Hiking & Camping

Hiking articles explore ways to stay fit and see the natural world. Discover the world of hiking and camping in this channel.


The National Park Service is considering making RSVPs mandatory for Zion National Park, as crowds have overrun the park.

Catch up on those missing zzzz's by spending some time in the great outdoors.

What does a Kiwi know about the American campfire classic, anyway? Well, he sure knows drama...

Some rock climbers take the phrase "living on the edge" to its extreme. It's one thing to ascend steep, dangerous peaks -- it's another to sleep on a ledge. That's were a portaledge comes in.

You don't have to be an astronomer to enjoy the stars. And if you love camping you can combine the two. Roughing it might give you your best view of the heavens.

If you thought hiking during the day was adventurous, you should try nocturnal trekking! But is it safe? And where are the best night hiking destinations?

Sure, camping on the beach sounds awesome – until your dog and your partner plaster you against one side of the tent and a shell keeps jabbing you in the back. How can you turn this sleepless scenario around?

For many, camping means the earthy smell of the outdoors, sleeping under the stars and cookouts. Some, however, prefer colder weather and a snowy landscape for roughing it.

It's summertime and the livin' is easy -- especially if you have three months off to frolic. Even if you don't, you can take advantage of these gorgeous camping spots.

Is there any truth to the old adage that extra weight carried on the feet is disproportionately more exhausting than weight carried on the torso?

Every wilderness area has its own unique variety of dangerous critters -- and the desert is no exception. Here are a few you'll want to keep out of your sleeping bag.

Choosing the right backpack isn't so tough, really. You just need to take into account exactly how you'll be using it, what you plan to carry in it and how it fits your body.

Even if you're "roughing it," it's still nice to have a few of the comforts of home in the great outdoors. Here's a list of 10 you should pack.

Camping with kids is all about keeping them safe and entertained. We'll show you how.

One of the best parts about camping is the food, and there are some classic meals that were made for the outdoors. We've got 10 that will make you want to set up your tent and get a fire going.

Admit it: There's a nerdy part of you that relishes checking stuff off lists. So why not indulge your inner accountant -- and improve your odds of a safe, fun camping experience -- by scoping out these lists?

Sometimes, camping out is an uphill climb. Here are 10 tips for camping safely and enjoyably at high altitude.

Do you love camping but long for something a little different? Why not replace your sunny campsite with a blanket of snow?

Think you can pitch your tent just anywhere? Think again. Which areas should you avoid, and what makes the perfect campsite?

Does camping have to mean lugging a hefty stack of canned goods in your backpack? Cut down on weight and waste with some new alternatives.

You wouldn't dance the Nutcracker in hiking boots and you wouldn't hike the Appalachian Trail in slippers. How can you protect your feet while you backpack?

You wouldn't set out on a long road trip with no fuel or GPS. So you certainly shouldn't start a long hike without the proper gear, either. We'll show you five important things to bring.

You love camping, but if you're a novice, organizing your gear can be more grueling than the actual act of "roughing it." Here are some tips to help you get organized.

You've done everything right: You researched camping equipment and bought supplies, and packed up everything you need for a perfect camping trip. But if you don't pick the perfect camping site, your trip could be over before it starts.

There's a huge difference between loneliness and being alone. A solo camping trip can be rejuvenating, but how can you make sure it'll be safe, too?