Apply to Become A Writer for The Trek

Love backpacking + writing?

The Trek wants YOU! (insert Uncle Sam point)

The Trek Writers are those with a wealth of backpacking experience and knowledge who want to share their backpacking expertise with the world.  If you’re looking to build your writing portfolio, want to be part of a tight-knit and rapidly growing community, and/or love to share your insights about any and all things trail-related, this is the gig for you.

NOTE: If you’re a current or future thru-hiker who’s looking to blog your journey on The Trek, you want to head to this page. 

You’ll get to be part of a highly knowledgeable and skilled team, lead by The Trek’s Lead Writer and Editor, Kelly Floro, the chance to test and review new backpacking gear, and establish yourself as a leader as part of a growing and friendly backpacking community.

The ideal candidate has a strong knowledge and enthusiasm for long-distance backpacking, is a strong writer, and is capable of providing their own unique and valuable article concepts.

Apply Here

Comments 18

  • Kelly Kiel : May 19th

    Looks like you need a proofreader/copyeditor. “You’ll want to this page”. I think you meant “You’ll want to LIKE this page.” I love writing, reading, proofreading and hiking. Planning a thru-hike in 2017.

    • Megan Kochenderfer : Sep 1st

      As a grammar nerd, I have to reply and point out that periods belong inside quotation marks.

  • Anthony Mannello : Jan 12th

    Hey Trek.

    My name is Cruise. This last season you had recommended me as one of the top thru -hikers to follow of instagram. Thank you so much. As I continue to hike year after year, it’s nice to know my photography is making an impact, even a small impact is nice. I am reaching out to you guys about this upcoming hiking season. I will be hiking on the PCT for the second time. Last year I hiked the CDT with Rabbit. I want to extend an offer of being a trail correspondant and photographer if you need some good photos or video. I know you probably have a lot of inquiries and I appreciate your time. Thanks!


  • John Joseph Hamilton : Apr 9th

    I really don’t think trail mix and beards mix that well unless you want hair in your food.

  • Shovktop : Jul 28th

    Hey i just submitted what I hope is a complete application, but given that I’m working with a cheap phone and connection, who knows! Pls let me know if it’s ok, thx.

  • Timothy Lyall : Oct 15th

    I am a student and would like to become a writer on your website. I used to work on a nursing paper writing service. It was a great experience. You can find examples of my work here I think I can help you create content for your travel site.

  • Chris Teagen : Oct 23rd

    Sounds great! I myself am now working on my portfolio to start a professional writing career. For example, use this link to check out my paper about A Raisin in the Sun which I’ve worked very hard on. It is really amazing how nowadays, we are able to share our creations on the Internet, thus automatically creating an outstanding portfolio. I am also open to any sort of criticism since I am only an amateur

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  • David Garrison : Feb 6th

    Hello! How much do you pay your writers? I’m attempting a calendar year triple crown this year and it would be nice to join an established media organization to write for. Regards!

    • William Morrison : Mar 7th

      David did you receive a reply from editors (2021)?

  • William Morrison : Mar 7th

    David did you receive a reply from editors (2021)?

  • David Johnn : Oct 5th

    That’s really great!

  • David Johnn : Oct 5th

    Thanks for posting this article.

  • Queen R Mastropietro : Nov 30th

    Simply just needed to state Now i am happy that i stumbled onto your page

  • John Shafer : Mar 1st

    The main link to the store from your homepage shows a hat with a mountain symbol. Ironically this hat as far as I can see is not for sale in the store. Is this some kind of a cruel hoax?

  • Fiona : Jul 5th

    It is really amazing how nowadays, we are able to share our creations on the Internet

  • Cristina Andrea Pier : Mar 13th

    I searched my soul and I lie to myself when I say I hike the AT for peace or time to reset, the real reason I hike is to see you again on the trail, I haven’t reset and the wood is you and I need to be surrounded by you.

  • Steven Seagull : Apr 10th

    Comments are all over the place without years being shown. It looks like it starts in 2017? There’s even a link to someone writing papers for high school and college students. Smh.