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AllTrails Asks: #whatsonmylist

By on August 9, 2017

What is AllTrails?

If you aren’t familiar with AllTrails, I will be doing an in-depth post soon, but I’ll give you a quick rundown.  AllTrails is a website and app that will help simplify, organize, and inspire your adventures.  

  • Trail Information: If you’re interested in a specific trail, you can read about the trail itself as well as other hiker’s experiences.
  • Search for a Trail: If you’re looking for an adventure but not sure where to go, try searching with various filters on (i.e. dog-friendly).
  • Plan your Trip: Download maps with geotagged pinpoints and route choices.
  • Community: Track your hike with the app and share it when you return.  Help other hikers for their future hikes!

As I’ll discuss in my detailed post, some features are specific to AllTrails Pro.  It’s definitely worth having the membership if you’re an avid hiker or plan to go on any multiday trips!

Use “backcountry-petite” for a discount on AllTrails Pro (it’s already super cheap!)!


Where do you want to still hike or travel this summer? Check out the AllTrails app to create a list of hikes you’ve got your eye on! . In collaboration with AllTrails I have put together a local trail bucket list for the remainder of summer! I’d love to get out to these hikes! I’ll be adding a detailed blog post with how I selected these hikes and why… . Check out this list I created on AllTrails! .–6 . Please use my promo code “backcountry-petite” to upgrade your AllTrails app to Pro and get 33% off! . _______________________ @alltrails @elizcarpei #whatsonmylist #alltrails #adk #adkphotography #adirondacks #upstatenewyork #newyorkexplore #getoutdoors #optoutside #rei1440project #sunsets #lakes #sunset #landscapephotography #getoutside #camping #hiking #backpacking #northvilleplacidtrail #exploreny #iloveny

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AllTrails Asks: #whatsonmylist

As an AllTrails ambassador it is one of my goals to help spread the awareness of this awesome app!  In collaboration with AllTrails, I recently posted a link on my Instagram along with my post for “#whatsonmylist” (see above).  I put together a short list of 6 trails nearby that I’d love to tackle soon (supposed to be by the end of summer!)

See my AllTrails list!

Creating multiple lists is one of the many features of the AllTrails app so you can keep your trails organized.  You might want a list of your favorite hikes, hikes you did alone, hikes you felt proud of, or hikes you want to do.  Either way, you can easily add any trail to one of your lists.  This way you can look back at your list when you’re ready for a new hike or trying to remember one you did in the past.

Are you near NYC and interested in the trails that I added to my list?  I’m going to give a brief description of each and why I chose them!

Make sure to ‘favorite’ the Northville-Placid Trail (Durant to Piseco)pics here!


Trail Selection

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When I first searched, I filtered to nearby trails that had a rating of at least 4 stars.  I also selected “hard” trails because I love a challenge, and added that they must be dog friendly.  If I’m going to get out of the city on a hike, I’d prefer to be able to bring Harlee!

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The initial results of my AllTrails search!  You can see it lists out a bunch of nearby options for me with a headliner photo to get my attention (sorry for reading books by their cover…).  I can press the ‘heart’ to favorite the trail, or I can click on it for more information.

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Here’s a brief snapshot of the trail information (there is more of course).  I can rate the trail myself or scroll down to read the ratings from other hikers.  I can also scroll through photos if I’m curious about the trail terrain.



My 6 Hikes for #whatsonmylist

Sherburne Trail to Pico Peak (Giffords Woods State Forest Park – Vermont)
  • Hard, 5.3 miles
  • Lightly trafficked out and back
  • Beautiful wildflowers
  • Elevation change: 1820 ft
  • Dogs on leash
  • Rated 4.0 (on 34 reviews)


World’s End Trails (World’s End State Park – Pennsylvania)
  • Hard, 5.4 miles
  • Lightly trafficked out and back
  • River
  • Elevation change: 1660 ft
  • Dogs on leash
  • Rated 4.5 (on 2 reviews)


High Peters Kill Trail (Gardiner, NY)
  • Hard, 6.5 miles
  • Lightly trafficked out and back
  • River
  • Elevation change: 1768 ft
  • Dogs on leash
  • Rated 4.5 (on 24 reviews)


Hezekiah’s Knob and the Chestnut Grove Trail (Sleeping Giant State Park  Connecticut)
  • Moderate, 5.6 miles
  • Loop trail
  • Wildflowers, also used for birding
  • Elevation change: 1640 ft
  • No indication about dogs
  • Rated 4.5 (on 10 reviews)


Sleeping Giant Head Blue and Violet Loop Trail (Sleeping Giant State Park – Connecticut)
  • Hard, 6.7 miles
  • Heavily trafficked loop trail
  • Elevation change: 1850 ft
  • Dogs on leash
  • Rated 4.5 (on 184 reviews)


Beaver River Canoe Route (Adirondack Park)
  • Easy, 4.1 miles
  • Lightly trafficked loop trail
  • Elevation change: 9 ft (canoe trail)
  • Birding, canoeing, whitewater kayaking
  • 4.5 on 1 review



What’s on your AllTrails list?

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Note: This is not sponsored!  I am just an ambassador for a company I support!

  1. Reply


    August 10, 2017

    Alltrails is one of my favorite apps! That’s so cool you became an ambassador – how does one become one?? I don’t have the pro edition but I just might use your code, thanks Rachel!

    cabin twenty-four

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      August 11, 2017

      You can email me for more info if interested ( But I definitely encourage using my code 🙂 It’s worth getting Pro!

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    August 11, 2017

    This sounds like a cool app. Can you search for bicycle trails as well, or is this just for hiking?

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      August 11, 2017

      I should clarify that it’s not just for hiking! You can search for other activities as well – yes, such as biking!

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    Kim from Simply Lovebirds

    August 16, 2017

    Awesome list, Rachel. I see that you included some in Connecticut! 😀 I was going to recommend Sleeping Giant for you. It’s a great park near where I currently live!

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      August 17, 2017

      Have you been? Let’s go together this fall!

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    Agness of Fit Travelling

    August 18, 2017

    Wow! I definitely need this app, Rachel! Thanks for the informative post!

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      August 20, 2017

      It’s great if you’re getting married soon (or going to a wedding)!

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I am Rachel, an early 30's Midwestern girl residing in NYC with my husband and dog. I have learned to appreciate the city but am also a huge adventure girl. Follow along with my outdoor adventures as well as my city adventures and fitness journey. I'm an advocate of empowering other petite women not to be limited by our size!


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