Can You Hike Me Now?

BACKPACKER introduces Hike Finder for Your Mobile Phone

It’s no surprise that BACKPACKER wants to help you get out and explore more trails—we love trails as much as you do. To make it easier to find new places to hike, we now can deliver dayhikes and backpacking trips straight to your mobile phone.

Just send a text message to 32075 and in the message type “imap” and the two-letter postal abbreviation of the state where you want to find trips.

If you live in Colorado, text “imap CO” to 32075. Visiting the relatives in Oregon? Text “imap OR” to phone number 32075 to see a list of hikes in places like the Columbia Gorge.

This new mobile feature works for all 50 states and gives you quick access to more than 2,000 trails, including turn-by-turn directions, elevation profiles, topo maps, and, if available, thumbnail images taken from the trail.

It’s that simple. Happy trails.

—Kris Wagner, Map Editor