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Trips by Backpacker Magazine (view all)

The High Lonesome: Sangre de Cristo High Route
Backpacking: 20 Mar 2015 | 104.43 mi
Most people look at Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains and see a line of peaks. Our scout saw an opportunity: pioneering this uncrowded yet supremely approachable range’s first end-to-end traverse.
Atlanta, GA: Tray Mountain
Hiking: 28 Jun 2013 | 13 media points | 5.01 mi
Media Object This 10-miler to a 4,430-foot summit is great for dayhikes, especially in the non-green season (after the leaves fall). There are several campsites along the way if you want to overnight.
Catskills, NY: Panther Mountain
Hiking: 6 Jun 2013 | 8 media points | 6.53 mi
Media Object Climb the 18th-highest Catskill peak with a stop for amazing views from Giant Ledge on this 6.7 mile out-and-back.
Boulder, CO: Jasper Lake
Hiking: 29 May 2013 | 10 media points | 8.11 mi
Media Object An 8.1 mile out and back that offers hikers sweeping views of Indian Peaks Wilderness, a waterfall and an alpine lake to cool off in before heading back down.
Kansas City, MO: Thousand Hills Trail
Backpacking: 1 Nov 2012 | 10 media points | 10.83 mi
Media Object This 10.8 mile overnight shuttle hike features a prairie-covered ridge, miles of picturesque lakeshore, and a rarely-used backcountry campsite tucked away in a fern-studded hollow.
Appalachian Trail: Four State Challenge, PA-VA
Backpacking: 5 Sep 2012 | 42.67 mi
Hike 42.9 miles on the AT in 24 hours, in the process traveling across the borders of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Fayetteville, AR: Buffalo River Trail
Backpacking: 10 Aug 2007 | 12.87 mi
Explore 19th-century Ozark graveyards.
Jackson, MS: Al Scheller Trail, Vicksburg NMP
Hiking: 23 Aug 2012 | 10.83 mi
Trek through the largest Union Civil War cemetery on this 10.8-mile loop (park documents call it 12.5).
Nashville, TN: Land Between Lakes North-South Trail
Backpacking: 22 Aug 2012 | 30.04 mi
Snake along hidden inlets as you follow the shore of America’s largest inland peninsula.
San Francisco, CA: Wildcat Canyon Loop, Tilden Regional Park
Hiking: 4 Feb 2012 | 6.64 mi
This 6.6-mile loop visits 1,211-foot Wildcat Peak before dropping down the Conlon Trail to Wildcat Creek.

Trips Endorsed by Backpacker Magazine (view all)

Boulder, CO: BACKPACKER Magazine Lichen Loop Trail Work Project by @andrewmatranga 
Hiking: 21 Oct 2010 | 9 media points | 0.72 mi
Media Object Backpacker magazine editors head to the local trail they sponsor to give back, dig dirt, and move rocks.

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