Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains

Scenic Driving, Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Southern U.S. has parts in North Carolina and Tennessee. The main entrances are located along U.S. Highway 441 in the towns of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Cherokee, North Carolina.

The Blue Ridge Mountain range extends 550 miles SW from Southern Pennsylvania through Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. The largest city located in the Blue Ridge Mountains is Roanoke, Virginia. The largest metropolitan area is Asheville, North Carolina.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map

With over 800 miles of mapped trails, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. A detailed profile of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which snakes along the ridge of the Great Smoky Mountains, provides a handy tool for hikers. The map features many key points of interest as well, including Cades Cove, Fontana Lake, Maryville, and Gatlinburg.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Discover the 82 greatest hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Everyone from the avid trekker to family day-hiker will find a new trail to enjoy in the Smokies. Each hike is covered by concise descriptions, detailed maps, and turn-by-turn directions. Set out confidently and enjoy glorious views and peaceful wilderness.

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Best Tent Camping: Southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

Perfect Camping for You in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains provide spectacular backdrops for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country―tree-topped mountains, clear streams, and lush woodlands of East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia, and Western South Carolina.

Coleman 4-Person Camping Tent

Things to Do in the Smokies with Kids

The Smoky Mountain region is an amazing vacation destination: majestic views, wonderful wildlife, thrilling rides, and relaxing walks are all to be found and enjoyed. Activities include relaxing, hiking, shopping, people watching, crafting, backpacking and more.

Tips for visiting Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Smoky Mountains. You’ll find something to suite every family member’s needs or interests.

Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway 

Concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty-four easy-to-follow trails from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

Hiking Waterfalls North Carolina: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall Hikes

From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls. This guide includes hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for over 200 of the most scenic waterfalls in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, folklore, and GPS coordinates.

Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley

One of the most iconic American regions, the Shenandoah Valley has served as a home to presidents, a cradle of colonial America, a battleground during the Civil War, and a crucible for the United States’ recovery from the Great Depression. It’s also a lush, dramatic, ruggedly beautiful area, with access for hikers of all skill levels to see the landscapes close up that shaped our nation’s history.

Whether you’re an avid backpacker or you seek adventure in your own backyard, this must-have resource covers the entirety of the Shenandoah Valley, with 50 curated hiking routes exploring Harpers Ferry, Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten Mountain, and more. Hikes range from easy walks of a few miles with little elevation gain to more demanding treks through challenging terrain.

Hiking West Virginia

From rugged Appalachian ridges to verdant river valleys, this guide details fifty of the very best hiking trails in the state. Inside you’ll find detailed maps, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, backpacking tips, and informative details about landmarks and natural history.

Waterfalls of Virginia & West Virginia: 174 Falls in the Old Dominion and the Mountain State

Waterfalls create a feeling of serenity, a sense of restrained power. Their grandeur takes our breath away. Their gentle sounds complement periods of meditation. Start with the ones nearby, then get away to discover those further afield. These natural wonders prove that Virginia and West Virginia are home to some of the most picturesque waterfalls in America. From Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park to the Falls of Hills Creek in the Monongahela National Forest, experience them all.

100 Things to Do in the North Georgia Mountains

Comprised of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Cohutta Mountains, the North Georgia Mountains attract thousands of visitors every year. They come for the abundant opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation at the area’s Georgia State Parks, explore thriving small mountain communities, and take in scenic mountain views that look almost too perfect to be real.

Backpacking Overnights: North Georgia Mountains and Southeast Tennessee

The Blue Ridge begins in North Georgia, home to the southern terminus of the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Together with Southeast Tennessee, this region boasts thousands of miles of trails where backpackers can explore fabulous state parks, remote wilderness areas, and everything in between. Choose a beginner-friendly trip with a clifftop view, rockhop across pristine mountain streams where swimming holes beckon on hot summer days or challenge yourself on steep summit ascents.

Waterfalls of Pennsylvania: A Guide to More Than 180 Falls in the Keystone State

Your bucket list should include these gorgeous locales that decorate Pennsylvania’s landscape. From the towering falls of the Poconos to the scenic gems of the Laurel Highlands and everywhere in between, experience them all with this wonderful guidebook. These natural wonders prove that the Keystone State is home to some of the most picturesque sites in America!

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Hiking Maryland: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers

Stunning full-color photographs of the state’s vistas, waterfalls, forests, and seashores accompany tips on the best lenses, shooting locations, and times of day to get the most breathtaking shots.

The Travel Photographer’s Way: Practical Steps to Taking Unforgettable Travel Photos

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Built-in Wi-Fi | 24.1 MP CMOS Sensor | DIGIC 4+ Image Processor and Full HD Videos

The Appalachian Trail Day Hikers’ Guide: Downhill to Fine Wine and Accommodations: Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee

Turn an ordinary day into an adventure. Day hike from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Davenport Gap, Tennessee. Savoring the amazing views of the Smoky Mountains, still and quiet forest, explore the small communities along the way, and find unexpected treasures.

Camping Tennessee

Whether you plan to hike along the Appalachian Trail, kayak the Big South Fork River, swim in Center Hill Lake, or simply relax and enjoy Tennessee’s varied scenery, let this book be your guide.

Coleman Evanston Screened Camping Tent

Coleman Cooler

Steel-Belted Cooler Keeps Ice Up to 4 Days | 54-Quart Cooler for Road Trips, Camping, BBQs, Tailgating & Outdoor Activities

Tennessee: With the Smoky Mountains: Outdoor Recreation, Live Music, Whiskey, Beer & BBQ

From a long weekend in Nashville to a Great Smokies road trip, plus day trips from Memphis and Nashville. Go whitewater rafting in Cherokee National Forest, hike to rushing waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or spot wild bison in the Land Between the Lakes.

Coleman RoadTrip Portable Grill

Hiking South Carolina’s Foothills Trail

Although the 76.2-mile Foothills National Recreation Trail begins and ends in South Carolina’s “golden corner” along the Blue Ridge Escarpment, it also traverses two of North Carolina’s most beautiful mountain counties. Along the way it crosses five rivers, passes numerous spectacular waterfalls, and climbs to South Carolina’s highest point.

Coleman Skylodge Camping Tent

Hiking Waterfalls Georgia and South Carolina

The mountains of Georgia and South Carolina are renowned for beautiful waterfalls. Detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 60 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the states—many of them along the mountainous border between the two states, within easy access of each other. 

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway: The Ultimate Travel Guide to America’s Most Popular Scenic Roadway

There has never been a better time to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway! This updated edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for anyone who uses the Parkway as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. It includes the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile roadway—from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina—making it a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or by car.

  • Hikes suited to every ability, from 0.1-mile nature walks to 13-mile backpacks, with options for longer treks
  • Accurate directions to both popular and less-traveled trails
  • Up-to-date trail descriptions and detailed trail maps
  • Difficulty ratings and elevation gain for each hike
  • Mileage log for the entire Parkway and a guide to wildflowers
  • Tips for zero-impact hiking, trail etiquette, and hiking with kids.

Asheville: 35 Spectacular Hikes in the Land of Sky

Peaceful waterfalls, dramatic mountain vistas, bountiful nature preserves, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park―there’s no better place to hit the trails than the Asheville area. 

Best Outdoor Adventures Asheville: A Guide to the Region’s Greatest Hiking, Cycling, and Paddling

Day Hiking the North Georgia Mountains

In North Georgia, hiking opportunities are virtually unlimited. With public lands in abundance, these mountains have hundreds of miles of designated hiking trails leading to clifftop views, through deep gorges, and over high summits―all within a few hours of metro Atlanta. This guide includes 65 of the best day hikes in the region, ranging from 1 to 14 miles, with destinations including Blood Mountain on the Appalachian Trail; the rugged cliffs of Mount Yonah; and the expansive views from Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest peak. Hike to Martha Berry’s historic House of Dreams on the Berry College campus, or the remote waterfalls of Three Forks in Chattahoochee National Forest. Each entry covers everything you need to know to get out on the trail: maps, detailed driving and hiking directions, trailhead GPS coordinates, mileage, elevation gain, and more.

Hiking North Carolina: A Guide to More Than 500 of North Carolina’s Greatest Hiking Trails

With full color photographs and maps, this thoroughly updated and revised fourth edition is a guide to more than 500 hiking trails in all regions of the state, from the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks.

Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover

Hiking Waterfalls North Carolina

From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for over 200 of the most scenic waterfalls in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, folklore, and GPS coordinates.

Camping North Carolina

You will also find many fun and exciting things to do in the surrounding areas of each campground, from hang gliding on the Outer Banks to zip lining in the mountains, watching the wild mustangs run on the beach, or simply sitting by a waterfall. Also included is helpful information about camping basics and etiquette, camping with children, and the state’s diverse and abundant wildlife. Pack up the tent, load your vehicle, and hit the road. 

Hiking Virginia: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

Inside readers will find full-color photos, detailed color maps, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.

Roanoke and the New River Valley: 40 Spectacular Hikes in Virginia’s Southern Appalachians

The guide includes an array of treks reflecting the area’s superlative scenery, from wild waterfalls in the New River Valley to highland wildernesses of the Jefferson National Forest, historic paths along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and waterside strolls beside Smith Mountain Lake.

Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families

Virginia is home to tumbling falls, scenic vistas, geological wonders, tidal marshes and majestic mountains, and this guide describes many family-friendly hikes across the state that allow children to fall in love with the outdoors. Detailed maps for 50+ easy-to-follow hikes in Virginia that allow families to spend time together in nature.

AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, DC: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation’s Capital

This guide offers 50 of the best hikes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia that can be completed in less than a day. From the ancient rock faces of Calvert Cliffs State Park to the bountiful meadows of northern Virginia, from Chesapeake watersheds to the shores of the Potomac River, visitors and residents alike will delight in the richness of trail experiences in and around D.C. Hikes range from easier strolls past some of the city’s iconic historical monuments and famous cherry trees, to the gorgeous and challenging Harpers Ferry. Each trip includes a detailed map, plus summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level. The book’s at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for canine companions.

The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs: Trail-Tested Tips and Expert Advice for Canine Adventures

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Naturally Georgia: From the Mountains to the Coast

Georgia is a state of great geographical diversity, and as you make your way from the Atlantic Ocean up to the temperate rainforest of the southern Appalachians, you’ll find a lot to see. Thousands of meandering creeks twist and turn their way through the coastal marsh, filling and emptying its 400,000 acres twice a day with tides that can average seven feet or even higher. The largest blackwater swamp in North America is just inland, and from there you can trek north through the ever-changing scenery as the landscape transitions from the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont and finally to the Appalachian Mountains. There is plenty of beauty, including rolling farmland, intriguing barns, and stately old trees.

How to Poop in the Woods: And Other Backpacking Essentials for Women

When it comes to backpacking, beginners have lots of great questions:

  • What’s an ideal pack weight?
  • Is down better than synthetics for a sleeping bag?
  • Should your footwear be waterproofed?
  • How big of a tent do you need?
  • And how do you poop in the woods?

How to Poop in the Woods is just as funny and entertaining as it is practical and accessible—a tremendously valuable resource and guide for novice backpackers.

Mountain Bike Trails: North Carolina Mountains, South Carolina Upstate 

This guidebook for the Carolina mountains recommends more than 105 bike routes.

Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike

Hiking Waterfalls Tennessee

Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the state’s most scenic waterfall hikes. Hike descriptions include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular waterfalls.

SKYSPER Hiking Backpack

Hiking Waterfalls in Georgia and South Carolina: A Guide to the States’ Best Waterfall Hikes

Venture Pal Ultralight Backpack

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Hiking, Camping, Scenic Drives

Unique and adventure-packed ideas ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip.

Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia: Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First Aid

Featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bowhunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced sportsmen as well as any person planning to learn outdoor skills.

The Fly Fisherman’s Guide

The native Americans who inhabited what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park called it “the land of the eagles and the Gods.” Today this area remains a paradise for trout fishing unparalleled in the eastern United States. This guide is filled with a wealth of information about the park and all a sportsman needs to know to fish it successfully. Includes: the trout that live in the mountain streams, detailed information on all the streams in the park.

TOPFORT Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo Starter Kit with Carrier Bag

Smoky Mountain Survival (The Campground Kids: National Park Adventures)

Isaiah, his sister Sadie, and their cousin Ethan, The Campground Kids, will take you on a journey of epic camping adventures. Join this squad as they begin exploring the most loved National Parks encountering mystery, challenge, survival, and more in this action-packed book series.

National Geographic Road Atlas 2024: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico]

Top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure and points-of-interest.

The Great Smoky Mountains: Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park

Extending from Virginia to northern Georgia, the Blue Ridge Mountains include Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway, and Shenandoah National Park, which includes the 105-mile-long Skyline Drive. Within this region are the world-renowned Biltmore Estate, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, and Grandfather Mountain. The Blue Ridge range contains the highest mountains on the East Coast, with 125 peaks above 5,000 feet in elevation.
The scenic roadways, spectacular overlooks, and numerous rocky crags offer magnificent views of layer after layer of mountains rolling off into the distance. Hiking trails lead to wild mountain summits, valley streams, and waterfalls. Each season offers a fresh perspective, from fall colors and winter snow and ice to spring and summer flowers and storms. In addition, numerous homes, barns, schools, churches, and mills have been protected and preserved throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering a picturesque look at Appalachian life in past centuries. To appreciate the wonders of this region through the lens of a well-known master photographer is like exploring it for the first time.

Guide to Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park

A reference to 36 waterfalls found along and off the trails within the 3 districts of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. This guide provides 50+ full color photos plus hiking details for each waterfall. The starting points for all listed waterfalls are at trailheads located along the Skyline Drive, which makes it ideal for both new and infrequent park visitors to find these Shenandoah gems.

JanSport Hatchet Travel Backpack

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Guide to the Natural Wonders of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Waterfalls are nature’s most captivating wonders. These hidden spectacles seem to hold all the secrets of the forest. The hills of the Blue Ridge harbor an incredible number of waterfalls. Hundreds of named falls―and perhaps thousands more―wait to be discovered any time of year. Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge takes you into two states, three national parks, three wilderness areas, four national forests, eight state parks, and more!

Easy Hikes to Carolina Waterfalls: A Guide to Over 200 Waterfalls in North and South Carolina

The hikes are designed for people that are casual hikers and include some roadside falls. The longest hike is 2.2 miles, but the majority are less than one-mile hikes along established trails. These waterfall hikes will take you to serene locations, by gently flowing streams and green forests. The waterfalls are organized by geographical area and will enable you to explore several waterfalls in an area in one outing. A colored photograph is provided of each waterfall.

The waterfalls covered will take you from Greenville County to Oconee County in South Carolina and from Western North Carolina to the Grandfather Mountain Area of North Carolina and include waterfalls that are not widely known. You will learn of waterfalls in Caesars Head State Park, Table Rock State Park and Jones Gap State Park, as well as waterfalls near Westminister, Walhalla and Greenville, South Carolina. In North Carolina, you can visit waterfalls near Brevard, Pisgah National Forest, Saluda, Highlands, Cashiers, Gorges State Park, Burnsville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Marion, Linville Gorge, along the “Waterfall Highway in Rosman”, Franklin, Cherokee, and Dupont State Forest.

Backpacking Virginia: The Definitive Guide to 40 Can’t-Miss Trips from Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean

All the information necessary for beginner and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from Cumberland Gap in southwest Virginia to the New River Valley, the heart of the Blue Ridge, and Shenandoah National Park, and all the way out to the Atlantic coast. 

Complete Guide to Winter Camping

With careful planning, tenting during the year’s coldest months can be safe and fun. Complete with color photos and expert advice from seasoned winter campers and travelers, this book will appeal to both car-camping families and adventurous individuals looking to extend their outdoor activities into another season.

Backpacking Guide For Complete Beginners

You’ll learn about the essential equipment you’ll need, including backpacks, clothing, footwear, and shelters. We’ll also provide you with a detailed guide to choosing the right campsite, so you can find the perfect spot for your first night in the wilderness. And with our tips on outdoor cooking, water treatment, and snacking, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to keep yourself nourished and hydrated throughout your trip.

Lightweight Travel Day Pack

Simple backpack for daily use or trips. Reflective strip design increases night security. Two side pockets to hold water bottles.

National Parks of the United States

National Geographic’s wide-ranging travel guide to recreation areas, trails, historic sites, nature hikes, seashores, camping, and campgrounds is geared to everyone who loves outdoor recreation. This 544-page reference is the ultimate travel planner for all things national parks, filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.

