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!
The Ten Essentials for Hikers
The "Ten Essentials" is a list of the most basic gear you need to keep yourself safe and comfortable on the trail. Here's a look at what hikers might carry for each essential.
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.
Printable Packing List for a Dayhike
Wondering what you should pack for your first dayhike? Here's a printable checklist to help you get sorted.