After taking a walk outside whether just a quick mile loop or a full day 10+ mile climb, I always come back feeling revitalized and refreshed. For a lot of people, hiking is the activity that sparks a greater interest in all things outdoors pursuit for the outdoors. Getting into hiking is easy. All you need is a day-pack, water, and a good pair of shoes, and you are out the door. On this page you’ll find all of our best hiking blog posts, including our favorite trails, gear, and tips for hitting the trail.

Best Hiking Destinations

Our National Parks are home to some pretty incredible trails that you can almost always rely on for being well-maintained. Here are some guides to finding the best trails in our National Parks:

Our National Parks aren’t the only place to find awesome hiking trails. Here are some of our other favorites:

Hiking Tips

Ready to take your hiking skills to the next level? Check out these popular hiking tips posts:

Moving on up to Backpacking

If you’re interested more in backpacking and long distance thru hiking check out our backpacking main page here.

PIN THIS GUIDE

Plan an epic day on the trail with our ultimate hiking guide, including our favorite trails, tips, gear & all of our most popular blog posts.

Bearfoot Theory Favorite Hiking Gear

Like we said, you don’t need too much special gear for hiking. However, as you get more into the sport and are ready to invest in some quality gear, we have some tried and tested favorites to recommend.

Recent Posts About Hiking

Prevent dangerous wildlife encounters. Learn wildlife safety tips & what to do if you are attacked by a bear, snake, mountain lion or moose while hiking. Wildlife Safety Tips & How to Prevent Dangerous Encounters

Wildlife Safety Tips & How to Prevent Dangerous Encounters

Backpacking

Learn basic wildlife safety tips & what to do if you are attacked by an animal on the trail....
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Dreading going #2 while camping? Don't! In this post we teach you how to poop outdoors, how to pack out your toilet paper & tips for being sanitary. HOW TO POOP OUTDOORS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

HOW TO POOP OUTDOORS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

Dreading going #2 while camping? Don't! In this post we teach you how to poop outdoors, how to pack...
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Explore Arkansas’s Hot Springs National Park with our travel guide that has all the details on trails, bathhouses, camping, lodging, and where to find the best views. Ultimate Hot Springs National Park Travel Guide

Ultimate Hot Springs National Park Travel Guide

Hiking

Explore Arkansas’s Hot Springs National Park with our travel guide that has all the details on trails, bathhouses, camping,...
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Trail Guide: Hidden Lake Lookout Day Hike in the North Cascades

Trail Guide: Hidden Lake Lookout Day Hike in the North Cascades

Washington

Hidden Lake Lookout is an awesome day-hike / overnight backpacking trip in North Cascades National Park in Washington. Get...
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Four days at Lake O'Hara was the highlight of my Canadian Rockies trip. Get my detailed hiking & camping guide to this British Columbia National Park. Camping & Hiking at Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park (Canadian Rockies)

Camping & Hiking at Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park (Canadian Rockies)

Canada

Four days at Lake O'Hara was the highlight of my Canadian Rockies trip. Get my detailed hiking & camping...
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Looking to explore the National Parks of Southern Utah? Check out my recap of the Bearfoot Theory 5 day hiking tour with Arizona Outback Adventures. Southern Utah National Parks Hiking Group Tour with Arizona Outback Adventures

Southern Utah National Parks Hiking Group Tour with Arizona Outback Adventures

Group Tours

Looking to explore the National Parks of Southern Utah? Check out my recap of the Bearfoot Theory 5 day...
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What are Rock Cairns & Why You Shouldn’t Build Them

What are Rock Cairns & Why You Shouldn’t Build Them

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

What are those rock structures on the trail? Understand the importance of rock cairns, who builds them, and what...
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5 Popular Alpine Lake Hikes near Salt Lake City

5 Popular Alpine Lake Hikes near Salt Lake City

Utah

Get trail descriptions for the 5 most popular alpine lake hikes near Salt Lake City. From crystal clear water...
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Best Arches National Park Hikes

Best Arches National Park Hikes

Hiking

Arches National Park in South East Utah is a day-hikers paradise. Learn about our favorite hikes, where to camp,...
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Trail Guide: Hiking to Corona Arch in Moab, Utah

Trail Guide: Hiking to Corona Arch in Moab, Utah

Hiking

The Corona Arch Trail is a short, dog-friendly hike right outside Moab leading to a huge arch and is...
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New Zealand’s Best Day Hike: Tongariro Crossing Hiking Guide

New Zealand’s Best Day Hike: Tongariro Crossing Hiking Guide

New Zealand

Don't miss New Zealand's best day hike. Get this detailed hiking for the Tongariro Crossing hike, one of New...
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Day-hiking the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden in the Grand Canyon

Day-hiking the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden in the Grand Canyon

Arizona

Day-Hiking the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden in Grand Canyon National Park, AZ The Grand Canyon is a...
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