Trail Profile

Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

So what do 350 miles of “new” trail look like? The Appalachian High Route is unique because a majority of the route follows preexisting trails. When asked how the Appalachian...

Jun 6, 2022 : Anna McKinney
The Zion Traverse: Hiking Off the Beaten Path in Utah’s Most Popular National Park

The Zion Traverse: Hiking Off the Beaten Path in Utah’s Most Popular National Park

Very rarely do I immediately want to repeat a trail I just hiked. Every rose has its thorn, and whether you're hit by heat, deep sand, brutal climbs, or high...

May 26, 2022 : Katie Kommer
Slack-packing Australia’s Great Ocean Walk

Slack-packing Australia’s Great Ocean Walk

(Or how to hike an iconic long-distance trail down under when you’ve haven’t packed any camping gear.) I hadn't planned on hiking the Great Ocean Walk. This trip to Australia...

May 21, 2022 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Trail Profile: The Basin and Range Trail, 1000 Miles of Rugged and Rewarding Nevada Wilderness

Trail Profile: The Basin and Range Trail, 1000 Miles of Rugged and Rewarding Nevada Wilderness

The Basin and Range Trail is a 1090-mile quasi-loop hiking trail located in eastern Nevada. It features hidden gems in the form of gorgeous mountain ranges and vast desert hiking....

May 5, 2022 : Katie Houston
The Benton MacKaye Trail: 290 Secluded Miles in the Southern Appalachians

The Benton MacKaye Trail: 290 Secluded Miles in the Southern Appalachians

One hundred years ago, MacKaye’s idea for a recreational and economic plan revolving around a footpath extending the length of the Appalachians was published in an article titled “An Appalachian

Mar 17, 2022 : Sara Leibold
Via Dinarica: The BEST Thru-Hike You’ve Never Heard Of

Via Dinarica: The BEST Thru-Hike You’ve Never Heard Of

The Via Dinarica is a network of long-distance hiking trails through the Dinaric Alps in the Balkans of Southeastern Europe.  There are three trails: the White Trail, the Blue Trail,...

Mar 9, 2022 : Louisa Richards
14 Damn Good Reasons To Thru Hike The IAT Ulster-Ireland

14 Damn Good Reasons To Thru Hike The IAT Ulster-Ireland

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland. If you’re looking for a 2022 thru-hike that breaks the standard mold and escapes the crowds...

Feb 28, 2022 : Colleen Goldhorn
The Art Loeb Trail: North Carolina

The Art Loeb Trail: North Carolina

Tucked away in Western North Carolina, lies a rugged 30.1-mile footpath that runs through Pisgah National Forest and Shining Rock Wilderness. The Art Loeb Trail is Western North Carolina's crown

Feb 13, 2022 : Nick Karikas
The Border Route Trail: 65 Miles Deep in the Minnesota Northwoods

The Border Route Trail: 65 Miles Deep in the Minnesota Northwoods

The Border Route Trail (BRT) is a 65-mile trail spanning the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, an expanse of rolling hills, lakes, and forests that is a paradise for canoeists. ...

Feb 2, 2022 : Matt Denny
IAT Ulster-Ireland: 279 Premier Coast-to-Coast Miles on the International Appalachian Trail

IAT Ulster-Ireland: 279 Premier Coast-to-Coast Miles on the International Appalachian Trail

This is a sponsored post. The following profile of the IAT Ulster-Ireland is brought to you by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland. Traversing lush coastlines, rugged mountains, and everything

Dec 14, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn