Destinations

12 Amazing Backpacking Trips in Yosemite National Park

By Garmin / Destinations and activities

In Yosemite, you can see some of America’s most impressive scenery without stepping foot out of your car.

Pro Tips: Climbing & Camping in Joshua Tree

By Clif Bar / Destinations and activities

Joshua Tree is a very popluar national park, and appropriately so in the spring. The weather is mild, the wildflowers are in bloom, and the wildlife is going crazy.

5 Adventures for One Epic Day in Banff National Park

By Alyssa + Hannah ODYSEA / Destinations, activities, and travel

Spring in the Canadian mountains is unlike any other I’ve experienced.

Why I Love California's Northern Coast

By Benjamin Canevari / Destinations, lifestyle, activities, and travel

Backpacker Magazine put out a request for photos of the Sonoma Coast to their photographer call list. I didn't have any extra original photos to give them.

The Ultimate Idaho Summer Road Trip

By Visit Idaho / Destinations and activities

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s road trip season! Everyone deserves a good old fashioned road trip once in awhile and Idaho is the perfect destination for you and your crew this sum.

My Top 5 Hikes in Washington State

By Caroline Bonnet / Destinations and activities

I couldn't be more lucky than moving to Washington from France. This is where I found out my love for hiking and how much I enjoy my time in the mountains. Here's my 5 favorite hikes I have done:  1.

How to Leave Your Mark on the National Parks

By Katie Johnson / Destinations and lifestyle

If you clicked on this honestly thinking you'd be told how to leave a mark when you visit these beautiful places, you're exactly who needs to be reading this.

Life at Potrero Chico, Mexico's Awe-Inspiring Rock Climbing Destination

By Carter Clark / Destinations, lifestyle, activities, and travel

Our escapade to far off lands started like so many do: in a foreign customs office being told that we needed to exit the country immediately.

Catching an Epic Sunrise on Taiwan's Snow Mountain

By John Sides / Destinations and travel

It’s disappointing watching your trip plans seemingly fall apart. Months earlier, I’d planned a backpacking trip in Taiwan with my wife.

The Best Places for Camping in Georgia

By Explore Georgia / Destinations and activities

Georgia is home to a variety of incredible camping opportunities that you need to add to your to-do list. Bring your kayak and paddle your way around Georgia's unique swampy wilderness.

2 Days of Adventure through the Landscapes of Oregon’s Remote Southeastern Corner

By Chaney Swiney / Travel and destinations

Oregon’s most remote areas are in its southeastern corner. Here, deep in the rainshadow of the Cascades, the dry lands are folded and faulted in tilting mountains and vast expanses of sagebrush.

15 Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park

By LifeStraw / Destinations and activities

Montana is about as wild as it gets in the continental U.S. and nowhere shows off the state's staggering beauty more than Glacier National Park.

10 Photos from My Long Weekend Road Trip to the PNW

By Leo Xu / Destinations, travel, and activities

I have to say Oregon is one of my favorite states. There are so many amazing places and I just never got enough time to go there.

The Best Waterfall Hikes in Arizona

By Chaco Footwear / Destinations and activities

We know you've heard of Havasu Falls and likely pined for the chance to go, so naturally, it tops this list.

13 Highlights of the Great Ocean Road, Australia

By Alyssa + Hannah ODYSEA / Destinations, activities, and travel

Enjoy this spectacular adventure by camping in National Parks, finding secret lookouts, surfing beautiful waves and knowing the koala hotspots. This is our Great Ocean Road itinerary and highlights..

If You're Driving I-5 through Northern California, Make a Stop at Castle Crags State Park

By Michael Fricke / Destinations, activities, and travel

Growing up with my mother in Portland, Oregon and my father working in Long Beach, California I had driven up and down the I-5 many times. I never really stopped to see things in between until now.

Stanley, Idaho Belongs on Your Summer Bucket List

By Visit Idaho / Destinations, activities, and travel

With endless trails, lakes, and gorgeous scenic vistas, Stanley is your quintessential mountain town destination.

7 Photos from a Hiking Gem Near Atlanta, Georgia

By Andrew Todd / Destinations and activities

I've lived in the Atlanta metro area for almost a year now, and while I'm a little embarrassed to have just now begun to hike, camp, & explore north Georgia ... better late than never.

Alabama's Best Destination That You've Never Heard Of

By Merritt McKinney / Destinations and activities

Stephens Gap is Simply Magnificent I'm not going to write about why or how you get to this place because my friend and fellow Outbound writer, Edward Day, has already written an excellent adventure .

6 Photos from Alaska's Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine

By Alex Watts / Destinations, activities, and travel

Hatcher Pass is a great recreational spot in the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska. The area is filled with miles of hiking and biking trails in the summer, and cross-country skiing trails in the winter.

Making a Wrong Turn in Pinnacles National Park

By Benjamin Canevari / Destinations and activities

Pinnacles National Park is the closest National Park to me. Surprisingly this was only my second time visiting. This place is amazing! The last time I was here was four years ago now.

The Top 10 Hikes in Yosemite National Park

By Hi-Tec USA / Destinations and activities

You know how views only get better and better the higher you hike? That has never been more true than on the trails in Yosemite National Park. Take Half Dome, for instance (maybe you've heard of it?).

11 Photos of Early Spring Camping in Great Sand Dunes NP

By Patrick James / Destinations and activities

Good light, perfect campsites, wildlife and wide open space…that’s what we were after. This adventure started on a Friday morning.

Solo Roadtripping to Death Valley

By Karen Victoria Peck / Destinations and how-to

As a woman who grew up just outside NYC, road tripping and camping solo was super intimidating. Def not in my wheelhouse. I found myself wanting to visit Death Valley, just with no one to go with.