thru-hiker central

Up for a walk? A really, really long walk? We've gone big on the world's biggest trails, collecting the most important skills, gear reviews, trail guides, advice, and more for thru-hikers.

Ask a Thru-Hiker

You've got questions. Triple Crowner Liz "Snorkel" Thomas has answers.

Trip Planning

From trail guides to trail towns, this advice is designed to help you get around.

Hiker Heroes

Trail-town visionaries, hikers on years-long missions: Long trails collect some of the greatest characters on the planet.

Lighten Your Pack

Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain. Get your pack slimmed down—and make sure you bring what counts—with this expert advice.

From 2023