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Massanutten Loop Trail: A 70-Mile Ridgeline Challenge in Northern Virginia

Massanutten Loop Trail: A 70-Mile Ridgeline Challenge in Northern Virginia

Nestled along a ridgeline in Northern Virginia sits a little-known trail called the Massanutten Loop Trail. The trail has great views that have to be earned by bursts of elevation...

Jun 1, 2019 : Chris Guynn
Can You Find Kyrgyzstan on a Map? Now Might Be The Time

Can You Find Kyrgyzstan on a Map? Now Might Be The Time

Of course, there is no shortage of places to go hiking in the world (at least for now). The AT, PCT, and CDT are more than most people can get...

Jun 1, 2019 : John Griffin
The Lakeshore Trail: Travel the Length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Trail: Travel the Length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks is the setting for the Lakeshore Trail. The path runs the length of the park, approximately 43 miles, and is often within sight of Lake Superior and its...

May 31, 2019 : Jim Rahtz
The Great Ocean Walk: 104 Kilometers of Stunning Variety in Victoria, Australia

The Great Ocean Walk: 104 Kilometers of Stunning Variety in Victoria, Australia

The Great Ocean Walk is the hike where I fell for thru-hiking. Starting in Apollo Bay and ending at the Twelve Apostles, this coastal trail packs a lifetime of experiences...

May 27, 2019 : Dawn Brintnall
The Big Bend 100: The Newest Long-Distance Trail in Texas

The Big Bend 100: The Newest Long-Distance Trail in Texas

The newest trail in Texas, the Big Bend 100, looks to give the Lone Star State a strong long trail of its own. The new route highlights everything the area...

May 24, 2019 : Alex Murphy
TEARing Across Europe

TEARing Across Europe

Thousands of us aspire to hike across the United States each year, whether it’s via the PCT, the AT, or the CDT. For a lot of us, one long-distance thru-hike...

May 22, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Thru-Hiking the 1,100-Mile Florida Trail With My Blind Dog

Thru-Hiking the 1,100-Mile Florida Trail With My Blind Dog

Katana and I have been hiking together since our maiden thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2014. She was three years old and I was 24. In 2016 we began...

May 17, 2019 : Kyle Rohrig
The Pacific Northwest Trail: 1,200 Miles of Rugged Wilderness

The Pacific Northwest Trail: 1,200 Miles of Rugged Wilderness

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail is a 1,200-mile route crossing the northern reaches of Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It was dreamed up and pioneered in the 1970s by an...

Apr 26, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
How to Spend Three Days Hiking and Camping Around Moab, Utah

How to Spend Three Days Hiking and Camping Around Moab, Utah

Now that I've moved out to Colorado, Western wilderness adventures are that much more accessible. To keep myself sane while working a desk job and dreaming of my next long...

Apr 22, 2019 : Audrey Payne
Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Justin “Jupiter” Cummins | May 1st–Sep 14th NOBO. /embed] "the four M's definitely worked at any low point in morale or before a big climb, Music, Meds (ibuprofen), Mio (caffeine),...

Apr 19, 2019 : Samantha Olthof