You know the urge. It can strike anytime, anywhere: the office, the dinner table, the hotel lobby. It’s the impulse to ditch the world of concrete, steel, and cul-de-sacs and get your wild on via the nearest trail into the brush. Here at Earth Gear, we’re no strangers to that urge—and we salute it. Whether a tried-and-true pair of hiking boots or an up-for-anything mountain bike is your preferred gear, we’ve got the inside tips for tracking down ready made adventure out on the trails.
Here you’ll find roundups of the best hiking trails in every state (one of our ongoing projects), in-depth profiles of standout routes, and a whole treasury of trail side tips—from wilderness safety to backcountry meals. And we’ve also got plenty of food for thought for all you dedicated trail cyclists, too.
So turn to Earth Gear to find the perfect path: the one up to that little-known mountain tarn, the one through that spellbinding old-growth grove, the one offering a blissfully convenient afternoon’s escape from the big-city crush. From pleasant strolls suitable for all ages to challenging multiday backpacks and thigh-burning, up-and-down pedaling circuits, we’ve got you covered!