Trail Profile

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
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Southern California

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Southern California

At just over 700 miles, the Southern California section of the Pacific Crest Trail is a diverse and stunning landscape, brimming with life, and a fitting start or end to...

Jun 1, 2019 : Lindsey Gordon
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 1200-mile route crossing the northern reaches of Montana, Idaho and Washington. This year the trail celebrates its tenth anniversary as a National...

Apr 26, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The relatively new and unknown Cohos (Coh-ahs) Trail extends 170 miles through Northern New Hampshire from the Canadian border near Pittsburg to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains. It’s a...

Apr 15, 2019 : Effie Drew
Hiking the Hayduke: Welcome to the Wild, Wild (South)West

Hiking the Hayduke: Welcome to the Wild, Wild (South)West

Ever wonder what it's like to explore 800 miles of America's canyonlands on foot? Learn about the mysterious Hayduke Trail and how to prepare for remote wilderness adventure in the...

Jan 5, 2019 : Megan Mondor
The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop offers a beautiful backpacking experience through some of the highest terrain in the Lower 48. The route travels around the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, using two of Colorado’s

Dec 28, 2018 : Troy Zohner
Australia’s Great South West Walk

Australia’s Great South West Walk

Wallabies, whale bones and wildlife, this vacation-sized and accessible Australian long trail is big on variety.

Dec 17, 2018 : Siobhan Sheridan
La Cloche Silhouette Trail: 48 Miles in the Canadian Shield

La Cloche Silhouette Trail: 48 Miles in the Canadian Shield

La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a 48 mile trail found in Killarney Provincial Park in Northern Ontario. Killarney Provincial Park is a gem of Ontario, and La Cloche Silhouette Trail...

Oct 26, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
The Foothills Trail: A 77-Mile Taste of the Southern Appalachians

The Foothills Trail: A 77-Mile Taste of the Southern Appalachians

The idea for the Foothills Trail, a National Recreation Trail located in far western South Carolina, began in the 1960s as an effort to preserve and protect the beauty of...

Oct 19, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Laugavegur Trail: 36 Miles Across Southern Iceland

The Laugavegur Trail: 36 Miles Across Southern Iceland

The Laugavegur Trail is a 36-mile trail stretching across southern Iceland, featuring a terrain diversity similar to the PCT: desert, glaciers, mountains, and forests. Imagine you somehow combined

Oct 5, 2018 : Samantha Olthof