The PaRx program aims to get patients outside to reap the proven health benefits of nature.
Law enforcement and rescue personnel in Palm Springs are asking hikers to make sure they know their limits after a series of deaths and rescues on the area's trails.
A site with images that date back 8,000 years was spray-painted with racist slurs and symbols, among other graffiti
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 move may kill a controversial copper-nickel mining project located close to the protected wilderness
In 2022, four more parks have begun or expanded their ticketing systems, and many have renewed what was already in place.
The fate of the mostly-complete Mountain Valley Pipeline is up in the air after a federal appeals court threw out a key permit that would have allowed it to cross Jefferson National Forest.
We've partnered with travel outfitter Modern Adventure to create four epic trips for Outside+ members at discounted rates. Better yet, an Outside editor will join you on each inaugural journey.
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?
More people than ever are venturing to the parks. Can the system adapt?
Thru-hikers hoping to stop or resupply at Tuolumne Meadows may need to come up with another plan.
Activists launch The Outdoorist Oath to promote social justice on the trail.
Negative 30-degree temperatures plus a plate of noodles make one surprising photo op.
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.
A cougar encounter in California ended in an unusual standoff.
When tourists carve graffiti over Native rock art, archeologists do everything they can to remove it. But some of the damage is permanent.
Yellowstone superintendent asked Montana governor to halt hunt.
Some parks will still require reservations.
The new series from Outside follows the World Cup and Olympic champion as she comes back from personal tragedy.
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Three months after the KNP Complex Fire blazed through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, one of the area's main attractions is welcoming visitors once again.
A 29-year-old man is accused of shooting a National Park Service ranger in the incident on December 8.
The lottery for the hike's new permit system will open on January 3.
Starting in April, visitors will need a timed entry ticket to get entry to Arches.
It's not currently clear what led to what police are describing as an exchange of gunfire outside the park.
Someone Poisoned an Entire Wolf Pack in Oregon. Now, Authorities Are Asking for Help Finding the Culprit.
Police investigating the poisoning deaths of 8 wolves in Oregon have hit a dead end. Now, wildlife advocates are offering a $36,000 reward for information in the case.
An increase in unregulated and low-altitude flights has pushed the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe to ask the Department of the Interior and FAA for an official flight restriction at Snoqualmie Falls.
In 2022, expect just a little more mileage on the East Coast’s fabled thru-hike.
Outside+ members can now stream this year's film from the comfort of their couch.
Climber charged for Denali SOS call, woman is youngest to run 100 marathons, Bearsun takes Manhattan
Convenes group to find new names for roughly 650 geographic features
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M.J. Eberhart finished his third AT hike in Dalton, Massachusetts.
Officials believe they've finally discovered what happened to Rudi Moder, a West German hiker who disappeared in 1983.
Hikers Are Leaving Garbage at One of the Appalachian Trail’s Most Famous Spots—and It’s Attracting Bears
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club posts warning that litter is leading bruins to McAfee Knob.
Sammy Potter and Jackson Parell finished their record-setting hike on October 22, 2021.
A video of the rescue in Canada has gone viral on social media.
Parents and 1-year-old died of heat exposure and possible dehydration, sheriff says.
... and everyone else.
A bull elk first spotted stuck in a tire in 2019 has finally been freed.
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White House Restores Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments to Their Original Sizes
President expected to announce decision this afternoon.
Victim transported to burn center after falling in spring while trying to retrieve pet.
The infrastructure bill currently going through Congress would, if passed, budget $350 million for wildlife crossings all across the country.
This time, everyone walked away unscathed.
The 25-year-old grizzly beat a younger field to take home his fourth title.
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Budget cuts made by the last presidential administration eliminated protections, leaving these endangered reptiles vulnerable.
Nearly 400,000 acres of ancient rainforest are now under the co-management of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people.
They were caught after livestream viewers saw them wade into the river.
The year’s biggest bear competition (literally) is here. See our predictions and pick your own winner.
The Haiku Stars have been officially closed to the public since 1987.
There Is a Fat Bear Cub Contest Going on in Alaska and We Don’t Know What Else You Could Possibly Want
Fat Bear Junior will pit four chubby cubs and yearlings against each other in a fight to be the fattest.
For this 100-year-old park ranger, the history she teaches visitors is close to home.
General Sherman isn’t taking any chances.
Thanks to hard work from Forest Service crews, one of Colorado’s most beloved hikes is back in business.
All but 5 of California's national forests will reopen earlier than expected.
After two decades of contention, the EPA asked a court to restore environmental protections to Alaska’s Bristol Bay last week, shutting down a proposed gold mine that could have wreaked havoc on area ecosystems.
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.
Political appointees more than doubled the number of wolves hunters will be allowed to take during an upcoming hunt, over the objections of state wildlife scientists. Now, environmentalists are fighting the decision in court.
Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule
In August 2021, five-year-old Harvey Sutton became one of the AT’s youngest successful thru-hikers. Here’s how mom and dad helped him pull it off.
Clinics in Colorado and beyond are offering hikers the chance to get their Covid jab—plus free entry to parks, fishing and hunting licenses, and more.
The pair made it out unharmed after an ordeal in the Pine Mountain Wilderness.
Authorities theorize that toxic algae might be behind incident.
With the state’s forest closures set to run through September 17, southbound PCT hikers could be out of luck for the season.
Legislation introduced by Representative Joe Neguse would seek finish the CDT by its 50th birthday.
Forest Service plans closure through September 17 as Caldor Fire threatens South Lake Tahoe.
A proposal to build a new conservation-focused jobs program could have big repercussions for how we hike.
A new long trail is always something to celebrate—and this one is an all-timer.
With record-breaking heat grounding helicopters, the future of search and rescue—and park access—could be in danger.
Sams, Cayuse and Walla Walla, would be the first permanent head of the NPS since 2017.