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Recent Hiking Articles

  • Kilauea and Mauna Loa in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park The summit lava lake at dusk.Plan a trip to volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa with this guide. Learn more about volcanic activity plus essentials like what to wear and what to expect.
  • Exploring the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area View from atop a golden grassy hill of a sandy peninsula.Today, in addition to its biological importance, the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area is a mecca for some 6,000 hikers annually and for anglers who target the salmon and steelhead runs on the Salmon River. Learn more about exploring Cascade Head along Oregon’s north coast.
  • Exploring the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in Southwestern Oregon The Chetco River in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.The lure of untrammeled wilderness attracts intrepid hikers to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, but if you don’t have the slightest intention of hiking the Kalmiopsis, the scenic drive through the Chetco Valley is worth it.
  • Chain of Craters Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park The 50 foot tall Hōlei Sea Arch near Chain of Craters Road.The 36-mile round-trip Chain of Craters Road once linked the park with Kalapana village on the coast. Every bend offers a panoramic vista, and there are many gorgeous roadside sights.
  • Summer Recreation in Whistler The Rainbow Lake Trail near Whistler.During the few months that they aren’t covered in snow, the slopes of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort come alive with locals and tourists alike enjoying hiking, guided naturalist walks, mountain biking, and horseback riding, or just marveling at the mountainscape from the comfort of the lifts.

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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.