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

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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Challenge yourself & hike one of the tallest peaks on Lake Tahoe. Get ready for one of the best hikes in Tahoe with our Mt. Tallac trail guide. Challenge yourself & hi Trail Guide: Hiking Mt. Tallac in South Lake Tahoe

Trail Guide: Hiking Mt. Tallac in South Lake Tahoe

California

Challenge yourself & hike one of the tallest peaks on Lake Tahoe. Get ready with our new Mt. Tallac...
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The best yoga stretches & poses for hikers to keep your body safe, injury-free and pain-free so you can enjoy more hikes and adventures. Doing simple yoga stretches and yoga poses can relieve tension and soreness from your feet, knees, low back, and shoulders while you're on the trail. The Best Yoga Poses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Yoga Poses for Hiking and Backpacking

Hiking

Learn how to use yoga for hiking. Here are the best yoga stretches & poses for hikers to keep...
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Keep your feet happy with these basic foot care tips for hiking. Learn how to prevent blisters while hiking & how to treat blisters on the trail. How to Prevent & Treat Hiking Blisters

How to Prevent & Treat Hiking Blisters

Hiking

Prevention is key! Learn how to prevent and treat painful blisters on the trail.
Use our guide to the best dog-friendly National Parks so you can bring your furry friend along for the fun when you go camping, hiking, or on your next outdoor road trip. The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks

The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks

Hiking

Plan a trip with your pup to one of these dog-friendly National Parks.
Franconia Ridge Loop Hike Trail Guide: Franconia Ridge Loop in the White Mountains

Trail Guide: Franconia Ridge Loop in the White Mountains

New Hampshire

Get ready to hike New Hampshire's 8.5 mile Franconia Ridge Loop in the White Mountains with this detailed trail...
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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. Hiking Boots: How to Choose the Right Pair + the Best Women’s Hiking Boots

Hiking Boots: How to Choose the Right Pair + the Best Women’s Hiking Boots

Apparel

Find the perfect pair of hiking boots for your feet with these tips and recommendations.
Looking to discover new hiking trails? This blog post has a list of the best trail finder apps and websites for iPhone and Android smartphone users. Through these resources, you can find awesome hikes, navigate the trail, view photos and trail reviews & more. The Best Trail Finder Apps and Websites for Discovering Local Hikes

The Best Trail Finder Apps and Websites for Discovering Local Hikes

Hiking

Looking to discover new hiking trails? This blog post has a list of the best trail finder apps and...
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The practical guide on what to pack for a day hike based on the gear we really take on the trail. From the right hiking layers, to a comfortable pack, to healthy snacks and more, here are our favorite day hiking essentials. Day Hiking Essentials: The Gear You Need to Hit the Trail

Day Hiking Essentials: The Gear You Need to Hit the Trail

Outdoor Gear

The practical guide on what to pack for a day hike based on the gear we really take on...
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Discover the Do's and Don'ts of how to be respectful to others and to the environment while you are out on the trail. Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker should know. Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Hiking

Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker...
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