Trail running shoe technology just keeps getting better. The experts at Backpacker Magazine test the latest trail running shoes in every trail condition imaginable to make shopping for your next pair a cinch.
Best footwear for big miles
Most versatile footwear
Most nimble footwear
Headed out on the Pacific Crest Trail? Expert thru-hiker Liz “Snorkel” Thomas breaks down the gear you’ll need, with help from BACKPACKER Gear Editor Eli Bernstein.
Help them go lighter and faster with these 15 trail-ready gifts.
Cocktails in a can, a one-of-a-kind daypack, a sweater so fuzzy that you'll want to cuddle it: There's something for every hiker on this list.
Warm weather means it's time to go farther, and get there faster. Here are our top picks for summer trail runs, from smooth singletrack to alpine ridges.
Best trail runner
Skip Prime Day and pick up this fleet-footed trail runner instead.
Eat up trail miles with these fleet-footed kicks.
Light, grippy low-tops for peakbagging and fast-and-light missions.
Best Trail Runner
Move faster and easier with these primo trail runners.
A purpose-built hiker for women.
Deep lugs make these the most mud-worthy running shoes we tested.