Trail Profile

The Iceland Traverse: North to South

The Iceland Traverse: North to South

Iceland is aptly known as the “land of ice and fire.” The island country is home to glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, lava fields, hot springs, and black sand beaches. Its incredibly...

Oct 23, 2020 : Lindsey Gordon
A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

Dotted with wildflower-filled meadows, stunning waterfalls, and inviting alpine lakes, these Cascade volcano loop hikes belong on every backpacker’s bucket list.

Oct 8, 2020 : Jen Datka
The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

I t's almost October, and there's finally a hint of crisp fall weather in the air. Decorative gourds will soon appear on suburban lawns up and down the east coast....

Oct 1, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

I've lived in Southern California for five years and still feel like I'm scratching the surface of available adventure around me. The beaches are great, but within three hours of...

Sep 9, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

Those who have hiked the Appalachian Trail agree: there's simply no other trail like it in the world. It may not be the longest footpath of them all, nor the...

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Hike the Timberline Trail: 42 Stunning Miles Around Mount Hood

How to Hike the Timberline Trail: 42 Stunning Miles Around Mount Hood

If you're familiar with the Pacific Crest Trail (or the Pacific Northwest in general), you’ll likely know of the Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood. The Timberline Trail is a 42-mile...

Sep 2, 2020 : Sydney Brehm
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maryland

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maryland

There's a reason Maryland is one of the most popular states among Appalachian Trail section hikers. It’s just 40 miles in length, making it ideal for weekend warriors; the terrain...

Sep 1, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Arches National Park

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Arches National Park

If you dream of warm air, bright colors, and some of the most unique hiking in the country, then look no farther than Arches National Park. The park features the...

Jun 26, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Check out an REI Hiking Course near you.  Are you a passionate day-hiker looking to break into the world of...

Feb 25, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

South Africa has a wealth of incredibly diverse hiking; from the dry and rugged Cedarberg in the west to the majestic Drakensberg in the east. Tucked away behind the popular...

Feb 15, 2020 : Zacc Larkin