Author Bio

Kristen Arendt

Kristen is a native Coloradan and longtime runner who enjoys running on the track, roads and now on the trails. When she isn’t running, she works as a trail content editor for Trail Run Project, where she now gets to spend her day dreaming about trails and adventuring—the perfect job since she can’t run 24/7. She is also known for being a bookworm and owning more running shoes than most people would consider socially acceptable. REI member since 2018.

Stories by Kristen Arendt...

Best Hikes in France

France's varied and beautiful terrain makes it hard to pick only a handful of hikes to highlight. From the sun-soaked French Riviera and the rugged French Alps ...
Mountains in Death Valley National Park

Best Hikes in Death Valley

Towering 11,000-foot mountains, barren salt flats, sand dunes, deep canyons, expansive vistas and hidden oases make Death Valley National Park a hiker's playgro...
A multi-colored sunset at Isle Royale National Park.

10 Top Hikes in Michigan

The diverse landscape, scenic vistas and varied terrain of Michigan's many trail networks give hikers plenty to explore in the Great Lakes State. Whether you ar...