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Every Trail
Tells a Story

Follow John as he shares his unique trail philosophy and the many mental, physical, and even spiritual benefits of hiking.

Meet John McKinney The Trail Master
John McKinney

Spiritual Journeys 

Epic Adventures

Hiking the
Holy Mountain

Tales of Monks and Miracles
on the Trails of Mt. Athos Greece

While the “plot” and colorful cast of Greek monks seem like they came from a movie script, this is very much a true story!

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Hiking On The Edge

Hiking on the Edge

Dreams, Schemes, and 1600 miles
on the California Coastal Trail

Until John McKinney agreed to take his epic hike, no one had ever walked along the edge of the state to determine if a California Coastal Trail was even possible.

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