Forgo the peaks and explore some of wilder areas of Tiger Mountain State Forest on this 10 mile round-trip trek to 15 Mile Creek.
The half marathon was good... there were a ton of people. The weather was very cold this morning, below freezing.
6.5 Mile trip (has a 4 mile extension I did not take), about 60 miles South of st Louis
This 4.5 mile trail follows the Ozark trail through the Ozark Mountains before urning off and following the ridge of the mountain to the peak and some very nice overlooks.
The Annual Palilla Father Daughter Backpacking Trip. This year all three Palilla girls attended (Morgan, Sarah, and Hayley). In addition, Carly and Tim Brown joined us. Destination: Penner Lake, California.
I recorded the P.F. Chang's Rock and Roll Half Marathon with AllSport GPS.
The Ride to the Center is an annual charity ride that benefits the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This invigorating loop starts and ends at the center along the bosque bike path. The ride has nice long flat sections and a nice early season challenge up 9-mile hill. This ride is a good way to gauge your early season fitness level as you look forward to a long summer of rides. The start is early and can be cold, but be prepared to strip layers as the sun and speed cranks up your core temperature!
This is an excellent event that is well organized and well planned route. Keep an eye out for the sign-ups by following web sites like www.nmcycling.org! Thanks to Maggie (ride director) for a great day of riding! The breakfast burritos at the end were the icing!
This ride is a nice leisurely loop that takes you on a tour of the city. Begin in the majestic foothills near the Forest Boundary where wild rabbits, bobcats, and coyote roam. Follow Tramway as it snakes down towards the river past empty fields. Pass through beautiful residential settings as you join the paved Bosque bike path. This path follows the flow of the Rio Grande past nature preserves before you find a nice break spot at Tingley Beach. From here enter the historic country club setting of downtown Albuquerque, before passing through industrial settings and beginning your climb back up to the foothills. Along the way, stop for a snack and coffee in the recently developed Uptown Setting. Then follow another paved dedicated path back to Tramway before ending up at High Desert Park.
A 33 mile loop around the Middle and South Sisters, in Central Oregon.
The Jug is a neat little canyon carved into granite by Salome Creek. This one is hardly a hike, it's much more of a swim. :) Be warned, you will either need to do a 40 foot rappel or you will need to do a 40 foot jump.
A 49 day, 540 mile solo hike from Springer Mtn. GA to Marion VA along the Appalachian Trail in the Spring of 2009.
Summit three Acadia peaks on an 8.8-mile loop, passing overlooks of neighboring bays and island clusters along Maine's coastline.
Ascend Acadia's second tallest peak on this 4-miler, which features panoramas that stretch from rocky coastal shores to a distant blue Atlantic horizon.
Gaining 1,500 feet in 2.5 miles, this Adirondack summit push rewards with expansive views out to neighboring High Peaks and beyond.
Opt for this lesser-hiked Adirondack summit southeast of Lake Placid and you'll be rewarded with expansive High Peaks views and a bit of easy rock scrambling.
Ascend 3,600 feet to Algonquin Peak, the second highest summit in New York, for top-of-the-world views of Adirondack peaks and lakes.
A nearly 2,000-foot climb leads through verdant forest to a rocky Adirondack summit on this 4.4-mile out-and-back in the High Peaks region.
Southeast of Lake Placid, this popular 4.3-mile out-and-back climbs 2,000 feet to Cascade Mountain's rocky summit and views of Whiteface, Lake Champlain, and the Great Range peaks.
This quick, 1.5-miler in the Adirondacks climbs to Echo Cliff, a rocky perch with more tree-free views than its big brother, Panther Mountain.
This peaceful, 5.5-mile Adirondack out-and-back wanders through a maple forest to an overlook with views of Gleasman's Falls and a rocky gorge.
This family-friendly hike climbs to Hadley Mountain Fire Tower and showcases expansive views of the Adirondack High Peaks and Great Sacandaga Lake.
Don't let the 2,000-foot gain on this 5-mile out-and-back in the Soda Range stop you the long, crowd-free summit views are well worth the effort.
Delve into the rugged folds of New York's MacIntyre Mountains on this gentle 4.4-mile out-and-back.
Tag New York's high point on this 14.2-miler into a mix of forest and broken rock, with jaw-dropping vantages of the High Peaks and Green Mountains.
This challenging, 11.6-mile out-and-back scales Lake Placid's iconic peak, Whiteface Mountain, and rewards dayhikers with expansive summit views of the Adirondacks and beyond.
Short hike with interpretive signs that ends at a spectacular waterfall.
Lazy folks drive to the top. Be a champ and hike the 7.8 miles from farm fields and hardwood forests to the highest summit in Massachusetts.
A twist on a local favorite, this 8.7-mile loop to the top of the Coyote Trail takes a non-traditional approach to doubletrack, singletrack and a challenging rocky climb.
Be prepared, you might spend all day exploring tubes and cave entrances in this cairn-laden route in El Malpais National Monument's Bandara Lava Flow.
Known as the Fingers Ride to locals, this version of a hometown favorite is a 30.4-mile features six fingers and moderate climbing.
This 9.8-mile out-and-back connects old-growth evergreens and the Mogollon Mountains, a series of 10,000-foot peaks in Gila National Forest.
Winding past steep canyon walls and ancient fossil beds, this 6.6-mile out-and-back in the Sandia Mountains rewards with an overlook across the Rio Puerco Valley.
Hike 11.2 miles and learn some local place names on this out-and-back to a secluded meadow high in the Sandia Mountains.
A perfect spring getaway just northwest of Albuquerque, this 4.3-mile loop cruises the base of a towering mesa, follows a classic desert arroyo, and hits a hoodoo hot spot in the Ojito.
Climb through the sandy canyons and shrubby ridgelines of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness on this 5-mile out-and-back outside Albuquerque.
Ride the tram to the top of the Sandia Crest, then tackle a 4,000-foot descent past aspen groves and juniper-dotted landscapes on this 12-mile shuttle hike.
Balance this 13.5-mile hinterland hike up the southern spine of the Sandia Mountains with a civilized finish--microbrews at the High Finance Restaurant.
Pack a suit and soak in the soothing waters of Spence Hot Springs on this one mile out-and-back in the secluded Jemez Valley.
Water is abundant here, compared to the arid high desert below. This 15.2-miler links fish-filled creeks with the forested hills of San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
Dayhike 5 to 15 miles through the golden hills above the city. The longer haul leads to a peak with fine views of the Sandias.
Move from scrubby desert to forested foothills on this 9.5-mile loop just minutes from downtown. Pack ample water and a raptor ID book.
Lush river canyons meet high desert mesas on this 23.7-mile, 3-day loop in the Gila Wilderness.
Set a weekend aside for this challenging 19.7-mile lasso loop (with numerous campsites) that connects two pinched gorges with suspended bridges.
A spring getaway into the a little used area.
This 53-mile route from Fort Hunt National Park rolls through quiet roads in northern Virginia and is a fantastic leaf-watching route in foliage season.
This quick suburban spin rolls by colonial landmarks on mellow neighborhood roads.
This is a challenging 4.2 mile out-and-back dayhike that progresses from easy grades to very steep and rises nearly 3000 ft to the summit of the 2nd highest peak in New York State. There are several steep sections of flat rock(pictured)where you have to haul yourself up by trees at the trails edge
After hiking past boulder fields, this 4.7-mile loop climbs up the spine of Hawk Mountain and stops at overlooks perfect for scoping hawk migrations.
2mile nature trail (out and back) maintained by The Nature Conservancy. Great view of the Altamaha bottomlands and wildlife.
Hike from Amicalola Falls State Park in northern Georgia to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain on this 16.2-mile loop.
Watch the bore tide in Turnagain Arm and tour a scenic section of the Indian-to-Girdwood bike path on this easygoing, 1.9-mile hike less than an hour from Anchorage.
Don't be fooled by the name: You'll climb 3,000 feet in 2 miles to a summit with spectacular views of rivers, mountains, and ocean.
Short overnighter at Ancient Lake. Was surprised by the waterfalls in the middle of the Eastern Washington Desert!
Sample the High Sierra horizon on this century climbing route that strings together an 1850's historic park, sequoia groves, alpine lakes, and epic mountain views.
Exploring the Cascades near Annette Lake.
Looking for a nice alpine lake hike that is only 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle?
Start at the Sugar Bay Boat Ramp, and head north where the North/South Trail intersects FS Rd 140.
Elkhorn trail is a long trail in Eastern Oregon. This trip is a small 9 mile out and back section. This is a great local hike for a 2 to 3 day get away. (Note: this default topo map is incorrect. Not sure why. The other maps are correct.)
This 10.6-mile out-and-back in Apostle Island National Lakeshore boasts sandy beaches, sandstone cliffs, and bluff-top views of the Mawikwe Bay sea caves.
This 6.1-miler runs from Bearwallow Gap, traces the horseshoe-shaped ridge of Cove Mountain, and descends to a great swimming hole in Jennings Creek.
Explore the Appalachian Trail's wildest stretch.
Go the whole 18.6 miles or shorten your hike by staying at one of the three shelters planted along this leg. Highlights: Civil War markers and panoramic views on Firescald Knob.
It's not the officially the AT but this 8.8-mile hike climbs past Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail.
Find your rhythm as you ascend, descendÛÓagain and againÛÓbetween rocky overlooks and deeply cut gaps on this 15-mile trek in Shenandoah National Park.
Drop to the lowest elevation point on the AT, cross the Hudson on what was once the world's longest suspension bridge, then claim views of a glacier-scoured valley on this 9.2-mile section hike.
Travel under The Guillotine--a large boulder hanging precariously over the trail--and test your mettle with a ridge climb to Highcock Knob on this 13.7-miler. Watch for seasonal blueberries and box turtles along the trail.
Trace the peaceful banks of Little Black Branch to White Rocks Mountain on this 8.5-mile dayhike. Other highlights: Swimming at Little Rock Pond and nice vista views.
The first 12 miles of this ambitious dayhike are almost pancake-flat then the homestretch climbs 800 feet to Blue Mountain.
Don't let the mileage fool you. This 4.9-miler packs in two summits, crosses a rushing brook, and provides idyllic views of the Housatonic Valley.
Rocky and rugged, this 15.9-mile trek travels through two states, crests the tallest peak in Connecticut, and links four summits in Massachusetts.
Cross over several grassy balds and look for wild ponies on this 13.5-mile leg with three AT shelters.
Out and back with options for campsites or AT shelters along the way while enjoying some of the finest open balds in the south.
Connect farm fields, hardwood forests and the rocky crown of Mount Greylock--Massachusetts' highest summit--on this 10.9-mile dayhike.
Go from a lazy riverside to scenic outcrops to a wooded ridgeline on this 6.3-mile segment located in the state game lands of central Pennsylvania.
Walk along Kittatinny Ridge to the crest of Sunrise Mountain to photograph panoramas of the New Jersey Highlands and the Poconos before dropping down to High Point State Park.
Four day hike starting in Damascus, VA to Massie Gap in Grayson Highland State Park following the Appalachian Trail.
Tackle a rigorous 1,000-foot climb, traverse fields, and cross an impressive gorge on this 15.8-mile section.
This 18.7-mile weekend trip starts with a 2,700-foot climb up Snowbird Mountain then descends and climbs again to Max Patch, an old homestead and logging camp.
Start where the Delaware River pours through Kittatinny Ridge to explore this 13.3-mile trek of a wooded ridgeline that runs past a glacial pond and a 60-foot fire tower.
Grab a photogenic lunch spot at Laura Creek Falls, or sleep over at a nearby shelter on this 8.2-mile segment.
Cross farmlands and woods then climb 1,500 feet to Lick Rock. Bonus: Look closely for an old barbed wire fence that once separated North Carolina and Tennessee.
This 13.1-miler twists around several 3,400-foot peaks then dips into wooded valleys and traces an old narrow-gauge railroad route.
Weave through old-growth stands of white pine and spruce on this 19.3- mile hike that tours four ponds and ends with a wet crossing of the Kennebec River.
A stiff climbÛÓyouÛªll gain roughly 1,300 feet in a mileÛÓand an even steeper descent make this 8.8-miler a challenging daytrip.
Pass Dartmouth College, hike over Smarts Mountain, and explore thick woodlands on this multi-day, 36-mile trip. Peakbaggers: Several side trails lead to nearby summits.
There's no shortage of scenic overlooks on this 14.8-mile section that crisscrosses the Blue Ridge Parkway four times.
This 8.5-mile hike passes vertical cliffs, weaves through spruce and fir stands, and traverses the northern slopes of Hawksbill Mountain, the highest peak in Shenandoah.
This challenging 27.7-mile section traverses the Willey Range, and the Zealand, Garfield and Franconia Ridges. The payoff: Postcard mountain views, beautiful mountain huts, and the longest stretch of roadless wilderness in New Hampshire.
Starting in low elevation you quickly climb Steep Mt. Shuckstack and your on a difficult treck for 72 miles to Davenport gap.. During this time you will go up and over many Mountains including Clingmans Dome which is the second highest mountain east of the Mighty Miss.
Multiple peaks, steep climbs, and open meadows highlight this 40.6-mile trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Civil War battlefields, the original Washington Monument, and a rolling ridgeline await dayhikers and overnighters on this lovely historical section of the AT.
Travel through white ash and yellow poplar, skid down steep ridges, and sing Hallelujah at the scenic outposts on this 12.3-mile leg in Shenandoah National Park.
Trace the high brow of the Appalachians on this 12.3-mile segment past several campsites and overlooks--including Annapolis Rocks, a popular crag for climbers.
Watch for black bears along this 7.1-mile leg that features woodlands and a worthy side trip to the glacial leftovers of Cheshire Cobbles.
This 10.4-miler passes Jefferson Rock, climbs Weverton Cliff for jaw-dropping views, then continues on temperate terrain to Gathland State Park.
On this 27.7-mile course into Maine, you'll hike, climb--even scramble hand-over-foot--over glacial leftovers and up the rocky flanks of Goose Eye Mountain in the Mahoosuc Range.
Switchback 1,000 feet to poster-worthy views of Lovers Leap Rock, an aptly-named perch made famous by a suicidal Cherokee maiden.
This scenic 11.2-miler crisscrosses the New York-Connecticut border three times and rewards hikers with numerous views of the Housatonic Valley.
This 53.2-mile section is wild and remote, stringing together the 100-Mile Wilderness to Mount Katahdin, the highest point in Maine and the northern-most point on the Appalachian Trail.
Exposed ledges, a glacial cleft, summit climbs, and a talus-strewn ravine highlight this 12.5-miler in the Berkshires and Taconic Mountains.
Perfect for a day hike or longer out-and-back, this 6.1-miler rolls through mid-Atlantic woodlands then descends into Harpers Ferry, the merging point of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
This 19.4-miler is a test in balance and nerve as you pick routes through mind-numbing boulder fields. The payoffs are scenic ridges with 180-degree views and toned calf muscles.
Sample a classic stretch of the Appalachian Trail on this 11.5-mile route around a 1,000-foot gorge, with overlooks and eye-candy vistas of the Smokies.
This 11-miler follows a network of bog bridges, passes a glacial pond, and showcases postcard views from The Ledges.
This classic 54-mile section travels through Maine's infamous 100-Mile Wilderness where countless notches, summit bids, and old-growth conifers are just a few highlights.
Summit climbs, mountain ponds, and panoramic views highlight this 15.5-mile hike in the Bigelow Range.
Connect four picturesque ponds on this 12.2-mile leg that rolls across wooded hills to the Sandy River. Watch for moose too.
This rugged 21.6-mile route links five summits and passes a plague honoring the final section of the Appalachian Trail.
Enjoy panoramic Smokies views on blueberry- and rhododendron-lined trails on the way to French Broad River, where relaxing hot springs await.
This 13.7-miler unfurls across the backbone of Kittatinny Ridge showcasing lake-dotted landscapes and views above Culvers Lake. Must see!: Take the sidetrip to Buttermilk Falls, New JerseyÛªs highest waterfall.
Hit this 15-mile out-and-back on the Appalachian Trail via train and bus for sprawling views and Massachusetts' high point.
Big climb. Big crowds. Bigger reward. This classic 9.8-mile route climbs the tallest peak in Maine, a hiking high point in every sense.
Follow the West Branch Piscataquis River through lake-dotted landscapes and old growth forests on this 17.9-mile hikeÛÓperfect for a long weekend.
This 15.8-miler climbs more than 3,500 feet past mountain lakes and waterfalls--all deserving of a lunchtime break or a pause for photographs.
Soon after its start in Highpoint State Park, this 9.5-miler travels the New Jersey-New York border then crosses tens of small bridges through the Vernie Swamp. Add-on: Follow spur trail to New Jersey's highpoint.
Ten miles is all it takes to tour this medley of landscapes ranging from giant swamps in Vernon Valley to the glacier-scraped summit of Pochuck Mountain.
This sweet 5.3-miler charges up Wawayanda Mountain, crosses a 19th century iron bridge, and cruises past LutherÛªs Rock, a boulder left by retreating glaciers.
Navigate the infamous lemon squeezer, a pinched corridor tucked between mammoth-sized boulders, on this 11-mile route peppered young hardwoods and old iron mines in Harriman State Park.
This 11-miler traverses four mountains and passes the faded remains of settlements and iron mines. Along the way, you'll skirt the base of Fitzgerald Falls.
The marshlands and wooded swamps on this 6.9-mile leg are home to more than 77 species of birds.
Postcard-worthy views are plentiful during this 11.2-mile stretch. Bring your camera and snap panoramas overlooking Canopus Lake, the Hudson River Valley, and the Fishkill Plains.
This 13.3-miler is loaded with interesting points: the massive Dover Oak, a trailside railroad station, and the Great Swamp--one of the largest wetlands in New York.
Start by walking through Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi--the only indoor section of the AT that runs through a stone building built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934--and then climb up into Raven Cliffs Wilderness.
This 30.3-miler in the Great Smokies leads to picturesque panoramas including Charles Bunion, a popular 5,736-foot bald.
Earmark a long weekend for this 20.9-miler that connects Massachusetts to Vermont. Highlights include: sweet lookout views and a walk on The Long Trail--the country's first long--distance trail.
This 4.8-mile dayhike jams in 1,400 feet of climbing, and a mile-long spur trail to Chimney RocksÛÓa stunning overlook with easterly views of Green Ridge and Waynesboro Reservoir.
Locals say Bigfoot lives in the wooded foothills on this 14.7-mile segment. Take photos, if you see the hairy beast (evidence is weak), and camp out at Eagles Nest Shelter.
Cut out a monster climb by hiking this 9.7-mile section south-to-north along Peters Mountain to two scenic outposts: Table Rock and Shikellimy Overlook.
Go for one, two, or three nights on this 15.5-mile leg featuring a trio of shelters and long shady stretches under classic Pennsylvanian woodlands.
See why thru-hikers nickname this area Rocksylvania. This 13.5-mile leg runs along a knife-edge ridge, then scrambles around sedan-sized boulders, and ends at a refreshing swimming hole in the Lehigh River.
Weak-ankled hikers need not apply. This 15.8-miler descends a slow-going rock garden off Stony Mountain then runs a fairly wide trail through rhododendron forests.
Save this 11-miler for leaf-peeper season when the hills are brushed in reds and browns. DonÛªt miss the incredible overlook at milepoint 1.9.
This 10.4-miler climbs weathered mountain ridges to several rocky overlooks then ends on the banks of the Susquehanna River, the longest river on the East Coast.
Climb. Descend. Repeat. This 8.3-mile leg connects 4 unnamed highpoints along Rocky Ridge. No surprise: Lots of giant rocks on the trail too.
The payoff on this 6.4-mile hike is the big views on Bear Mountain, stretching from the Hudson Highlands to New York City's skyline.
Savor postcard-worthy views of the Blue Ridge from Hightop Mountain on this 10.9-mile hike in Shenandoah National Park.
Best done in three days, this 19.6-mile leg traces ridgelines, drops into deep-cut notches, and offers breathtaking views of nearby mountains.
Go from wooded ravines to marshy bogs to a blueberry-speckled trail on this mellow 10.5-mile segment.
Watch hawks and eagles soar thermals above The Pinnacle, Pulpit Rocks, and Hawk Mountain on this 26.5-mile backpacking trip, arguably the most scenic section of the AT in Pennsylvania.
This 5.1-mile section hosts one of the oddest named shelters (Devils Racecourse), crosses the Mason-Dixon Line, and climbs to the highest point on the AT in Maryland.
Top-of-the-world vistas, fields of wildflowers and sun-dappled hardwood forests are nothing compared to David Greer, an insane murderer who once lived on Bald Mountain from 1802 to 1834.
Leave the highlands and enjoy young forests and farmland panoramas (cue the hay fields and barns) on this easy-going 8.1-mile stretch.
Pass the 1,000-mile-marker on the AT (for northbound hikers) on this 13.4-mile trip to Raven Rocks promising breathtaking views of Shenandoah Valley. Don't miss the bench swing at David Lesser Shelter.
This 12-miler climbs out of Black Brook Notch and connects a string of summits with far-reaching views of distant peaks and countless lakes.
Three shelters, rolling hills and beautiful vistas reward hikers as they connect Springer Mountain to Woody Gap where a recently renovated shelter sits under a leafy canopy.
Meander through lush hardwood forests with moderate elevation change and check out Cable Gap Shelter--a cozy, three-sided log shelter.
Treat yourself to far-reaching panoramas from Marys RockÛÓarguably some of the best views in Shenandoah National ParkÛÓbefore a steady descent to Thornton Gap on this 6.9 miler.
This weeklong hike tours photogenic balds, rhododendron-choked valleys, and grassy hillsides with wild ponies in Grayson Highlands State Park.
Countless views, fragrant pines, and a worthy side trip to South River Falls highlight this 11.6-mile hike in Shenandoah National Park.
Get lost in a mixed forest of evergreens and hardwoods on this fairly flat 20.3-mile hike with multiple camping spots and a steep final descent into Damascus.
Cruise 8.1 miles into wooded creek valleys and up Rich Mountain where an old fire tower is accessible by a short spur trail.
This 14.6-mile leg promises long views on Blue Mountain and ends at Unicoi Gap where hikers can find an original 1934 metal AT trail marker.
Frequent overlooks, lush landscapes, and three Blue Ridge summits highlight this 14.3-mile section in Shenandoah National Park.
Tour hemlock- and pine-covered landscapes in the Berkshires to a glacial lake nestled between wooded hills on this 8.4-miler.
Start at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and hit the trail for a beautiful, yet rugged 12.7-mile walk under hardwoods and through Nantahala Gorge. Not up for a long day hike? Stop at Sassafras Gap Shelter and swap stories with thru-hikers.
This 23.3-mile stretch of the AT passes beneath waterfalls and young hardwoods in Cherokee National Forest. Don't miss the short hike to Jones Falls.
A popular dayhike, this 10.9-miler traces the banks of Holly Brook, skirts the edge of a scenic pond, and reveals panoramic views from the top of Pleasant Pond Mountain.
Wind through mid-Atlantic woodlands and farmland to Fullhardt Knob on this 5.3-mile dayhike. Along the way, pass a collierÛªs pit where charcoal was made for nearby iron furnaces during the 19th century.
The lofty goal on this 23.5-miler--more than half of which runs above treeline--is Mount Washington, the most notorious and highest peak in New Hampshire. On bluebird days, views stretch for 100-plus miles. Tip: Check the forecast before you go; weather blows in fast.
This relatively flat 20.2-mile section runs through rhododendron tunnels, quiet woodlands, and past three AT shelters.
Take a Blue Ridge summit tour to the tops of Big Rocky Row, Little Rocky Row, Bluff Mountain, and Punchbowl Mountain on this 10.7-mile hike where views extend south to the James River.
This 18.8-miler traverses High KnobÛªs southern slopes, passes three shelters and ends with an optional side trip into Sky Meadows State Park.
Wander hills painted in wildflowers and crest several crags before charging down 3,000 feet to the Tye River on this 24-mile trek.
Some of the best views of Connecticut can be seen from Rand's ViewÛÓa quiet meadow dotting this 9-mile leg that showcases unrivaled views of wooded Berkshire Hills.
Climb more than 3,300 feet on this adventurous dayhike up Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot bald with airy views of the White Mountains and New Hampshire.
Unicoi Gap to Hog Pen Gap. 14.6 Miles.
Go from flat lowlands to high ridgetops--you'll gain more than 2,000 feet--on this 17.1-miler that traverses wildflower-laced Chestnut Ridge and the rocky backbone of Garden Mountain.
You'll travel past Harpers Creek Shelter and continue on a steady ascent over the summits of the Three Ridges in George Washington National Forest on this 10.2-mile trek.
The AT continues its rollercoaster ride across the Blue Ridge on this 7-mile ridge-to-hollow route that passes Bears Den Rocks overlook where classic views of Shenandoah Valley are revealed.
This 15-miler starts out gently along Dismal Creek then cranks up 1,300 feet to Sugar Run Mountain. Take the side trip to Falls of DismalÛÓa multi-tiered cascade and local swimming hole.
This 10.2-miler crosses a new suspension bridge over the Pedlar River and curves around the southern tip of Lynchburg Reservoir. Bonus: Cool off and snap photos at the waterfall next to Brown Mountain Creek.
This 4.6-mile dayhike leaves Lickskillet Hollow and follows Brushy Mountain's ridgetop before dropping down to cross Kimberling Creek on a suspension bridge.
You'll gain 3,000 feet by the end of this 12.9-miler that runs from Jennings Creek to the top of Apple Orchard Mountain.
Before you lose 2,500 feet in the final two miles on this 11.2-miler, enjoy the fern-draped ridges and sweeping valley views on Angels Rest.
Swimming is not a common word on the AT, but a highlight on this 16.5-mile hike at Griffith Lake. There is a fun rock scramble on Baker Peak too.
Roll over piney ridges into lovely valleys and lonely pastures on this 21.3-mile leg. Don't miss: Take side trip to Cloudland Farm where organic ice cream is only a few bucks away.
Go from muddy pastures to riverside views to rocky summits on this 26-mile segment.
