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

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Is it ok to hike during COVID-19? (and why I’m Staying Home)

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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

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Hiking in the Rain: 5 Tips to Stay Dry & Comfortable

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Winter Hiking Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Snow

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Learn about the trail, permits, and gear in this detailed guide to hiking the Wave in Arizona in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Everything you Need to Know about Hiking The Wave in Arizona

Everything you Need to Know about Hiking The Wave in Arizona

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Winter Hiking Clothes & Cold Weather Layering Basics

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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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The summer crowds have dispersed, but it's still prime camping season. Get prepared and learn how to stay warm with these fall camping tips. Fall Camping Tips: How to Prepare and Stay Warm

Fall Camping Tips: How to Prepare and Stay Warm

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Get all the info you need for backpacking the San Jacinto Peak Loop Trail, the most scenic route to summit San Jacinto Peak. Backpacking Guide: Hiking the San Jacinto Peak Loop Trail

Backpacking Guide: Hiking the San Jacinto Peak Loop Trail

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BACKPACKING GUIDE: HIKING THE SAN JACINTO PEAK LOOP TRAIL By Linda Romero, Bearfoot Theory’s Director At 10,834 feet, San...
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The Telluride Via Ferrata is a fun, thrilling mix of climbing & hiking where you use special equipment to traverse a steep cliff. Plan your trip with these tips. Telluride Via Ferrata: Everything you Need to Know

Telluride Via Ferrata: Everything you Need to Know

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What to Wear Hiking in Fall

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