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On Trails Worth Hiking, we bring you the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world. Every trail has a story. In the first part of each episode, we tell you the stories behind the trail. In the second part, we tell you how to hike the trail. In each episode, guests who have hiked the trail join Jeremy, our host, to talk about the experience of hiking it. Join us on each episode as we hear the story, then hike the trail.

On Trails Worth Hiking, we bring you the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world. Every trail has a story. In the first part of each episode, we tell you the stories behind the trail. In the second part, we tell you how to hike the trail. In each episode, guests who have hiked the trail join Jeremy, our host, to talk about the experience of hiking it. Join us on each episode as we hear the story, then hike the trail.

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United States

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On Trails Worth Hiking, we bring you the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world. Every trail has a story. In the first part of each episode, we tell you the stories behind the trail. In the second part, we tell you how to hike the trail. In each episode, guests who have hiked the trail join Jeremy, our host, to talk about the experience of hiking it. Join us on each episode as we hear the story, then hike the trail.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 19: West Coast Trail

10/1/2021
Taryn Eyton of Happiest Outdoors joins Jeremy to talk about the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This coastal trail off the west coast of Canada takes hikers through temperate rainforest and along beaches, and features ladders, hand-operated cable cars, and ferries as part of the adventure. Taryn also talks about Happiest Outdoors and her recent guide book for backpacking in southwestern British Columbia. And Jeremy tells us why if it's mountain lions you love,...

Duration:01:09:07

Ep. 18: Half Dome and Cloud's Rest

9/1/2021
Jeremy describes the route his family traveled in summer 2021 on their adventure in Yosemite National Park where they visited two of the park's two most iconic features, Half Dome and Cloud's Rest. The episode even includes audio recorded during the trip. And of course Jeremy brings us the history of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite National Park, as well as a discussion about Yosemite's most famous residents: its bears. Listen to the end to hear Justin tell us what's next on his bucket...

Duration:01:04:02

Ep. 17: Overland Track

8/2/2021
Listener Dan Koehne joins Jeremy to talk about the Overland Track in Tasmania, Australia. After Jeremy gives us some of the history of Tasmania, including one pretty grim prison escape story, Dan tells us about his 2016 solo hike of the Overland Track, which traverses the wilds of Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park. Dan also talks about what it was like growing up in Papua New Guinea, and stick around to the end of the conversation to hear about one interesting way to fix the...

Duration:01:13:44

Ep. 16: Foothills Trail

7/2/2021
Nancy East of the Hope and Feather Travels blog joins Jeremy to talk about the Foothills Trail in upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. This adventure takes hikers through some of the most beautiful hiking scenery in the southeastern United States, including by some pretty amazing waterfalls. Nancy also talks about her record-setting month-long hike of every single mile of trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which she did to raise money for charity. Before the...

Duration:01:16:47

Ep. 15: Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley

6/8/2021
After Jeremy introduces us to Nepal and the Himalayas, Jeremy and Tony recount their 2019 adventure hiking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal. This trip had everything: chaotic Kathmandu, wild jeep rides, deep river gorges, monkeys, remote villages, monasteries, high waterfalls, momos (Nepali dumplings), teahouses, suspension bridges, yaks, a snowy mountain pass, views of one of the tallest mountains in the world, and even a solo trekking dog. Listen all the way to the end of the episode to hear...

Duration:02:08:23

Ep. 14: Bonus - Trekking in Nepal

5/20/2021
Rajan Simkhada of Earthbound Expeditions joins Jeremy on this bonus episode to talk about trekking in Nepal, the country that contains many of the highest mountains on earth. Rajan and Jeremy discuss what trekking in Nepal entails and how you can do it. Rajan gives listeners lots of great tips for planning their first trek in Nepal, including how to choose a trekking company and what you can expect when you come to Nepal. This episode is a prequel to our next episode, which will cover Jeremy...

Duration:00:56:54

Ep. 13: Three Sisters Loop

5/1/2021
Katie Cook of Trees and Tents joins Jeremy to talk about the Three Sisters Loop hike through the wonderful volcanic Three Sisters Wilderness in the Cascades of central Oregon. Jeremy gives us some of the geologic history of this colorful and awe-inspiring wilderness, and riffs a bit about two of his own trips to the area. Katie also tells us about Trees and Tents, her inspiring website that seeks to get more women out backpacking. And Jeremy even quotes Mike Tyson in this episode, of all...

Duration:01:22:10

Ep. 12: Benson Lake Loop

4/1/2021
Deep in a remote corner of Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, there is a rather unusual lake. Many lakes in the Sierra Nevada may have a small strip of shoreline where a tired hiker can sit and soak their feet, but Benson Lake has much more than that. It has a full beach like you would expect to find at any ocean shore. On this episode, Jeremy's daughter Sonya joins him as he narrates their 2018 hike of the 50-mile Benson Lake Loop, and Jeremy's hiking buddy Tony...

Duration:01:06:17

Ep. 11: Hadrian's Wall Path

3/1/2021
Jack Witt of Active World Journeys joins Jeremy to talk about his trek on the Hadrian's Wall Path. This trek goes coast to coast across northern England alongside the wall that Emperor Hadrian built in the second century A.D. to mark the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. Today trekkers can spend a week enjoying the walk through the English countryside, staying in quaint inns along the way, and soaking in the history of Rome and England. Active World Journeys:...

