Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' deep wilds and local cultures. These new trails are visions come to life. They represent the dedication of people tied to the landscapes they traverse, of hikers who see walking through their world as the best way to preserve it. So join us for a trail of trails that will get you outside and give you new ways to look at ancient landscapes. —Doug Schnitzspahn


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About the Writer

Boulder, Colorado-based writer Doug Schnitzspahn knows trails. He spent six seasons building and maintaining them while working for the U.S. Forest Service in Montana and Idaho, and as a freelance writer and explorer he has checked off countless summits across the globe.