The hotspot on this 21.1-miler is Glastenbury Mountain, a 3,748-foot summit that Native Americans believe is cursed and a place where several people went missing in the mid-1900s.
Connect New Jersey and New York on this rugged 8.6-mile route that traverses the glacier-cut spine of Bellvale Mountain.
Build your quads on this remote section of the Appalachian Trail, which features seven balds over 5,000 feet, and amazing views of the Smokies from Jump off Point.
Ready your camera. This 7.3-miler serves up five-star views of countless peaks: Bear Mountain, Mount Everett, Kaaterskill High Peak and the Catskills, to name a few.
The windy skyways above this 15.4-mile section attract gliders (migrating birds, paragliders, and some hang gliders). The rocky trail attracts birdwatchers and photographers to several outcrops overlooking tawny farmlands and the Delaware River.
Trek to the border of New Jersey along PA's finest section of the Appalachian Trail.
This 6.2-miler offers a quick overnight getaway. Connect scenic outcrops with views to nearby mountains and camp at Silver Bald Shelter.
The hotspot on this 9.8-mile section is Blood Mountain, a 4,450-foot peak where historic battles between the Creek and Cherokee Indians stained the ground red.
Quickly climb to the mostly wooded spine of Piney Mountain, go 5 miles, then descend the gap into Toland and climb again on this 10.4-mile section. Tip: DonÛªt miss the Half-Gallon Challenge at Pine Grove Furnace General Store.
One of the state's tallest and most spectacular waterfalls. Singing streams, dancing down cascades. Huge boulders. Thick stands of forest, ranging from hemlocks to hardwoods. Stunning vistas of the Shenandoah Valley, especially in leaf-off. Towering bluff lines.
This moderate two-night loop trail begins and ends in a high desert basin, climbs through rugged canyons and traverses a high pass. The opportunities for spur hikes make it easy to extend this trip far beyond the two nights.
Hike 6.1 miles into a redrock paradise full of wind-and-water sculptures that seem to defy gravity. You'll see seven amazing arches on this route.
Hike among high-rise sandstone walls and massive fins on this 1.8miler that is a perfect introduction to Arches National Park.
Hike among high-rise sandstone walls and massive fins on this 1.9-miler that's a perfect introduction to Arches National Park.
This section of the river is 19.9 miles in length and includes the popular Brown's Canyon. It is rated Class III-V. See cautions for Silver Bullet and Stone Bridge. Provided by the AHRA
This section of river is 18 miles in length and includes the challenging Pine Creek and Numbers runs. It is rated Class IV-VI and can become extremely difficult at higher flows. See caution for Frog Rock Rapid. It is recommended that Pine Creek Rapid and the Numbers not be run at flows over 2400 cfs at the Below Granite gauge. Provided by the AHRA
This section of river is 14.4 miles in length. Although navigable, this section is seldom boated. Abundant fishing opportunities exist and is the primary activity on this section. Provided by the AHRA
This section is 19.4 miles long. With milder whitewater, this section is a great beginner level and family run and is also known for abundant fishing opportunities. See caution for Salida Low Head. Provided by the AHRA.
In the shadow of Mount Mitchell, this 5.6-mile ridgeline hike climbs through hemlock and chestnut oak to a watchtower overlook of Blue Ridge and Pisgah peaks.
The Assault on Mount Mitchell cruises rural rollers before an epic stretch of climbing along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the highest point east of the Mississippi.
Navigate rocky crags, snaking switchbacks, and wooden ladders on this 6.5-mile trek that crests Calloway Peak, the highest summit in the Blue Ridge.
Climbing granite slickrock to a highpoint above DuPont State Forest, this 4.4-mile loop jogs back down into a dense forest toward a trailside swimming hole.
Disappear into deciduous forest outside Asheville on this 7.5-mile bird-watching loop that wanders past a Civil War-era cemetery and hidden cascades.
Looping 13.2 miles on vintage Pisgah trails outside Asheville, this ride connects the bench-cut singletrack of Laurel Mountain with the hand-tingling descent of Pilot Rock.
A super-sampler of the southern half of Linville Gorge, this 3-day backpack showcases some of the best sweeping cliff-top views and raging waterfalls that the "Grand Canyon of the East" has to offer.
En route to four 6,000-foot summits, this 7.8-mile bushwhack travels the crest of wooded ridgeline above the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this 10-mile loop treks through the Pisgah National Forest past numerous ridge-top overlooks and up to a quartz-clustered summit.
This challenging 4.8-miler in the Black Mountains features a stiff climb past rhododendron and rocky outcrops to a windswept ridge connecting Celo Knob and Gibbs Mountain.
Conquer two 6,000-foot peaks in Pisgah National Forest on this 3-mile trek that straddles the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This 4.6-mile loop gets two thumbs up for its rushing cascades, sweet campsites, and two fine viewpoints overlooking Pisgah National Forest.
On this 5.6-miler, see the rare granite domes and lively waterfalls that earned this Nantahala National Forest valley the nickname "Yosemite of the East."
Circling Tom Spring Mountain outside Ashland, this 52-mile loop takes in scenic views of three mountain lakes along sustained climbs and descents.
There is fierce competition for the finest scenery on this challenging trek to Snowmass Lake: alpine lakes, rocky chasms, and 14,000-foot peaks.
Four 12,000-foot passes, classic alpine views and a rugged loop around Colorado's most-photographed peaks make this 26.5-mile backpack a Rocky Mountain epic.
This moderate 12.7-mile out-and-back climbs a glacial valley under America's most photographed peaks, where sweeping views from 12,480-foot West Maroon Pass are more than picturesque.
This 5.5-mile loop in Chattahoochee National Forest follows a leg of the Appalachian Trail and provides long views across the Blue Ridge peaks.
Dotted with place names like Crooked Dog Gap and Rough Creek, this 15.5-mile route mixes rugged ridgeline climbs and quiet riverside campsites.
You'll cross the Conasauga River 38 times on this challenging, 12.1-mile shuttle hike past wooded beaver ponds, trout pools, and countless waterfalls.
On the edge of Chattahoochee National Forest, this 13.4-mile loop treks up several Blue Ridge peaks and meanders through north Georgia wildflowers and hardwood forest.
A classic Appalachian ridge hike, this 11-mile shuttle tackles numerous knobs and summits under heavy canopy with occasional Blue Ridge views.
Tour a southern Civil War battleground on this 15.8-miler that offers Atlanta dayhikers multiple opportunities to experience their own journey through time.
Visit Georgia's Little Grand Canyon on this 6.7-mile loop to backcountry shelters and geologic wonders in Providence Canyon State Park.
Only 20 miles north of Atlanta, Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers a maze of wooded trails that wander past abandoned gold mines to overlooks of Blue Ridge peaks.
A favorite urban escape from Atlanta, Sope Creek offers a wooded playground for hikers, trail-runners, and photo-buffs.
Trail run or hike on this 3.8-mile woodland loop past granite outcrops and small cascades to the floodplain of the Ocmulgee River.
Count five waterfalls--including one of Georgia's most scenic--on this 10.8-miler in Chattahoochee National Forest. Go midweek for more solitude.
There's great riding in Texas, but there are two things you don’t get very often: hills and scenery. This ride has a bit of both.
Circumnavigate a 425-foot monolith on this 4.9-miler that crosses a sandy creek and cruises classic Texas Hill Country west of Austin.
This 6.4-mile loop circles the best scenery in Texas Hill Country: amazing pink rock formations, picturesque ponds, and a giant granite dome.
I hiked in to Lake Colden from the Hiph Peaks Information Center
An extreme dayhike to Whorl Mountain and Matterhorn Peak in the beautiful Yosemite National Park. Following the footsteps of Japhy and Smith of Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums. 16 miles round trip and 6500 ft elevation gain.
Although short, this popular 0.2-mile trail to Pinnacles Overlook offers big views of Badlands National Park's iconic rock formations.
This 22-mile backcountry route weaves through pinnacled formations, serpentine washes, and expansive grasslands in Badlands National Park's Sage Creek Wilderness Area.
The Ballona Wetlands Ecosystem is the last open space of nature in the Los Angeles basin. Ballona (and Centinela creek) before they reach the preserved 600-acre Ballona Ecological Reserve and the Santa Monica Bay are not only ecologically important; but it is financially viable for local government to maintain.
You'll find two wooded creeks and plenty of solitude on this 2.8-mile lollipop loop nestled in the heart of Patapsco Valley State Park.
Dip into river-cut canyons and explore the homeland of the Ancestral Pueblo on this 19.8-mile trip in New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument.
Follow the grueling route 4 miles up the side of Bandera Mountain to the 5240ft summit to enjoy a stunning panorama of nearby peaks and mountains.
Short hike located just east of the town of Buena Vista with spectacular views of the Collegiate Peaks and information about the railroad.
Short section mapped of Bartram Trail near Warwoman Dell. Moderate.
Take this easy 1-mile round trip walk at sunset to see Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from their summer refuge in a flood control tunnel.
This strenuous, 4.7-mile loop links a string of remote waterfalls and rocky coves tucked into the inner reaches of Clark Creek Natural Area.
A beautiful fall hike in the Sierra Nevada mountains to the summit of challenging Bear Creek Spire within the John Muir Wilderness.
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This is a difficult 6.4 mile trip to Bear Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness on the Southwest side. The last 1.5 miles is the most difficult because of the elevation gain. But worth it for the views.
This hike is about an 8.8 mile loop through the Bear Run Nature Reserve which borders Falling Water both of which are run by The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Follow a tree covered trail to the top of a mesa, and decend to the Pecos River at Beatty's Flats.
3.4 miles out and back. Moderate hike. Follows Bartram Trail to both Becky Branch Falls and Martin Creek Falls.
Climb to the top of a glacier-scraped volcano for dramatic views of the Cascades on this difficult, 12.5-mile out-and-back in Three Sisters Wilderness.
This strenuous 16-mile trek weaves past golden meadows to the crumbling crown of Broken Top, a glacier-scraped volcano in Three Sisters Wilderness.
Save a weekend for this 27.4-mile loop in the Cascades that climbs an extinct shield volcano and tours lake-dotted landscapes in the Diamond Peak Wilderness.
Link lake-dotted landscapes, Cascade views, and waterfront campsites on this two-day, 28 miler that climbs an extinct shield volcano in the Diamond Peak Wilderness.
This two-day, 26.5-mile loop in the Cascades climbs an extinct shield volcano and tours lake-dotted landscapes in Diamond Peak Wilderness.
A classic Oregon climbing route, this 85-mile loop ascends to alpine meadows and lakes in the shadow of majestic Cascade peaks.
This volcano has lured explorers for decades. Good reason too: The 8.8-miler mixes trails, routefinding, and hand-over-hand scrambling.
This 10.6-mile out-and-back in the Cascade Range negotiates a variety of climbing routes to a crumbling volcanic summit (and a dizzying view).
Link pumice and obsidian fields with expansive alpine meadows on this challenging trek to the top of South Sister, a glacier-capped volcano in the Cascade Range.
This challenging, 12.2-mile trek ascends the spiny, volcanic ridge of Three Fingered Jack for dizzying views across the Cascade Mountains.
This three-state Berkshires loop rolls south of Bennington to Williamstown, MA and heads into New York via a 4-mile climb over Petersburg Pass.
Discover waterfalls and unique views along the secluded trails up Bessemer Mountain.
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Explore Big Bend backcountry on this easy 1.2-mile round-trip through a water-worn canyon to a desert watering hole surrounded by towering layers of rock.
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Descend into Closed Canyon's slot for a 1.4-mile round-trip trek from Big Bend's scenic River Road toward the Mexican border and the raging Rio Grande.
This Big Island ride winds through desert, rainforest, and lava flows on the way to a geological hot spot: Volcanoes National Park.
A three day trip on the Big Pine North Fork in the John Muir Wilderness. There are some hard climbs and scrambling over rocks on this trip, so not for those who want easy walking only.
Strenuous, eight to nine mile hike from the Middle Creek to Twin Arches trailheads at Big South Fork near Jamestown, TN.
Wander a 4.2-mile figure 8 that tours rhododendron clusters, rock formations, and serene cascades in a diverse hardwood forest near the Alabama-Georgia state line.
Bypass the weekend crowds on this 8.6-mile hike past old mining claims to a campsite near Horton Lake.
This 3-mile off-trail route leads to Slims Peak, a 7,000-foot summit with 360-degree views of the Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada.
A tough, picturesque, 42 mile trail in North-Central PA featuring great views and solitude.
hiked the Mesa for a many miles for such a small altitude delta. to say the least, enjoyed it even though it was almost categorized as a hill. had to do it, for it was still on the list to accomplish.
Explore the unique glacial geology of Block Island and wander past Atlantic Ocean overlooks on this 3.5-mile amble through an idyllic nature preserve.
This is a very cool hike (about 8 miles) that a friend and I did on the 4th of July this year.
This 5.4-miler in the Blue Ridge Mountains climbs through poplars and oaks to the 4,001-foot summit of Flat Top Mountain, the tallest of the Peaks of Otter.
Popular with Blue Ridge Parkway travelers for more than 150 years, this steep, 3.2-mile out-and-back climbs to the rocky summit of one of Virginia's highest peaks.
