Latest Hiking News

Death of female hiker in Scottsdale was due to heart disease

Oct. 26, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

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...

Rescuers search for hiker who didn't answer phone calls

Oct. 26, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado search and rescue team is urging people who are late in returning from the outdoors to answer their phones if they get repeated calls from an unknown number after spending hours looking for a hiker who never knew they were the subject of a search. ...

Massachusetts hiker collapses and dies in New Hampshire

Oct. 24, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

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. The 53-year-old man from...

Sheriff says family on California hike died of extreme heat

Oct. 22, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

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,...

Volcano in southern Japan erupts with massive smoke column

Oct. 20, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky. The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning level for Mount Aso to three on a scale of five, warning hikers and residents to avoid the mountain....

Group seeks to convert old railroad line to recreation trail

Oct. 19, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Advocates of a new outdoor recreational project in southeast South Dakota are asking state regulators for permission to convert an old railroad line into a trail for cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. The Friends of the Tabor to Platte Rail to...

Boy, 4, survives fall off cliff while hiking with parents

Oct. 18, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

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. The boy and his parents were hiking near Princess Arch on Friday...

US park: Rocks tossed down cliffs can kill hikers, climbers

Oct. 17, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A national park in West Virginia is telling visitors they need to stop throwing rocks down cliffs, saying it could kill climbers and hikers below. A Facebook post by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve says a rock climber recently...

New biking trail opens in Indiana's Brown County State Park

Oct. 17, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — One of Indiana’s most popular state parks now has a new section of mountain bike trail as it continues expanding that network. A ceremony opening the 1.6-mile Limekiln East trail in Brown County State Park was held earlier this month for the...

Crew rescues 2 hikers northeast of Seattle in heavy snow

Oct. 12, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — A search-and-rescue team found two hikers stranded in whiteout conditions Monday northeast of Seattle on Three Fingers mountain in the Cascades. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit was alerted around 11 a.m. Sunday...