9 Best Articles on Hiking
The most useful articles on hiking from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Hiking Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on hiking by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Absolute Best Hike in Every State
- On Hiking Alone | Krista Diamond
- The 12 Best Hikes in Switzerland
- Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship
- A paradise for walkers: Germany is home to more than 150 long-distance hiking trails
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on hiking—all under 10 minutes.
A paradise for walkers: Germany is home to more than 150 long-distance hiking trails
An impressive network of trails, nearly all accessible by public transport, makes it easy to plan your own adventure in the Bundesrepublik
Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship
“Without this hike … it would have been one of those college friendships where you get together and talk about the old days.”
Want to Make Your Next Hike Cozy AF? Embrace the Art of Hygge.
Winter backpacking doesn't have to be about suffering. For cheerful cold-weather trips, we can learn something from the Danes.
How trail designers build good hikes
The design secrets that make hiking trails feel "organic."
At these free cabins, Sweden goes wild
An informal network of cottages, bunkhouses, and hiking shacks provides an offbeat, outdoorsy way to explore the Nordic nation.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on hiking.
On Hiking Alone | Krista Diamond
Here is my official statement on why I do most things alone: I am a lone wolf. I am comfortable with myself. Here is another explanation: There is something about me that is fundamentally unlikeable.
The Absolute Best Hike in Every State
Alpine scrambles and beach-front strolls; multi-day singletrack adventures and quick urban escapes; soaring trees and rolling sand dunes—every state in the country has something to offer intrepid…
The 12 Best Hikes in Switzerland
With the Swiss Alps, the Aletsch Glacier, and stunning meadows, hiking in Switzerland is a buffet of possibilities. Wherever you go in Switzerland, you
Hiking in Switzerland: The 15 most beautiful hikes
We’re featuring the fifteen most beautiful hikes with a note tip as to why we think they’re so great they’re so worthwhile.
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