Find Hikes Around the Country
Search for Hikes Near You
Backpacker Magazine has a helpful site that lets you search for hikes by zip code, park, or state. While some of the listings are for advanced backpacking routes, you'll also find many easy or moderate day hikes.
National Trails System
The National Trails System includes the country's most significant historic, recreational, and scenic trails. This list lets you search for hiking opportunities on such iconic routes as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
Nature Conservancy Preserves
The Nature Conservancy is an international conservation organization that works to protect significant habitat areas around the world. Many of its preserves in the U.S. are open to the public for hiking and you can find what's near you with this state-by-state guide.
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.