Don't limit your backcountry excursions to trails. Let Backpacker give you the water sports skills, destination ideas, and gear reviews you need to turn your next trip into a multi-sport adventure.
Snorkel among manatees.
Sea kayaking unlocks a new world of solitude and scenery.
Inflatable kayaks make big-water action accessible to all.
Want to test the waters before attempting a Primitive Management Area? Get some experience on these traditional Boundary Waters trips first.
Wilderness paddler Mike Stavola sets a record on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Traverse the unknown end of the Alps–by trail, canyon, and cliff face–on this demanding journey in and around Triglav National Park.
Hike, paddle, and swim narrow canyons before running class IV rapids on an inflatable boogie board.