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Gear Review: Osprey Eja 58 Pack

Backpackers looking to enjoy their time in the wilderness face a perennial question: What’s more important, having comfortable gear or lightweight gear? Osprey has finally created a lightweight, women-specific pack that maintains comfort for a range of load weights: the Osprey Eja 58. Read More...
Sunset view from the shore of Lake Michigan

10 Best Hikes Near Chicago

Don't let the big city feel of Chicago discourage you from exploring the hiking that the greater Chicago metro area has to offer. Check out these ten top hikes in the Chicago area to get started on your next adventure. Read More...
Backpackers along the South Rim

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

Whether you're headed out for an overnight or a thru-hike, a pack that fits your body’s specific shape and size can make all the difference between a joyful journey or a suffering slog in the backcountry. This article tells you what to look for and offers suggestions for the best backpacking packs of 2018. Read More...
Evolution Basin on the PCT

The Joys of Section Hiking

Many backpackers dream of spending weeks—or even months—on trail. But most folks can’t swing the time commitment required to thru-hike classics like the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail. The solution? Learn to embrace the joys of section hiking. Read More...
Weed Patch Mountain Trail

New Backcountry Trail Opens in Hickory Nut Gorge

Weed Patch Mountain Trail is a brand new 8.6-mile (one way) romp through some of Hickory Nut Gorge’s wildest terrain, connecting Buffalo Creek Park, which already has a 3.5-mile mountain bike loop, with Eagle Rock, a climbing crag on the north side of Rumbling Bald Mountain inside Chimney Rock State Park. Read More...
Hikers near the Mediterranean

Ibiza: Come for the Party, Stay for the Hiking

Known as the Party Capital of the World, Ibiza is home to hiking trails that run along beaches and meander through sleepy villages. Read our coverage to discover five beautiful hikes that will let you experience the natural beauty of this historic island that brims with biodiversity. Read More...
Mouse Creek Falls in a lush, green forest

10 Top Hikes Near Asheville

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville offers a range of hiking adventures, from easy day trips to overnight backpacking excursions. Check out these ten highly rated hikes and start exploring the many hiking options that Asheville has to offer. Read More...