Great Long-Distance Trails in the USA

There’s magic and mystery in a long-distance footpath, and America’s blessed with some of the finest—and most famous—in the world. From the rhododendron tunnels of the Appalachian Trail to the lined-up volcanoes of the PCT, stupendous landscapes and stupendous adventure await on these backcountry (and frontcountry) traces, whether you’re hopping on for just a couple of days or doing an ambitious thru-hike. And you’ll certainly appreciate your Mountain House along the way… Let’s take a freewheeling tour of America’s National Scenic Trails: hopefully spurring some fond memories for anyone who’s hoofed it on one or more of them, and otherwise … Continue reading

The 10 Best Hiking Trails in the U.S.

Here at Mountain House, we contend (and we have a feeling our blog readers will agree) that some of the very best the United States has to offer can only be appreciated on foot, away from roads and cities amid the country’s sweeping wilderness landscapes. Here we’ve pulled together our roundup of the best hiking trails in the U.S.—that is, our roundup for today, because if you ask us tomorrow we may well be swapping in other equally praiseworthy routes. When it comes to top-grade trails, a Top Ten list seems woefully inadequate—but like our loyal Mountain House-scarfing wilderness warriors, … Continue reading

8 Beautiful Hikes Through the Instagram Lens

Happy Trails! June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, a day to celebrate our incredible and diverse array of wandering paths. There are events taking place across the country, everything from organized hikes to geocaching, trail maintenance and birdwatching. Interested in finding an event near you? Check out for suggestions. Or if you’re more of a trailblazer (see what we did there?) and want to celebrate in your own way, maybe some of these trail photos will inspire you! We curated the following from some of our favorite Instagrammers. Have a trail photo of your own that … Continue reading