To kick off National Park Week, National Park Service sites across the U.S. will offer free entry on April 21. For many of the 118 NPS sites that aren’t already free, Saturday could be a busy day. Places like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, which already get millions of visitors a year, will fill up when the fees drop. To help you skip those crowds, we scoped out 9 great hikes in the least-visited NPS sites where you usually have to pay to play. Get outdoors for a day trip this Saturday, avoid the crowds, and steal a great deal.
Can hikers leverage vacation rentals to turn Los Angeles's 67-mile Backbone Trail into a legitimate thru-hike? Will Cockrell investigates.
From prickly pear desert to verdant gorges, this hike shows off the range of the Lone Star State.
Leave the crowds behind: Tackle Mt. Marcy in winter, and it will be just you, the silent mountains, and a whole lot of snow.
When Marine Sergeant Kirstie Ennis lost her leg above the knee in Afghanistan, she found healing in the outdoors. Now, she has her sights set on the world’s highest mountains.