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Your Daily Tread: Local Hikes Across the U.S.

What's better than hiking every weekend? Hiking every day. Here are the best big-city escapes from New York to Los Angeles. Plus: Bill Donahue explores the remote reaches of Portland's Forest Park and discovers secrets even locals don't know.

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The Wild Edge: Exploring Portland’s Forest Park


When urban trails blend with raw wilderness, the sum is much greater than the parts. By Bill Donahue

Quick Escapes: 10 Metro-Area Trails

The perfect metro-area trail: close, wild, uncrowded. Here are 10 major city options.

Free Maps! Our Contributors Favorite Local Hikes

Online or via your cellphone these trips are ready to be downloaded and explored.

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