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Nevada



Canyon Hikes

Sample the Southwest’s most distinctive scenery—from intricate to immense—on these reader favorites.

BLM Goes To Burning Man

The federal agency isn't nearly as square as we thought.

Grand Traverses: Ruby Crest

Soak up the alpine solitude in the "Swiss Alps of Nevada".

Local Hikes in the Central U.S.

Camp lake-side in Arkansas, summit 800-foot Nebraska bluffs, see Wisconsin's best foliage (alone), and dayhike near Dallas. Plus: 8 more autumn hikes.

Trail Mix: Great November Hikes in the West

Your region's go-now guide: See newts on the move in California and bears heading for lower elevation in Beartooths, MT

Trail Mix: West

Your region's go-now guide

Rip & Go: Pyramid Peak Loop, Great Basin National Park, NV

Climb out of the desert heat to breezy alpine solitude.

Readers' Choice 2012: Your Neck of the Woods - West Hikes

Climb an 11,000-foot peak, hike to a secret summit, see the glacier-capped Cascades, soak in hot pools, and explore the ruins of a 100-year-old resort.

Backyard Everests: Mt. Wilson

Navigate a vertical sandstone maze to guaranteed solitude on a high-desert summit.

Right Place, Perfect Time: An Oasis in California's Desert Peaks

Peakbag in the White Mountains—without lugging in water.

Local Hikes: West

See California dunes, Nevada red-rock canyons, Alaska's deep forest, quiet Oregon Coast, and Washington's Cascade lakes.

Trip Finder: West

Your favorite western hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Readers' Choice: West

Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the west.

Best Hikes Ever: Duffer Peak Trail, NV

Ascend a remote summit pyramid far away from civilization.

Best. Hikes. Ever.

We've covered 245,591 miles of trails in our 37-year history. Here are our 20 all-time favorite trips, plus—shocking!—20 routes we never covered.

50-Mile Thru-Hikes: Toiyabe Crest Trail, NV

Cross Nevada's loftiest range in 6-7 days.

Less is More: 50-Mile Thru-Hikes

Ten point-to-point treks with the payoffs of a thru-hike, but hikeable in a week.

Local Hikes: Las Vegas, NV

The best hikes near Las Vegas.

Local Hikes: California

The best hikes within two hours of California's major cities.

Local Hikes: California/Nevada/Hawaii

Hike to the world's best tropical campsite, see elephant seals, and trek through poppies. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)

Local Hikes: New Hikes Near You

Our army of reader-reader scouts mapped 59 local hikes from South Carolina to Northern California. See their favorites, then learn how to download tracklogs and waypoints.

Zones: Urban

Check out these city hikes in Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, and Manhattan.

Urban: The Vegas Strip, NV

This 5.3 mile sunset tour of Vegas takes in all the sights and sounds.

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes

The world's prettiest shoreline, giant pines, and Yosemite's premier view.

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes: Kalalau Trail, HI

Hike Hawaii's all-world coast to a secluded beach.

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes: The Ruby Crest Trail, Humboldt NF, NV

Explore lonely alpine scenery in this off-the-radar wilderness.

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes: Thru-hike the John Muir Trail, CA

Trek 211 miles through hiker heaven.

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes: California's Giant Sequoias, Sugarbowl Loop, Kings Canyon NP

Take a lightly trafficked trail into the word's biggest grove.

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes: Sentinel Dome, Yosemite NP

Bag a granite peak with big views and small crowds.

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes: Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia NP

Get a highlights tour of the High Sierra backcountry.

Vote on America's Best Trail

For our 2010 Readers' Choice issue we want to know your favorite trail in America.

Where Solitude Rules - More Tips and Tricks

Alternative routes, where to find solitude in the Lower 48, and avoiding the crowds in America's most crowded park

MOUNTAIN WEST
Special Survey: Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid

Locals get to enjoy what out-of-towners dream about–mountain-ringed horizons, alpine lakes, and bluebird skies that make these Rocky Mountain states the pinnacle of outdoor recreation.

Hikes and Trips in US Cities

Use our comprehensive city-specific pages to find hikes near your hometown or in a city you're planning to visit.

See More: Winter Birds

Forget flying south. Learn the secrets of cold-weather survival from three well-adapted birds.

The Works: Snowshoe the Sierra

Pick your own path to an empty 14er.

Ten Epic Hikes

Paddling, hiking, testing self arrest skills–we cover it all in these 10 epic trips throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Can a Lime-Green Vegetable-Oil-Powered Beetle Save the Earth?

One writer ditches his S.U.V. for a vegetable oil-powered Volkswagon Beetle and drives into the Sierras to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and test his environmentalist platitudes

Paddling's Greatest Getaways

16 wild ways to find backcountry solitude and big-time scenery. All this, and you can bring the ice chest, too.

High Points: Boundary Peak, Nevada

Expect unexpected challenges to reach the summit

Up High Down Below: 3 Top Peaks in the Lower 48

Can't make it to Canada? Try Glacier Peak, Baker Peak, or Catamount Mountain

Hiking at Lake Mead

Explore wild canyons just an hour from Las Vegas

Hike Nevada's Moapa Peak

Scrambling this 6,471-foot mountain is a trip, even mid-winter

Hike Baker Creek in Great Basin National Park

A peerless art gallery of bristlecone pines, wildflowers and a ridge walk

Backpack Nevada's Table Mountain Wilderness

Autumn solitude on a well-watered, 10,000-foot plateau

Hike Nevada's Sagebrush Oasis

Hiding in the arid plains of Nevada you'll find a cool refuge from the desert heat and room to let your imagination soar.

Best Backpacking In Nevada

Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Nevada.

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Just beyond the neon and greenbacks of Vegas lies a priceless wilderness gem.

Nevada's East Humboldt Wilderness

Way up in Nevada's East Humboldt Wilderness, finding solitude and water are sure bets.

Nevada's Mt. Moriah Wilderness

Great Basin's Mt. Moriah is a big mountain of solitude.

Mt. Charleston Loop Trail, Nevada

Keep your cool on Nevada's Mt. Charleston Loop Trail.

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