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  1. 10 of the Toughest Outdoor Adventures in Alabama

    From hardcore hikes to challenging climbs to hair-raising rapids, Alabama has plenty of ways to up the adventure ante. Here, 10 brag-worthy ways to do it.

  2. Trail Angels in Alabama: What They Do and Why They Do It

    For weary hikers, these selfless souls seem heaven sent. Here, the backstory on trail angels in Alabama.

  3. Spring in Your Step: The Best Alabama Running Groups

    For great inspiration to lace up your sneakers, check out the best Alabama running groups the next time you head out.

  4. 6 Must-Do Nature Conservancy Hikes in Alabama

    Alabama is full of great hikes, many courtesy of groups like the Nature Conservancy. Here, 6 must-do Nature Conservancy hikes.

  5. Aerial Adventure: 5 Fantastic Ziplines in the Southeast

    Take your adventure to new heights with these 5 great ziplines in the Southeast.

  6. The Ultimate Alabama Road Trip: 7 Days of Adventure Across the Yellow Hammer State

    From the sparkling waters of the Gulf to the state's highest peak, here's how to map out the ultimate Alabama road trip.

  7. The Great Eastern Trail: An Appalachian Trail Alternative

    Looking for an alternative to hiking the AT? Consider the Great Eastern Trail, a work in progress that runs from New York State to Alabama.

  8. Hamming It Up on the Trail: The Story of Alabama's Ham Radio Hikers

    A look at the unique individuals who hike the state’s magnificent trails and, while doing so, communicate with the world via amateur or “ham” radio.

  9. Bigfoot in Alabama? Some Outdoor Enthusiasts Say So

    According to some outdoor enthusiasts, the legend of Bigfoot in Alabama could be more than just talk. Here, what investigators say about the mysterious sightings.

  10. 6 Extraordinarily Inspiring Runners From Alabama

    Need some motivation to lace up your sneakers? You'll love the stories of Alabama's most inspiring runners.

  11. 5 Historic Hidden Treasures on Alabama Trails

    Hidden within Alabama’s forests, black water rivers, and delta, historic treasures are waiting to be explored. Here, 5 not to miss.

  12. The Boom of Birmingham Trail Running

    In recent years, Birmingham has become a hub for trail running in the South. We take a closer look at this exciting trend.

  13. Outlaw Hideouts, Hidden Passageways, and Primeval Landscapes: Discovering the Secrets of Dismals Canyon

    This natural playground is full of Native American history and once served as an outlaws' hideout. It's now a must-do hike in Alabama.

  14. Alabama's Forever Wild Trails: 10 Must-Hike Trails

    Forever Wild is one of the most successful outdoor initiatives in Alabama. Here, 10 of the best Forever Wild trails to explore.

  15. 5 Alabama Mountain Bike Trails Great for Beginners

    Alabama has several mountain bikes trails designed to help beginners ease into the sport and build their skills and confidence. Here, 5 recommended picks.

  16. M.J. “Nimblewill Nomad” Eberhart: A Q&A with the Triple Crown Hiker, Alabama Cabin Caretaker, and Outdoors Veteran

    M.J. Eberhart, e.g. "Nimblewill Nomad", is caretaker of historic Flagg Mountain in Alabama. Here, we speak to the veteran Triple Crown hiker about his inspiring adventures.

  17. Travel Back in Time on Alabama’s 5 Best Native American Hikes

    Alabama is rich in Native American history—as well as hikes that let you dig deeper into it. Here, five fascinating hikes to explore.

  18. The Appalachian Trail From Maine to ... Alabama?

    Several groups and individuals are making an all-out effort to bring the southern terminus of the AT to Alabama. Here, a look into the process.

  19. An Adventure-Filled Weekend in Southeast Alabama's Coosa County

    Despite its low profile, Coosa County offers excellent trails for hiking and superb creeks for kayaking and canoeing.

  20. 5 Best State Parks to Hike in Alabama

    Alabama may not have a national park in its borders, but its state parks are full of opportunities to explore. Here, 5 Alabama state parks great for hiking.

  21. The Ten Essentials: What They Are and Why You Need Them for Every Hike

    What exactly are the Ten Essentials, and why are they so, well, essential? Here, a primer, and why you need them on every hike.

  22. How to Hike Historic Flagg Mountain

    One of the tallest mountains in the Southeastern U.S., Flagg Mountain is also one of the most historic. Here's how to discover it.

  23. 5 Stunning Sunset Hikes in Alabama

    There's something extra special about an Alabama sunset. Here, the best sunset hikes in the state.

  24. 10 Great Outdoor Date Ideas in Alabama

    Forget dinner and a movie—Alabama's great outdoors provides some great date ideas. Here, 10 to try.

  25. Insider Tips for Your First Backpacking Trip

    Has a backpacking trip long been on your bucket list? Here, insider tips to make this overnight adventure a reality.

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