoir of a long hike on the PCT came out, relatively few non-hikers had heard of the trail. Fast forward a decade, and things have changed drastically.
Officials say boulders could take days to clean up.
The Appalachian Trail’s Most Famous Viewpoints Are More Popular Than Ever—and the NPS Is Looking for a Solution
The National Park Service will hold public meetings this month to determine how it should manage McAfee Knob, the Dragon’s Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs.
From Mt. Rainier to Half Dome, many of the U.S.’s biggest wilderness destinations run their permit lotteries in March. Here’s what you need to know about snagging one.
Marvel at tall trees, flooded forest, and rare birds at one of the nation’s lesser-known destinations.
Pennsylvania’s Glen Onoko Falls has been the site of more than a dozen fatal accidents, the latest this Sunday.
It's a well-known waypoint for thru-hikers—and if local government gets its way, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area may be on its way to becoming something more.
After hunters killed a record 23 resident wolves, commissioners voted unanimously to end the hunt early near the park.
A 21-year-old hiker is the latest of several to pass away from a fall while trying to snap pictures in high places.
The backers of a new series of national park-themed NFTs view them as a membership card to an exclusive outdoor club. Is the environmental impact worth it?
Thru-hikers hoping to stop or resupply at Tuolumne Meadows may need to come up with another plan.
Serious snowpack and swollen rivers could make trekking the PCT a more hazardous affair this year—but the full effect of this season's record-setting precip remain to be seen.
Benton MacKaye's original proposal for the Appalachian Trail came out 100 years ago. While the trail may have changed, the appeal hasn't.
The lottery for the hike's new permit system will open on January 3.
“All Good Things Come to an End”: The Appalachian Trail’s Oldest Thru-Hiker on His Last Long Journey
After becoming the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail at age 83, M.J. “Nimblewill Nomad” Eberhart reflects on the trip that got him there.
M.J. Eberhart finished his third AT hike in Dalton, Massachusetts.
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A ferocious fire season forced the closure of California’s national forests and put lives and property at risk. For a group of unlucky thru-hikers, it has also spelled the end of a dream.
Lower your garbage output on your next long trip with a few simple steps.
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Forest Service hopes new restrictions will help the popular Appalachian Trail peak recover from visitors' impacts.
Risk and active wildfires have closed or partially closed five national forests in Arizona.
Firefighters are still monitoring the East Mountain Fire, which is the state’s biggest since 1999.
After a pandemic pause, AT hikers will be able to register their thru-hikes again starting this week.
After a fire destroyed the Montezuma Valley Market, hikers are rallying to help the owners rebuild.
James Jordan will be be confined indefinitely at a psychiatric facility.
There are more hikers on the trail than ever—and that means more wear and tear. It's up to all of us to help fix it.
To go or not to go? That’s been the question of the pandemic for thru-hikers. We asked some of the Pacific Crest Trail’s most beloved figures about their own plans.
Starting in May, you’ll need a permit to day-hike or backpack the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and other popular zones in the Williamette and Deschutes National Forests.
In order to limit crowds and enforce social distancing, Zion will require riders on the park’s shuttle to reserve tickets.
You’re getting ready to hit the trail but you don’t want to spend a year’s salary on gear. Fear not: It’s possible to find a gear system that’s both high-performance and affordable.
With Covid cases hitting all-time highs, the nonprofit is still urging thru-hikers to stay home.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association and Forest Service announced this week that they will issue permits for the 2021 season, but are still asking hikers to delay their trips if possible.