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Trail Mix: East

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Perfect Days, Bring Your: Sweet Tooth and Hear This Now.

Trail Mix: South

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Experience the best the south has to offer: a shoreline hike in Florida, stargazing in North Carolina, and spelunking in Kentucky.

Multisport Playgrounds

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Going by foot is only one way to see what’s best in the South. Bring your climbing gear, fins, or mountain bike to find the rest.

One Night Wonders: Ocean Lovers, Peanut Island Park

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Snorkel among manatees.

The Great Best Views Debate

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In our September 2013 issue we polled our experts on their favorite views in the U.S. What are your favorite views in each state?

Rip & Go: Florida Trail, Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

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Traverse a primeval landscape of cypress swamp, hardwood hammocks, and pinelands.

Local Hikes in the East — March 2013

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Tromp through a Florida cypress swamp, find solitude on a Catskills peak, look for rare Carolina blooms, plus 9 more.

Local Hikes in the East

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Kentucky's Land Between The Lakes, see a South Carolina swamp (without the bugs), hike through four states in one huge day, and more.

BACKPACKER Trail Scouts' Top Eastern Local Hikes

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Check out the River Trail in South Carolina, the Florida Trail, or a loop in Mississippi and Virginia.

Killer Trips: Terrain

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Our favorite high-risk, high-reward adventures in North America.

Local Hikes

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Jump-start your hiking season on these spring-ready trips from around the country.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook: Hike 30 Miles in a Day

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See a week's worth of terrain on an epic dawn-to-dusk hike.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook

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Tired of the same old weekend loops? Looking to create memories your grandkids will talk about? In this how-and-where guide, we serve up 15 extraordinary escapes that will shatter your expectations of "normal." From adventure moviemaking to canyoneering, we'll take you places you've never been—but will long to visit again soon.

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

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See Shenandoah's tallest waterfall, traverse secluded ridgelines, score cliff-top panoramas, swim beneath falls, and walk through wildflowers and oak stands on the Florida Trail.

Local Hikes: Southeast

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Hike these long trails in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida, and paddle three days in the Everglades backcountry.

Right Place, Perfect Time

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See Yosemite's river of ice, witness there-and-gone meteor showers in Hawaii, and mark your calendar for eight more fleeting natural wonders.

Right Place, Perfect Time: Monarch Butterfly Migration

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See these colorful flutters fuel up for the long flight to Mexico.

Trip Finder: Southeast

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Your favorite Southeast trips—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Our Backyard: Everglades National Park

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Paddle to a beach-camping paradise in the Everglades.

Local Hikes: Tallahassee, FL

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The best hikes near Tallahassee, FL.

Local Hikes: Southeast

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The best local hikes in the southeast, as chosen by the area's best hiking clubs.

Natural Wonders: World's Tallest Geyser, North America's Smallest Bird and Best Shade Tree

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Discover the world's tallest geyser, North America's smallest bird, and the country's best shade tree on these three treks.

Zones: 6 Topographies, 18 Amazing Trips

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Whether you're looking for Coastal, Canyon, Peak, Forest, or Urban hikes, we have those. Plus some paddling (Water) trips for good measure.

Zones: Urban

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

Water: Ten Thousand Islands Loop, FL

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See the Everglades by boat on this 23 mile trip.

Urban: Walt Disney World, FL

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Hike Disney's Magic Kingdom with the family.

Southeast Readers' Choice Hikes

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Colossal trees, sweet swimming holes, and the USA's best picnic spot.

Readers' Choice Southeast Hikes: Ramsey Cascades, Great Smokies, TN

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See big water, massive trees, and tiny amphibians.

Readers' Choice Southeast Hikes: Mt. Rogers NRA, VA

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Celebrate the arrival of summer with an unrivaled circus of color.

Readers' Choice Southeast Hikes: Max Patch Bald, NC

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Have a picnic on one of the Southeast's biggest balds.

