The trail awaits…

Planning your trip to some of the most iconic National Parks can feel overwhelming. Hundreds of miles of trails, millions of acres of jaw-dropping wild spaces, hours between trailheads… and only days to explore.

Every time we go to explore a new place, we feel your pain. After literally hiking all 734 miles of trail in Glacier, then identifying and hiking just about every conceivable day hike in Grand Teton, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion National Parks, we’ve put together the ultimate planning resource.

We don’t just tell you about each trail in an honest way, we make recommendations. We also help you sort out all of the Fees, Permits, Passes, and Reservations which can be confusing/tricky/overwhelming!

Find your next destination below and click on it for a list of the day hikes, ordered by our recommendations. Pick up one of our map-guides that puts all of this information in the palm of your hand.

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    What’s in our Day Hiking Backpacks (2023 Edition)

    When I first got interested in hiking and backpacking after moving back to Montana, I opened up Backpacker Magazine and started creating a list of items I needed to purchase to explore the great outdoors. Unfortunately, I ended up with boots that gave me blisters and hurt my feet, a tent that was too heavy, […]

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  • The “The Goldilocks Approach” to Hiking Training

    The “The Goldilocks Approach” to Hiking Training

    Finding an optimal amount of training that will safely and effectively support your hiking and fitness related goals.

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  • Lake McDonald Trail 2023

    Lake McDonald Trail 2023

    The lower trails of Glacier National Park are drying out quickly with this recent stint of warmer weather. Since many of the roads are closed, the list of hikes without snow is pretty small. We settled on the Lake McDonald Trail on its western shore, hiked a bit, had lunch and turned around on a […]

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