Highlights along this 3.5-mile loop include whitetail deer, a 3,364-foot summit, precariously perched boulders, and a 19th-century farmhouse.
4 Day Hiking/Fly-Fishing trip in to the Bob Marshall Wilderness West of Augusta, MT.
Payoffs are big on this remote 7.8-miler in the Smoky Mountains: No crowds, beautiful mountain views, and steamy hot springs.
This 11.6-miler crosses the Snake River, then heads downstream through a magnificent desert canyon known for its raptors and hidden rock art.
Set aside a long weekend for great fishing on this 32.4-mile loop in the remote Salmon River Mountains, where crystal waters attract elk, moose, and bears.
This is a 15 mile day hike in the Mount Charleston Wilderness area. The best way to do this hike is to get a friend to swap cars with you and hike from opposite ends of the trail.
Crave bragging rights? Climb the repeated quad-busting 20 percent grades on this 70-miler near Camp Pendleton without whining and they’re all yours.
On this 6-mile loop in Blue Hills Reservation, you'll see dense hardwoods, meadows, ponds, glacial leftovers,
rocky hills, and sweeping views of Boston.
Explore Wompatuck State Park on a labyrinthine trail system that showcases classic New England-style singletrack right outside Boston.
An 18.13-mile point-to-point trip from Chokecherry Point, across the Aquarius Plateau to Pleasant Creek Lake, and back down the Meeks Lake Trail. Begins and ends on Highway 12 over Boulder Mtn. Shuttle is bikable/hitchable.
Ditch your beloved road bike for a dirty affair with 'cross wheels on this pavement-averse tour of Front Range gravel.
The rocky recess of Fourmile Canyon offers up one of Boulder's less-traveled foothill trails. Canyon shade and a crisscrossing creek keep this 3.1-miler perfect for a summer afternoon.
Hike this gentle, 6.1-mile out-and-back in midsummer when an explosion of wildflowers dominates the climb to this grassy pass in the Indian Peaks.
From coniferous forests to intimate alpine lakes to views of the Continental Divide, this 12-miler offers classic Rocky Mountain scenery.
The climb on this 7.6-mile loop to Bear Peak is, well, a bear, gaining 2,800 stair-studded feet. The payoff: Long views into Boulder, Denver, and the Indian Peaks.
The 1,000-foot climb from Boulder to Betasso Preserve pays off with a 3-mile circuit on banked and off-camber singletrack--an ideal cross-country primer.
This easy, 4.4-mile loop outside Boulder links Big Bluestem Trail to South Boulder Creek Trail and features vibrant wildflowers and 5-star views of the Flatirons.
Sampling the best of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, this 5-milers traverses alpine meadows up to a sparkling lake perched below the Continental Divide.
Nestled between Nederland and the Indian Peaks Wilderness area, this 4.26 mile lollipop trail takes you by mountain vistas on your way to a 19th century homestead.
Nestled between Nederland and the Indian Peaks Wilderness area, this 4.3-mile lollipop trail reveals mountain vistas en route to a 19th-century homestead.
Leave your car at home: To explore Continental Divide country, you only need a bus ticket and your bike.
Get up-close and personal with Boulder's signature Flatirons on this popular 2.9-mile loop that leads to a rocky perch high above Chautauqua Park.
This 10-mile loop begins with a stiff, sometimes technical, climb then speeds into rolling forestland and endless grassy meadows to an old ranch in the shadow of Longs Peak.
Blaze through conifer tunnels into open meadows of tall grass and brush on this 7-mile trail ride north of Boulder.
Snake through ponderosa pines and an unending succession of rock problems on this 9.4-mile lollipop that tops out at a stunning high-desert overlook.
Snowshoe into a small mountain lake on this gentle, 5-mile out-and-back in Indian Peaks Wilderness--a perfect winter getaway from the city.
Climb past ponderosa stands, golden meadows, and Boulder's iconic Flatirons to a hidden cave in Chautauqua Park on this 6.8-mile out-and-back.
Compared to its jagged neighbors, this 13,000-foot summit is one of the easier peaks (no technical scrambling required) to tick off in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
This 3.4-mile loop, featuring countless log steps and narrow rock passages, travels up and over one of Boulder's challenging summits.
This 4-miler starts with a gentle climb along rolling ridgeline, then cranks it up a notch with an obstacle course of steep rock steps and tightly-spaced boulders.
Navigate an obstacle course of countless log steps, steep rock slabs, and giant boulders on this 2.8-mile hike to a small summit overlooking Boulder.
Sample suburban recreational trails on this easy 3.8-mile Niwot route that showcases views of the Front Range along it's eastern fringe.
In the shadow of Caribou Peak and Bald Mountain, this easy 1.6-mile out-and-back leads to a pot of goldÛÓa cluster of Rainbow Lakes.
Tour Rainbow Lakes' subalpine waters before climbing through pine forests, past hidden lakes, and over 13ers en route to the Continental Divide.
This popular loop through Boulder's Chautauqua Park tops out at a stunning rock arch framing views of Front Range foothills and the plains.
This 3.5-mile out-and-back climbs into Shadow Canyon, passing an old homestead and striking views of Boulder's Flatirons.
One of Boulder's gnarliest climbs, this 42-miler pays off with stunning views of Indian Peaks from a high-altitude dirt road.
A picture-perfect pond at the end of this mellow 0.8-mile hike makes this trip in the Roosevelt National Forest an easy overnight option for familiesÛÓand the faint-of-heart.
Hit the Enchanted Mesa en route to this little-visited destination--stone recliners overlooking the city of Boulder--on this 2.9-mile loop in Chautauqua Park.
Tag the highest peak in Minnesota on this 6.6-mile hike, which courses under a coniferous forest and past a glacial lake with nice backcountry campsites.
Paddle past wooded islands while perfecting your loon call on this 13.6-mile weekend trip across four lakes to an isolated campsite.
Scramble around beaver dams, trek through timber wolf territory, and ford countless creeks on this 30.1-mile loop that skirts 15 backcountry lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Sheltered camps with bugling moose. Coves with ancient rock art. A raging waterfall. You'll find even the portages delightful as you paddle this 38-mile, 3-day route through Minnesota's million-acre water park into Canada's Quetico Provincial Park.
A hike from Farmington Elementary School, up to the limit of the Davis Creek trail, and bushwacking to the top of Bountiful Peak. Then I traveled north along the ATV road to the Steed Creek overlook and descended via the southwest ridge of Farmington Creek.
Take the ultimate tour of southwest Montana's high plains and river valleys on this challenging, 100-mile loop that follows the 3 Rivers Century route.
Pedal past pristine mountain scenes on this 42.5-mile ride that climbs through Bridger Canyon to the top of Battle Ridge Pass.
Combining three popular Bozeman cycling routes, this metric century charity ride tackles both the plains and the canyons around Gallatin Valley.
This 18.5-mile loop near Bozeman boasts smooth roads, light traffic, and a scenic spin through a historic farming community.
This rolling 31.5-miler is a good route for beginner cyclists, or for hammerheads who want to crank it up a notch on Montana's favorite time trial course.
Join the local cycling crowd for after-work ride around the Bozeman outskirts that spins easy some weeks and hammers hard others.
Save a weekend morning for this 34.5-mile loop connecting Belgrade, Bozeman, and Four Corners on idyllic roads with light traffic and photo-worthy views.
A Bozeman favorite, this 46.4-mile road ride winds through Hyalite Canyon and ends with a series of scenic rollers on Bozeman Trail Road.
Like a modern day Pony Express, this 187-mile Permanent route challenges randonneurs to carry a postcard over the Bridger Mountains to Martinsdale before rolling back to Bozeman.
Get up close and personal with Big Sky Country on this quintessential (and difficult) Montana ride that crisscrosses the Continental Divide and drops through majestic mountain scenes.
This ambitious 5.6-miler climbs more than 3,000 feet through mountain meadows, past a quiet lake, to a summit with far-away views over the Gallatin Range.
Take a (long) lap around the Tobacco Root Mountains on this 147-mile randonneur loop that winds past historic gold fields, revisiting Montana's rough and tumble past.
Ride through Gallatin Valley's seed potato country on this 46.5-mile loop that visits the scenic hamlets of Churchill, Amsterdam, and Manhattan.
Circle the cyclist-friendly streets of Bozeman on this easy-going tour that visits quiet neighborhoods, Montana State University, and Main Street.
Climb the rocky guardian of the northern Gallatin Range on this 10-mile out-and-back to a skyline full of lofty pinnacles.
Just two hours from Denver, this 7.4-mile out-and-back passes several waterfalls en route to a magnificent lake basin that provides off-trail access to Pacific Tarn, the highest officially named lake in the United States.
Five-star mountain views, two alpine lakes, and gold mine relics highlight this 4.5-mile out-and-back dayhike south of Breckenridge, Colorado.
Breitenbush Lake - Jefferson Park. 7.5 mile RT to the Ridge, 11 to Russell Lake.
Save time for this stunning dayhike off of Kootenay National Park's Rockwall Trail.
This 5.88-mile trail is arguably the most scenic day hike in Bryce Canyon, and much less trafficked than other day hike loops. The track is smooth and wide, making it a great trail run. It can be turned into a loop via the 2.39-mile Rim Trail back to your start, or a 2.96-mile road shuttle.
This 7.9-mile one-way thru-hike takes in the best section of the Fairyland Loop Trail, then heads cross-country to finish down a seldom-hiked slickrock stream.
This stout but very popular 3.14-mile loop takes you through the most beautiful of Bryce's famed pinnacle gardens. It's well worth the effort for photos and jaw-dropping geology, but go early or late for better solitude. Here, it is described from Sunrise Point, a lower-traffic trailhead.
This low-traffic, 8.44-mile forested loop offers you a different experience of Bryce Canyon and the Paunsagunt Plateau. More shade, cooler temperatures, more solitude - and more exercise courtesy of a 2,248-foot elevation gain and loss. It makes a fine day hike or short overnight.
This 22.16-mile trail wanders beneath the spire-dotted rims of the Paunsagunt Plateau, which defines Bryce Canyon National Park. It can be done as a three-day or shorter backpack, or as a series of day hikes using four connector trails.
This 8-mile trail is arguably the most scenic dayhike in Bryce Canyon, and is less-trafficked than other dayhike loops.
A lovely four mile driving loop along the Blue Ridge Parkway hides a wonderful treasure. You would never know the trail leads to such wonderful exploration and discovery. The trail markers are missing, but use the notes given here to walk this very short, family friendly trail.
This 3-day trek follows a choice route through Colorado's high and wild Collegiate Peaks.
Sidestep one of the world's biggest tourist traps and go site-seeing from the saddle at Niagara Falls. Better yet, get on the water and, literally, ride the Falls.
Nestled deep along Genesee Falls, this 6.5-mile reverse-lasso loop overlooks New York's "Grand Canyon" in Letchworth State Park.
This loop lumps a lot into 4.9 miles: big climbs (2,200 feet), panoramic views (from New York to New Hampshire), and alpine plants rarely found in the Northeast.
A rolling loop through the Vermont countryside, this 30-miler tours the backroads, covered bridges, and Champlain Valley vistas just south of Burlington.
A stiff, 1.8-mile climb to the Taylor Lodge shelter on Vermont's Long Trail, this 3.6-mile out-and-back works as both a half-day hike and a challenging trail run.
This 4.1-mile loop on the southwestern slopes of Mount Mansfield offers dayhikers a healthy dose of elevation, fun rock scrambling, and Champlain Valley vistas.
Just outside Burlington, the summit of Mount Philo offers sweeping views of Lake Champlain along with Adirondack and Green Mountain peaks.
Check out the largest patch of alpine tundra in Vermont on this 4.8-mile out-and-back to the highest mountain in the state.
Rocky Mountain National Park. 3 day 2 night first family trip (young kids ages 4 and 8)
Summer wildflowers and beautiful ozark vistas made this a great trip.
Butterfield Hiking Trail is a 14.5 mile loop trail in the state of Arkansas. Half in State Park, half Ozark National Forest. Located at N 35.74728 and W -94.27686.
Explore history by hiking along the remnants of a road built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression.
Backpacker Section 26 of the Continental Divide Trail. Rabbit Ears Pass north to Buffalo Pass north again to Seedhouse Campground.
Five Days, Five Strangers and a just a little bit of Montana.
Five guys from across the county meet for a week and go Hiking for the sake of adventure, fun and helping Backpacker Magazine create a map.
The Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness is a beautiful, yet little know section of southwest Montana. This Wilderness has a legacy of being protected land, created with the initial Wilderness Act of 1964. That aside, it historically has had little user traffic. Backpacker Magazine has actually helped increase the number of visitors over the the last number of years with articles presenting the areas subtle beauty. Local land managers, therefore, want the area to be experienced by all, but also framed by the regulations regarding a Wilderness area.
