Magazine

November – December 2019: Top Adventure Towns

Features Top Adventure Towns For the ninth straight year, Blue Ridge Outdoors’ readers selected the best adventure hubs in the… Read More

Marathon: Becoming a Runner

A writer's journey to becoming a runner For nine months, I haven’t met a day without soreness or left it… Read More

GEAR UP: Top Picks for Great Gear

This year's hottest products are here and just in time for the holidays. Get in gear! Want to get your… Read More

Cutting the Public Out of Public Lands?

Photo by Steven McBride The Forest Service is proposing to eliminate public comment from most logging projects in Appalachia  … Read More

The New Gender Rules in Sports

Are testosterone levels the best way to categorize male and female athletes? When an east coast-based cisgender ultrarunner—who asked to… Read More

The Fight over Free Soloing

Has Alex Honnold’s free solo climb of El Capitan sparked more daredevils? At least one free soloist has fallen to… Read More

Best in Backpacking

Outdoor guide Corinna Mokotoff picks her go-to gear Corinna Mokotoff, a 21-year-old student at Appalachian State University, knows a thing… Read More

Clearing the Path: Behind the Scenes with the Trail Maintainers

Photo by Ellen Kanzinger Whether a trail is one mile or 1,000 miles, in a city or in the middle… Read More

Trail Mix: Brittany Howard

Shake It Up Brittany Howard Pauses Popular Band to Release New Solo Record For Brittany Howard, the safest bet would’ve… Read More

The 2019 Hiking Guide: Hike the Southeast

Photo by: Sam Dean Photography FROM CITY GREENWAYS TO REMOTE STRETCHES OF FOREST, GET OUTSIDE THIS FALL ON THE TRAILS… Read More

Mountain Getaway Guide: Unique Lodging of the Blue Ridge

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower in Seneca Rocks State Forest, W.VA., offers accommodations 65 feet off the ground. Whether you’re… Read More

Return of the Giants

A closeup of a leaf on a potentially blight-resistant American chestnut hybrid showing the leaf's distinctive canoe shape and curved… Read More

October 2019: Mountain Getaways

Features Secrets of the World’s Greatest Runners How did Arnulfo Quimare, a Tarahumara goat herder, beat the world’s most elite… Read More

Asheville’s Wheel of Fortune

Trey Thomas rides Bennett Gap in Pisgah National / photo by Joe Hoeper  Industry Nine's long and winding path to… Read More

Quick Hits: September 2019

Laid-off miners in Kentucky protest over their unpaid wages Around 60 to 100 coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky, blocked… Read More