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Canyon Hikes

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

BLM Goes To Burning Man

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

Local Hikes in the Central U.S.

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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

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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

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Your region's go-now guide

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

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Climb out of the desert heat to breezy alpine solitude.

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

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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

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

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

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Peakbag in the White Mountains—without lugging in water.

Local Hikes: West

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

Trip Finder: West

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

Readers' Choice: West

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

Less is More: 50-Mile Thru-Hikes

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

Best Hikes Ever: Duffer Peak Trail, NV

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Ascend a remote summit pyramid far away from civilization.

Best. Hikes. Ever.

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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

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

Local Hikes: Las Vegas, NV

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The best hikes near Las Vegas.

Local Hikes: California

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

Local Hikes: New Hikes Near You

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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.

Local Hikes: California/Nevada/Hawaii

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

Zones: Urban

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

Urban: The Vegas Strip, NV

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

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes: Kalalau Trail, HI

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

West Coast Readers' Choice Hikes

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

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

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

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

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Trek 211 miles through hiker heaven.

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

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

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

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Bag a granite peak with big views and small crowds.

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

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Get a highlights tour of the High Sierra backcountry.

Vote on America's Best Trail

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

Where Solitude Rules - More Tips and Tricks

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

Hikes and Trips in US Cities

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

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

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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

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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.

High Points: Boundary Peak, Nevada

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Expect unexpected challenges to reach the summit

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

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

Hiking at Lake Mead

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Explore wild canyons just an hour from Las Vegas

Hike Nevada's Moapa Peak

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

Hike Baker Creek in Great Basin National Park

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

Backpack Nevada's Table Mountain Wilderness

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

Hike Nevada's Sagebrush Oasis

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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

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

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

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

Mt. Charleston Loop Trail, Nevada

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

Nevada's East Humboldt Wilderness

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

Nevada's Mt. Moriah Wilderness

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

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