Readers' Choice Southeast Hikes: Clingmans Dome to Silers Bald, TN

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Bag four scenic peaks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Readers' Choice Southeast Hikes: Thru-hike the Florida Trail

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See wild, historic surprises in the Sunshine State.

Readers' Choice Southeast Hikes: Raven Ridge - Blackbird Knob Loop
Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV

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See a Great White North south of the Mason-Dixon.

Undiscovered Hikes: 19 New Trails

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Hike these paths before the masses find them.

Rip & Go: 10,000 Islands Loop - Everglades National Park, FL

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Kayak to pocket beaches and Gulf islands at Florida's southern tip.

Natural Wonders: Tallest Hoodoo, Largest Gators, Lost Maples

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These three treks to life-list phenomena will take you to Bryce Canyon, Florida gator land, and fall foliage in the Texas desert.

Three Trips to Natural Wonders

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Discover the world's oldest tree, America's biggest cavern, and Florida's largest herd of wild horses on these three treks.

Hikes and Trips in all 50 States

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Use our comprehensive state-specific pages to find hikes in your home state our a state you're planning on visiting.

Ten Epic Hikes

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

Hiking Hip Deep in Florida's Swamps

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Get your feet (and more) wet on the Florida Trail's best section.

Trip Finder: 2-4 Day Warm-Weather Hikes

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Track the sun on these 2-4 day trips in the Southeast, Southwest, and Hawaii

The Impact of Climate Change on Florida's Everglades, Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias

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What do Florida's Everglades and Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias have in common? Both face uncertain futures as temperatures rise.

Time 2 Go See Wild Horses

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From Florida to Wyoming, track wild horses for four hours or 10 days.

Where Can I Find the Warmest Winter Campsite?

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Florida's Everglades National Park has a December high of almost 78°.

Natural Wonders: Florida's Sea Turtle Capital

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Witness the birthing of a species that shared the seas with dinosaurs.

Natural Wonders: America's Deepest Lake

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Gaze into a 2,000-foot-deep tub of snowmelt.

Natural Wonders: The Southeast's Living-Dead Plant

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See ferns that play dead, then dramatically come back to life.

Paddling's Greatest Getaways

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

Ultimate Summer Escapes: The Best Dayhikes and Backpacking Trips Near You

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Coming soon to your city: far-out adventures that are shockingly close to home.

The Works: Paddling Florida's Wilderness Waterway

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Learn everything you'll ever need to know about swamps while canoeing the Everglades.

Time 2 Go: See Newborn Animals

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Looking to catch baby animals taking their first step? You can't go wrong with these picks.

High Points: Britton Hill, Florida

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A humble high point in a low-lying state

Paddle Florida's Wilderness Waterway

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Canoe the wildlife-filled waters of Everglades National Park

Backpack the Florida Trail's Alaqua Section

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Clear-running creeks, longleaf pines and wildlife in Florida's outback

Guana River State Park

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Who wouldn't want to be marooned on this Florida barrier island?

Hike Florida's Prairie On The Myakka Trail

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Hike the Myakka Trail for a glimpse of the Sunshine State's wild and grassy past.

Hiking The Eastern Continental Trail

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Say hello to North America's newest long trail.

Best Backpacking In Florida

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

Florida's Big Cypress: Wade This Way

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In Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve, you'll walk on water -- almost.

Big Cypress: Woodpeckers And Old Growth

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Consider trying to spot a red-cockaded wood-pecker in Florida's Big Cypress Preserve a form of treasure hunting.

Snowbirds Of Okefenokee Swamp

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The Purple Trail through Chase Prairie or the Green or Red Trails through Floyd's Prairie are good routes for viewing Sandhill cranes.

Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve

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In Big Cypress' land of exotic plants and lurking alligators, swamps aren't such bad places after all.

Florida's Oklawaha River

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Take a lazy cruise through exotic scenery, where monkeys swing and eagles soar.

Everglades: Hike Florida's River Of Grass

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You don't need a canoe to reach some of the Everglades' best beachfront campsites.

Twelve Toughest Trails

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Twelve trails that'll chew you up, spit you out, and have you begging for more.

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