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Take a break from the concrete jungle! Go for a HIKE…
Hiking is an inexpensive way to enjoy the beauty of Nature. Hiking is also a great way to get some exercise. Bring food, wine and a blanket and you can turn your hike into a Romantic Picnic.
There are many websites offering hiking information. Check out some of these cool hiking resources:
American Hiking Society
As the national voice for America’s Hikers, American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience. This site has information on trails and other news useful for hikers and backpackers.
American Trails is the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. Their goal is to find common ground and promote cooperation among all trail interests. A large collection of trail related information and articles can be located at this site.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based, private nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,175-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000-acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia. If you are considering any sort of hike on the Appalachian Trail this is the spot to begin planning your trip.
Continental Divide Trail Alliance
The Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA) was formed in 1995 to assist the federal land management agencies in the completion, management and protection of the trail that extends the full length of the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. This site has all the information you need about the trail, including maps and access points.
Pacific Crest Trail Association
The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. There is general trail information and updates on trail conditions. The site has trip planning information and even journals from hikers.
Peak to Peak
The mission of the Peak to Peak site is to provide visitors with links to other Web sites containing original content about hiking, trail, walking, and also wilderness communities. There is truly a wide selection of links on this site!
The mission of Trail Peak is to provide the best source of hiking, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, and snowshoeing trails and trip planning tools across Canada and the US. Their trail database is built and maintained by… you (and everybody else). Cool site!
This award winning website provides its customers with several great services…
- Unlimited access to our more than 40,000 routes; driving directions, trail guides and maps.
- Unlimited access to every USGS Topographic map in the U.S.
- Trail Finder and Topo Finder functionalities that allow for fast and easy searching.
- Create, save download, email and print maps and guides.
- Real time weather, GPS and more!
You can check out Trails.com “Unlimited” now with their FREE trial. With the free trial you can download up to 3 trail guides. If you like the service you can continue for the regular subscription price of $49.95 per year.
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