Discover stories, tips, and essential guides for tackling trails that span hundreds of miles. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or planning your first journey, find everything you need to embark on your next great adventure.

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Hardest Thru-Hikes in America: Trails That Test Your Limits

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Going on the toughest thru-hikes in America is an adventure like no other, pushing you to your limits. These trails ...

The climb on John Muir Trail with beautiful sky

Week-Long Thru-Hikes in Southern California: Trailblazing the Golden State

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Southern California has awesome places for week-long hikes, from deserts and beaches to mountains. It’s not just about hiking around; ...

John Muir Trail Pacific Crest Trail

The Best Shorter Thru-Hikes in America: Top Picks for Quick Adventures

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Many backpackers have thru-hiking on their bucket list, but it doesn’t always mean committing half a year to the trail. ...

Beautiful Yosemite National Park landscapes, California with a hiker in the photo

Long-Distance Hiking Trails USA: Top Epic Routes to Trek

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Going on a long-distance hiking trail is something most people never will do in their life. Maybe they don’t know ...