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Long Trails

It’s the classic backpacking adventure: load up the pack, quit your job, and strike out for a thru-hike on one of America’s classic long trails. Whether you’re an Triple Crown aspirant or a weekend warrior, we’ve got the info, tips and tricks you need to have more fun on the U.S.’s longest paths.

Popular Long Trails

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Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail

The misty, tree-lined coast of the Pacific Northwest is a natural spot for an atypical thru-hike—and thanks to Oregon’s public beaches, it’s open all year.

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Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

Lake Tahoe is 122,200 acres of cobalt blue water, and reflections of the Sierra. The best way to get to know it: The Tahoe Rim Trail. Get ready to hike with our guide to preparing, buying gear, and travelling the 165-mile loop.