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The World's Longest Hiking Trail is Finally, Officially Open

Nearly one year ago, we couldn't contain our excitement about The Great Trail coming to Canada. Now, exactly 11 months later, it's finally and …

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How Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail With My Husband Changed Our Relationship

<i>Day 77: Every day out here pretty much goes like this: wake up, hike uphill several thousand feet, lose all feeling in your legs as you cross a river barefoot, risk your life crossing a river over some shitty log, summit a pass, risk your life trying to climb down the other side, which is</i> …

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Hiking Your Own Hike

At the pace we’ve been making on the Pacific Crest Trail, its hard not to be passed by so many other thru hikers. Everyone else, at least to my eyes, …

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America's 5 Best Waterfall Hikes

<i>By Randy Yagi</i><p>With the long awaited arrival of spring, many people are starting to take advantage of warmer weather and clearer skies by hiking the …

Easy winter hikes perfect for the faint of heart | Adventure Sports Network

So you’re a fair-weather hiker. It’s OK; lots of us are. The good news is that it’s easy to learn to appreciate winter forays into the wild.<p>The hike …

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Hiking the Forgotten End of the AT

The route up Quebec's Mont Jacques-Cartier starts out on the broad, rough remains of a World War II military road, but soon becomes a rocky trail, …

11 Common Beginner Mistakes in Backpacking and Hiking

We all start somewhere. We all begin as a beginner, a novice. New gear also demands we catch up. An experienced backpacker in the early ‘90s might …

11 essentials to take with you the next time you go hiking

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Summer is in full swing, giving us the opportunity to plan day trips out in the sun, enjoying the warm weather while it lasts. For many …

How to Choose the Best Walking Poles or Trekking Poles

Sometimes two legs are not enough for stability on the trail. A hiking or walking stick is the traditional way to give yourself a little more …

These 10 apps will enhance your hiking life | Adventure Sports Network

Hiking apps: They’re not just for tracking anymore. Photo: Courtesy of The Outbound<p>When you search for hiking apps, the top results always seem to be …

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12 Great Georgia Hikes

Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great …

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The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

Georgia native finds life lessons, love on the Appalachian Trail

Even as a teenager, Macon York knew she wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail.<p>Though she grew up in coastal Georgia, playing with friends in the woods …

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What I learned during a 6-month hike on the Appalachian Trail

The sun beat down on the narrow wooden boardwalk. On either side, lush, impenetrable foliage hummed with insects and birdsong. It was sweltering — a cloying, sultry, sticky heat more appropriate for primordial jungles than for Western Massachusetts. And yet I was wearing almost every stitch of …

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

Best Backpacking Water Filter and Treatment System

What is the best backpacking water filter and treatment system for backpacking and hiking?Truthfully, it really depends on the conditions you’ll be …

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The Genesee River is the centerpiece of Letchworth State Park.<p>(Photo: genesee river gorge in fall image by Scott Slattery from Fotolia.com )<p>Sometimes called the "Grand Canyon of the East," western New York's Letchworth State Park is home to a deep forest and to three major waterfalls of the rushing …

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10 Best Multi-Day Hikes in the National Parks

U.S. national parks are packed with overnight treks that offer epic views and impressive climbs. These ten are the best of the best.

The Best Hiking Spots Near Your Favorite Cities

Rising from the west bank of the Hudson River, Bear Mountain and its surrounding park boast trails ranging from .4 miles to 6.5 miles, with options …

Top 10 Walks & Hiking Tours

Travel<p>Check Out Our Top 10 Walking Tours and Get Inspired<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Great Smoky Mountains, U.S.</b><br>The Great Smoky Mountains, long regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, is a region rich in natural diversity and pioneer history. Named …

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8 Hottest Restaurants in Pittsburgh, according to Zagat

Ask any Pittsburgher-on-the-street what their favorite local restaurant is and chances are you’ll get as many answers are there are hills in Western …

Hiking at Houghton Falls in Washburn

Echo Dells at Houghton Falls State Natural Area<b></b><b><br>Houghton Falls State Natural Area was rated as the most scenic place to hike in Bayfield County in</b> …

Infographic: Guide to Day Hiking

<i>Do you know the most important items to carry with you on a day hike? Whether you start with a calm walk or set out to tackle craggy scrambles, make</i> …

Three Hikers Rescued from Appalachian Trail

0<p>SHARES<p>Three hikers were airlifted from a flooded portion of the Appalachian Trail in Maine Thursday morning.<p>The hikers—27-year-old Amy McConaughy, …

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The Best Hikes for Fall Foliage

If you think summer is the only season for hiking, it's time you experience the pleasant temperatures, sparse crowds and incredible beauty that comes with fall.<p>We love hot summer hikes as much as the next outdoor enthusiast, but there's a special place in our hearts for fall hiking. Thanks to more …

Hiking Trail up the picturesque Felli Valley 10

I made a wonderful hiking trail up the ruggedly picturesque Fellital in the cantone of Uri in Switzerland.<p>After a break in the Swiss Alpine Club …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

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Sand and Snow...and everywhere in between!: Craft beer and Pittsburgh: PA Brew Tours

19 Hikes That Should Never Make Your Bucket List

But if the taste of blood and dirt turns you on, then this is for you.<p><b>Disclaimer:</b><p>The following trails are extremely demanding and require extensive training, advanced gear, and expertise with highly technical terrain. Many of these hikes also require the fitness and ability to perform strenuous …