Humans have been starting fires without matches longer than with them. Can our modern man measure up?
Grizzlies vanished from North Cascades National Park five decades ago. Or did they?
Deep in the wilds of Northern British Columbia's Spatsizi Wilderness Provincial Park, our scout proves there’s no joy like misery.
This 11-mile out-and-back climbs to two high-altitude lakes in New Mexico's Carson National Forest.
On Canada's west coast, countless animals—and the occasional kayaker—thrive.
The best way to ensure survival in the wild? Learn how to live like a hunter-gatherer.
Hiking in the Instagram era gives your followers great memories, but can rob you of your own. Our scout takes a break from the social hamster wheel—and likes it.
A holiday in the Grand Canyon requires planning, sweat, and maybe some food sacrifices. But one Arizona family discovers the memories are worth all the turkey in the world.
Popo Agie Wilderness, Wyoming
On this 6-mile loop in Point Mugu State Park, you can climb to the tallest point in the Santa Monica Mountains and relax by the shores of Zuma Beach.
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas
Coconino National Forest, Arizona
Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee
Mt. Greylock State Reservation, Massachusetts
Caesars Head and Jones Gap State Parks, South Carolina
Colton Point State Park, Pennsylvania
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Shining Rock Wilderness, North Carolina
Slide Mountain Wilderness, New York
Starved Rock State Park, Illinois
Koke’e State Park, Hawaii
Salmon-Challis National Forest, Idaho
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia
California’s oldest state park hides champion old-growth redwoods in tight gorges and steep, mossy canyons threaded with waterfalls.
Chugach National Forest, Alaska
Skyline Wildlife Management Area, Alabama
Mt. Baker Wilderness, Washington
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia
Few blazes, fewer trail angels: Canada’s Great Divide Trail offers a rare chance to go back in time and experience the birth of a thru-hike.
The Trans-Alaska Trail would be America’s wildest path—if a determined group of Alaskans can make it happen.
We delight in revealing your favorite trail, lake, or campsite—and your hidden place is better off for it.
Park visitors should better represent our country's population. Four experts weigh in on how we can break down the barriers.
Don't let the manicured paths trick you: Workers in Washington state's mountains wage an endless war to keep the trails open.
A group of determined Alaskans hopes to create an 800-mile trail that will trace the state’s famous pipeline from Arctic Sea to Pacific tidewater.
Are outdoors workouts the key to fun fitness for hikers? Our man tries a new fitness philosophy in an effort to ditch the gym forever.
A hidden camera reveals a wildlife superhighway.
Or maybe it's just a big malamute...?