Hiking News

Discovering Summer on the Trail

After a lengthy spring that seemed as if it repeatedly relapsed into winter, it feels like summer is finally here! It’s time to switch from winter and rubber boots to hiking boots and check out our summer hike schedule. This year’s schedule is full of things that you’ve told us you like: earning badges and discovering trails. … Read more

Hello Spring!

In spite of the fact that there are snowflakes hurling themselves toward the ground outside my window right now, I’m convinced spring has arrived. No, it’s not because spring “officially” arrived the other day. There are tangible signs of it everywhere now: the warmth we’ve been feeling lately from the sun, the fresh scent in … Read more

UHS Comes to Niagara…So Many Hikes!

No UHS does not mean Universal Health Care or Ultra-High Speed. For the Bruce Trail Conservancy, it means Unified Hike Schedule.  For Niagara members it means a huge hike selection. Beginning June 1, 2019, you will be able to go to one site to view hikes from all nine Bruce Trail clubs. Amazing!  Maybe a little overwhelming … Read more

2019 Annual General Meeting

2019 AGM Held on Sunday April 28, 2019, Rockway Community Centre. The day started with two sunny hikes around the Rockway area of the Bruce Trail.  The meeting was brought to order by Debbie Demizio, outgoing President.  Debbie gave an overview of the strategic focus of the BTC and the club as well as many … Read more

The Impact of 5G on the Outdoors

Thank you to Verizon Wireless for sponsoring this post. Here at Modern Hiker, we’ve always had a relationship with technology that could probably generously described as “It’s Complicated.” We were first attracted to the world of the outdoors as a necessary escape from the world of connected technologies, even as we ventured onto trails to … Read more

Find Great Wildflower Hikes in the Bay Area

The Bay Area has a fantastic wildflower bloom in spring, and you can find them in all kinds of places: local parks, grasslands, shady forests, coasts, and mountaintops. Here are a few ideas on where to spot them, when to see them, how to identify them, and ways to learn more about them. When you … Read more

Win a Free Guided Yosemite Backpacking Trip

Big News: Modern Hiker is going backpacking! Bigger News: You can join us for free! August 12-16 we are headed to Yosemite National Park’s Tuolumne Meadows for 5 days in the backcountry. We’ve partnered with Wildland Trekking to make this all possible. Trip highlights: Explore arguably the most pristine and majestic region of Yosemite National … Read more

Camping at Ricardo Campground – Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park is located at the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and features vividly colored desert cliffs and dramatic rock formations. If you’ve ever traveled to the Eastern Sierra from the Los Angeles area, you’ve probably passed by Red Rock Canyon State Park via State Route 14. I recommend … Read more

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