Thanks to the internet, planning trips and expanding your backpacking knowledge has never been easier! Check out some of our favorite sites that will help you on your outdoor journeys.
Global topographical maps for backcountry users.
California topographical maps.
NOAA National Weather Service
Weather forecasts and warnings for the USA.
Weather forecasts for over 11,300 summits globally.
InciWeb - Incident Information System
Interagency incident information system for the USA.
California fire restrictions and fire permits.
USFS and USEPA Fire and Smoke Map
Air quality ratings for the USA.
Avalanche information for the USA.
Trail and Site Information
Los Padres Forest Association: Hike Los Padres
Information about locations in Los Padres National Forest.
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Information about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
The JMT Wilderness Conservancy
Resources for John Muir Trail hikers and backpackers.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Information about hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Information about hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Pacific Northwest Trail Association
Information about hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail.