Trail Profile

25 Miles Through the Smokies: DIY Loop From Cosby Campground

25 Miles Through the Smokies: DIY Loop From Cosby Campground

There are well over a hundred different trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the opportunity for a three-day hike gave my friends and me the overwhelming choice...

Nov 27, 2017 : Michael Bullard
The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

International Appalachian Trail at a Glance: Length: 650 kilometers (404 miles) Location: Canada, Province of Québec, Gaspé Peninsula Trail Type: Thru-hike with many options for day hikes and

Oct 21, 2017 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
Thru Hiking Pennsylvania’s Horse-Shoe Trail

Thru Hiking Pennsylvania’s Horse-Shoe Trail

When I set the goal to thru hike the Horse Shoe trail in 2016 nearing the end of my 2,19 mile AT thru hike I never imagined a trail of...

Oct 20, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

The following is a guest post courtesy of Erik Schlimmer, a Founding Member of Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route. Have a story to share? Submit it Blue Line to Blue...

Oct 2, 2017 : Guest Post
A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

Recent books and movies have inspired countless hikers and potential hikers to dream about thru-hiking one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail,...

Sep 27, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

Quick Facts Distance: 30 miles Type: End-to-end, section hikes Location: Washington Park (southern end) to North end of Forest Park - Portland, Oregon Terrain: Old-growth Pacific

Sep 20, 2017 : Mischa Egolf
7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

The Long Trail is North America’s oldest established long-distance hiking trail. It’s a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski slopes with gorgeous views, flowing...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

Nestled inside the  This is the room where so many corral to see if their dream comes true. Pro tip: Since the difficulty of obtaining a permit for The Wave ranks...

Aug 20, 2017 : Hashtag
Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

At-a-Glance Distance: 26 miles Location: Traverses from Cooke City to East Rosebud Lake through the Absaroka Wilderness Type: End-to-end Trailheads: Clarks Fork (near Cooke City, MT) and East

Jul 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Trail Profile: Kepler Track, New Zealand

Trail Profile: Kepler Track, New Zealand

Located in the heart of Milford Track, and the keas.  They have a reputation for destruction since they like to pick away at things with their strong beaks (i.e. windshield...

May 18, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry