• Picture of mountain lion, brown bear, moose, and coyote with text overlay Wildlife Safety Tips How to Prevent Dangerous Encounters
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    Wildlife Safety Tips for Hikers

    Wildlife Safety: Tips for Encountering Wild Animals on the Trail When you’re on a hike, there’s a chance you might encounter wild animals on the trail. Do you know what to do to stay safe? These wildlife safety tips for hikers offers tips on what you can do to reduce your chances of stumbling across dangerous animals on your hike. You’ll also learn what to do if you encounter specific animals on your hike. Wildlife Safety Tips for Hikers When some people head out on an adventure, they dream of seeing wild animals: black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains, moose in Maine, and bison in Yellowstone. Of course, they’re…

  • Close up picture of hiker's boot in snow with text overlay The Best Winter Hiking Socks to Keep Your Feet Comfy and Warm
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    The Best Winter Hiking Socks of 2021

    Keep Your Feet Warm With the Top Winter Hiking Socks When you’re doing some winter hiking, keeping your feet warm and toasty is a must. Fortunately, it’s easy to ensure your feet stay dry and comfortable when you choose a pair of winter hiking socks. Related: How to Stay Warm on Winter Hikes The next time you’re ready to tackle a snowy trail, you know your feet will stay warm and cozy when you wear one of these best winter hiking socks. 1. Darn Tough Mountaineering Heavyweight Socks The Darn Tough Mountaineering Heavyweight Socks (available in women’s sizes and men’s sizes) provide extra cushioning to keep your feet comfortable during…

  • Picture of mountain laurel along a trail in Shenandoah National Park with text overlay The Best Hikes in Virginia With Must-See Views
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    Best Hikes in Virginia for Your Bucket List

    10 Stunningly Scenic Hikes in Virginia for 2021 There’s no better time to check out these best hikes in Virginia. That’s because these hiking trails include everything from panoramic peaks to cascading waterfalls in every part of the state. You’ll be absolutely amazed at the scenery you discover. The next time you’re ready to explore the great outdoors, load up your backpack and then check out these top hiking trails in Virginia. Related: Not Sure What to Bring on a Hike? This Packing List Will Help! 1. Shenandoah National Park You can’t make a list of the best hikes in Virginia without including Shenandoah National Park — so we might…

  • Picture of stockings hanging in front of stone fireplace with text overlay 20 Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Hikers
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    20 Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Hikers

    20 Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS Need If you have a hiker or outdoor lover on your gift list, you want to give them Christmas gifts they’ll actually use and appreciate. That’s why you should check out this list of the best stocking stuffers for hikers. You’ll find ideas for things hikers use all the time, which means you know they’ll absolutely love them. Best of all, you won’t find large items that cost a fortune and clearly won’t fit in a stocking! Instead, these stocking stuffer ideas for hikers are small, practical, and affordable. So check out these awesome stocking stuffer ideas for hikers and pick out…

  • Picture of hikers walking on snowy trail with text overlay 10 Outstanding Winter Hiking Pants for Women
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    The Best Women’s Winter Hiking Pants

    The 12 Best Winter Hiking Pants for Women Labor Day is the traditional end of the warm days of summer and the beginning of cooler weather. While many hikers think this also means the end of hiking season, it doesn’t have to. With the right hiking gear, such as the best women’s winter hiking pants, you can keep hiking even when the snow starts falling. Related: Important Tips You Need to Know About Staying Warm When Hiking in Winter When you’re ready to explore a peaceful side of nature that many don’t get to experience, take a look at these top winter hiking pants for women 1. prAna Winter Hallena…

  • Picture of hiker with dog looking at sea with text overlay The Best Ever Hiking Gear for Dogs
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    Best Hiking Gear for Dogs

    Top 10 Best Hiking Gear for Dogs Hiking is a rewarding adventure that’s even better when you can share it with your four-legged family members. But you wouldn’t hit the trail without the proper hiking gear, and your dog shouldn’t either. That’s why you need to pick up some of this best hiking gear for dogs. From a reliable and comfortable leash to keep him safe to the proper waste cleanup items, this list of top hiking gear for dogs includes everything you and Fido need to enjoy your outdoor adventures. 1. Hands-Free Leash A hands-free leash is one of the most important items you need to bring on your…

  • Picture of path winding through fall trees with text overlay 50 Unbelievable Fall Hikes in the U.S. That You Must Do The Most Beautiful in Every State
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    50 Best Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

    Best Fall Hikes to Add to Your Bucket List Fall is an absolutely magical time of year to do some hiking across the country. If you’re interested in checking out some of the best fall hikes in the United States, we’ve put together a list of the top hiking spots in each state. Not only is the weather incredibly comfortable in the fall, but you’ll also get to take in some breathtaking scenery as the leaves change colors. So strap on your hiking boots, load up your hiking gear, and make plans to explore some of these best fall hiking trails in the U.S. 1. Cheaha State Park, Alabama Located…

  • Picture of seated hiker wearing leggings while looking at ocean with text overlay 10 Awesomely Comfortable Leggings for Hikers
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    Best Leggings for Hiking of 2021

    10 Best Leggings for Hiking I’ll admit it. For the longest time, I believed leggings were for yoga studios only and they wouldn’t be comfortable on the trail. Boy, was I wrong. Now I realize just how comfortable leggings for hiking can be. They’re so small and lightweight that they’re incredibly easy to pack. They’re also amazingly flexible, so they give you plenty of mobility. Plus, you can even wear them a base layer when you’re hiking in cold weather and then wear them on their own when you warm up. Related: Important Tips You Need to Know About Hiking in Winter If you’re interested in picking up some leggings…

  • Picture of Fall Creek Falls with text overlay The Most Stunning Hikes in Tennessee
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    Best Hikes in Tennessee With Incredible Views

    Best Hikes in Tennessee You Have to Experience Tennessee is one of my favorite places to go hiking because there’s so much to see in every part of the state. If you plan on doing some hiking in The Volunteer State, you definitely want to make sure you add these 10 best hikes in Tennessee to your to-do list. 1. Fiery Gizzard Trail to Raven’s Point If you’re making a list of the best hiking trails in Tennessee, you might as well start with one that’s considered one of the top 25 trails in the country. Located in South Cumberland State Park near Tracy City, Fiery Gizzard Trail to Raven’s…

  • Table Rock State Park and Pinnacle Lake at sunrise with text overlay 10 Hikes in South Carolina for Breathtaking Views
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    Best Hikes in South Carolina for Stunning Views

    10 Best Hikes in South Carolina South Carolina is a hiker’s dream. From its mountains in the northwestern part of the state to its lowlands on the coast, it’s easy to find a hike for everyone to enjoy. Of course, with so many options to choose from, it might be hard to know which trails are the best hikes in South Carolina. Fortunately, thanks to this list, you’ll be able to explore some of the most stunning scenery the state has to offer. No matter where you are in the state, you’ll be to enjoy some of the best hiking available when you check out these top 10 hikes in…