Trails

7 Epic Spring Hikes of 2016

Day hikes and overnight backpack trips abound in this roundup of epic spring hikes for 2016. Get a brief overview of the hikes and plan your next trip.

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Spring Hikes: The Maze Loop in Joshua Tree National Park, California

The Maze Loop in Joshua Tree Park is perfect for spring. A 7-mile loop with elevation gain provides great views of the surrounding area.

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Thru Hiking the Santa Monica Mountains: 67 Mile Backbone Trail is Complete

Thru-hike the Santa Monica Mountains with the Backbone Trail, 67 miles from Point Magu into Santa Monica, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Spring Hikes: Marion Falls and Lake, Oregon

An easy 6-7 mile hike with lots of water, Marion Falls and Lake are a perfect walk in the woods. Just outside Cascadia, Oregon.

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Hike Montana with the Montana Wilderness Association’s Online Guide

Have you seen Montana Wilderness Association’s interactive hiking guide to the Big Sky State? Check it out, and hike Montana with ease.

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Spring Hikes: Blood Mountain Loop, Georgia

Hiking the Blood Mountain Loop in Georgia will take you along the legendary Appalachian Trail for a stunning view.

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Spring Hikes: Point Reyes Forest to Sea Hike, California

Want to explore a National Seashore just north of San Francisco? Check out this Point Reyes forest to sea hike, great for hiking or backpacking.

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NPMaps: All National Park Maps in One Place [interview]

We interview the creator of NPMaps, a site with all the National Park maps in one place. (Well, almost all.) Browse, download, trek at your leisure.

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