The Appalachian Long Distance
ALDHA has an impressive website that will be of interest to all hikers, but particularly those interested in hiking the whole Appalachian Trail, or another long distance footpath.
Distance Hiking Association-West
West coast hikers will want to look into the other ALDHA, which has a newsletter and holds an annual gathering each fall.
The magazine has a very nicely done website with good hiking information from the Weekend Wilderness section. Their site includes an online encyclopedia for backpackers. We wrote the basic skills and map and compass sections of the encyclopedia.
This general purpose site on backpacking contains good information. It is not affiliated with the magazine.
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
A mammoth site with planning information on tons of destinations and lots more good information.
This site has info on the highpoints in every state in America.
This entertaining site has stories and photos of backpacking experiences and links to other similar stories and photos on other web pages.
This is a great resource on hiking safety that also sells walking canes.
L.L. Bean's ParkSearch
The mail-order giant has a unique search engine any hiker should look into.
The National Outdoor Leadership
NOLS has long been a leader in low impact technique through classes, their book Soft Paths and now a web site.
National Park Service
The NPS has laid out an impressive welcome mat on the web that is worth a look.
The home on the web for Outside magazine.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association
The PCTA site is a great source of info on this National Scenic Trail which runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.
This site has info on lightweight backpacking and on Ray Jardine's Pacific Crest Trail Handbook and other publications.
Use this site to keep an eye on snowfall on the PCT as you plan your upcoming hikes.
Mount Whitney HomePage.
American Discovery Trail
The ADT is a coast-to-coast trail, which may soon become the nation's first National Discovery Trail--a new designation under the National Trails Act.
A long distance trail in eastern Canada.
This Ohio trail is also a portion of the American Discovery Trail.
Canol Heritage Trail
One of the most remote trails in the world, the Canol Heritage Trail sits on the remains of the Canol Road, built during World War II to support an oil pipeline. The trail runs over 200 miles from Macmillan Pass at the edge of Yukon Territory to Norman Wells, Northwest Territories.
Finger Lakes Trail
The FLT is a 552-mile route connecting the Catskill and Allegheny Mountains in New York State.
This was the nation's first long distance trail created for backpacking. It runs the length of Vermont along the Green Mountains, sharing its southern 100 miles of footpath with the Appalachian Trail.
National Scenic Trails
An @Logue page with information on all of the national scenic trails. It includes links to trails with a site on the web.
Ozark Highlands Trail
The OHT is a 180-mile footpath through the rugged Ozark mountains of Arkansas.
Pacific Northwest Trail Association
This group oversees an east-west route connecting Brown Pass on the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, Montana with Cape Alava in Olympic National Park, Washington along existing trails.
Sentier International des Appalaches (The International Appalachian Trail)
The IAT is a new trail that promises to head north into Canada from Mount Katahdin.
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