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How to beat the crowds and enjoy the best hiking trails in peace
Large numbers of people can harm the environment and your experience.
Watch a gray wolf annoy a grizzly bear by biting its butt
It's the second video from Yellowstone in recent weeks.
Why Point Reyes’ new land management plan is so controversial
The elk population is in constant tension with the local ranchers who profit off the land.
The coolest science-themed destinations in all 50 states
Find an amazing vacation spot no matter where you live.
Why American national parks might be reservation-only in the future
The National Park System and the ecosystems it encompasses are buckling under our love.
A beginner’s guide to visiting national parks
Transportation tips, lodging advice, and other details you need to know.
The story behind our new national park and its unique legacy
New River Gorge in West Virginia stands out with its hunting, fishing, and exploring opportunities.
Popular Science’s favorite stories of 2020
13 staff recommendations worth revisiting.
The tragic legacy behind the famous ‘Into the Wild’ bus
The lure of the Magic Bus got some McCandless fans killed. Now it's been removed from Denali National Park.
Nature saves us trillions of dollars in healthcare
National parks are literally a treasure.