Gatlinburg / Great Smoky Mountains / Pigeon Forge / Sevierville, Tennessee / North Carolina Area Map

Gatlinburg: Unraveling the Charms of the Great Smoky Mountains: Discovering the Natural Wonders, Outdoor thrills, Appalachian Cuisine, Must-see Sight and Cultural Activities

Go on a vacation to Gatlinburg and experience the appeal of a little mountain town, the warmth of Appalachian hospitality, and the splendor of nature. Hike through picturesque trails to flowing waterfalls, historic woodlands, and breathtaking panoramas. Experience the enchantment of fireflies lighting up the night during their simultaneous mating show while capturing the sunrise from Clingmans Dome, the park’s highest peak.

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official National Park Service trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that’s just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the parkway, including the Appalachian Trail and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands, along with citations for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Blue Ridge Parkway Map

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a winding route that traverses some of America’s most picturesque scenery. The Parkway is America’s most visited National Park unit and when combined with Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, a travel experience of over almost 600 miles is created. The Blue Ridge Parkway starts in the south at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and runs along the Blue Ridge through several National Forests from North Carolina and into Virginia.

The Quirky Tourist Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The park includes more than 500,000 acres. It is HUGE! And it has lots of hidden gems most tourists never discover.

  • There’s a lot of wildlife (200 species of birds alone). Plus, bobcats, red wolves, foxes, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, elk, and more!
  • Also, there are many special places off the beaten path that are worth seeing, such as the Fairy House and Troll Bridge.
  • There are little-known wildflower trails that should be explored and enjoyed. Some are easy and can even accommodate strollers and scooters.
  • Nearly 2,000 black bears call the park home, so your chances of seeing a bear are good if you know where to go to find them.
  • There are some crazy fun lodging choices you need to know about. You and your family will love them!

Most importantly, find out about parking passes, fishing permits, camping, weather advisories, best time to visit, pets, and more.

Paracord Projects For Camping and Outdoor Survival

A strand of paracord can save your life. Whether you’re camping, hiking, or simply on a walk, cordage is one of the most useful and vital items a person can have available. But not only is it crucial to have close by, it’s also a lot of fun to discover its endless uses!

Where Should We Camp Next?: A 50-State Guide to Amazing Campgrounds and Other Unique Outdoor Accommodations

Wilderness Basics: Get the Most from Your Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping Adventures

100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World’s Ultimate Scenic Trails

This ultimate hiker’s bucket list, from the celebrated Appalachian Trail to Micronesia’s off-the-beaten-path Six Waterfalls Hike, treks through 100 energizing experiences for all levels. So, pack your gear and lace your boots: this comprehensive and innovative guide will lead you to experience the best hikes of your life!

Inn-to-Inn Walks in the United States: Featuring Seven Long-Distance Walks From Six States

With day-to-day descriptions, this book is richly illustrated with colored maps and dozens of photographs from the trails. So where will you go? Do them all! You only need to decide which walk will be the first.

  • California Coast (2 walks)
  • Maine’s Atlantic Coast
  • Massachusetts Appalachian Trail
  • Oregon Coast Trail
  • Vermont’s Small Towns
  • Virginia Appalachian Trail

You’ll plan your walk, reserve your accommodations in advance, load up your backpack, and set off. Each day you’ll wake up in a new town and walk to the next. Meeting locals and other hikers, enjoying the attractions and feeling the wind at your back, you’ll end in the next village in time to settle in, go out for a relaxing dinner, and get to bed early so you can do it all again tomorrow. There’s no vacation like it! So, what are you waiting for? Load up that backpack.

Backpacking Trips with Friends and Family

Guides to Your Next Road Trip Adventure

Guides to Overnight Camping Adventures

Guides to Backpacking, Cycling & Hiking Canada

Guides to Hiking New York and New Jersey

Wine Country Hiking and Wine Tasting Adventures

Backpacking and Hiking Safety Guides

Inspiring Travel Getaway Destinations

Guides to Cycling and Hiking in California

Guides to Planning Your Camping and Hiking Trip Adventure

Camping, Hiking, and Mountain Biking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Practical Guides to Hiking in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina

Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains