Will oversee projects in Denali, including $91 million bridge construction.
Incident follows deaths at White Sands, Grand Canyon; another hiker passed away in Badlands on Wednesday.
Tribe will submit petition for renaming to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Firefighters have battled to save Mariposa Grove, home to some of the world’s largest sequoias, from the blaze.
A two-year ban bars campers from overnighting on the famous peak—and officials may push it even further.
Incident comes days after US Forest Service warned campers about food-conditioned bears.
Tags along Yosemite Falls Trail prompt National Park Service to ask for help identifying suspects.
Hikers in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest Asked to keep a lookout for bold bruins.
Paul “Grandmaster” Classen suffered severe injuries in plunge; cause of incident still unclear.
Hit the trail, clean it up, or just party.
Tag 50 of Appalachia’s highest peaks on this 343-mile route.
Second soldier injured in encounter; wildlife officials searching for bear.
Bear not a threat to people, wildlife authorities say.
Gear is no good without the knowledge to use it. But with a little practice, these products can still help you limit your impact.
Green Mountain National Forest will acquire more than 2,000 acres to provide a buffer around the United States’ oldest continuously-used footpath.
Buying the Inheritance Pass? Better write it into your will.
Cryptocurrency and the technology around it has gained a reputation as an environmental disaster. Armed with computer savvy and more efficient tech, a new class of conservation groups think it could be a force for good.
An in-progress, 71-mile spur seeks to connect one of America’s most famous long trails with the ocean.
When Cheryl Strayed's memoir of a long hike on the PCT came out, relatively few non-hikers had heard of the trail. Fast forward a decade, and things have changed drastically.
Officials say boulders could take days to clean up.
The Appalachian Trail’s Most Famous Viewpoints Are More Popular Than Ever—and the NPS Is Looking for a Solution
The National Park Service will hold public meetings this month to determine how it should manage McAfee Knob, the Dragon’s Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs.
From Mt. Rainier to Half Dome, many of the U.S.’s biggest wilderness destinations run their permit lotteries in March. Here’s what you need to know about snagging one.
Marvel at tall trees, flooded forest, and rare birds at one of the nation’s lesser-known destinations.
Pennsylvania’s Glen Onoko Falls has been the site of more than a dozen fatal accidents, the latest this Sunday.
It's a well-known waypoint for thru-hikers—and if local government gets its way, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area may be on its way to becoming something more.
After hunters killed a record 23 resident wolves, commissioners voted unanimously to end the hunt early near the park.
A 21-year-old hiker is the latest of several to pass away from a fall while trying to snap pictures in high places.
The backers of a new series of national park-themed NFTs view them as a membership card to an exclusive outdoor club. Is the environmental impact worth it?
Thru-hikers hoping to stop or resupply at Tuolumne Meadows may need to come up with another plan.
Serious snowpack and swollen rivers could make trekking the PCT a more hazardous affair this year—but the full effect of this season's record-setting precip remain to be seen.
Benton MacKaye's original proposal for the Appalachian Trail came out 100 years ago. While the trail may have changed, the appeal hasn't.
The lottery for the hike's new permit system will open on January 3.
“All Good Things Come to an End”: The Appalachian Trail’s Oldest Thru-Hiker on His Last Long Journey
After becoming the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail at age 83, M.J. “Nimblewill Nomad” Eberhart reflects on the trip that got him there.
M.J. Eberhart finished his third AT hike in Dalton, Massachusetts.
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A ferocious fire season forced the closure of California’s national forests and put lives and property at risk. For a group of unlucky thru-hikers, it has also spelled the end of a dream.
Lower your garbage output on your next long trip with a few simple steps.
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Forest Service hopes new restrictions will help the popular Appalachian Trail peak recover from visitors' impacts.
Risk and active wildfires have closed or partially closed five national forests in Arizona.
Firefighters are still monitoring the East Mountain Fire, which is the state’s biggest since 1999.
After a pandemic pause, AT hikers will be able to register their thru-hikes again starting this week.
After a fire destroyed the Montezuma Valley Market, hikers are rallying to help the owners rebuild.
James Jordan will be be confined indefinitely at a psychiatric facility.
There are more hikers on the trail than ever—and that means more wear and tear. It's up to all of us to help fix it.
To go or not to go? That’s been the question of the pandemic for thru-hikers. We asked some of the Pacific Crest Trail’s most beloved figures about their own plans.
Starting in May, you’ll need a permit to day-hike or backpack the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and other popular zones in the Williamette and Deschutes National Forests.
In order to limit crowds and enforce social distancing, Zion will require riders on the park’s shuttle to reserve tickets.
You’re getting ready to hit the trail but you don’t want to spend a year’s salary on gear. Fear not: It’s possible to find a gear system that’s both high-performance and affordable.
With Covid cases hitting all-time highs, the nonprofit is still urging thru-hikers to stay home.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association and Forest Service announced this week that they will issue permits for the 2021 season, but are still asking hikers to delay their trips if possible.
Weather, an ankle injury, and hordes of ticks weren’t enough to stop pro ultrarunner from finishing his 1,147-mile feat.
A trio of incidents on the PCT last month demonstrate how coronavirus is magnifying the dangers of one of America’s most popular trails.
The search for Sreenivas “Sree” Mokkapati took a tragic turn last week when a SAR volunteer died after becoming separated from his partner.
This 89-Year-Old Grandma and Her Grandson Are Visiting All of the National Parks—and They’re About to Start the Final Stretch
Grandma Joy is an inspiration to anyone who's ever dreamed about hitting the road.
Will “Akuna” Robinson is an Iraq veteran, a thru-hiker, and now, one of the few African-American backpackers to complete the country’s three most famous long trails.
In just over three months, hiker Jeff Garmire took down FKTs on the Pinhoti Trail, the Arizona Trail, and the Long Trail. He breaks down one big season.
Before deputies arrested him for the slaying of a veteran, James “Sovereign” Jordan was well-known to law enforcement and hikers along the Appalachian Trail for his erratic and threatening behavior.
Suspect arrested as section of Appalachian Trail closed through Sunday morning.
Faced with rising visitation and shrinking resources, the National Park Service is weighing the idea of requiring reservations at its most popular spots.
Malfunctioning SPOT device complicating confirmation
By putting real names to trail names, The Hiker Yearbook is helping AT hikers keep in touch.