Hiking & Backpacking

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Best Hiking Vacations

The world is full of natural wonders so beautifully unreal that it’s likely the bucket list of hikers in the United States line up pretty...
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Best Hiking Trails in Texas

Vast and filled with an impressive diversity of landscapes, the erstwhile republic and current second-largest state in the United States by area, Texas is prairie...
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Best Hiking Trails in New York

“Take a hike” is a New York City pejorative greeting you’re bound to hear if you spend any time at all wandering the streets of...
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How Many Miles Can You Hike in a Day?

If you love hiking and can’t get enough of it, or maybe you’re totally new to hiking but are looking to hike as much as...
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Hiking Shoes v.s. Boots

Yes, we backpackers and outdoors enthusiasts will go and fling ourselves into wild long-distance mountaineering no matter what, and whatever should cover our feet seems...
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Best Hiking Trails in New Jersey

Ahh, New Jersey. Sometimes overlooked as just the distant cousin away from New York City, or maybe even the afterthought on the way to Philadelphia....
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The Difference Between Hiking & Backpacking (plus the best places to do both!)

If you’re a fan of being in the great outdoors, or even if you’ve just toyed with the idea of spending some days and nights...
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Best Hiking Trails in Florida

Although the Sunshine State is famous for its hundreds of miles of beaches and coastline, people don't often mention the incredible variety of habitats and...
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Best Hiking Trails in North Carolina

When people think of North Carolina, there are a few immediate images that come to mind: Michael Jordan, Dean Smith and the intense legacy that...
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Best Hiking Trails in Colorado

Colorado is a state of dramatic and varied landscape, with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains encompassing almost the entire area. It’s a hiker’s paradise, with arid...