How Long Does it Take to Hike the AT?
Completing America's most popular long trail is a major time commitment.
I Survived a Polar Bear Attack
In July 2013, Matt Dyer was lucky enough to see a polar bear in Canada’s Torngat Mountains. His good fortune ended there.
Stop Trampling Plants to Get Photos
Hikers need to stop trampling trailside flora in pursuit of “the shot.”
Don’t Tell Me I Don’t Belong on the Trail
A hiker pulls confidence from an unsolicited gear critique in the Catskills.
Covid Canceled Our Wedding—So We Went on the Hike of Our Lives Instead
After pandemic restrictions forced Sharon Wu and her fiancé to reschedule their wedding, they set their eyes on a consolation prize: the rugged Trans-Catalina Trail.
The 50 Best Hikes in the U.S.
With the help of our friends and readers, we set out to find the best trail in all 50 states. From epic thru-hikes to short jaunts, these were the ones that rose to the top.