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Go Take a Hike! 50 of the Best U.S. Hiking Trails

<i>Have You Hiked the Featured Trail in Your State?</i> <i><br>-- By Melissa Rudy, Staff Writer</i><br>Hiking isn’t just a great way to get fit: For many, it’s a way to …

8 unforgettable road trips through Alaska

<i>Author’s note: Some highways are unpaved. Take extra food, drinks, fuel, cash, an emergency kit, and spare tires with you. Equip your vehicle with a</i> …

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A perilous ride to a remote valley

"Five of us packed into a car, allured by the promise of traversing one of India’s most breathtaking and most dangerous roads" – in winter.<p>Five of us packed into a car, allured by the promise of traversing one of India’s most breathtaking – and most dangerous – roads. The Pangi via Kishtwar road …

Appalachian Trail Map

<b>Have you ever dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail?</b> This map is a piece illustrated for those who love hiking and exploring the natural wonder …

Top 10 Distance Trails

Top 10 Distance Trails from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Wind River Mountains, Wyoming</b> <br>The mountains climb over 13,00 feet (4,000 meters) into the skies southwest of Dubois in Wyoming. Native American tribes hunted here, and their rock drawings and …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern California and Oregon

Lassen Volcanic > Crater Lake > Redwood<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Sacramento, California<p>This multiday adventure journeys from the southern reaches of the Cascade Range to the mist-shrouded Northern California coast. Two national parks—Lassen Volcanic and Crater Lake—showcase equally remarkable examples of …

5 Tips to Enhance Your Visit to the Redwoods

Redwood National & State Parks are located along the Pacific Coast in Northern California. Instead of one large park, you'll find a series of parks. These include Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - all of which were …

13 National Parks that you wish you have heard of sooner

Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier – at least one of these places probably belongs to your wish list. And that is normal; it is not only …

Scotland's wee but wild road

A 516-mile route that passes through spooky ruins, fairytale glens, toothy castles, rugged fairways and shingle-sand beaches. Not to mention distilleries.<p>Locals call it the “wee mad road”: a looping ribbon of asphalt that hugs the coastline between the fishing hamlets of Inverkirkaig, Coigach and …

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10 (Surprising!) Family-Friendly Travel Destinations

It’s touted as having one of the most inspired food scenes in America, but Charleston scores high on the family-friendly scale for its beachfront …

Top 12 Bikepacking Videos of 2015

As the new year approaches, we look back at what 2015 has brought us. In a digital world filled with talented videographers, we wanted to recognize …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

Pothole Dome & Tuolumne River

Yosemite Hikes Home » Tioga Pass Road » Pothole Dome<p><b>Distance:</b> 2.5 miles (4 km) round trip<p><b>Elevation at trailhead:</b> 8,500 feet (2,550 meters) <b><br>Pothole</b> …

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The Best of Big Sur: Hiking, Camping, Beaches, and Waterfalls

Big Sur is one of the country's most iconic road trips. Some folks wing it, driving the 90-mile stretch of California coastline between San Simeon …

10 Secret Spots in America's Top National Parks

America's National Park Service runs more than 405 sites, including national seashores, recreation areas, historical sites, and national parks. Collectively, these sites receive about 70 million visitors a year -- with more than 10 million of them heading to just one national park in particular …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

Alta Via 1 weaves hikers through the breathtaking Dolomites mountain range in Italy, past alpine lakes and vast meadows. Equipped with huts that …

Hiking

Larch Valley Hike- Lake Louise, Banff National Park

The Larch Valley hike in Lake Louise has been something Mike and I have been talking about doing for years, so this fall we finally decided to make …

Coastal Trail, Pantoll to W Ridgecrest Blvd

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6 Must-Do Hikes in the South Carolina Upcountry

South Carolina is world renowned for its Southern hospitality, signature cuisine, and the quaint charm of coastal destinations like Charleston and …

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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …