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The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

13 Hiking Trails That Are Some Of The Most Dangerous In America

<b>Hiking is a pastime which is suitable for almost anyone, and it’s good exercise! From gentle walks to dangerous trails, people with all levels of</b> …

If There Are Only 5 Hikes You Ever Do In Ohio, Make Them These

We’re fortunate to live in a state that’s chock-full of unbelievably gorgeous hiking trails. Consequently, it can be hard to choose the best of the …

8 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in America : Travel

Ruckel Ridge Loop (9.6 miles)<p>Columbia River Gorge, ORThough it’s one of the most challenging hikes in this gorge full of taxing trails, the Ruckel …

20 INCREDIBLE HIKING TRAILS TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – Page 4

Tonquin Valley, Alberta Canada<p>This is the ultimate best hike through the Canadian Rockies. Yes, Canada has Rocky Mountains too and they are just …

7 of the Best Commission-Free ETFs at TD Ameritrade in 2018

These seven commission-free ETFs are great for buy-and-hold investors who use TD Ameritrade for an IRA or HSA in 2018.<p><b>TD Ameritrade</b> recently revamped …

Investing

9 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world

Marathons, triathlons, and adventure races are extreme tests that force participants to push themselves in new ways physically and mentally.<p>But the most extreme endurance races in the world take that to another level.<p>These competitions test the absolute limits of the human body and mind.<p>In some …

Running

4 high-intensity cycling workouts to torch fat and build fitness

<i>How the bike took the weight of his ego, we'll never know. But one thing is for certain: Conor McGregor is looking fighting fit in a recent</i> …

Cycling

Mount Whitney Expert

At an elevation of 14,501 feet, Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California AND the tallest peak in the Lower 48. Beyond the physical …

30 Terrifying Trails

The Narrows, Longs Peak, Colorado<p>The “Keyhole” is the route of choice for most Longs Peak climbers, but it’s also no stranger to fatalities.<p>Half Dome …

Hiking

15 mountain holidays to conquer in your lifetime

It was my father who introduced my younger brothers and sister and I to the joys of the mountains. Although not strictly a mountaineer himself, he led us on “expeditions” into the wilds of the Peak District and ascents of summits such as the Shivering Mountain, or Mam Tor as it is more commonly …

8 Picturesque Trails In Utah That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking

This hike is a little more difficult, and is nearly seven miles out and back, so make sure you're adequately prepared before you head out. You'll …

Smokies Announces Reopening of Alum Cave Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials celebrated the completion of a 2-year trail rehabilitation project on Alum Cave Trail today, November …

8 of the best hiking trails in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the best hiking in the United States. From summiting 14,000-foot peaks to ducking down into deep canyons and …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

Best Treks to Machu Picchu - The Ultimate Guide to choosing which trek is right for you

<b>Planning a trek?</b> Let one of our trusted local operators help you <b>plan your trip</b>.<p>Planning Your Trek<p>Machu Picchu is only accessible by train or by foot. …

South America

This 8 Destinations You'd Better Be in Shape to Visit

<i>You’re skinny, active and you eat a healthy foods? That is not enough. You’ll need to train specifically to achieve the physical and mental level</i> …

7 Stunning Waterfall Hikes and Swimming Holes Just Outside of Nashville

Cascading water, plunge-worthy swimming holes and wooded trails may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Nashville. But …

16 Iconic Sites in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park has been touted by many to be among the most beautiful places in the world. In the world. That is a very tall measure! With such a claim it's impossible not to ponder: 'how beautiful can it really be?' Driving into the valley we were eager for it to show itself, to reveal its …

National Parks

The #1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman

<i>Gordo Byrn, the founder of Endurance Corner and author of Going Long, uses what he calls Big Day Training (BDT) as a checkpoint for his athletes</i> …

Workouts

10 Best Appalachian Trail Section Hikes: from Georgia to Maine

Top 10 Best Hikes on the Appalachian Trail: From GA to ME<p>The Appalachian Trail is a continuous footpath stretching over 2,000 miles from Georgia to …

Hiking

The best hiking trail in every state

Whether you're looking for rugged mountain climbs or casual strolls within city limits, city-guide app Foursquare has you covered, as they've compiled the best place to hike in every state.<p>So fill up a water bottle, tie your shoes, and take a hike! There might even be some unsuspecting Pokémon on …

National Parks

Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental U.S.

(credit: Randy Yagi)<p>Most every trail in America has its own unique set of natural beauty and spectacular vistas. But some are much more special than …

5 Magical Train Trips That Rival the Hogwarts Express

Road trips rock because you get an amazing view of the changing landscape while you’re getting from point A to point B. But what’s a gal to do if she wants to travel without the expense of renting a car or taking weeks of vacation time? Since we’re committed to the journey just as much as the …

Ask a Thru-Hiker: What's the Triple Crown of Hiking?

Stop just dreaming about a thru-hike; make it real! Our online Thru-Hiking 101 class covers everything you need to plan and finish the long-distance …

Simple Ways for Skinny Guys to Eat More

<b>If you want to gain weight and build muscle, you’ve got to eat more calories than you’re expending.</b>1 There’s no way around it. And if you’re a …