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.

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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

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Backpacking Guide: Hiking the San Jacinto Peak Loop Trail

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