Angels Landing in Zion National Park

Angels Landing is the most renowned day hike in Zion National Park, and possibly all of Utah. While only 5.2-mile round trip with 1,500 feet of elevation gain, this trek has all the magnitude of a bucket list caliber hike akin to  Dome in Yosemite. Segments of the perilous trail to Angels Landing are just a few feet wide […]

Top 10 Vietnam Hiking Trails to Be Suggested for Most Wonderful Holidays

1. Sapa Among destinations for best trekking in Vietnam, Sapa is undoubtedly the ideal one. In here, you can find a huge network of trails with the same features. You can group different trails together to build up a perfect combination which is suitable for your hiking level. Moreover, exotic mountain scenery in Sapa, including picturesque […]

Angel Vista via Rosewood Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains

The boldly named Angel Vista is one of the top viewpoints in the Santa Monica Mountains, a coastal range running between Los Angeles and Ventura. Angel Vista soars over Thousand Oaks, presenting panoramic views of the west end of the range, which includes the Boney Mountains, the rocky crown of Santa Monicas. A few trails […]

Your All-in-One Trekking Guide to Vietnam

Hiking has been a popular activity worldwide for a long time, but in Vietnam, hiking has recently risen in popularity about ten years ago thanks to Vietnamese nature lovers and adventure seekers. According to many people, Vietnam is a lucky country with its climate especially suitable for those who want to sightsee and enhance their […]

The 10 Best Hiking Trails in North Vietnam

To all adventure lovers out there, specifically the ones who enjoy walking a country’s trails, Northern Vietnam is known for being rugged, beautiful and full of off-the-beaten-track charm. Here is our top 10 hiking trails in Northern Vietnam. 1. Ba Be National ParkDesignated ‘national park’ in 1992, Ba Be does not disappoint. Located about 200km in the […]

Amboy Crater in Mojave Trails National Monument

Amboy Crater is nestled halfway between Barstow and Needles, just off historic Route 66. It is located near, but not within, Mojave National Preserve. A visit to Amboy Crater will definitely take you back in time. Ten thousand years ago, this cinder cone volcano erupted, transforming the surrounding landscape. A 3-mile round trip trail leads up […]

Alcove Nature Trail in Colorado National Monument

Across the road from the park visitor center (and Canyon Rim Trail) is Alcove Nature Trail. This track is set back from the canyon rim, which limits views of the great landscape. What this trail offers instead is an informative hike with numbered markers that coincide with entries in a guide booklet. The entries describe plants […]

‘Akaka Falls Loop Trail in ‘Akaka Falls State Park

‘Akaka Falls is stunner – considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii – with a 442-foot single-drop into a tropical valley. This great waterfall is paired with a great viewpoint. A paved 0.55-mile long loop trail leads to a lookout in front of ‘Akaka Falls, while also providing a glimpse of 300-foot tall […]

Wanderlust USA: The Great American Hike

As with its predecessors – Wanderlust: Hiking on Legendary Trails and The Hidden tracks – Wanderlust USA takes readers on a visual journey through some of the earth’s most unique and spectacular landscapes. The memorable images are accompanied by texts and information boxes, that highlight not only the natural wonders but also the cultural and historical elements that distinguish each of […]

5 Reasons To Ditch Your Hiking Boots

Running Shoes VS Hiking Boots “If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.”  ~The Houghton Line I get asked about backpacking footwear all the time and the question is almost always the same. Hikers want to know if it’s really okay to backpack in running shoes and how light their […]

Lemon Grove & “M” Trails Loop on Cerro San Luis in San Luis Obispo

The mountain named Cerro San Luis is one of the top places to hike in San Luis Obispo, and its trailhead is actually in walking distance from downtown SLO. If you’re drawn to the large white “M” on the side of the mountain, you’re in luck! Not only is the “M” reachable as an extension of the hike to […]

Cerro San Luis in San Luis Obispo

Located just west of downtown San Luis Obispo, the 1,292-foot Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain) offers sweeping views over the city and surroundings. Cerro San Luis is a member of the Morros, or Nine Sisters, a chain of prominent volcanic peaks stretching east from Morro Bay. These beautiful peaks set the postcard-like backdrop […]

“M” Trail on Cerro San Luis in San Luis Obispo

From downtown San Luis Obispo, it’s easy to spot the large white “M” on the side of nearest mountain, Cerro San Luis. If you’ve looked up at the “M,” you may have wondered what it’s like to look down from that big white letter, find out! The “M” is interesting to see up close and […]

10 Essential Hiking Tips Beginner Hike

\Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun. Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, sometimes unpredictable, variables. Of course, these variables are part of what makes it so […]

Tips for Hiking Downhill

Hiking downhill is often taken for granted. In the minds of some, it represents the equivalent of “backcountry gravy”; the reward that follows the exertion of a challenging ascent. Yet hiking downhill takes its toll. Twists, slips and tumbles are most likely to happen while descending and no other type of hiking causes more wear and […]

BASIC HIKING SKILLS

Hiking is one of the few things in this world that can be enjoyed by almost everyone and will work wonders for your mind, body and soul, be it through fresh air, exercise or the breath-taking views that you come across on your travels. Unlike many hobbies, there’s a reassuring lack of rules and regulations, […]

Hiking Techniques

“The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance,” 1841 One of the things I love most about hiking is the simplicity. One foot in front of the other. Everything you need in the world on your back. Wake up with the sun. Go […]

HIKING VS. TREKKING: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Learn if you’re a Hiker or a Trekker: A Beginner’s Guide By Kristina Kristina is a Lithuania-based, London-educated writer who loves going on adrenaline-filled adventures as much as writing about them. Hiking and trekking, two activities that most adventurers deeply enjoy. The two terms are used online interchangeably, as though it’s the same thing. But is […]

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the better! Hiking in Nature Can Stop Negative, Obsessive Thoughts Aside from the almost instant feeling of calm and contentment that accompanies […]

Backpacking Tips for Women

Women make awesome backpackers because we’re well-equipped biologically and physically: We’re built for endurance, have high pain tolerance, store fat better than men, are stronger in the hips (which is great for carrying packs), and are more in tune with our bodies so we know when to rest. And, women excel at creating community on […]

How to Choose a Backpack

Backpack Capacity Backpack Features Backpack Fit Planning to buy a new pack for the backcountry? There are three main areas where you’ll need to make choices: Backpack capacity: The size pack you’ll need is tied to the length of your trip and how much weight and bulk you want to carry. Backpack features: These are the refinements […]

Backpacking for Beginners

Backpacking is an adventure that blends hiking with backcountry camping. It lets you broaden your horizons beyond the car campground to enjoy a richer, more immersive outdoor experience. A key distinction from day hiking is the size of your pack—your backpack (and you) must carry all of life’s essentials on your back. And you must choose those essentials […]

Top 10 Trekking Training Tips

Taking on a charity trekking challenge? Avoid the pain of blisters and sore legs with our top ten training tips designed to make you a star trekker! Many charities are offering trekking challenges, so it’s no surprise that trekking is increasingly popular. Prepare properly for your trek with our top 10 trekking training tips. Treks […]