Looking for a great hike in your area and don’t know where to find one? Look no further…here are some sites we use to get started!
Find a Hike:
“AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from a community of 5 million registered hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.”
Type in a city, park, or trail name and AllTrails will populate hikes in the area in order of the highest ranked trails by AllTrails’ users. From that list, you can decide on a hike based on the level of difficulty (easy, medium, or hard).
Note: Sometimes when you click on a hike, the site will prompt you to sign up for a subscription. If you want to see that page without signing up, type in the name of the hike into google and click on it from there. It will open the page.
Hikingproject.com is made by the creators of Mountianproject.com (probably the best database for rock climbing on the internet). They also have MTBProcject.com, TrailRunProject.com, and PowderProject.com.
This site works the same as AllTrails, but has been found to have much less search results as it is relatively new.
Find More Information on a Mountain:
SummitPost.org: Summit Post is another forum, but is best used when you already know the mountain you want to hike and would like to have more information (especially useful for more advanced mountaineering).
Find a Group of Mountains:
“Peakbagger.com is a free website that presents information and statistics about the mountain peaks and mountain ranges of the world. In addition, registered peakbaggers can log their ascents, post trip reports, and track their climbing activity. The site is based on a large dynamic database of peaks, lists, ranges, and climbers.”
Peakbagger is a great site to use when you want to look up a hiking “list.” A list is a collection of mountains (for example, the 7 Summits, Colorado 14ers, Country High Points, etc.). If you have a large group and would like to try to collectively tackle a group of mountains in your area, check out this site. You can also use this site to keep track of the mountains that you have hiked!
Have any other helpful websites that you use? Share them with us at contact@46Climbs.com!