Every Wilderness has certain regulations in common, such as no motorized equipment of any kind, the observance of "Leave No Trace" guidelines, no damaging or trampling of natural resources, and to observe all posted signs. Each protected area also has their own unique regulations in addition to those common with every Wilderness. The Anaconda-Pintler requires every group to register at their beginning trailhead and carry a register tag throughout the trip. Group sizes must be twelve people or less and current fire conditions must be checked before heading into the backcountry. If groups are using stock, they are asked to abide by local regulations and camp away from water sources. Proper bear storage techniques are also needed throughout the Wilderness. Black bears are common here and grizzlies have been spotted infrequently over the years, therefore food should not be available for ones safety. Even backpacks should be hung at night so as to avoid chewing from porcupines, deer, and other ground animals.
Local Wilderness Rangers would also like visitors to be proactive in the area's "Leave No Trace" policy. Campers are asked to find campsites approximately 100 ft from streams and 200ft from lakes. Managers would like these users to disperse their camping sites versus using existing spots, so that areas do not become over used and vegetation is not excessively eroded. As more visitors and Continental Divide thru-hikers frequent this pristine area, hopefully a legacy of stewardship will endure.
This scenic ride cruises through the Armuchee Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest along gentle rolling hills.
Turned 2 trails from Backpacker into a weekend trip.
Four day backpacking trip to Camp Irene on the North Fork of the Mokelumne River.
Cruise desert slickrock and sand on this 10.4-mile dayhike to an impressive canyon-top lookout high above the Colorado and Green Rivers.
Miles from anywhere, this 5.3-mile dayhike slides over sandstone mounds, into a shallow canyon, and under orange spires in the Needles District.
This 7.1-miler in redrock country showcases art you'll never see in a big-city gallery--some of the world's best-preserved pictographs and petroglyphs.
Take a plunge off Island in the Sky Mesa with this 11.1-mile out and back that drops 1,500-feet for excellent views of the White Rim bench and Lower Lathrop Canyon.
Is it a meteorite or a salt formation? Gather your own conclusions about the origins of this mysterious ring of rock on this challenging, 7.6-mile loop in Canyonlands National Park.
Climb 250 feet up the dune at Cape Kiwanda to amazing views North, South, and out to Sea.
A moderately challenging hike through the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on the Oregon Coast just South of Yachats. This 8.5 mile loop hugs the coast before heading inland and gaining 1500 ft. Enjoy the hike through old-growth forest on the well maintained trail.
Pinched slot canyons, neck-craning cliffs and cottonwood groves highlight this strenuous 9.9-mile shuttle hike in Utah's redrock country.
Caprock Canyons State Park, 100 miles southeast of Amarillo in Briscoe County, was opened in 1982. It consists of 15,313.6 acres (including the Trailway, a 64.25 mile Rail-to-Trail conversion, acquired by donation in 1992 from a Railroad entrepreneur).
This 22-mile ride winds along Pebble Beach’s postcard-worthy coastline past sunbathing seals and windblown cypress trees.
Loop trail combining the 3 Bridges Trail and part of the 4 C's Trail
Carvins Cove is the 2nd largest municipal park in the nation and a mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian paradise. It is chock full of both relatively flay, low-lying trails and steep climbs with awesome descents.
An enjoyable hike, ascending 1960 ft. through forest, onto an expansive, open summit offering views of all the High Peaks. Plenty of blueberries in season although the parking is limited at the trailhead.(approx. 7 miles east of Lake Placid on Rt 73)
This ride is perfect for those new to mountain biking and high elevations. It follows a stretch of Denver, South Park and Pacific narrow gauge rail line constructed in a race to cross the continental divide by rail. A wide, mostly crushed gravel trail overlooking Chalk Creek and the Mt Princeton Chalk Cliffs, it climbs at no more than 5% to a turnaround at beautiful Cascade Falls.
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Climb 1,100 feet along Catalina Island's west-end ridge on this 6.5-mile loop that cruises three west-end coves en route to an ice-cream window finish in Two Harbors.
An isthmus crossing and a killer climb reward with cross-channel views and a glimpse of Catalina Island's rugged backside on this 5.4-mile loop above Two Harbors.
Explore Little Fisherman's Cove and Two Harbors' popular campground on this easy 1.4-miler that is a perfect escape for boat-bound island guests.
Hike through a lush, eroding gorge to Kaaterskill Falls--New York's highest waterfall--on this short, 1.4-mile out-and-back in Catskill State Park.
Discover 19th century hotel ruins and 360-degree views of the Hudson Valley and Catskills on this 4.5-mile out-and-back to Overlook Mountain.
Trace the eastern edge of the Catskills, tagging five 2,000-foot overlooks, en route to South and North Mountain on this 7.9-mile loop in Catskill State Park.
A mild Catskills out-and-back, this 6.3-miler on the Long Path climbs gentle grades through light spruce forest to Windham High Peak and views south of the Blackhead Mountains.
Quick overnighter with low mileage but significant elevation change at the northern end of the Black Mountain Range.
Pueblo Alto trail and loop in Chaco Culture NHP (Chaco Canyon) from the Pueblo Bonito parking lot past Wetherhill Cemetery.
Dip into hidden valleys, skirt rugged buttes, and even surprise a few wild turkeys on this 5.2-miler that loops from top to bottom of Nebraska's Pine Ridge in Chadron State Park.
Climb a lone butte (and spend a few minutes exploring its rugged base) on this easy 1.5-mile loop that offers a panoramic peek at Chadron State Park's rugged terrain.
A 3.17 mile hike up a coastal mountain with great views.
Anacapa Island's oceanfront overlooks, throngs of wildlife, and a picture-perfect lighthouse highlight this classic 2.5-mile loop in Channel Islands National Park.
Discover ancient archaeology and island isolation (playful sea lions excepted) on this 5.2-mile loop through Santa Rosa's steep canyons and sandy beaches.
Squeeze this 4.3-mile dayhike in before the ferry departs for the mainland. Highlights: super rare pine trees and breezy views of the mighty Pacific.
This is literally one for the birds. Take a hike along a waterfowl-rich marsh on this 8-miler through Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.
This 9.8-mile out-and-back strolls through sandy pine and oak forest, and across tidal creeks to stunning coastal views in Francis Marion National Forest.
This leisurely 8.2-mile out-and-back meanders through the low-country forests and cypress swamps of Francis Marion National Forest.
Looping 6.5 miles through South Mountain State Park, this Charlotte-area dayhike (or overnighter) showcases above-the-trees overlooks and sublime autumn colors.
The all-weather race course at Harrisburg is tailor-made for hammering. Have at it!
The Mallard and Clark’s Creek Greenway is one of several trails in Charlotte that are perfect for riding with the kids.
Do you have that nagging itch to go really, really fast on your mountain bike this weekend? Hit up the Sherman Branch trails just outside of Charlotte, and get ready to rip up some dirt.
This 2.8-mile loop is a hotspot for Charlotte cyclists. It’s also the short track for the 24 Hours of Booty, an annual cancer charity ride.
Hike a 6.9-mile loop past raging waterfalls to the lonely ridges of North Carolina's Upper Piedmont for sky-high views in South Mountains State Park.
On this 4.6-mile loop, enjoy lunch beside a boulder-lined creek then burn off your meal with a steep climb beside the White Rock Falls cascades.
Scale switchbacks to scope spectacular views of Cloudland Canyon from the West Rim Trail on this 4.6-mile dayhike near the Georgia/Tennessee/Alabama border.
Combine the Collins Gulf and Stagecoach Road Historic trails for a 12.2-mile loop that takes in bluff overlooks and several trailside waterfalls.
Head to 2,259-acre Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness to hike a stout 10.8-mile out-and-back along Richland Creek. Your rewards: Big views at Buzzard Point and Dunn Overlook, plus 35-foot Snow Falls.
Straddling the Tennessee-Alabama state line, this strenuous 7-mile shuttle explores the headwaters of the Paint Rock River, delving deep into a natural ravine amphitheater.
This 4.4-miler starts at one of the highest elevation trailheads in Washington and climbs to a 7,366-foot summit surrounded by meadows, wildlife, and massive views.
Revisit the early shipping days of the Potomac Valley on a 5.6-mile circuit of this 155-year-old route. Along the way, marvel at the East's steepest, most spectacular fall-line rapid.
Life on the old canal was tough, but you can take it easy as you hike or bike these pleasant, flat-as-a-pancake 8.7 miles in a historical setting.
Hike or bike 11.6 out-and-back miles on an old mule path to views of the Potomac and historical relics. A flat profile makes this trip suitable for young hikers.
The Chestnut Ridge Trail is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a wide and well-graded path lined with mountain laurel and rhododendron. 5.4 mile hike that can be shortened to 2.5 or 3.4 miles.
Link a DuPage county high point, oak and hickory woodlands, a marshy pit-stop for migrating birds, and the hiding spot for a woolly mammoth on this 6.1-miler west of Chicago.
Hike rolling prairies, expansive wetlands, and a peaceful stretch of the Fox River on this easy 5.6-mile hike in Chain O Lakes State Park.
Link a network of hiking trails in Deer Grove Forest Preserve for a 9.3-mile meadow- and ravine-touring escape from the Windy City.
Scout for waterbirds in the marshes and peer through dense tallgrass on this easygoing 5.25-mile hike through Goose Lake Prairie.
Ride 21.5 miles from Chicago's North Shore communities to a game at Wrigley Field. This north-south route sticks to cyclist-friendly streets near the shores of Lake Michigan.
Geese, mallard--and occasional Chicagoland escapees--frequent the LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area where this 5.2-mile loop hints at the history of the world's largest marsh.
Explore wooded bluffs and a dramatic limestone canyon on the way to a waterfall on this 4.8-mile riverside hike in Kankakee River State Park.
Oak forest, marshes, and small lakes highlight the rolling terrain on this 2.6-mile loop in Lakewood Forest Preserve.
A lush, green garden of waterfalls and giant pools awaits on the dells of Matthiessen State Park; this route tacks on a bluff-top viewpoint for 5.8-miles of prime Illinois day-hiking.
Monee Reservoir's 2.5-mile nature trail offers a family friendly wetland wander through a suburban wildlife sanctuary (and an idyllic fishing spot).
Stroll native woodlands on this 1.6-miler through the north side of Morton Arboretum, a living museum that's home to more than 3,400 species of trees and plants.
Look for the hidden surprises--wildflowers, turtles, a mineral-rich well, and even a historic greenhouse--on this family-friendly, 3.3-mile loop around Pilcher Park.
This 4.3-mile loop follows the Des Plaines River as it winds through stunning forestland chock-full of stately hardwoods and colorful flowers.
Take a break from baiting hooks and hit the trail for this 4.8-mile loop around Shabbona Lake. You're guaranteed to catch lake views, dense woodland silence, and wetland vistas.
Join two easy loops through this peat-covered bog for a 3.3-mile hike that would make a botanist quake with envy.
Connect wooded dunes, bottomland forest, and a pristine beach on this 3.7-mile loop along Lake Michigan in Warren Dunes State Park.
The See Canyon Trail is a gorgeous and adventurous hike from Christopher Creek to the top of the Mogollon Rim. This trail has a bit of everything for the outdoor adventurer: towering pines, beautiful flowers, fungi, creek crossings, wildlife, steep climbs, some trail finding, and the list goes on!
Easy routefinding and life-list sights make this hike from Devils Creek to Summit Creek a must for Alaska novices.
Just minutes from Anchorage, score big scenery fast on the South Fork of Eagle River.
Get far away from it all on this 4-mile loop through wooded ravines and giant rock outcroppings abutting the Great Miami River.
Guided Backpack to archeological site of the Lost City of the Tayronas; 5 day hike though mostly tropical forest- very beautiful and demanding because of the humidity.
Climb to picturesque panoramas of eastern Los Angeles County before screaming through the labyrinthine Marshall Canyon on this 15-mile mountain-bike loop.
Cleveland National Forest is comprised of 3 segments administered as ranger districts. The Forest extends from within 5 miles of the border with Mexico and northward approximately 130 miles to Orange and Riverside counties.
Cross rushing creek, natural rock bridges, and a rugged gorge on this challenging 11.4-mile daytrip in McConnell's Mill State Park.
Amazing vistas, lake views, lush singletrack, and technical challenges make this one of the showcase rides of the Farragut State Park bike network.
The Collegiate Peaks Byway contains the largest concentration of 14,000+ ft peaks, the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, the San Isabel National Forest, the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area, and historic downtown districts.
Rocky scrambles and a knife-edge ridge lead up one of the most challenging Fourteeners. Stellar views over the untamed Elk Range are endless.
This stiff climb to the tallest peak in the Elk Range offers unforgettable views of the Roaring Fork River and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.
The long waiting list to climb the airy spine of Culebra (located on private property) makes this summit one of the hardest to check off your 14er life list.
These challenging routes run through a land of rugged spires, swift streams, snowy gullies, and golden aspen stands. Experts: Connect the knife-edged ridge between Mount Wilson and El Diente.
Lasso two 14ers in 3 hours during the most moderate (and popular) 5-mile ascent you'll find in Colorado's Front Range.
Solitude rules on this remote trek through wildflower meadows to a skyscraping post above the rugged backcountry of the San Juan Mountains.
Trek up sparsely-covered slopes and a broad talus ridge in the Sawatch Range to an overlook with endless alpine vistas.
This stiff but non-technical ascent leads to the highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park with unrivaled postcard views.
