Gunung Tahan, Malaysia. Photo: hadriaswad

Trekking + Exploring

Essentially a modern version of the most ancient form of travel, trekking refers to traversing various distances of backcountry terrain or wilderness, typically on foot, carrying one’s gear in backpacks (backpacking), and camping along the way, although other forms exist as well, such as using pack animals and sleeping in shelters or huts.

Oftentimes treks are involved in the approaches to mountains or other climbing objectives, as well as other forms of wilderness exploration such as canyoneering. Many people “go trekking” however, as its own activity, and trekking tours are commonly offered as travel packages, with Nepal being the classic example.

Included in this topic are other forms of wilderness exploration including caving (or spelunking), canyoneering, as well as adventure racing and geocaching.

Trekking + Exploring Articles

Open this on your phone and you’re standing in Grand Canyon National Park

by Joshywashington

9 Montana backpacking trips that will blow your mind

by Eric Warren

The Great Ocean Walk: Victoria’s coastal hike

by Carlo Alcos

8 reasons to make the Peruvian Andes your next mountain destination

by Ben Adkison

8 incredible natural areas in Arizona you’ve probably never heard of

by Joseph Cyr

How to trek the Inca Trail

by Richard McColl

This story will change your perception of hunters

by Matt Hershberger

Travel guide to Zion National Park, Utah

by Carlo Alcos

These men explored an exploding volcano (so you don’t have to)

by Katka Lapelosa

A quest through remote Canadian wilderness

by Matt Hershberger

7 ways to get off the beaten path in Peru

by Joe Batruny

9 reasons there’s more to Northern California than what’s on the coast

by Sarah Park

11 things I wish I’d known before hiking the Appalachian Trail

by Maggie Wallace

Northern limits: A 4,000-mile human-powered journey through Alaska

by Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell

A photographic journey through remote East Greenland

by Mads Pihl

Inside the Darien Gap: An exploration in 19 photos

by Matthew Karsten

Hiking a Congolese volcano in the shadow of civil war

by Vince DeGennaro

23 scenic natural areas to explore before you die

by Joe Batruny
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