CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts in Rhode Island can welcome in the new year with a First Day Hike at Burlingame State Park and Campground.
The hike at the park in Charlestown starts at 1 p.m.
MERRILL, Iowa (AP) — Construction has begun on a 16-mile hiking and biking trail connecting the Iowa towns of Sioux City and Le Mars.
The Sioux City Journal reports that ground was broken Tuesday on the PlyWood Trail.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale man who was hiking one of the most difficult trails in the Grand Canyon has been found dead.
The body of Ralph Stoll, 57, was found about 200 feet (61 meters) below Boucher Trail, Grand Canyon National Park said Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An abandoned Maine Central Railroad Company corridor is being converted to a new multi-use trail.
The Madison Branch spans 32 miles across Kennebec and Somerset Counties and will connect with the Maine Interconnected Trail System and Maine ATV Trail System, officials said.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council has approved a settlement of up to $450,000 for a woman whose rescue basket spun uncontrollably while she was being airlifted off a mountain hiking area.
City firefighters said at the time that the basket got caught in a downwind from the helicopter.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine woman has been rescued by game wardens after falling in Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, officials say.
Wardens say the Caribou woman was hiking with three relatives Saturday when she slipped on a snowy area on the trail to the south peak and slid about 40 feet (12.19 meters) downhill.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) —
A new historical marker in Burlington commemorates the 1910 founding of the Green Mountain Club that formed with the goal to “make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people."
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have had enough of wild boars.
An increasing number of attacks by the animals, including one that bit a police officer last week, triggered an operation Wednesday night in a district less than half an hour’s drive from Hong Kong's financial center.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A little girl who lost a special teddy bear she'd had since being adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage thought it was gone forever when she forgot it along a trail in Glacier National Park last year.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Officials in York County have approved a plan or a $52 million park along the Catawba River.
The Catawba Bend Preserve will run along 5 miles (8 kilometers) of the river east of Rock Hill.
PHOENIX (AP) — The death of a woman while hiking in Scottsdale last weekend was believed to be due to medical reasons, authorities said Tuesday.
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office’s preliminary report states that the primary cause of death was heart disease.
FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — A hiker collapsed on the Lonesome Lake Trail in Franconia and died Saturday, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said.
The department was notified Saturday morning that a hiker was receiving CPR on the trail.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California family found dead on a hiking trail near the Merced River died after they overheated and ran out of drinking water on a sunny August afternoon when temperatures reached 109 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) in the steep mountain terrain, authorities said Thursday.
CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who fell off a 70-foot cliff at Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky suffered a few scratches and bruises, but walked away without any severe injuries, officials said.
LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was seriously injured when she fell down a waterfall in New Hampshire, authorities said.
The girl, from Yarmouth, Maine, was hiking with family and friends on the Falling Waters Trail in Lincoln on Sunday when she tried to climb part of the Cloudland Falls and fell, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has awarded $11 million in transportation grants at Lake Tahoe to reduce traffic congestion, provide free transit and expand bike and hiking trails around the mountain lake.
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — Mark Heller, of Manheim, wanted to paddle 444 miles down the Susquehanna River for a sense of adventure.
A year of COVID-19 claustrophobia and a similar yearning for exploration did it for the Rev.
NAPLES, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school student suffered a medical emergency and died on a hiking trip in New Hampshire's White Mountains, officials said.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale are investigating the death of a Rhode Island woman whose body was found on a hiking trail.
Detectives said it appears 57-year-old Donna Miller died from a heat-related illness and environmental exposure, but it will be up to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The body of an American man who died while climbing one of Bolivia's highest peaks arrived Sunday in the country's capital after a two-day recovery effort.
Rescue workers said Daniel Granberg, 24, died atop the Illimani mountain.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mysterious deaths of a Northern California family of hikers and their dog have led federal officials to close 28 miles along the Merced River, where high levels of toxic algae were detected.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The body of an Oregon man who fell inside Grand Canyon National Park has been recovered.
Park officials said 48-year-old David Colburn, of Tygh Valley, fell 50 feet (15 meters) Saturday afternoon while hiking in the Deer Creek Narrows.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Erika Jostad’s baseline for what Grand Teton National Park is like in the summer is skewed by 2021, easily the busiest year in the park’s 92-year-and-running history.
