Shaine Smith

Lexington, Arches National Park, San Francisco, Shenandoah National Park, Grand Junction, Rogers, Crested Butte - Gunnison Valley

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  1. Kentucky's Must-Visit Paddling Towns (and What to Do in Each)


    The amount and variety of water in Kentucky is staggering–from lazy, meandering floats to white-knuckle whitewater. It's no surprise that many of the Trail Towns offer access to amazing paddling opportunities.

  2. Laurel Lake Trail - Mountain Biking


    The Laurel River Lake lies in the gorgeous Daniel Boone National forest in southern Kentucky. The trails in the area provide for some of the best, most-scenic rides in the state, perfect for any level rider.

  3. Big Hollow Trail - Mountain Biking


    The Big Hollow Trail lies within Kentucky’s Mammoth Caves National Park, making it a novelty—bikes are usually forbidden on trails in national parks.

  4. Banklick Creek - Paddling


    Gliding silently down the water, the only sounds heard are ripples over rocks, the chirps of birds, and if lucky, the screech of an eagle. Fun and adventure await on northern Kentucky’s Banklick Creek.

  5. Cedar Branch Creek - Whitewater Paddling


    Deep in the heart of Kentucky lies a little-known creek that most people wouldn’t pay attention to. Paddlers, however, are an inquisitive, adventurous lot, and see the beauty and the potential of small, overlooked creeks.

  6. Muhlenberg Rail Trail - Cycling


    The Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail combines the past and present as cyclists ride along old coal rail line that once connected Central City and Greenville in southwestern Kentucky.

  7. Legacy Trail - Cycling


    The Legacy Trail in central Kentucky runs north/south from Lexington and snakes its way through Kentucky’s iconic horse farms and across impossibly green, rolling hills. It’s only been open since 2010, but it has already lived up to its lofty name.

  8. Barren River Lake - Cycling


    Located smack-dab in the middle of Kentucky’s Caves region, some of the most scenic country the state has to offer, Barren River Lake is only a 30-minute drive from Mammoth Cave National Park.

  9. Canal Loop Trail - Mountain Biking


    Riding along the water, swooping around the curves, all the while shaded by lush oak and hickory forest, in an area called “The Land Between Two Lakes,” it sounds like something out of a fantasy movie.

  10. Big Four Bridge Trail - Cycling


    The Big Four Bridge connects the past to the present and Jeffersonville, Indiana to Louisville, Kentucky over the Ohio River, America’s 2nd-longest, described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth".

  11. Insider's Guide to Denali National Park & Preserve

    Wilderness abounds in Denali National Park in Alaska. From Denali Peak at 20,323' to grizzlies rambling below, every step is an adventure!

  12. Insider's Guide to Big Bend National Park

    Big Bend National Park in Texas highlights the incredible desert flora and fauna but the real star of the show may be the night time views!

  13. Insider's Guide to Saguaro National Park

    Saguaro National Park showcases towering cacti, arid mountains, and a host of wildlife and flora, much of it unique to the park.

  14. Insider's Guide to Capitol Reef National Park

    Check out this "wrinkle in geology" where one of the more amazing landscapes awaits in the unexpected hills of Utah.

  15. Insider's Guide to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    Head below the earth to explore a magical place of wild rock formations, underground pools, and deep caverns.

  16. Insider's Guide to Bryce Canyon National Park

    Explore the amazing rock towers that line the canyons like thousands of ancient, broken teeth. Hiking in Bryce is an unforgettable experience.

  17. Insider's Guide to Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    See glaciers, mountains, and ocean bays in this amazing national park. The terrain here is all-Alaska, with ice, rock, and wildlife galore.

  18. Insider's Guide to Wrangell - St. Elias National Park & Preserve

    Wrangell - St. Elias is the ultimate in remote adventure. America's largest national park is largely unexplored by most.

  19. Insider's Guide to Arches National Park

    Arches National Park

    Arches National Park is a magical place, full of contradiction. At first glance, the desert appears devoid of life, yet stay still and pay attention long enough, visitors find it teeming with activity. Red rocks contr...

  20. Insider's Guide to Pinnacles National Park

    San Francisco

    Rock castles that reach into the sky are the beacons of adventure at Pinnacles National Park. Hike, climb, and camp in this amazing park.

  21. Insider's Guide to Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah National Park

    Deep forests and rushing rivers await in this natural wonderland. Shenandoah is true wilderness in the heart of the Appalachians.

  22. Is Grand Junction the Best Biking Town in America?

    Grand Junction

    Whether we're talking skinny tires or fat, the cycling scene in Grand Junction is active and passionate.

  23. Laurel River Lake - Flatwater Paddling


    With towering sandstone bluffs rising out of crystal-clear water, and old-growth hardwood forests shading secluded coves, Laurel River Lake is a paddler’s dream.

  24. 10 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Northwest Arkansas


    Rogers has some of the best mountain biking in the country, from IMBA Epic Trails to wild terrain parks, there's something for all levels of riders in this fat tire haven.

  25. England and Idlewild Trails - Mountain Biking


    The England-Idlewild park lies in Kentucky, and courts riders from Cincinnati, Louisville, Lexington, and the whole tri-state area. The trails offer 12 miles of superb singletrack for riders of all abilities.