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

Don't let wet weather keep you indoors. Learn how to stay dry & choose the right trail, clothing & gear with these 5 simple tips for hiking in the rain. Hiking in the Rain: 5 Tips to Stay Dry & Comfortable

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

Hiking Tips

Spring showers bring....wet hiking. Learn how to stay comfortable and dry on the trail with these 5 simple tips...
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Learn our top winter hiking tips to keep you toasty and safe on cold and snowy trails, including advice on layering, snacks, staying hydrated & more. Winter Hiking Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Snow

Winter Hiking Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Snow

Hiking Tips

Learn our top winter hiking tips to keep you toasty and safe on cold and snowy trails, including advice...
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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

Arizona

Learn about the trail, permits, and gear in this detailed guide to hiking the amazing Wave along the Utah/Arizona...
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Learn our top winter hiking tips to keep you toasty and safe on cold and snowy trails, including advice on layering, snacks, staying hydrated & more. Winter Hiking Clothes & Cold Weather Layering Basics

Winter Hiking Clothes & Cold Weather Layering Basics

Apparel

Interested in winter hiking? Learn what clothes to wear for cold weather hiking and how to layer appropriately for...
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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 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

Colorado

Experience the thrill of the Telluride Via Ferrata - a fun and exhilarating mix of climbing & hiking where...
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Learn what to wear hiking in fall with our checklist of the best fall hiking clothes for women that are breathable, wick sweat, keep you warm AND look good. What to Wear Hiking in Fall

What to Wear Hiking in Fall

Apparel

Learn what to wear hiking in fall with our list of the best women's hiking clothes that are breathable,...
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Get our guide to the best day hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park including distances, trail descriptions, what to be prepared for, and more. Best Day Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Best Day Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Day Hiking Trails

Wildlife, waterfalls, lakes, big peaks, and more. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park's best trails with this detailed list of...
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Get our guide to the best day hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, learn how to choose an awesome hike with great scenery. Tips for Your First Visit to Rocky Mountain National Park

Tips for Your First Visit to Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado

Get our top tips for visiting Rocky Mountain National Park including when to go, where to camp, hiking tips,...
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The biggest mistakes you can make when you are a beginner hiking and how to avoid them. 6 Beginner Hiking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

6 Beginner Hiking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Hiking Tips

Don't get caught unprepared on the trail! Here are some of the most common beginner hiking mistakes with safety...
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The best tips for how to avoid tick bites while hiking, including which ticks to watch out for and where; plus how to prevent tick bites on your dog. How to Avoid Ticks While Hiking

How to Avoid Ticks While Hiking

Backpacking Tips

Learn tips for identifying and avoiding ticks while hiking and know what to do if you get bitten.
Get an outdoor blogger's favorite tips for comfortably carrying a camera while hiking, plus gear to protect your camera from getting thrashed on the trail. Essential Tips for Comfortably Hiking with a Camera

Essential Tips for Comfortably Hiking with a Camera

Hiking Tips

Get my favorite tips for comfortably carrying a camera while hiking, plus helpful gear to protect your camera from...
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