This 15.2-mile route runs over gemstone deposits of quartz and aquamarine to a rocky summit in the southern Sawatch Range.
String together three Sawatch summits on this popular circuit with long alpine traverses overlooking the Continental Divide.
Tour three 14,000-foot peaks (and one unranked 14er) on this loop in the Mosquito Range.
It's a scholarly debate on which summit--Mount Columbia or Mount Harvard--is the best. So reserve a long weekend to climb both in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, and decide for yourself.
This 11.2-mile hike strings together the five summits of Colorado's second-highest peak where supreme vistas open over a landscape of glacial till and alpine lakes.
Drawn-out switchbacks lead past jumbled boulder gardens and old mining ruins to a sweeping finale above the high tundra. Post-trip bonus: Soak in the steamy baths at Princeton Hot Springs.
Escape the cars and crowds and take this 11.8-mile trip up the glacier-carved slopes of Pikes Peak, a legendary summit noted for its gold rush in the late 1850s.
Traverse slippery shale and narrow sandstone ledges up this exposed pinnacle. Helmets recommended and a stomach for gut-clenching scrambles is mandatory.
Follow this popular route up a long, gentle ridge to gain intimate views of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide.
Tackle the iron-stained slopes of two secluded summits to photograph pristine views of the rugged San Juan Mountains.
Bag a rugged fourteener on this 20.8-mile lasso loop linking shady evergreens and long sunny scrambles to a beautiful peak high above the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.
This 4.6-mile out-and-back twists through a red rock canyon ending at a towering rock monolith in Colorado National Monument.
Recently renovated, the Falcon Trail is great for beginner riders looking to learn the skills to fly through obstacles like an Air Force Cadet.
This popular, and moderately challenging, 4.7-miler climbs through mixed forest and over talus fields to lofty views of Colorado Springs, the eastern plains, and Pikes Peak.
This newly opened trail system on the south side of Colorado Springs has something for newbies and old hats alike.
This hilly tour of Colorado Springs features some great cooldown spots along the way.
Tour a rock garden of giant proportions on this 4.8-mile loop, passing towering redrock monoliths, golden hillsides, and views of Pikes Peak.
Don't forget the camera: This scenic 7.1-mile loop in Pike National Forest serves up short climbs, fast descents, and fine views of Pikes Peak.
This section of the Colorado Trail traverses the flanks of 14er's Antero and Shavano through open meadows, swooping singletrack, and technical rock gardens.
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Running 105-miles across Ohio’s central plateau, the Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) is one of America’s longest running cycling tours--and one of the flattest.
Roam wild hollows and hills to cozy campsites strewn with pine needles on this little-known 15.2-mile loop in Wayne National Forest.
Watch the Little Miami River transform from calm to violent in a deep limestone chasm on this 5.2-mile dayhike in John Bryan State Park.
This 5-mile circuit hike offers rugged cliffs, gentle creeks, and the chance to see dozens of the 900-plus species within Clear Creek Metro Park.
This 11.2-mile loop traces an old Shawnee trail over ragged foothills, across view-laden ridges, and into quiet, wooded hollows with darting streams.
Explore the depths of Commonwealth Basis and the heights of Red Mountain on this 7-mile trek situated in Snoqualmie Pass.
Travel across lush forest, grassy meadows, and exposed alpine slopes to the rocky crown of Grays Peak on this 67-mile section of the Continental Divide Trail.
This 67.4-mile section of the Continental Divide Trail starts at Copper Mountain and travels across lush forest, grassy meadows, and exposed alpine slopes. The route immediately crosses the Tenmile Range then traces the rolling, sometimes talus-strewn, ridges of the Continental Divide to the tops of numerous 12,000+ foot Rocky Mountain peaks. During the final 7-mile stretch, the trail crests 14,270-foot Grays Peak before dropping into Stevens Gulch and finishing at Bakerville.
Cruise the desert on this 50.5-mile leg of the Continental Divide Trail through the Chihuahua Desert in the Bootheel region of New Mexico.
Massive, mossy trees lend a fairy tale air to this 7.1-mile out-and-back through the Drift Creek Wilderness and one of the Oregon coast's last remaining stands of old growth.
A sweet descent down to the North Saint Vrain River, then the trail follows the river upstream a couple of miles.
Scott and I backpacked down into Coyote Gulch. It was cold but pretty.
Craig Creek is an incredibly beautiful shallow creek that meanders its way through lush vegetation. It is best paddled in the fall or spring, or after a significant rainfall. This section is a 5.5 mile float with minor ripples.
Travel into the fiery past of Mount Mazama on this 5.2-mile out-and-back to the park's highest peak, where sprawling views of the deepest lake in the United States await.
A stunning new 80-mile hike in the Rockies' top spot for big backpacking adventures.
Follow Daniel Boone's intrepid bootsteps westward over silent ground carpeted with ferns and history on this 9-mile figure-eight over the recently restored Gap.
Scramble up Little Devils Tower on this 3-mile out-and-back that climbs 600 feet to otherworldly views of the Cathedral Spires and South DakotaÛªs highest peak.
Surprise sights--such as a masonry spillway and an elusive armadillo--await on this 5.5-mile loop that encircles Cleburne State Park's Cedar Lake.
Climb up to an observation tower atop the migratory-bird crowded shores of Lake Texoma on this easy 0.4-mile interpretive loop in the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
Spot abundant wildlife and wide open vistas from the shores of Lake Texoma on this easy, 3.2-mile lollipop loop in the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge just 90 minutes north of Dallas.
Escape busy Dallas. This 3.2-mile out-and-back pierces the heart of Cedar Hills State Park and provides a quick getaway into Texas hill country.
This gentle 4.8-mile loop rolls through Texas woods and grasslands to a breezy lakeshore.
Discover the river gullies, wildlife, and floral delights of Cooper Lake State Park on this winding 4.7-mile lollipop loop through a towering hardwood forest.
Hike 8.9 miles of undulating hills and blackjack oak forest along the mysterious, murky backwater bayous of Lake Texoma.
Hike near theropod and sauropod dinosaur tracks, then ditch the roadside crowds for some solitude and abundant views of the Paluxy River Valley on this 6.8-mile loop.
Follow this 3-miler through glacial moraine and across a man-made dam for panoramic views of Johnson Lake, a snack-bar pit stop, and a sampling of this state recreation area's year-round attractions.
This 28.7-mile weekend getaway travels from Eureka Dunes, the highest dunes in California, to Last Chance Mountain, an 8,500-foot peak in Death Valley.
Trek along the remote Ibex Dunes and wind through rugged washes on this 28-mile overnight near Death Valley National Park's southern border.
This is a .6 mile trail, 1.1 in and out, in Hiwasse State Park. It follows along Gee Creek and ends at a fantastic waterfall. See forest, sheer rock faces, small waterfalls, and even take a swim in the many water holes. The trail also offers two established overnight campsites.
Trek up 1,500-foot Mount Tammany for far-reaching views of the Kittatinny Mountains and the Delaware Water Gap on this 3.6-mile loop.
Witness the effects of climate change on a challenging trek in the Delta Mountains.
This is a beautiful hike with a challenging finish. Most of the hike is over flat tundra that follows a stream that feeds into the East Fork of the Toklat River and then follows the East Fork south to the road.
This 14.6-mile hike in Denali National Park circles Mount Eielson and features scenic creek crossings and jaw-dropping views of the Alaska Range.
Nibble wild blueberries as you climb to dramatic views of 20,320-foot Mount McKinley on this easy, 4.3-mile out-and-back in the Talkeetna Range.
Downtown and need a post-meeting fix? This heart-pounding 4.3-mile scramble in Apex Park gives new meaning to that old runner's high.
Bring your binoculars and circle Barr Lake on this easy 9.3-mile loop in prime birding territory. You may spot one of the Front Range's only pair of nesting bald eagles.
One of the Front Range's best hikes, this 10.1-mile point-to-point offers solitude, mountain views, and a couple of thigh-burning climbs.
Hike lonely trails filled with Yosemite-like granite formations in Lost Creek Wilderness on this 15.4-mile out-and-back up the Retirement Range's highest peak.
Hike rolling grassland punctuated by towering redrock formations to a ridge overlooking the Front Range on this 6-mile loop just minutes from the city.
An invigorating climb at the base of Lookout Mountain, this 5.4-mile lollipop loop follows a bustling creek into a forest thick with trees and elk.
Linking Kenosha and Georgia Pass, this 23.4-mile Colorado Trail classic is chock full of aspen groves, banked singletrack, and above-treeline views.
This approach to Mount Evans is its own epic ride: An 18-mile climb with incredible views around every corner. Continue to the summit for a mega-epic.
Three mountain passes, 10,000 feet of climbing, and long, eye-tearing descents: the Triple Bypass might be Colorado’s most iconic challenge ride.
This 10-mile loop in Hall Ranch begins with a stiff, sometimes technical, climb then speeds into rolling forestland and endless grassy meadows to an old ranch in the shadow of Longs Peak.
Bag two peaks on this 9-mile, fido-friendly loop around Boulder's signature Flatirons.
Trek across vibrant wildflower meadows to two alpine lakes tucked into a rocky chasm below Mt. Massive on this 5.8 miler outside Leadville.
For my weekend solo hike I went to Desolation Wilderness. I took the RockBound Trailhead from Wrights Lake to Clyde Lake and back. On my return from Clyde Lake I "bushwacked" over the Crystal Range to Island Lake and then continued my journey back to my car at Wrights Lake.
Often spoken of by the locals, this trail is well worth your time. Take a friend or group of children with you, just to see the look on their faces when they get to the top!
We found a new cave....perhaps , but we shall venture in and find out for ourselves!!!
Construction in preparation of soon-to-open Castle Rock area in Diablo Foothills Regional Park
The last 8.5 miles of the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail.
Descent hike...lots of water lots of campsites...would not recommend if you are looking for solitude...my wife and I went over Labor Day Weekend and there must have been 30+ campers at the forks...it felt like we were camping at Big Meadows in SNP...
A 10 mile round trip will take you into the Dominguez Canyon. Desert terrain with beautiful sandstone rock formations, free flowing stream, Desert Bighorn Sheep, lizards, and ancient petroglyphs abound here. Better in the cool months of late fall through early spring. Very hot in summer months.
An exciting solo traverse in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains from Dragon Peak to Mount Gould, down to Kearsarge pass and down to Onion Valley Trailhead. 10 Miles roundtrip and 4700 foot elevation gain.
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An easy hike through wet, lush, Oregon Forest leading to a suspension bridge and cascading waterfall. Don't let the road that crosses the trail on the map fool you; there are only trees there now.
Hike along the headwaters of the Mississippi River, where old-growth pines, loons, and a long lake add punch to this mellow 7.8-miler in Itasca State Park.
Tour old quarry country and the hardwood forests of Banning State Park on this 7.2-mile lollipop loop that passes a waterfall payoff--twice!
Test your endurance on this 5.6-mile loop that powers up Animas City Mountain to a remote mountain viewpoint and stellar mesa-edge views of downtown Durango.
Gaining 2,300 feet in just 2.6-miles, this out-and-back climbs the slopes of Engineer Mountain and rewards with high-altitude wildflowers and views of a rare rock glacier.
Sweeping views and a memorable elk-spotting traverse at 11,000 feet await on this 22.3-mile multi-day loop in the Rio Grande National Forest.
Eagle Mountain Park is a 400-acre park located in northwest Tarrant County at Eagle Mountain Lake.
A 26 miler in southwest Arkansas.
32 Mile Steve Newman Perimeter Trail is a loop around William H. Harsha Lake. The trail taken is a mix of the backpack trail and horseback trail.
A 10-mile river-hopping trek down the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, following the path of an attempted road. This hike features beautiful riverside scenery, colorful history, and the Bridge to Nowhere -- a 120 foot high concrete bridge in the middle of the canyon.
Explore tallest peak in the Tiger Mountain State Forest on this easily accessible 4 mile hike.
Stunning loop in the rarely traveled Pasayten Wilderness in Washington. Mile up on mile of crowd-free breath-taking mountain views and wild-flower meadows.
Around the Berkeley hills via El Sobrante gap, then through scenic Alhambra Valley and over pig farm hill. Traverse Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville to finish at Peets on Crow Canyon in San Ramon
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Hike to Bear, Nymph, Dream and Emerald Lakes in Tyndall Gorge
A 5.3-mile stroll along the beach in Ensenada, Mexico's harbor and back through its bustling downtown.
This 6.4-miler loops through the lush forest surrounding Minister Creek, passing glacial boulders, wooded caves, and a plethora of streams.
This 8.5-mile loop in Cape Perpetua Scenic Area hugs the Oregon coast before heading inland to lush old-growth forest and views of the Coast Range and Pacific Ocean.
Get into a rhythm on this 25-mile climb up the Old McKenzie Highway to the Dee Wright Observatory, and enjoy expansive views of the Cascades in the process.
Towering trees and hanging vines lend a primordial feel to this 3.6-mile lollipop above the banks of the mighty Wabash River.
Paddle to pocket beaches, tiny Gulf islands and wide inland channels on this 50-mile loop.
