Chicago, IL: Watch raptors' sunset hunts.
Denver, CO: Explore a canyon oasis.
Navigate across a slickrock plateau in Zion's backyard.
Camp alongside a thundering waterfall and explore some of the regionís best karst features on a short-distance overnight into an old-growth forest.
Pass from deep hardwood forests to above-treeline mountaintops again and again.
Follow the chiseled Rockies to a cluster of secluded alpine lakes and waterfalls.
Tackle the Northeast's most remote wilds for bears, moose, and berries.
Visit a glacier with millions of extinct grasshoppers entombed in its ice.
Backpack to a local ranger's favorite mountain getaway.
Ten trails. Ten unmatched miles each. Get maximum bang for each boot step on hikes that our most-traveled contributors call their all-time favorites.
Americaís leading advocate of wilderness silence shows the way to Mt. Rainier National Parkís quietest corner. Plus: 9 more campsites with life-list listening.
Can you ever really have too much of a good thing? Once you've seen the biggest tree, largest glacier, and deepest canyon, nothing else compares.
Watch your step on Utah' Highline Trail. The nonstop views and rampant wildlife are distractingly spectacular. Plus: Gaze away on 9 more elevated hikes.
Follow trail-savvy locals to nine sweet spot in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Trek a desert landscape under a purple sun.
Find private valleys, mountain passes, and riverside campsites.
Lay claim to your own California mountain valley and bask in utter solitude.
Catch rainbows -- trout, that is -- in Rockhouse Basin's rivers, where you're more likely to see a wildcat than another human.