- Handling Bodily Functions (8)
- Hiking Checklists and Packing Lists (6)
- Trail Etiquette (9)
- Traveling to Hike (2)
How to Start Hiking
Hit the trail with these tips on how to start hiking. You'll find advice about hiking equipment and clothing, where to find trails, and how to build up your skills.
How Hiking Differs from Walking
As exercises go, hiking and walking are certainly closely related. But there are important differences between the two.
5 Reasons Why You Should Go Hiking
It's easy, stimulating, and good for you too: Hiking is a sport with all sorts of benefits for both body and mind. Inspire yourself to make it a part of your fitness routine with these five reasons you should go hiking.
10 Tips for Responsible Hiking
Learn how to be a low-impact hiker with these 10 tips for hiking responsibly. Simple steps will reduce your impacts and help protect the environment and the trail experience for your fellow hikers.
Hiking With Kids
Get your kids out on the trail and start them on a lifetime of adventure. Hiking connects kids to the natural world, gives them exercise, and creates active quality time for the whole family. Here's a look at some things to consider when you're hiking with kids.
Hiking With a Dog
Hiking with a dog is a great chance to give your dog exercise and keep him or her stimulated. Simple precautions and planning will ensure that both you and your dog are safe on the trail.
Hiking With Smartphones
From help in emergencies to apps that track hiking activity, smartphones are versatile tools for the trail. Here's a quick look at few uses for your phone, as well as some safety tips to keep in mind.
What to Take on Your First Day Hike
Feeling befuddled by all the gear checklists out there? Start here to get the basics for a short day hike.
Tips for Planning a Romantic Valentine's Day Hike
How to plan a romantic hike/picnic for Valentine's Day (or any other day).
Hiking From the Ground Up
New to hiking? Looking for a refresher on the basics? Start here!
How to File a Hiking Trip Plan
You know you're supposed to file a trip plan, but how do you do actually do that? Here's everything you need to know.
Hiking on Varied Terrain
Varied terrain forms the heart of every hike. Here's how to navigate it.
How to Pee While Hiking
Hydration is critical when in the outdoors -- which means that eventually, you're going to have to pee. Here's some advice for both men and women.
Fun Activities to Do While Hiking
Are you a geocacher? Do you love wild berries? Hiking gets you into position to try these and other fun outdoor activities.
Boulder Hopping for Hikers
Like any activity that involves stepping outside your door, boulder hopping carries some inherent risk -- but it's also a lot of fun, and a ticket to the path less-traveled.
What to Carry on an Overnight Hike
Wondering what to carry on your first overnight hike? I'll explain, based on the "Ten Essentials."
Printable Packing List for an Overnight Hike
A printable checklist to help beginner backpackers pack.
Tips for Hiking in the Rain
How not to suffer while hiking in the rain. Hey, you might even learn to enjoy it!