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Backpacking links and information
Descriptions of trails, maps, weather, campground information, and a library with works by John Muir and others.
Andy's Lightweight Backpacking Site
Presents information regarding general and lightweight backpacking, safety tips, and outdoor photography.
Appalachian Trail Backpacking Page
Online Appalachian Trail register for thru-hikers and long distance hikers. Provides camp list, trail advice, and photo page.
Appalachian Trail Lodging
Presents listings of lodging opportunities on or near the Appalachian Trail including distances, addresses, and phone numbers.
News, reviews, editorials, and subscription information.
A "how-to-guide" for camping, backpacking and hiking, especially for those just getting started. Includes packing lists and a sample 3-day menu.
The Backpacking Club - Spokane
Non-profit club conducts many hikes and an eight-week school.
The Backpacking Directory
A directory of links to information about backpacking and hiking, including gear, retailers, trails, trip reports, photos, clubs and organizations, and the Pacific Crest Trail.
Backpacking in the Catskills
Pictures from popular overlooks in the Catskills with trail descriptions and advice.
The Magazine of Lightweight Hiking and Backcountry Travel.
Bob's Backpacking Bits
Basic information and instructions, notes on gear selection, recipes and menus.
Catskill Hiking Shack
Local information for the Catskill Mountains as well as pictures, tips, hints, equipment, and calendar of events.
Chuck's Backpacking Bonanza
Extensive collection of information, tips, photos, humor, and more.
CloudWalker's AT Page
Contains information about all aspects of backpacking the Appalachian Trail, including trail information, gear, and safety.
Gorp's Top Ten Coolest Treks in the Nepalese Himalaya
Lists the top treks in Nepal including the Annapurna Circuit, Rara Lake National Park, Dolpo and Mustang, Langtang and Helambu, and the Kathmandu Valley.
Gorp's Winter Adventures
Cold weather adventures and destinations.
Offers gear reviews, Arizona trail reviews, forums, and tips.
International Backpacking Association
Explore this fun multimedia site. Get free high quality scenic screeensavers, photos, online videos, with educational information and much more. Expand your horizons.
Contains informative articles, trip reports, and gear reviews, as well as a recommended reading list and an extensive links page.
The Midwest Packer
Presents information about Isle Royale, the Porcupine Mountains, Smoky Mountains and North Manitou Island. Includes tips, camp site reviews, trail descriptions and a photo gallery.
Shut up and Hike
Provides check list and food suggestions. Includes pictures and descriptions of adventures in Western Canada.
Sierra Nevada Backpacking
Information for Sierra Nevada hiker, backpacker and mountaineer. Includes locations and maps of passes and trails, backpacking checklist, clothing, gear, books, weather and photos.
Extensive resource includes advice for beginners, answers to user submitted questions, directory of trails, and active message board.
Forums discuss the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails, plus backpacking food and gear. Also includes a photo gallery.
A Himalayan trekking web guidebook to the Annapurna Circuit, the Everest Trek and the Langtang Trek. Over 650 kilometers of trekking description.
Andy's Everest Base Camp & Kala Pathar Travelogue. All about trekking in Nepal and the Himalayas, with pictures and amusing stories.
A walk up Mt. Baden-Powell in the San Gabriels of California.
Ben Bederson's hiking trip in Alaska.
Chilkoot Trail Photo Album: four day hike in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, from Dyea, Alaska, to Bennett, Yukon.
Group of mountaineering enthusiasts. Includes list of officers, photo gallery, details of trek and itinerary of trips taken in 2001, list of Philippine mountains and contact information.
Backpacking trips to Isle Royale.
Brian and Jason
Walking California: photographs and journal reports by two friends who spent two months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Adirondack High Peaks Backpacking: A non-profit Sierra Club backpack trip that the author will lead in August 2002. Includes details of the 2001 trip.
Wilderness Hikes: A seven day hike through Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.
Report of eight-day hiking trip in the Yosemite Wilderness, with links to other outdoors sites in California.
Wandering the World: Trips to various parts of the world: Appalachian Trail, Kenya, and Spain.
Doss, Aaron and Jason
Photo journal of a 12-day hike on the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier, Washington.
Brief account of hiking the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, with photos and recommendations for supplies.
Trek reports from the Alps, including Walkers Haute, the Alpine Pass Route, and the Tour de la Vanoise.
