hiking

Wildwood Trail

September 10, 2019

America’s longest forested urban trail. Yes, at 30.2 miles, the Wildwood Trail takes hikers to the Portland, Oregon area from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park to the Northwest terminus of the trail at Newberry Road. Designated as a National Recreation Trail, the trail is well marked with blue, diamond-shaped blazes and mileage markers posted every […]

Norway’s Best Mountain and Fjord Hiking with Explorer Chicks

July 29, 2019

Coming August 30, 2019. Velkommen to the Land of the Midnight Sun! Explorer Chicks is hosting Norway’s Best Mountain and Fjord Hiking, a 10 day adventure for a small group of 12 women. Famous for its natural attractions like fjords, mountains and the midnight sun, you will trek through some of the best trails in Norway, such as […]

Secrets of Sicily Multisport Adventure with Wild Women Expeditions

July 16, 2019

Coming September 16, 2019. Bikes, kayaks, and hydrofoils! Join Wild Women Expeditions for their new Secrets of Sicily Multisport Adventure. This 9-day tour takes you to the largest Mediterranean island, just off the “toe” of Italy’s boot to discover volcanoes, a local winery, cioccolato di Modica, UNESCO world heritage sites, and more. Throughout the trip, […]

Austin Adventures’ Yellowstone National Park

July 11, 2019

Coming September 8, 2019. Experience our nation’s first National Park with Austin Adventures on their women only Yellowstone National Park tour. Highlights of this six-day adventure include: hiking unpopulated backcountry trails through Yellowstone, zip lining over the Gallatin River, horseback riding in the Absaroka Mountains, soaking in the rejuvenating waters at the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, and guided […]

Sierra Mountain Center Women’s Whitney Climb

July 1, 2019

Coming August 4, 2019. Conquer the highest peak in the continental United States. Join Sierra Mountain Center for their Women’s Whitney Climb to take on the 14,495 feet Mount Whitney. Located on the boundary of Sequoia National Park and Inyo National Forest in east central California, Mount Whitney is the most frequently climbed mountain peak in the Sierra Nevada. […]

National Trails Day

May 29, 2019

Coming June 1, 2019. A day dedicated to the trails (that’s our kind of day!). Saturday is the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, a day aimed at advocacy and trail service. This year, the goal is to try to set a world record by encouraging as many people as possible to make an online pledge […]

Vuori Summits Woven Short

May 13, 2019

From our friends at Vuori, that brought us the Performance Jogger that are still going strong after more than 2 years of use (yes, that’s right, more than 2 years!), comes another item that we think will soon be an indispensable staple in our TrailblazerGirl active wardrobe. The Summits Woven Short uses Vuori’s V4 Technology, a 4-way […]

Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts

May 3, 2019

How about a hike to a fire lookout? In Amber Casali’s book titled, Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts, you’ll get the scoop on 44 of these buildings that were essential in the early detection of fires in forested areas, as well as a brief history of these structures in the Evergreen State. For each lookout, she […]

Cape Flattery Trail

May 3, 2019

Do you know where the furthest northwest tip of the contiguous United States is? It’s Cape Flattery, part of the Makah Indian Reservation in the state of Washington. Named by Capitan James Cook in 1778 on his third and final voyage of discovery in the Pacific Ocean, he wrote in his journal,  “… there appeared to be […]

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

April 18, 2019

Follow in the dinosaurs’ footsteps! The Ice Age National Scenic Trail (NST) is an approximately 1,200 mile route that traverses the state of Wisconsin, following the edge of the glacier that covered much of North America 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age. It is managed by the National Park Service, the State of Wisconsin, county forests, […]

New Life Hiking Spa

March 21, 2019

An award winning, affordable spa! That’s not an oxymoron at the New Life Hiking Spa, an authentic retreat that has pioneered the wellness space since its first season in 1978. Open from mid-May through the end of September, lucky guests will find that’s prime time for hiking in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. This is […]

FITS Medium Hiker Crew

March 18, 2019

We introduced you to FITS several years ago, and those Light Active Socks are still going strong, so we were excited to check out their Medium Hiker Crew socks. First off, they feel great, both inside and out – super soft and cushy. A topnotch sock, especially with hiking boots, since the entire sock is […]