Teton Park’s incoming permanent chief ranger has been in the job for months on an interim basis, during which time she’s overseen some 60 “incident responses” to fire — and that’s with a couple months of wildfire season remaining.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Harvey Sutton, or “Little Man,” as he is known on the Appalachian Trail, won’t have long to bask in the glory of hiking its full length. After all, he starts kindergarten Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators are considering whether toxic algae blooms or other hazards may have contributed to the deaths of a Northern California couple, their baby and the family dog on a remote hiking trail, authorities said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire said a hiker died due to an unknown medical condition while hiking in the Mount Washington area.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said the 66-year-old man died while hiking up the Jewell Trail on Saturday.
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Seven hikers are safe after being helped off a New Hampshire mountain in the dark.
A Massachusetts man was hiking with six others ranging in age from 15 to 53 when he called for help around 7:30 p.m.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kentucky woman who was caught in a flash flood in a canyon near the Arizona-Utah border.
Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said they received a call Saturday evening about a possible drowning at Labyrinth Canyon on Lake Powell.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Nevada man was found dead in Yosemite National Park after failing to return from a weekend hike, the National Park Service said.
The body of Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno was found and recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, a statement said.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a hiker in Grand Canyon National Park has died after suffering some kind of medical emergency.
Park officials say someone called the park's dispatch center Monday morning about a man on the Bright Angel Trail needing assistance.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nature trails and hiking paths across Rhode Island are getting $1.4 million worth of improvements through Federal Highway Administration grants, state officials said.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — An off-duty police officer in Colorado died in a 200-foot (70-meter) fall while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park this week.
Park rangers responded Thursday to Mount Lady Washington, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Denver.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Louisiana man has died while on a multi-day hiking trip at Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Thursday.
Park officials said 44-year-old Rodney Hatfield of Washington, Louisiana, collapsed Wednesday on the Bright Angel Trail.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board has approved a pilot program to restrict select city hiking trails during periods of extreme heat.
The pilot program will run from July 16 to September 30.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — ReLeaf Michigan again is seeking the largest trees in the state.
The Ann Arbor-based tree planting and education nonprofit is hosting its 15th biennial Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest.
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A cat has made it to the summit of New Hampshire's 48 tallest mountains, spending parts of the journey peering out from the comfort of her owner's backpack.
Floki has grown from kitten to cat in the nine months since she and owner Mel Elam, of North Conway, started their journey to the top of the state's 4,000-footers (1.21 kilometers).
Authorities at Petroglyph National Monument said Friday that visitors committed extensive vandalism by collecting rocks and stacking them in the form of cairns, sometimes used as a hiking trail marker.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — An Illinois man has died during a hike in Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Wednesday.
Park officials said 60-year-old William Smith of Oswego was hiking out of the canyon Tuesday after completing a day hike to Ooh Ahh Point about one mile down the South Kaibab Trail when he collapsed.
SEATTLE (AP) — Hiking season is underway in the Pacific Northwest and there’s a new app for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore some of Washington State’s most popular trails.
“We had this pandemic that created this need to go outside,” said Mat Lyons, president of Trails, Recreation, Education, Advocacy, Development, or TREAD, a non-profit that connects people with public lands.
ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — After recent reports of bears stealing backpacks and food, the U.S. Forest Service is warning hikers and campers to take precautions when visiting a national forest in North Carolina.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A proposed 500-mile (804 kilometer) hiking trail from south-central Alaska to Fairbanks aimed at drawing more adventurers to the state has garnered support from the governor, tourism officials and others, and it could get a funding boost to help begin stitching it together.
CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Visitors to the White Mountain National Forest this Memorial Day weekend are being encouraged to check the weather, stay safe, and pack food and other items responsibly as to not leave trash or attract bears.
STANTON, Ky. (AP) — A 24-year-old University of Kentucky student who went hiking at Red River Gorge has been found dead at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff, authorities said.
Powell County Search and Rescue said in a statement that the organization was notified Tuesday that the woman had gone hiking Monday and did not return...
LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — A Texas man has died after falling to his death while hiking California's Mount Whitney, authorities announced Wednesday...
PHOENIX (AP) — A popular trial on Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain was temporarily closed Sunday after bees stung a hiker and a Phoenix firefighter who was on a rescue mission...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Forestry is seeking information from the public about a wildfire in a state forest last month...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hikers are being urged to stay off most Vermont trails during mud season. ...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The reopening of hiking trails and various white-sand beaches on two tiny Puerto Rican islands long used as Navy bombing ranges and now popular with tourists will be delayed more than a decade, according to a federal report released Friday...
ALBANY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers say even though it's spring, winter conditions remain in the mountains and hikers need to be prepared for them...