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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

  • 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.
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia A one story brick guard house with high arches featuring double doors and paned windows.Plan a visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. In addition to historic buildings, the park offers many outdoor adventure opportunities, including trail hiking, boating, and biking, as well as guided ranger tours.
  • Traveling to Mauna Loa via the Saddle Road On the road to Mauna Loa.The Saddle Road is a great option for accessing Mauna Loa and its trails. Read on for more information about getting to Mauna Loa and what you’ll see along the way.
  • Lago de Yojoa and Vicinity: Birding, Boating, and More Water shows through clumps of grass growing in this marshy region of the lake.Honduras’s largest natural lake is growing in popularity as a spot well worth visiting. Learn more about the many options for hiking, exploring the ruins, bird-watching, or just soaking up the glorious scenery.
  • Wild New York Letchworth Gorge in Finger Lakes National Park.The Adirondacks, Catskills, and Finger Lakes are particularly well known for their wild places, but every region of the state offers something special. Here’s where to go to get outdoors in New York state.

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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.