Fraggle and Killer
West Highland Way: A walkers perspective, including the route, tips, diary, and photographs along the trail in Scotland.
Description on hiking the Mare A Mare Nord trail in Corsica. Where to stay, what to take, when to go. The trail runs from Moriani to Cargese.
A team of Swedish hikers document their trips with high resolution pictures from Sarek, Padjelanta, and other mountain areas.
Gochala Trek, Sikkim (Dec 2000)
Photos of students from the National Junior College, Singapore.
Gord's Trip Reports
Features accounts of backpacking trips taken in Yosemite area, Ohio and Pennsylvania, southern California and the southwest.
Thru-hike on the High Sierra Trail: A summer trek across the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range by a 60-year old wanderer stretching his youth, with narrative and pictures.
Harris Outdoors: hiking and mountaineering trips in California, Nevada, and Oregon.
High, Greg and Irene
Journal of three weeks on the John Muir Trail in the High Sierra mountains by fifty year old artists. Includes tips, insights, and paintings.
Hiking Grand Canyon
A personal adventure hiking the Bill Hall, Thunder River, Tapeats Creek, and Deer Creek trails of Grand Canyon.
Hunt, Tad: Bartram Trail Journal
A photo/journal of his experiences hiking part of the Bartram Trail in North Carolina.
Accounts and photographs of ten major treks in the Nepal Himalayas: Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Hongu Valley, Everest, Rolwaling, Langtang, Jugal, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri.
Jack and Charity
Excellent Adventure: trip log of springtime hiking in Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park, by a California couple.
Mountain photos and stories from a Nepal Himalaya trek: Katmandu to Lukla and Mt. Everest Island Peak Lobuche.
Yellowstone Backpacking Journal: thoughts and notes on backpacking in Yellowstone, with several trip reports and gear tips.
Descriptive narratives, pictures, and maps from backpacking trips in Glacier National park, Grand Teton National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. Also includes tips on planning trips, and backpacking in general.
The Ihlara Valley: photo journal of a trek into the Cappadocian Canyon of Ihlara in central Turkey, discovering underground dwellings, Byzantine churches, and tombs.
Journal and photos of an eight day hike on the West Highland Way in Scotland.
Pacific Coast Trail: record-breaking trip from Mexico to Canada. Includes advice for ultra lightweight backpacking.
Backpacking the American West: many large photographs and descriptions of backpacking in the Rocky Mountains, High Sierras, and Cascades.
One group's experience hiking Vancouver Island's West Coast Trail in British Columbia, Canada, from Bamfield to Port Renfrew.
Love, Bruce and Terry
A collection of hikes encompassing the Pacific Northwest.
Photos, trip reports, and video from places like Mt Baker, Mt Washington and Newfoundland.
Natural Born Hikers
The Natural Born Hikers and their trip up to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park
Canyon Climber's Backcountry: reports and photos from hikes in Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Canyonlands National Parks.
New Hampshire Backpacking
A detailed site about backpacking in new Hampshire. Lots of pictures of places like the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Presidential Range..
Newby, Phil and Heather
Photo journal of a two week hike of Venediger Alpine Massif in Austria.
Trip report of backpacking trip to the Hoover Wilderness, Barney Lake, Twin Lakes and Crown Lake.
Photos and reports from various backpacking, climbing, and hiking trips in the Catskills, White Mountains, and Mt. Shasta.
Story and photos of Quartet in the Hong Kong Trailwalker 2001, along the MacLehose Trail.
Description and photos of an 11-day trip on the Tahoe Yosemite Trail in June 2000.
Rocky Mountain Hiking trails
Hiking trail pictures from the last three years in Kananaskis Country, Banff, Jasper and Kootenay national parks.
Rogers, Dan (Sheltowee)
On August 24, 2001, he began a planned 24,000 mile, six-year hike about the USA.
Trip Log for San Pedro Parks, New Mexico
Amazon Rain Forest: a cost-sharing hiking and paddling trip, with opportunities for jungle wildlife photography, led by an experienced host.
Reports from hikes throughout the Midwest as well as several other locations. Trails include the Superior Hiking Trail, Ice Age Trail, Isle Royal National Park, and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
Sir Christopher Hatton School
Team Challenge: Students from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, England, plan to trek through Ecuador in 2004.
New Zealand firefighter's account of his 4300km solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.
