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Trail Guides

If you're looking to get out on a beautiful hiking trail or explore a national park, North America boasts an embarrassment of riches. In this section you can find guides for hiking some of the most popular trails, parks and wilderness areas in the United States and Canada.

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A Guide to Hiking in the Adirondacks

One of the most breathtaking spots in North America, the Adirondacks offers plenty of hiking trails rife with natural beauty and important history.


A Guide to Hiking at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a beautiful place to visit and take in nature's beauty. It's also enormous, with many places to hike. What's your best bet for a Yosemite adventure?

A Guide to Hiking Mount Whitney

As the tallest peak in the continental United States, Mount Whitney is one of the major accomplishments a hiker can check off his list. What's there to do if you're thinking of conquering the most popular peak in the Sierra Nevada?

A Guide to Hiking at Yellowstone National Park

There's grizzly bears in them there hills -- not to mention elk, bison, coyotes and black bears. There's also adventure around just about every bend in our guide to hiking America's first national park.

A Guide to Hiking at Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park is one of the most stunning and popular sites in the U.S. That means you have to do a little extra planning if you want to see what the trail has to offer.

A Guide to Hiking the Grand Canyon

It's one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. But the Grand Canyon isn't just a curiosity or a bucket-list item for the American traveler: It's also a world-class hiking and adventure destination.

A Guide to Hiking the West Coast Trail

The West Coast Trail in British Columbia is considered one of the world's most scenic trails. But what exactly makes this hike so special?

A Guide to Hiking the Zion Narrows

This adventure has it all – water, canyons, mountains and gorges. Even hanging gardens. You'll enjoy squeezing your way through the Zion Narrows.

A Guide to Long Trail Hiking

The original long-distance hiking trail, the Long Trail has been lovingly preserved by the Green Mountain Club for decades. What can you see on this breathtaking but rugged hike?

A Guide to Hiking the John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail (JMT) in the western U.S. spans three states and three national parks. Its sheer size and beauty makes it one of the most popular hikes in the U.S. What makes it such a great hike?

A Guide to Hiking the Bright Angel Trail

The pink rattlesnake, the chuckwalla and the ponderosa pine populate this trail. So do some really gorgeous views of the Grand Canyon. What else makes this route unique?