Who needs an alarm clock when you wake up to the sun on a camping trip? Who needs a gym when you can work a natural rock wall? There are so many perspective-setting moments that being an outdoorsman brings. Wrangler Rugged Wear® offers the apparel suited for leisurely hikes or all-day excursions. Enjoy. And we'll see you out there.
LEWIS AND CLARK HISTORIC TRAIL - ACROSS 11 STATES
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore west to find a route to the Pacific Ocean by way of the Columbia River. The effort took Lewis and Clark and their team 554 days.
Their historic route has been retraced with a trail that crosses 11 states - Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington State.
The main trail begins near Wood River, Illinois and covers 3,700 miles. There are many side trails to explore. Most can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Some portions of the trail may be explored by boat or car.
Backcountry camping is permitted along the route, with full service accommodations available in nearby communities.
APPALACHIAN NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL - ACROSS 14 STATES
A 2,167 mile mountain footpath, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail runs from Maine to Georgia, crossing through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina along the way.
The trail was developed by volunteers and has been a continuous trail for over 60 years. The trail covers both mountain valleys and crests.
Serious (and we mean, serious) hikers work the entire trail. Campground locations that dot the way about every 12 miles make the journey easier and provide opportunities for campfire sessions with fellow campers.
NORTH COUNTRY SCENIC TRAIL - ACROSS 7 STATES
At the east end, it starts at Crown Point, New York near Lake Champlain. On the west end, it concludes at Lake Sakakawea State Park in North Dakota.
The North Country Scenic Trail crosses through seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. The total trail is 4,000 miles long. Plenty enough for a few day hike jaunts or an extended backcountry adventure.
The Trail offers an unforgettable tour of diverse American landscape - from mountain views in New York to thick forests in Pennsylvania to lush countryside in Ohio to the flat plains of North Dakota.
A few adventurous souls have endeavored to hike the trail non-stop from end-to-end. Carolyn Hoffman did it by bike and on foot in 1978 in a single season. It took her 222 days.
Enjoy these spots perfect for camping, hiking and family, recommended by Wrangler fans like you. Submit your favorite outdoor spot below as well.
GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM
Recommended by Nick of Atlanta, GA
"The ultimate challenge in hiking! Awe inspiring views. The earth's makeup exposed for centuries for all to touch. Powerful and peaceful all wrapped up in one giant package. The animals are protected (and they know it) and therefore not afraid to have their photos snapped. The Native American culture, the pine trees, the solitude. It's beyond compare!"
ARGENTINA'S TAFI DEL VALLE
Recommended by Guilermo of Tucuman, Argentina
"Tafi del Valle is near San Miguel de Tucuman. In this place you can ride horses, you can hike in the Nunorco Valley, you can kayak in Lake La Angostura and you can trek into the village. This is one of the most beautiful places in the world."
RED ROCK CANYON
Recommended by Dave of Jenison, MI
"20 miles outside of Las Vegas, there is a 13 mile scenic loop with many hiking trails from very easy to extremely difficult. Red Reck is also known as a premier destination for rock climbing."
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, EAST TENNESSEE
Recommended by Stacy of Jefferson City, TN
"This location is special because it offers everything from peaceful day hikes with family to hard backpacking trips. The AT comes right down through the Great Smoky Mountains, too."
ARCHES NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH
Recommended by Marie of Moab, UT
"There is no shade here, lol, so be sure to take water! There are literally thousands of sandstone arches here. Trails range from long 3 milers to shorter ones that can get you there and back in a half hour."