20 Best Thru-Hiking Podcasts
Here are 20 Best Thru-Hiking Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
Trail Tales is a hiking podcast dedicated to those who thrive in the outdoors. Host and thru-hiker Kyle O'Grady, who has completed every last step of the Appalachian Trail, interviews other thru-hikers, peak-baggers, and backpackers who are almost as crazy as him.
Also in Backpacking Podcasts, Trail Running Podcasts
Play⋅ 820⋅ 394⋅ 3K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 62 min ⋅ Nov 2018 Get Email Contact
Denver, Colorado, US
From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long-distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach Davis and Juliana Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.
Play⋅ 3.4K⋅ 1.5K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 154 min ⋅ Apr 2018 Get Email Contact
Fairfax, Virginia, US
Hey, I am a guy who cannot get away for 6 months to a year to do a thru-hike on a long trail. But I do have time to take a week here or there to do a section hike. So I am going to section hike the Appalachian Trail. Let us talk about what it takes to plan a great hike, then go out and hit the trail.
Play⋅ 44 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 23 min ⋅ Dec 2019 Get Email Contact
Medford, Oregon, US
Each week new hiker Andy Neal takes you on a journey to demystify hiking. Andy sits down with voices in the outdoor and hiking community, getting to know the hikers behind the trekking poles. Hikers tell stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the environment, getting past the how and to the why of hiking. A show for those who are starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!
Also in Hiking Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.2K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 51 min ⋅ Jul 2020 Get Email Contact
5. Outside In
A podcast for outdoors people covering, hillwalking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain bothies, thru-hiking and all aspects of enjoying the outdoors. Introduced by John D Burns
Play⋅ 369⋅ 4.4K ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 1 min ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
6. Hiking Thru
Dive in with us as we ask experienced thru-hikers all about thru-hiking gear recommendations, technique, strategy, food for the trail, trail angels and also gain some of their wisdom and insights for hiking trails all over the world including The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail and more. New episodes available weekly.
Play⋅ 1.7K⋅ 4.4K ⋅ Dec 2018 Get Email Contact
In 2020, I got to live out my thru-hiking dream, but I am only one of the thousands of people who hike on the Appalachian Trail - what are their stories? That is what I hope to find out! Join me every-other Wednesday for interviews with other hikers and recounts of my own thru-hike!
Play⋅ 407 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 41 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
Coon Rapids, Minnesota, US
Hiking Thru Life aims to inspire people from all walks of life to live a more meaningful life. The outdoors is a place we find meaning and connection. This podcast is a collection of stories and connections with people we encounter along our journey. We also provide some helpful tips for outdoor adventures.
Play⋅ 501⋅ 27 ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 55 min ⋅ Jun 2019 Get Email Contact
This podcast is about hiking, the Appalachian Trail, thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, the hiking community, building up the hiking community, and supporting the thru-hikers. Each week we will have updates on how the thru-hikers are doing, my section hikes, guest interviews from the hiking community, hiking gear reviews, and basically all things trail.
Play⋅ 2.1K ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 20 min ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
10. Out and Back
Berkeley, California, US
In the Out and Back Podcast presented by Gaia GPS, host and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Andrew Shanty Baldwin dives deep into conversation with long-distance hikers, record-breaking athletes, offroad travelers who sold everything to live full-time on the dusty backroads, and other awesome guests who have mastered their backcountry craft. In every show, Shanty goes one-on-one, tapping into each backcountry expert superpower so you can take their experience and knowledge with you on your next adventure.
Play⋅ 16.1K⋅ 3.4K ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 50 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
Ryan Hopkins records his Appalachian Trail thru-hike.
Play Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
12. Scooter Hikes
New York City, New York, US
My life my journey, to the beginning, primarily we will be talking about hiking, and I will journal my thru-hike experiences. With that said we will talk about everything else too, business, relationships, friends, family, anxiety and depression and more this is life it is unpredictable and ever-changing.
Play Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
Hi, I am Cartapouille, a french guy in a middle of a life crisis who thru-hiked the Via Adriatica in 2020 (should have been Appalachian Trail but coronavirus canceled it). This was a daily short log to reassure my friends and family that I didn't die eaten by a bear or got blown up by a landmine.
Play 8 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 8 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
What the hell is 'Hiker Trash?' Some wear the term as a badge of honor, others use it in disgust, but Hiker Trash is more than a mere adjective for a dirty thru-hiker. Hiker Trash is a philosophy, a way of life, potentially even a catalyst for finding meaning. Thru-hiker, Scott 'Hell Ya Jesus' Hughes, shares and explores what it really means to be Hiker Trash through personal anecdotes and interviews with hikers, adventurers and all those who challenge the status quo in Hiker Trash fashion
Play⋅ 32 ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 68 min ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
Along the west coast of America lies a 2,650-mile continuous path connecting the states of California, Oregon, and Washington - the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Every year thousands of thru-hikers from across the world pack their bags and set off, hoping to complete a daunting Mexico to Canada hike. This year, Ethan Wrigglesworth and Molly Meadows are among that crowd and invite you to join them in experiencing the trail and many errors along the way.
Play⋅ 156⋅ 18 ⋅10 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Mar 2019 Get Email Contact
The Pox and Puss Podcast is a not-so-serious exploration of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker experience. We interview hikers and adventurers from all walks of life.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 57 min ⋅ Oct 2012 Get Email Contact
17. The Attempt
The Attempt, brought to you by The Trek and Bad Cat Media, follows Benjamin Drachman during his attempted southbound (SOBO) thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019.
Play⋅ 16.3K⋅ 3.6K ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
Hiker Trash Nation was created as a guide to inspire others to do something out of the box with their lives and experience life in the backcountry. This podcast focuses on thru-hike planning and preparation, Oregon hiking routes, and trail-specific gear recommendations.
Play⋅ 314 ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
Day Hiking, Section Hiking, Backpacking, and all the things, including a Thru-Hiker, wannabe. We will talk about locations of some of the most favoured trails and gear used. I would love to hear from you about your favourite trails and gear.
Play Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|The Hiker Podcast||hikerpodcast.com||31|
|John D Burns||johndburns.com||22|
|Scott "Hell Ya Jesus" Hughes||feeds.buzzsprout.com||21|
|Hiking Thru Life||hikingthrulife.net||12|
Thru-Hiking Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Thru hiking podcast||2|