CDT, PCT, AT etc v2017 (Trails and the Hikers that Love Them)

This post is intended to give you a taste of each trail.  You will probably find channels with better video quality, content and give a better viewer experience of the trail.  But if you do, that means I have at least peaked your interest to look for more.  My hope is that you see new trails and get outside to experience them.  Enjoy!

Be ready to scrrrrrrrrrrrolllllllllll ! ! !

Continental Divide Trail

Tim Bloemendaal – A nice summary video of Tim’s 2017 thru hike.  Other 2017 videos include adventure on the Kings Canyon High Basin Route and the Lowest to Highest Route.  Also check out his 2016 AT video on his channel.


Dylan Ivens – This is a very well put together 40 minute summary video of Dylan’s adventure on the CDT in 2016.


Dan Binde – Short video montage of a very long journey in 2016 thru hiking the CDT and Great Divide Trail.

jeanella2 – I ran across this video about a keynote address and documentary of a 1978 thru hike.



Pacific Crest Trail

Juliana Chauncey – She has kept a lot of good information flowing with post hike videos.  If you were wondering about PCT resupply spots check out the video on her channel.


Homemade Wanderlust – A big production went into this big hike.  Dixie covers the questions asked by future PCT thru hikers in her pre and post hike videos.


Mitch Lenington – Mitch is back at it, this time on the PCT.  Mitch’s trademarks in his videos include a nice commentary that gives us insight into his thoughts during the hike and good scenery.



Appalachian Trail

The Blackalachian – The most I laughed when watching a hiker on the AT.  Whether it was running from snakes or wearing a sombrero, the Blackalachian brought humor to the adventure.  Love & Light!!!


Greeter’s 2017 Thru-Hike – Do a little flip flopping.  Anyone with a tuba in their intro music deserves a 2nd look.


ChrisGoesOutdoors – The amount of post hike videos are astounding.  Future thru hikers take notice.



Florida Trail

GlennTremml – 2017 thru hike.


Michael Daniel – the one and only Lion King on the Florida Trail.  Also, check out his videos from the American Discovery Trail.


Pacific Northwest Trail

Jean-Sebastien Roux – scenes along the trail.


Alex Maier – this video is a presentation about the PNT by its founder.

Here is a documentary of Alex’s hike.


Arizona Trail

Sage Backpacking – nicely done video of the AZT.


Chris Berry – 2017 finds Chris on the AZT.  This is the definitive video series out there on hiking the AZT.


Kevin Graham – short videos during a 2017 hike of the AZT.



Grand Enchantment Trail

UltraPedestrian – GET Yo-Yo attempt by Kathy and Ras.


VFCs Travels – 2017 hike of the Enchantments.


Max Stoffregen – a “quick and dirty guide” to the GET.


Colorado Trail

John Zahorian – how about a FKT with JohnZon the Colorado Trail from 2017?


Quentin Cui – a nice video with clips from each segment of a 2017 thru hike set to music.


Friendly Hiker – documentary style video of hiking the Colorado Trail.



Pinhoti Trail

AO2143 – 2016 hike of the Pinhoti, section by section.



Benton MacKaye Trail

FinalMyle – Adventure on the BMT in 2017.



John Muir Trail

Follow Bigfoot – the one and the only, Bigfoot on the JMT in 2017.


Julia Cassandra Smith – Here is a different perspective.  The JMT and some of the PCT in 2017 from a channel not devoted to hiking.


Hiking Nerd – Two brothers hiking the JMT in 2017.  What is can I say, NERDS RULE!



Superior Hiking Trail

Outdoor Adventures – 2 hours of videos while hiking the SHT in 2017.  Also check out the pre-hike and post-hike videos.


Wander’n Kevin – 2017 thru hike of the SHT with 19 on trail videos.



Sheltowee Trace Trail

Evan’s Backpacking Videos – Another good series from Evan on a trail that doesn’t get a lot of press.  Evan is preparing for a 2018 thru hike of the AT.


Long Trail

Mama Star and Little Rainbow – Mother and daughter 2017 thru hike of the Long Trail.


hipbone01 – Follow along on this 9 video series of their 2017 thru hike.



Ozark Highlands Trail

J. Hikesalot – Thru hike from December 2016.


Sierra High Route

Anthony Ottati – Short compilation of clips from an August trip on the Sierra High Route.



Mason-Dixon Trail

Dan’s Adventures – Quick montage of 11 section hikes to complete the trail in 2017.



Cumberland Trail

Bryan DeLay – Section of the trail from an after Thanksgiving trip in 2017.


Don Deakins – Take a tour of different trail sections in these 2017 videos.



River to River Trail

Chad Wesselman – Shameless plug for my “home” turf.  “Is this really in Illinois” you ask?  Why yes, yes it is!



Wonderland Trail

TrailForTwo – Vlog style video of their 2017 thru hike with a lot of scenery.


Timothy Kirk – Quite a bit of footage in this 50 minute video about his September thru hike.


Kyle Shaull – Join a boy scout troop on their 2017 thru hike.


Tap Parthasarathy – Pictures from a 2017 thru hike set to jazz.


Take a Hike Photography – Video of a 2014 hike of the trail released in 2017.


Foothills Trail

Blackalachian – What better way to end the year after an AT thru hike than to complete another thru hike.  Blackalachian on the Foothills trail in 2017.


Jay’s on the Trail – Before they hiked the AT, the Jays prepped on the Foothills Trail in 2017.


shugemery – The Hickery Brothers at it again, this time on the Foothills Trail in 2016.


Trails and the Hikers that Love Them v2016

This post is intended to give you a taste of each trail.  I tried to mix in videos from this year and years past when possible.  You will probably find channels with better video quality, content and give a better viewer experience of the trail.  But if you do that means I have at least peaked your interest.  My hope is that you see new trails and get outside to experience them.  Enjoy!

Thank you infinite scroll ! ! !

Continental Divide Trail

Sam Acko – Started mid April.


Joe Brewer – 2015 thru hike.  Follow along on the last leg of a journey to the triple crown.


John Zahorian – 2015 thru hike.  John’s videos are the intersection of vlog and art.


Pacific Crest Trail

Steve Cossin – Started April 22nd.  Finished September 19th.


Neemor’s World – SOBO.  Started mid July.  Finished mid November.


Joe Brewer – 2014 thru hike.


Desert Trail

Buck Nelson – 2012 hike from March 1 to July 11th.


Appalachian Trail

Alpenglow – Started March 17th. Finished July 5th.


Yamaneko Hikes –   Started early April.  Finished August 16th.  Watch this if you want a different take on a hiking blog.


Craig M – Started early March.  Finished mid August.


Gator Miller – 2015 thru hike.  A vlog with personality as big as the trail . . . see ya later, bye.


Will Wood – 2014 thru hike.  Redbeard took vlogging the AT to another level.


Loner2012AT – 2012 thru hike.  Loner is the patron saint of encouragement for AT hikers.


FM Hikes – 2012 thru hike.  FM brings those around him into our living rooms like no one else can.


Florida Trail

Chris Berry  – Hiked from early January to April.  He hiked the Appalachian Trail this year     as well.


Abigail Chambers – 2016 thru hike video compilation.


Pacific Northwest Trail

SeattleSirHikesALot – 2014 thru hike.

Hayduke Trail

Predictably Lost


Brian Dickson – 2014 thru hike.

Arizona Trail

Karrie Kressler – honeymoon thru hike.


Kywalker – 2016 thru hike.


Zach Mullennix – 2015 thru hike.


Mike Henrick – March 16 – May 12, 2015 thru hike with his daughter.



Grand Enchantment Trail

SeattleSirHikesALot – 2015 thru hike.


Colorado Trail

Robbie Manta


David Halterman


Benton MacKaye Trail

Evan’s Backpacking Videos – 2016 thru hike


AO2143 – 2015 section hike.


Superior Hiking Trail

Will Wood – 2016 thru hike with TeamZpacks.  When Redbeard releases a video on a trail you know it is going to be good.


352hillbilly – 2016 thru hike.


Fronkey Outdoors – 2012 thru hike with some pizzaz.


Sheltowee Trace Trail

FinalMyle – multi part video series




Long Trail

Tall Joe – 2016 thru hike.


Lawless – 2014 thru hike.  2 hours of the Long Trail!

Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail

Eric Moll – A compilation of scenes from the trail.


Ozark Highlands Trail

Somewhereonthetrail – 2015 thru hike


TheXCcrow – 2014 thru hike

Sierra High Route

Ehsan Ganji – 2016 thru hike.


Austin Lillywhite – 2015 thru hike.


Andrew Skurka – here is one from way back.


Mason-Dixon Trail

SurvivorDan – short compilation video.


Cumberland Trail

Don Deakins – take a tour of the trail.


River to River Trail

Chad Wesselman – (noticeably awkward cough) . . . check this guy out.  The River to River Trail is my “home” turf and where I started a love for hiking.


Scott Hayden – Spiffyguy did a lot of research on the R2R trail.  I watched his videos during my research of the trail.  He has since focused on to the Ozark Trail.


Wonderland Trail

Robert Mason – 2016 thru hike.


Dennis Lee – 2016 family thru hike.