Duration:01:10:06

Ep. 10: Rota Vicentina Fisherman's Trail

2/1/2021
Sabrina Brett of Moon & Honey Travel joins Jeremy to talk about the Rota Vicentina Fisherman's Trail in southwest Portugal. This trail takes trekkers through one of the last wild coasts of Europe. Sabrina and Jeremy also chat about hidden gem treks in the Alps. And don't miss Sabrina's advice about what question never to ask a Slovenian. Moon & Honey Travel: https://www.moonhoneytravel.com/ Rota Vicentina Fisherman's Trail:...

Duration:01:11:31

Ep. 9: Diablo Trail

1/1/2021
Tony Wong is back on the show to talk with Jeremy about their hike of the Diablo Trail on their home turf in Northern California. Jeremy tells some of the history of the area, including the legend about how Mount Diablo became named California's "Devil Mountain." And don't miss Tony's advice about how to repurpose leftover takeout food as your go-to backpacking meal. Save Mount Diablo: https://www.savemountdiablo.org/ Outdoor Herbivore (discount for TWH listeners):...

Duration:01:04:16

Ep. 8: Superior Hiking Trail

12/1/2020
Andy Kermode from the Hiking Thru Life podcast joins Jeremy to talk about the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota. The Superior Hiking Trail follows the North Shore of Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water on earth by surface area. Andy thru hiked all 300 plus miles of the trail in 2019. Also, Jeremy recounts some of the history of the North Shore of Lake Superior, including its darker side as a hideout for gangsters and bank robbers. Hiking Thru Life:...

Duration:01:24:19

Ep. 7: Ruby Crest Trail

11/1/2020
Ryan Cornia of Road Trip Ryan joins Jeremy to discuss the remote and beautiful Ruby Crest Trail in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. Jeremy shares some of the old west history of the area, which included wagon routes, the Pony Express, and even a cavalry fort. Jeremy's dad Rusty also joins him on the show to talk about the Ruby Valley, the wildlife oasis below the Ruby Mountains. From the show: Road Trip Ryan: https://www.roadtripryan.com/go/ Ryan's Ruby Crest Trail post:...

Duration:01:21:39

Ep. 6: Bonus - High Sierra Canyons Loop

10/15/2020
Jeremy's son Justin joins him on this bonus episode to talk about their amazing hike of this alternate route of the High Sierra Trail. Instead of just hiking the High Sierra Trail from west to east, this extended version of the hike loops back west and turns the hike into a grand circuit of several high sierra canyons and passes. And don't miss the special treat at the end of the episode. Mentioned this episode: Hipcamp: https://www.hipcamp.com/ Outdoor Herbivore:...

Duration:01:37:41

Ep. 5: Joshua Tree - California Riding and Hiking Trail

10/1/2020
Jeremy's hiking buddy Tony Wong is back on the show to talk with Jeremy about Joshua Tree National Park and their 2018 hike on the California Riding and Hiking Trail through this high desert wonderland. Jeremy and Tony talk about the history of Joshua trees themselves and Joshua Tree National Park before telling you how you can hike this fantastic trail and giving you a possible itinerary for the hike. And Tony tells us about his almost fatal mistake backpacking years ago. Questions,...

Duration:00:56:14

Ep. 4: Kalalau Trail

9/1/2020
Jeremy's daughter Sonya joins him on this episode to talk about her adventure on the Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. In the first part of the show, they recount a bit of Hawaii's history, explain why Kauai doesn't have tall buildings (except one), and talk about the largest canyon of the Pacific. Then they bring us to the Na Pali coast and its ancient footpath, the Kalalau Trail. Sonya tells us about her hike along this beautiful and possibly dangerous coastal trail,...

Duration:01:09:54

Ep. 3: Quilotoa Loop

8/9/2020
Jeremy's son Justin joins him to talk about Ecuador and the Quilotoa Loop (spoiler alert: it's not actually a loop). They discuss visiting Ecuador's two rival equator theme parks, the capital city Quito, studying Spanish in the beautiful and friendly city Cuenca, visiting the crest of the Andes in El Cajas National Park, the Inca ruins at Ingapirca, the possibility of climbing the Cotopaxi volcano, the city of Latacunga and its legendary Mama Negra festival, as well as the indigenous Inti...

Duration:01:18:05

Ep. 2: High Sierra Trail

7/25/2020
Special guest Tony Wong joins Jeremy to talk about the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park. Jeremy and Tony talk about the bizarre history of the creation of Sequoia National Park and the giant trees that give the park its name. They also recount the history of the building of the High Sierra Trail itself, some key information on hiking in the high Sierra, logistics for hiking the trail, and a possible itinerary. And then Tony tells us about gear he doesn't leave home without, the...

Duration:02:01:42

Ep. 1: Introducing Trails Worth Hiking

7/22/2020
In this episode our host, Jeremy, introduces Trails Worth Hiking, the podcast that brings you some of the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world. Jeremy describes the show, the kinds of trails the show will cover, talks about the difference between backpacking and trekking, and previews future episodes, including a preview of the first trail we will cover on the next episode.

Duration:00:10:05