7 mile hike to high alpine lakes and tundra on the continental divide. These trail get little foot traffic and are 4 X 4 roads and jeep trails, but the bushwacking between Fall River and Loch Lamond provides total total solitude, challenging scree crossings and wild raspberries.
There aren't any trails in the De-na-zin Wilderness, but this 3.9-mile route scours northwest New Mexico's wash bottoms in search of petrified wood caches and hoodoo-filled ravines.
A hidden treasure just off the Buffalo National River, Indian Creek's mossy waterfalls and karst canyon are best explored after heavy rains.
Many different variations of this ride exist, but they are all known as a fingers ride to the locals. Tramway serves as the palm of the hand and the climbs you choose to do radiate from Tramway like fingers from your hand –hence the name. Like the fingers on your hand, some of the climbs are longer than others. You can pick and choose from these climbs or make up some of your own. More advanced riders will include the ride up FR 333 to the La Luz TH as one of the fingers. This ride is more moderate and has six fingers, although some of the fingers on this ride are “fat” because the route down varied from the route up. Anyway, you get the idea – have fun with it. No matter which fingers you choose, as long as you do five - it’s a fingers ride and guaranteed to be a good workout.
Views of Walnut Canyon to Fisher Point.
Hike to a fire tower with a view of the city and the surrounding mountains.
A popular local trail used by dog owners, runners, and hikers.
This popular 10.6-mile hike begins gently in aspen groves, then crescendos with a climb up Arizona's tallest peak.
A nice hike through forests and open meadows.
Combine three trails to complete a nice loop hike.
A short hike through Ponderosa Pines and volcanic cinder fields.
This 17 mile loop starts through a burn up to the rim, then around the central canyon near tree-line off trail, ending (the difficult way we went) with a bushwhacking descent down a burned drainage to the canyon floor.
Short hike through North Florida pine forests.
One of Colorado State Forest's most recommended trails, the short and steep trip to Lake Agnes delivers with craggy peaks, scree fields (home to pika), and fish-filled alpine waters.
Grab your skis or snowshoes to experience this wintry route that climbs past snowy landscapes to Montgomery Pass, a ridge-top lookout in Colorado's Medicine Bow Mountains.
This hike is part of a National Historic Park at Fort Donelson, Tennesee.
Taking the Highline Trail in the Uintah Mountains, this trip is to the Four Lakes Basin. The area is accessible within one day, but has fewer visitors than Naturalist Basin.
Traverse the Franconia Ridge on this popular day hike in the Whites.
French Creek Canoe Trail - Approximetly 10 hours total depending on river conditions this river is fun enough for first timers and exciting enough for the avid canoer.
Catch breathtaking views of Summit County and the Tenmile Range on this 6.9-mile out-and-back that climbs to the 12,805-foot summit of Peak 1.
Scream down chutes, spin up ladders, and squeal like a little kid on this 5.7-mile loop of sick singletrack rollers near Fruita.
Blast through rock gardens and banked singletrack before a final downhill blitz on this 7.7-mile ride on Horsethief Bench.
Intro to Fruita mountain biking: Speed along easy singletrack on this 3.5-mile mesa-top loop above the Colorado River.
This 6.5-mile mountain bike loop features the best of the Bookcliffs trails: Zippety Do Da’s steeps, the gnarly drop off Joe’s Ridge, and Kessel Run's slalom course.
Take a walk through the woods on this tour of the Snoqualmie Forest near North Bend's Mt. Si. Access lakes and enjoy a view of Mt. Si's Moon Wall from the top of Fuller Mountain.
Loop 5.7 miles into shaded hollows and up the highest dunes on Lake Michigan's southern shore in Indiana Dunes State Park.
Geocaching Hike on the AT
If you like to both hike and paddle, you will enjoy this 5.14 mile combination trail. Situated along the shores of beautiful Lake Walter F George in southwest Georgia, you will experience the tranquility of a liesurely paddle, and a quiet walk through nature. Bordering the shores of Alabama & Georgia, the 48,000-acre Lake Walter F. George (lake Eufala as it is called by locals in Alabama) is a popular destination for hiking, bird watching, fishing and water sports. This resort park has a 60-room lodge, conference center, restaurant, cottages and a 18-hole golf course. The park's marina and boat ramp offer easy access for fishing and boating. The picnic shelters and picnic sites are great places for families to enjoy their catch. Visitors may also observe a wide variety ofwildlife along the lake's shores, as well as along the 3-mile nature trail, which winds through hardwoods and pines. The lake was named for a United States Senator from Georgia, and is formed by the Chattahoochee River along the border between Alabama and Georgia. The lake stretches north from the Walter F. George Lock and Dam in Fort Gaines, and provides 640 miles of shoreline. So come on down to George T Bagby State Park, and enjoy a day hke, a paddle along the shores, and maybe you also will come away with memories to last a lifetime. Directions: 3.5 miles north of Fort Gaines off GA Hwy. 39.
A great day hike through some spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery to Mills, Jewel and Black Lakes
4 days, 3 nights.
-Many Glacier to Elizabeth Lake via Ptarmigan Pass
-Belly River Drainage Loop
-Elizabeth Lake to Poia Lake via Red Gap Pass
-Poia Lake to Many Glacier Road
Hike up two mountain peaks with eye-popping vistas on this challenging 7.4-mile off-trail route on the park's lesser-traveled east side.
Epic, glacial-era geology and rugged mountain views from the Continental Divide are the highlights of this 4- or 5-day point-to-point in Glacier National Park's northwest corner.
Ride Amtrak to Glacier's back door, then hike this 19.7-miler past glacial lakes and cascades and over two gorgeous passes.
Hike over three mountain passes into glacier-carved basins with crystalline lakes and bird's-eye views on this 17.6-mile loop. Don't forget your camera.
Worth the 2,200-foot climb out of Two Medicine, this 7.3-mile out-and-back rewards with wildlife viewing on the slopes of Mount Henry and a panoramic vista of Glacier National Park.
A classic trek in Glacier National Park, this 14.7-miler crosses the Continental Divide, skirts turquoise pools, and skims wildflower fields.
Pass through some of the wildest land in the Lower 48 on this stout 11.3-mile route that offers a wildlife showcase of grizzlies, mountain lions, moose, and wolverines.
Climb to dizzying views of the Glacier Peak Wilderness on this strenuous, 13.5-mile trek that traces a knife-edge ridge and ascends the rocky summit of Mount David.
This 2.5-mile climb up huckleberry hillsides and a fir-dotted ridgetop leads to expansive views of Glacier Peak Wilderness from the top of Poe Mountain.
Discover an untouched alpine lake tucked between the high ridges west of the Chiwawa River Valley on this spectacular 8.5-mile out-and-back.
An abundance of rugged peaks, vibrant wildflowers, and verdant meadows make this 14.2-mile hike a must-do in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Brilliant wildflowers, a rugged gorge, and two mountain lakes highlight this 6.6-mile out-and-back in Wenatchee National Forest.
This narrow sandstone wonderland is a gateway to unlimited off-the-grid backpacking near Navajo Mountain.
Stand below a giant sandstone altar recently revealed by the receding waters of Lake Powell on this 4-mile hike.
Explore a network of canyons full of outlandish slots and arches from a primo weekend basecamp.
Discover arches, rock art, and clues to the mystery of Everett Ruess on a 14.5-mile hike along the Escalante River.
This 300-foot narrow closes out the sky as it twists and turns for 4.1 miles. Rope recommended.
Venture into the lost world of the ancient Fremont people where smoke-stained grottos and some of the finest petroglyphs around highlight this 4-mile journey.
Pack a rope and lots of water for Gunsight Canyon, because this parched southern Utah slot requires immediate rappel down a narrow pour-over.
Follow this newly revealed 1-mile prospectors' route to a bonanza of slickrock panoramas. Camp near the rim to catch sunset over Navajo Mountain.
Explore the thin redrock hallways and rocky waterslides of a twisty gulch on this ambitious 11.2-mile paddle-hike.
Pioneer your own loop across virtually unknown, once-submerged benches on this 3-day, 17.3-mile cross-country trek following a remote route coveted by canyon junkies.
A lush 8.2-mile ramble past thousand-year-old Ancestral Pueblo ruins and find great camping underneath massive alcoves.
This 6.7-mile journey ventures deep into the ancestral home of Pueblo cliff dwellers where you'll camp in a living museum beneath long-lost, centuries-old ruins.
This slot is one of the best--full of scrambles, pools, and chockstones. Bring a rope.
Find tranquility and seclusion on this 7.2-mile paddle-hike trip to a lonesome campsite.
Stand under the world's largest free-standing natural arch, a longtime icon in American exploration and Native American religion.
This 27-mile, 5-day trek circumnavigates Navajo Mountain and leads to Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world.
Hike 8.4 miles into an ecological orgy where the reservoir once ruled and now slot canyons open with new energy.
This 13-miler starts with a paddle through a canal of sandstone then encounters multiple stellar slot canyons once used as Anasazi travel routes.
This hike explores a network of canyon forks anchored by scenic and isolated camping and reliable water sources in central Ticaboo Creek.
Experience a hands-on journey to the center of the earth on this 3-day, 29-mile trek through a slot canyon fantasyland.
Experience a hands-on journey to the center of the earth on this 13.6-mile trek into a supreme slot canyon.
Scramble, swim, and play in a swirling sandstone maze on this high-octane 6.4-miler for canyoneering fanatics. Bring rope and rappel gear.
Squeeze through 10.4 miles of sheer-walled sandstone passages.
This 10.6-mile trek into a meandering fantasyland visits Broken Bow Arch, the second largest natural span in North America. Pack a lightweight raft to explore downstream.
A roughly 30 mile loop in the Goat Rocks Wilderness along Packwood Lake, Coyote Ridge, and Upper Lake Creek.
Nature Hike on boardwalk to observation tower. 0.5mi is easy trip. Take time to enjoy surroundings.
On nearly everyoneÛªs life list, this iconic 12.6-mile hike dives deep into the depths of the Grand Canyon, and onto one of the most spectacular plateaus thousands of feet below the rim.
This 10.7-mile out-and-back dives more than 3,000 feet to a photogenic perch offering five-star views of the Colorado River and the second deepest canyon in the United States.
Trek to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on this 13.7-mile shuttle hike that tours rugged canyons, visits the Colorado River, and features stunning cliffside views.
Seven Mile Draw is a scenic little known side canyon in the Marble Canyon part of Grand Canyon National Park that can be done as a technical 5 mile loop hike. This is a very difficult off-trail route requiring one 85' rappel, solid route finding skills, and comfort with hiking on exposed debris fields.
Toroweap (also known as Tuweap) is a great place to visit for a very uinique view of Grand Canyon National Park. From 3,000 feet above the Colorado river, Toroweap point provides a vertical vantage that can't be found anywhere else in Grand Canyon. The colors of the cliffs delight the vistor as the sun rises and sets. The campground has seven spots and is only one mile back from the rim offering fire pits and out house facilities. It's a welcome relief after traveling 61 miles of dirt road to get to this remote and isolated location on the famed Arizona Strip.
And the highly adventurous can hike from the base of Vulcan's Throne down the 1.5 mile (and 2,540' vertical) trail leading to Lava Falls, the largest rapid in Grand Canyon. This hike is extremely challenging and not recommended for beginners. Bring lots of water and allocate at least half a day round trip depending on your physical condition.
Fall colors, cliffs, lake side camping, and an island all to yourself.
Take in far-reaching vistas of high peaks and russet canyons on this 5.4-mile shuttle hike in Colorado National Monument.
Scream down chutes, spin up ladders, and squeal like a little kid on this 5.5-mile loop of sick singletrack rollers near Fruita.
Blast through rock gardens and banked singletrack before a final downhill blitz on this 7.7-mile ride on Horsethief Bench.
Wind across vibrant landscapes cut dramatically by sheer-walled canyons and rising plateaus to a sandstone monolith in Colorado National Monument.
This intro to Fruita, CO mountain biking speeds along smooth singletrack for 4.8 miles passing sandstone domes and overlooks perched above the Colorado River.
A favorite of hikers and mountain bikers alike, this 7.2-mile out-and-back rolls through a creek wash and climbs an expansive slickrock ribbon overlooking the Grand Valley.
This 7-mile out-and-back rolls through a creek wash on the way up to a moon-like strand of slickrock--prepare for a grinding climb and a brake-sizzling descent.
This 6.5-mile mountain bike loop features the best of the Bookcliffs trails: Zippety Do Da's steeps, the gnarly drop off Joe's Ridge, and Kessel Run's slalom course.
This 5.7-mile loop features golden hills rimmed by crimson mesas, abundant rock formations, and revealing views into Colorado National Monument.
Ride some of western ColoradoÛªs finest singletrack with tight turns, long descents, and stunning red sandstone on this 7.4-mile heart-pounder.
Inspire your inner thru-hiker on this easy 2-miler in Yankee Springs Recreation Area that samples the North Country Trail with a climb to a glacier-formed depression.
Climb to a historic lighthouse and spot a mysterious shipwreck in Lake Michigan on this 4.3-mile loop in Ludington State Park.
This 14.6-mile out-and-back meanders past lodgepole pine, towering peaks, and a waterfall on its way to a backcountry campsite at the foot of the Tetons.