Gems of Northern Ireland with Adventures in Good Company

February 27, 2019

Coming May 18, 2019. Céad míle fáilte (translation: a hundred thousand welcomes) to Ireland! Adventures in Good Company is hosting a tour titled, Gems of Northern Ireland, that will explore the Emerald Isle over a 10-day period. Highlights of this tour include hiking through the beautiful Irish countryside, trekking up Diamond Mountain for panoramic views of […]

A Journey of Discovery in Macedonia with Women’s Own Adventure

February 25, 2019

Coming June 28, 2019. Experience an ancient culture and history in a country that not many tourists have been exposed to. As of this month, this country is officially named the Republic of North Macedonia, and the folks at Women’s Own Adventure have designed a 10-day tour of this area in the Balkans that is […]

Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure with Holiday River Expeditions

February 20, 2019

Coming August 24, 2019. Exciting 4-day river adventure! The Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure with Holiday River Expeditions takes you through the class 3 and 4 rapids of the Colorado River in Westwater Canyon. When you’re not rafting through the rapids, days will be spent on the calm waters with SUPs, inflatable kayaks, and swimming while nights will […]

Austin Adventures’ France: Multi-Sport in the Loire Valley

January 29, 2019

Coming May 26, 2019. A vacay in France? Mais oui! Austin Adventures is hosting a week long, women-only trip through the Loire Valley. Tour beautiful chateaux, like the Château de Chambord, the “Versailles of the Loire”; hike to quaint villages with local farmers markets; cycle through picturesque forests and vineyards; feast on French pastries and gourmet […]

Aquio

November 21, 2018

Super cool! Released just a few months ago, the Aquio is an exciting innovation that combines a stainless steel water bottle with a detachable iHome Bluetooth speaker. This sleek-looking combo is ideal for the slopes in winter, the beach in summer, and even a rainy day on the trails, because it’s waterproof! That’s right, you needn’t […]

Solio Clip-Mini

November 20, 2018

Clip it and be charged and seen! The Solio Mini-Clip is a flashlight with some great features. First off, it can be solar charged! Yes, great idea! Top it off with the fact that you can easily attach it to your backpack or belt loop with the integrated carabiner clip so that it charges during […]

National Hiking Day

November 16, 2018

Coming November 17, 2018. Take a hike! Tomorrow is National Hiking Day, so get your hiking boots on and head outside. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act as well as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, two important legislative acts that help establish trails and waterways in both urban and rural settings, […]

Toad&Co Earthworks Skinny Pant

October 16, 2018

A comfy pair of pants from a feel-good company! You must remember our friends at Toad&Co, who brought us their Debug Range Pant, a fantastic pant to help keep you bug-free when you hit the trails. We’re excited to introduce you to their Earthworks Skinny Pant, another winner from their Fall/Winter line. Toad&Co has taken […]

FoxFury Scout Clip Light

October 8, 2018

See and be seen with the FoxFury Scout Clip Light! About the size and shape of an old-time pager (are we dating ourselves here?!), this versatile light is very handy to have on all your TrailblazerGirl adventures. The design allows it to stand up on its own at the camp table, be clipped onto your […]

Gear Beast Products

September 18, 2018

Do you have a phone? Then you really must check out all of the products from our friends at Gear Beast! We TrailblazerGirls take our phones on all our adventures whether it’s running, hiking, cycling, traveling, kayaking, or whatever, and Gear Beast has you covered with an added bonus of very reasonable prices. First off, […]

Mullerthal Trail

August 15, 2018

Within the tiny country of Luxembourg that houses one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, is a popular hiking route known as the Mullerthal Trail. Spectacular natural and cultural highlights in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland area await along the 112 km which is composed […]

Coalatree Trailhead Adventure Pants

August 13, 2018

The perfect pants to take on all your adventures, so it’s no wonder they are called the Trailhead Adventure Pants! This award winning, highest funded technical pant out of Kickstarter from our friends at Coalatree is the whole package – a solid outdoor pant as well as a great-looking everyday pant. Four-way stretch and ripstop […]