About Trailhead Traveler

Hello! I’m Chris – the voice behind Trailhead Traveler. I created this website in 2017 for like-minded hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to have a comprehensive and easy to read resource for the best hikes in the US National Parks. Since then I have continued to add helpful content to cover hiking in the US National Forests, international hikes, and hiking/camping gear recommendations.

My wife and I have 2 beautiful daughters and most weekends we can be found somewhere on the trail. We live in Lexington, KY and try to visit Red River Gorge as a family whenever we can. When we are not hiking locally, we plan all of our vacations around visiting and hiking some of the best trails in the US. 

Trailhead Traveler’s Mission

The mission of Trailhead Traveler is to encourage everyone, from the novice enthusiast to the expert backpacker, to experience the wonders of the outdoors. We want to assist in the trip-planning process by providing comprehensive, informative guides so that you can spend more time knocking off those bucket list hikes. We believe that nature should be experienced and shared by all regardless of their skill level.

Don’t forget to stock up on the essentials before you plan your next hiking or camping trip! We have recommendations on: