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Highpointing the Midwest
Climbing the highest points in Midwest states is a feat doable for most. Read more for a list of the Midwest state highpoints ranked from easiest to hardest.
Best Twin Cities Parks for Hiking (Without the Crowds)
Tired of the same parks and hikes? Read this list of Twin Cities hikes to find a great trail near you!
5 Best U.S. Hikes Reviewed in 2019
From the depths of Carlsbad Caverns to the highest peaks in Maine and Arizona, this list showcases the spectacular variety of landscapes the U.S. has to offer now that NoCoastBestCoast.com expanded to all states in 2019.
5 Best Midwest Hikes Reviewed in 2019
Hiking probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Iowa, Illinois, or Missouri, but trails from each of those three states comprise the entirety of my top Midwest hikes of 2019.
Highpointing the Northeast
From West Virginia to Maine, the Northeast includes a wide range of highpoints largely dominated by the Appalachian Mountains. Read more for this region's difficulty ranking.
How to Find Your Location in Minnesota State Parks Using Your Smartphone, Even Without Service
Tired of getting lost while hiking? Read this tutorial about using new PDF maps for Minnesota State Parks that show your location even when you don't have cell service.
How to Dress For Winter Hiking in the Midwest
Dressing properly is the key to enjoying winter hiking, and most information is catered to warmer climates. Read more to learn what clothing to wear to brave the extreme cold of the Midwest!
About No Coast Best Coast
Learn more about No Coast Best Coast, the criteria used in each hike review, and how you can use this website to find the best hiking in the Midwest
What's the Difference Between a National Park, a National Monument, and a National Forest?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a National Park and a National Forest or National Monument? Read more to learn about each type of park.
5 Best Midwest Hikes Reviewed in 2018
Having explored more Midwest states during 2018, this year's best hikes represent some of the great diversity found in the Midwest.
5 Best Midwest Hikes Reviewed in 2017
Say goodbye to 2017 by reminiscing about the great places I hiked during that year, including trails in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Canada.
5 Best Midwest Hikes Reviewed in 2016
After exploring much of Minnesota and part of Wisconsin, 2016's best Midwest hikes reflect the variety available in and around this great state.