Information Links

Information Services For Hikers And Backpackers: These websites are both commercial and non-commercial in nature, but offer hikers and backpackers access to backcountry wilderness destinations,information and forums representing all U.S. and Canadian provinces.


A1 Trails – online guide to bicycling, mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing.

Adventure Travel Tips – The site is maintained by a group of enthusiasts and adventure travelers from University of Technology Sydney. Their goal is to provide the most comprehensive directory of adventure and travel related web sites on the planet.

BackpackingSleepingBagsBlog – How to buy a backpacking sleeping bag, where to buy a backpacking sleeping bag, and more information about sleeping bags in general. – Articles, gear, trails, discussion boards. – A website for hikers and backpackers that like to hike with their dog.

Clever Backpacker – Gear, tools including a gear weight calculator, and links for backpackers.

GORP – Articles, gear, trails, discussion boards…

Local Hikes – Hikes near the major metropolitan areas of the U.S. with photos, profile and trail maps, and brief trail descriptions.

Hikenet – An early hiking resource on the web through AOL’s membership pages.

Hiking and Backpacking – Guide to outdoor gear plus hiking and backpacking information.

Leisurely Backpacker – Articles, trip reports, gear reviews, resources.

Model T’s Website – Three time thru-hiker and author of Walkin’ on the Happy Side of Misery.

Natural Born Hikers – Group of hikers shares their knowledge of trails. Includes trip reports, trail descriptions, and photos from hikes all over the United States and abroad.

Peak to Peak – Index of numerous hiking and backpacking websites.

RV Camper Guide – Everything about RV campers, camper trailers, camper rental, recreational vehicle and motorhome vans. Find the information on RV parts, accessories, used rv campers, pop up, pick up campers, etc.

Search the Outdoors– An outdoor web portal with quick access to other sites. – Links to informative, trail-specific hiking and backpacking websites. – Experience life on the Appalachian Trail like never before! Finally, see the movie that explores the world of long-distance hiking on America’s legendary mountain trail. Follow three “thru hikers” as they journey from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia over a magical summer, and discover what it means to “hike your own hike.” – Route, mountain, photos, and area information for mountains around the world. – Forums for the major long distance hiking trails in the U.S. – Free Podcasts about hiking and backpacking with interesting interviews from some legends of the trail. – Journals for distance hikes and other adventure trips.

Traveling Alone – a public interest website focused on keeping safe when traveling alone.


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