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

Looking for a winter hike in New Hampshire? Our trail guide to hiking South Mount Mountain in the winter includes what to bring, trail tips and more. Winter Hiking at South Moat Mountain, New Hampshire

Winter Hiking at South Moat Mountain, New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Looking for a winter hike in New Hampshire? Our trail guide to hiking South Mount Mountain in the winter...
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Trail map reading for hikers. Learn key features & tips for how to read a topographic map to help you navigate and understand contour lines on the trail. How to Read A Topographic Map

How to Read A Topographic Map

Backpacking

Trail map reading for hikers. Learn key features & tips for how to read a topographic map to help...
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Want to hike the W Trek in Torres Del Paine? My W Trek packing list will have you prepared for hiking & camping on this bucket-list trail in Patagonia. W Trek Packing List for Hiking in Patagonia

W Trek Packing List for Hiking in Patagonia

Packing Lists

Want to hike the W Trek in Torres Del Paine? My W Trek packing list will have you prepared...
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Considering G Adventures for a group tour? Learn about my experience on their 14-day Hiking Patagonia in Depth itinerary in this G Adventures review. G Adventures Review: Hiking Patagonia in Depth Itinerary

G Adventures Review: Hiking Patagonia in Depth Itinerary

Argentina

Considering G Adventures for a group tour? Learn about my experience on their 14-day Hiking Patagonia in Depth itinerary...
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Heading to a high elevation? Learn how to recognize altitude sickness symptoms & get our tips to avoid and prevent altitude sickness while hiking & traveling. How to Prevent Altitude Sickness While Hiking & Traveling

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness While Hiking & Traveling

Backpacking

Heading to a high elevation? Read our tips to prevent altitude sickness while hiking & traveling. From altitude sickness...
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Get my full trail report from backpacking the High Divide Trail in Olympic National Park with REI Adventures, including info on campsites, gear & more. Backpacking the High Divide Trail in Olympic National Park with REI Adventures

Backpacking the High Divide Trail in Olympic National Park with REI Adventures

Washington

Get my full trail report from backpacking the High Divide Trail in Olympic National Park with REI Adventures, including...
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Hiking foot pain is not just annoying it's fairly common. We'll share our favorite exercises to keep your feet and muscles happy on the trail. Eliminating Hiking Foot Pain: Foot Rehab for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Eliminating Hiking Foot Pain: Foot Rehab for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Fitness

Hiking foot pain is not just annoying it's fairly common. We share our favorite exercises to rehab your feet...
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Ease your wanderlust with our European hiking trail bucket list where we share mountain destinations that offer the best hiking in Europe. Take us now! The Best Hiking in Europe: 10 Amazing Places to Hit the Trail

The Best Hiking in Europe: 10 Amazing Places to Hit the Trail

Hiking

Ease your wanderlust with our European hiking trail bucket list where we share destinations that offer the best hiking...
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Best Hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Best Hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park

California

Boiling hot pots, alpine lakes, and big summits. Plan your trail adventures with our round-up of the best hikes...
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From alpine cascades to hidden waterfalls, explore these 5 scenic waterfall hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 5 Scenic Waterfall Hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

5 Scenic Waterfall Hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

New Hampshire

From alpine cascades to hidden waterfalls, explore these 5 scenic waterfall hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Sawtooth Lake in Stanley Idaho is one of the most beautiful dayhikes in the Sawtooth wilderness. Learn how to tackle the trail in this hiking guide. Trail Guide: Hiking to Sawtooth Lake in Idaho

Trail Guide: Hiking to Sawtooth Lake in Idaho

Idaho

Sawtooth Lake in Stanley Idaho is one of the most beautiful dayhikes in the Sawtooth wilderness. Learn how to...
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Learn how to choose the best daypack for hiking & get our favorite pack recommendations with tips for finding the right fit, capacity & technical features. How to Choose the Best Daypack for Hiking

How to Choose the Best Daypack for Hiking

Outdoor Gear

Learn how to choose the best daypack for hiking & get our favorite pack recommendations with tips for finding...
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