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

Looking for the best hiking boots for your feet? In this blog post, we compare different styles of hiking shoes and what to consider before buying, including trail conditions, distance & more. We also include a list of the best women's hiking boots based on what we are currently wearing on the trail. The Best Women’s Hiking Boots of 2020

The Best Women’s Hiking Boots of 2020

Apparel

Find the perfect pair of hiking boots for your feet with these tips and recommendations.
Oboz Arete Review: A Versatile, Tough, and Lightweight Hiking Shoe

Oboz Arete Review: A Versatile, Tough, and Lightweight Hiking Shoe

Apparel

Oboz is a hiking footwear company out of Montana, and since trying on my first pair of Oboz hiking...
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Looking for the best hikes in Maryland? Here are our 7 favorite Maryland trails including distances, descriptions, and local tips. 7 Best Hikes in Maryland (According to a Local)

7 Best Hikes in Maryland (According to a Local)

Maryland

Looking for the best hikes in Maryland? From relaxing riverside walks to challenging forest trails with beautiful views, here...
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What to Wear Hiking

What to Wear Hiking

Backpacking Gear

Not sure what to wear hiking? Learn how to dress for function and comfort on the trail with this...
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Discover the Do's and Don'ts of proper trail etiquette. Learn how to be a conscious, respectful hiker to maintain a positive atmosphere on the trail. Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Backpacking Tips

Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker...
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Check out the best daypacks for hiking including our personal favorites and get tips for finding the right fit, capacity & technical features. Best Hiking Daypacks for Women in 2020

Best Hiking Daypacks for Women in 2020

Outdoor Gear

Learn how to choose the best daypack for hiking and get our favorite pack recommendations with tips for finding...
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The Ultimate Saguaro National Park Outdoor Adventure Guide

The Ultimate Saguaro National Park Outdoor Adventure Guide

Arizona

Saguaro National Park, just outside of Tucson, Arizona, is home to the largest cacti in the US. If you’ve...
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The Best Trekking Poles of 2020 & Why You Should Use Them

The Best Trekking Poles of 2020 & Why You Should Use Them

Outdoor Gear

Adjustability, grip type & pole material. Learn the benefits of hiking with trekking poles & how to choose the...
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Solo Hiking Hiking Alone: Solo Hiking Benefits and Safety Tips

Hiking Alone: Solo Hiking Benefits and Safety Tips

Hiking Tips

Have you let your fear of hiking alone keep you indoors? Well its time to tackle those fears. Here's...
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Is it ok to hike during COVID-19 Hiking during COVID-19: Tips for Recreating Responsibly

Hiking during COVID-19: Tips for Recreating Responsibly

Hiking

Are you itching to hike during COVID-19? I’m definitely craving the physical and mental benefits of the outdoors right...
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Just getting your feet wet with hiking? Here's some essential hiking 101 tips for beginners to help you hit the trail with confidence - from hydration to the gear you do & don't need to how to pick a trail. Hiking for Beginners: Essential Hiking 101 Tips

Hiking for Beginners: Essential Hiking 101 Tips

Hiking Tips

Just getting your feet wet with hiking? Here's some essential hiking 101 tips for beginners to help you hit...
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What is cryptobiotic soil and why is it so important? Learn everything you need to know to protect this biological soil crust in the desert. A Desert Hiker’s Guide to Cryptobiotic Soil: Don’t Bust the Crust!

A Desert Hiker’s Guide to Cryptobiotic Soil: Don’t Bust the Crust!

Responsible Recreation

What is cryptobiotic soil and why is it so important? Learn everything you need to know to protect this...
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