Travelogues and treks in the Andes, Amazon, Himalaya, Chitwan Nepal, and Bolivia.
Photo essays of Team SecoKiller's hiking and backpacking trips.
Six day hike across Jotunheimen, Norway, from Gjendesheim in the east to Turtagræ in the west .
Journals and photographs by four 16 year-old high school students who hiked the entire John Muir Trail (211 miles) in 15 days.
Extensive, detailed trip reports of many backpacking trips throughout the United States. Emphasis on canyon country and western mountains. Lots of photographs.
Take a hike... Comfortably! A new journey in the Pacific Northwest each and every month.
Detailed, introspective report of a three-day climb and summit bid up Mount Rainier in August, 2001.
Various walks in England, including the Avan and Kennet Canal, the Test Way, and from New Forest to Oxford.
Adventure Alan's Ultralight Backpacking Page
Provides details about philosophy and approach, equipment reviews, and trip reports.
Great Lakes Lightweight Backpacking
Provides personal notes on the ultra-light backpacking philosophy along with reviews for lightweight gear and shelters. Explains techniques for carrying less weight that enhances the backpacking experience. Offers details about hikes in the Great Lakes region and northern lower Michigan.
Joe's Ultralight Backpacking
Ideas, perspectives, and gear lists from actual hikes.
John's Ultralight Backpacking Page
Features gear reviews, journal entries, and information on lightweight materials.
Lighten Up - Ultralight Backpacking
Features tips, thoughts and insights on reducing pack weight.
Michael's Ultralight Backpacking Page
Information and photos of bivy sacks, tarp tents, Esbit stoves, and other weight-saving gear.
Onestep's Ultralight Backpacking Resource
Ultralight resource pages describing gear, fitness regimes and resources for lightweight backpacking. A forum is available along with a Tuesday night chat room.
Tornado's Ultralight Backpacking
Features instructions for selecting and constructing lightweight gear.
Ultralight Backpacking and Outdoor Pursuits
Centerwalk is a site for Ultralight Backpacking and Ultralight Backpackers. Included are tips and techniques, as well as links to other sources of information.
Ultralight Backpacking Forum
A place to ask questions, and find answers, about Ultralight Backpacking gear and techniques.
Aids in the reduction of pack weight in preparing for long distance hiking or tramping. Includes gear reviews and links to lightweight product sources.
Devoted to through hikers of the Appalachian Trail. Hikers' forum, online journals, directory of current thru-hikers, list archive, and shuttle database.
Photos of hikes and trekking tours in the alps and world-wide.
Information on finding and hiking the US county high points.
Site dedicated to "extreme" day hikes with interesting sights and terrain. Small collection of hikes with basic hiking tips, and a hiker's forum.
Gorp: Hiking and Backpacking
Comprehensive guide to hiking. Provides trail finders, gear guides, and hiking tips.
Trail profiles, local weather, bulletin boards, and news about hiking in the Canyon.
Information on hiking central Pennsylvania's 1700 miles of trails.
Hiking information on fire safety and planning along with tips and checklists.
Hiking Discussion Deck
Forum, and live chat devoted to hiking.
Hiking the Carolinas
Extensive resource for hikers in the Southern Appalachians including the Smokies, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Detailed trail descriptions, weather reports, directions, bulletin boards for finding hiking partners, and gear exchanges.
The Hiking Web Site
Basic information for hiking and backpacking beginners.
Records hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering trips. Has multiple trail listings, mostly in the Northeastern U.S.
Virtual trail maps and hike suggestions for Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Onestep's Ultralight Backpacking Resource
Ultralight backpacking the Appalachian Trail with a "10 pound pack". Includes gear lists, and links.
Peru's Royal Inca Trail
Information of places to trek and visit in Peru, with emphasis on information on trekking in the Incatrail system, Cordillera Blanca, Huayhuash and other new routes in the Andes.
Offers interactive hiking trail maps and GPS waypoints to help backpackers find trailheads and landmarks.
Offers safety tips, general tips, and a database of hiking trails.
Offers detailed region and tour descriptions, maps, and photos for hikers.
Gives daily journals from various trails. Journals are written by both the site creators and users.
Free walking maps and GPS data for countryside hikes in the UK.
A guide to hike's in Canada's Yukon. Photographs with a focus on Kluane Park and the surrounding area.
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