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My Waymark Gear pack on a Eagle Rock Loop Trail hike

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Recent Articles

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We cover trails, planning, preparation, gear, blogs, and everything you’ll need to know about long-distance hiking.

Exploring The Trails

Trail Articles

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The Triple Crown is comprised of the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

Exploring The Skills & Knowledge

Hiking Basics Articles

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Many need to know where to start and what general knowledge will help them kickstart their adventures.

Exploring The Skills & Knowledge

Hiking Planning Articles

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Whatever trail you want to take on you need to plan and prepare to ensure your best chance for success, inside we tackle this!

Hands on Gear

Product Reviews

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Reviewing gear shouldn't be just by reading others' descriptions. It should be hands-on and updated throughout long-term use.

Main signage at the Arch leading to the AT from Amicalola Falls

About Thru-Hiker

I’m Josh, an outdoor fanatic and the founder of Thru-Hiker. My mission is to teach millions of people to get out of their houses to explore nature with simple, practical how-to articles, gear guides, reviews, and soon podcast episodes, and videos.