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Grab your pack and get outdoors with Moon. With hiking-specific guidebooks and expert advice from our authors, we have what you need to find the perfect trek.



Recent Hiking Articles

  • Texas’s Overlooked Natural Wonders Palo Duro canyon in Texas.Once you get outside the hustle and bustle of Texas’s many major cities, there’s an enormous canvas of natural wonders to explore, from forests and canyons to tropics and mountains.
  • Hiking in Muir Woods National Monument A wide trail made of wooden planks goes through the redwoods of Muir Woods.Muir Woods boasts many lovely trails that crisscross the gorgeous redwood forest. Author Stuart Thornton advises first-time visitors and gives an overview of the popular area trails.
  • Peninsula State Park in Door County Atop the seventy-five foot high viewing platform overlooking the water.Deeded to the state in 1909, Peninsula is the second-oldest park in the state system and the most visited—it draws more visitors per year than Yellowstone National Park.
  • The Best Late Summer Hikes in Mt. Rainier National Park The view from Glacier Basin in Mt. Rainier National Park.The late summer offers a window for spectacular hikes on Mt. Rainier, when most of the snow on the trails has melted. Here are the trails you can’t miss.
  • Outdoor Activities at Land Between the Lakes Land Between the Lakes is home to about fifty Bison.The Land Between the Lakes offers great opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, biking, camping, and wildlife-watching. Find the best local activities.

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Hiking in the Rocky Mountains

  • Exploring Lake McDonald Valley Sunset on Lake McDonald.Lake McDonald Valley has all the earmarks of glacial action—it’s long, straight, and U-shaped—and offers a host of great recreational opportunities, from camping to biking to horseback riding. Read on to plan your trip to the home of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.
  • The Skalkaho Pass Road in Southwestern Montana A row of sheep grazing along the snow-covered banks of Rock Creek.With opportunities for fishing or a family-friendly stop at a sapphire mine, the Skalkaho Pass Road and its nearby sights are worth the time. The drive connects two otherwise distant valleys along a route with great scenic value.
  • Hiking Essentials for Glacier National Park A narrow hiking path lined with wildflowers above a deep aqua blue lake.Hiking in Glacier demands preparedness. Unpredictable fast-changing weather can mutate a warm summer day into wintry conditions in hours. Outdoors expert Becky Lomax tells you what to bring when hitting the trails in Glacier National Park.