Navigate boulder fields, rocky ridgelines, and seasonal snowfields during this long, challenging ascent of the third-highest peak in the Tetons.
Towering peaks, alpine lakes, and rugged canyons highlight this challenging, 21.7-mile backcountry trek in Grand Teton National Park.
This challenging, 18.1-mile backcountry trek wanders the rugged canyons, alpine lakes, and scree fields of Grand Teton National Park.
Ditch the roadside crowds on this family-friendly, 4.1-mile out-and-back to an indigo lake framed by the mighty Tetons. Bring binocs: Songbirds abound.
Explore the park's new Rockefeller Preserve on this 3-mile loop that traces the southern shore of Phelps Lake and reveals striking views of the Tetons.
This 7-mile mountain bike loop climbs past spectacular views of the Tetons and the Snake River Valley, then descends on singletrack through aspens and pines.
Granite Mountain is the classic Snoqualmie Pass summit hike. Popular for it's plentiful and rewarding views, this trail switchbacks up the mountainside to an active fire lookout.
On this trip, I made a loop, starting on Grays arch trail, and continuing on to Rough trail. From rough trail, I took the first junction onto Rush Ridge trail to loop back around to the trailhead.
See trees older than the Bible, the only glacier in Nevada, and more on this 4.4-miler through the rippling Snake Range of eastern Nevada.
This 13.9-mile backcountry getaway features a secluded mountain lake, countless stream crossings, and views across untouched wilderness.
This 7.1-mile dayhike in Lewis and Clark National Forest loops through the Highwood Mountains, skirting several creeks and the broad summit of Windy Mountain.
Ascend North America's tallest dunes for a day surrounded by alpine peaks, a desert valley, and shifting mountains of sand on this 6.6-mile loop in America's newest national park.
Hike Big Creek Trail from Big Creek Campground to back country campsite #37. Return trip.
45 mile loop from Tunnel Bypass outside Bryson City, along Lakeshore Trail, cutting into mountains on Hazel Creek Trail, up through Cold Spring Gap Trail, and descend back through Bear Creek Trail.
Trek into the past on this 6-day route linking a rock arch, 5,000-foot balds, old settler homesites, and 100-year-old cemeteries.
Climb Mt. Sterling and hike through history on this 16.4-mile loop through the eastern Smokies.
Bag four scenic peaks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
See boars and bears on the Appalachian Trail.
This 13.2-mile loop is classic Smokies: free-flowing creeks, wide valley views, and hardwood forests peppered with long-abandoned homesites.
Wind through the cliffs of Little River Gorge on this 40-mile out-and-back in the Smoky Mountains that rewards with a riveting riverside descent.
This 16.2-mile backpack through southwestern Great Smoky Mountains National Park packs big vertical change and epic bio-diversity into a two-night shuttle trip.
This 7.3-mile out-and-back has all the highlights you expect from a Smokies outing: trailside streams, old-growth timber stands, and a raging waterfall.
This 7.7-mile lollipop loop through the Mountain Bridge Wilderness leads to Raven Cliff Falls, arguably South Carolina's most famous waterfall.
My girlfriend and I wanted to see some fall color so we went hiking in the South Cumberland State Park.
Highest peak in TX. didn't think TX had tall mountains, but this one was no easy walk in the park. Great weather and outstanding visibility.
Two day, one night summit to the highest point in Texas.
Cruise the high-mountain desert to a pinnacle overlook in the Curecanti National Recreation Area. This 3.8-miler offers an up-close look at the volcanic activity that shaped the natural wonders nearby.
Take this short, little-known scramble up to the top of Guye Peak in the Alpental Ski Area.
A scenic loop that takes you on a portion of the ABQ Century ride.
Follow this fledgling trail under Deception Crags to find great views of the Snoqualmie Valley from Hall Point. Continue on to the summit of Mt. Washington.
Located in Salem, this simple, historical trail offers a touch of local and national history, as well as a pleasant place to walk off lunch. Many lovely wildflowers grow along the trail.
The lowest of the three Peaks of Otter, Harkening Hill is the only one with a "loop" trail that swings by the top. A gain of just under 1000 feet from the parking lot makes it a decent walk. Many interesting granite boulder formations are found on Harkening Hill
Hike from pine plantation to mountain-top mansion on this moderate, 4.6-mile trek that climbs to a trail network atop South Mountain in Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge range.
Hop on the Appalachian Trail at its halfway point and navigate creek crossings and a steep boulder scramble to above-the-trees vistas of Michaux State Forest.
In less than 7.5 miles, you’ll visit quiet woods and a secret Underground Railroad spot, and cross the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail.
This loop promises miles of fast and furious descents on scenic country roads in the Ozark Mountains. Not so fast: There's more than 6,000 feet of low-gear climbing too.
Traversing 5.4 miles up and around Coltsfoot Mountain in western Connecticut, this shuttle hike ambles through shaded forest past bubbling brooks and wildflower stashes.
Roll through remote longleaf pine forests en route to a fish-filled lake on this section hike along the Tuxachanie Trail, a 23-mile long trail in southern Mississippi.
A backpacking adventure that leads you down into the Grand Canyon of Arizona. The payoff is arriving at some of the Canyon's must jaw dropping waterfalls. While exploring this remote area, you are guests on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Best time to go-Spring Worst time to go-August
Explore a rocky labyrinth and towering sandstone spires on this easy 2.3-miler around an eroded ancient sea bed in central Kansas.
A 3.07 mile trail located in Stonewall Jackson State Park in West Virginia. This is an easy two hour hike through a combination of lush forest and open meadows. The scenery is beautiful.
Easy hike to Hemlock Falls. 1.5miles out and back.
Hideout Hollow is a short but scenic trail in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, just a few miles north of the Buffalo River. The trail includes trees, bluffs, caves, creeks, and waterfalls.
Tramway to Bosque â°ÃÃ City View Ride
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This was a quick little hike up the Las Vegas strip.
Short day-hike around Devil's Den State Park.
Starting at the Jenny Ridge Picnic Area (this is a detour from the Golden Pond Visitors Center trailhead due to construction on SR68/80), head north on the North/South Trail. Where the trail parallels the northern shore of Rhodes Bay, keep on walking until you reach Kentucky Lake.
With such inspiring scenery all around, it's little wonder that the Arkansas Valley is home to a vibrant arts community. Salida was named one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. Take the Salida Art Walk and visit the many galleries in historic Downtown Salida.
A Buckeye Trail hike along the Grandma Gatewood section.
This is a terrific downhill course offering you great views of Cold Creek Preserve, Malibu Canyon, Las Flores Canyon, and the Pacific Ocean. The trail passes by fossilized impressions of ancient shellfish in several large rocks. When the wildflowers are blooming, this course is fragrant and colorful.
A beautiful day hike partially on the Two Lakes Loop with a little trail time even on the American Discovery Trail.
The beautiful and majestic Griffith Park is home to the Eastern Santa Monica Mountains where the Horseback Trail is one of 31 equestrian and backpacking tracks.
Great 3 or 4 day hike with lots of variety in scenery.
A great weekend get away from the crowds, with great fishing, quiet space, exploring and climbing.
Sample the paved hike-and-bike path in Houston's George Bush Park with this flat and easy 4.2-miler that's perfect for a run or a family bike ride.
An introduction to Texas' second-largest lake, this 13.25-mile round-trip paddle on Lake Livingston's western shore will have you rubbing elbows with the locals--turtles, snakes and alligators included.
Preview the Spring Creek Greenway--and pull up for a sandbar picnic--on this 12-mile paddle that cruises a lazy creek between newly protected shorelines of Montgomery and Harris county parks.
Cross rolling hills and recovering woodlands on this 13.4-mile, one-way backpacking trip through a sweet slice of East Texas wilderness.
Just a short drive from Charlotte, the single track at North Mecklenburg Park offers 3.5 miles of trails that are perfect for beginners.
This trio of trails tours the rim of a ravine down to a waterfall that plunges 104-feet into an aquamarine pool feeding DeSoto Falls Lake.
This 6 mile round trip takes you into one of the most scenic areas in Colorado.
Trace the banks of the Crooked River on this 6.6-mile out-and-back in Boise National Forest that links picturesque fishing holes and a sandy strip of beach.
This Front Range dayhike is short on mileage and big on payoffs. In less than a mile, you'll skirt a mountain lake and climb the snowy slopes of a Rocky Mountain glacier.
This Amazing trail is located in an old mining channel high above the Yuba river. Great views!
Hike into the core of Indian Peaks Wilderness on this 13.6-mile overnight, which leads past waterfalls to a sunbleached valley and a sweet lakeside campsite.
Link a sandy shoreline, forested dunes, and a boggy wetland on this easy-going, 4.2-mile lollipop loop in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
This 3.4-miler tours historic sites in one of Indiana's first settlements and crosses the Little Calumet River floodplain in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Explore deep woods, ancient dune ridges, and wetland thickets on sandy trail that loops 9.7 miles through the center of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
This sandy, 3.2-mile stroll in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore climbs dunes, skirts an ancient marsh, and ends within a stone-skipping distance of Lake Michigan's coastline.
On this easy 6-mile loop, you'll cross Eagle Creek Reservoir on a scenic causeway, wander lovely woods, and catch views from a waterfront lookout.
It's a multi-use magnet! This 15.5-mile path through Indianapolis has a smooth, paved, and traffic-free surface perfect for an evening ride or family outing--just watch out for runaway rollerbladers!
This out-of-the-way 967-acre park boasts the highest piece of land between St. Louis and Cincinnati and is packed with wooded ravines and seasonal treasures.
Catch a bird's-eye view of eastern Indiana's Whitewater Lake on this easy 2.3-mile out-and-back skirting a nature preserve and the a remote wooded shoreline.
Dip into Whitewater Lake and the wooded heart of Indiana's 3rd largest state park with this 2.6-mile loop an hour and a half from Indianapolis.
Peek into a wildflower-filled ravine, a ruddy-colored seep spring, and the Hornbeam Nature Preserve on this rugged 1.1-mile loop in Indiana's third largest state park.
Ride the bus to explore this 5.3-mile loop in Fort Harrison State Park featuring sun-dappled forests, seasonal flowers and, if you're quiet, wildlife.
About a 30-40 mile loop over echo summit and then back out over bishops pass.
Spent 5 days Backpacking Isle Royale Nat'l Park. Saw 4 moose!
Capture the renowned mystique of Lake Superior's solitary atoll on this 61.2-mile traverse of Isle Royale, a pristine archipelago untouched by development and home to thriving wolf and moose populations.
My Family and I traveled home to Minnesota this summer, and we hit up a few of the spots where we used to camp when I was young. This trip was recorded at Itasca State Park. This is where the Headwaters of the Mississippi are.
I had a great time on this trip. If you go, you can be as extreme, or as chill as you want. I did a little hiking, a little biking, and had a lot of fun.
A moderate 1.5-mile loop outside Ithaca, this Finger Lake waterfall trek ambles past swimming holes, sedimentary rock, and sunbathers.
32 day Sierra thru-hike from Horseshoe Meadows trailhead to Tuolumne Meadows, mostly along the John Muir Trail(NOBO),includes a detour over Crabtree Pass, Mt.Whitney summit and an alternate route to include Iva Bell Hot Springs.
A favorite route among locals, this 20.7-mile mountain bike loop winds past Cache Creek and Game Creek, revealing views of the Gros Ventre Range and the Snake River Valley.
Massive sand dunes, scenic side trips, and a historic fort highlight this mellow 5.3-mile loop on Florida's northernmost barrier island.
Looking for a good route out of Jacksonville? Hop on the Jacksonville/Baldwin Rail Trail: You’ll be on the open road in no time.
Whether you're out with the family or sweating out intervals, this scenic cruise along the river into the heart of Jacksonville is a local cycling hotspot.
The St. Johns River runs parallel to much of this ride. Most of it has no bike lane, but it's an oft-ridden, bike friendly route with Mandarin Park as the turn around point. You’ll enjoy beautiful homes, river views, and lots of shade.
Great canoe/kayak section of James River. Float from Arcadia to Glasgow (~15 miles). Paddlers, anglers and families can get back to nature and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Upper James.
Classic Virginia Class II+(III) whitewater run. With a huge watershed providing year round boatable levels this is THE run for beginner and intermediate paddlers in VA.
Great canoe/kayak section of James River from town of Eagle Rock to town of Springwood (~16 miles). Continue to Buchanan take out for an additional 3 miles.
Great canoe/kayak section of James River from town of Iron Gate to town of Eagle Rock (~15 miles).
Great canoe/kayak and tube section of James River. Float from Springwood to Buchanan (~3 miles) or from Buchanan to Arcadia (~7 miles), or combine them both for ~10 miles.
This 3.9-mile loop in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument features panoramic views of Blue Basin and a memorable tour of 20-million-year-old fossils.
The Jones Mill Trail is Long Hunter State Park's newest trail. Although it's technically a mountain bike trail, it's also open to hikers. There are two loops: the inner loop is less than two miles long; this hike is the outer loop, which is approximately 4 miles total.
Clocking in at 36.5 miles, this trail is a fine choice for hikers to see high desert landscapes, mind-blowing rock formations, and absolutely no one.
This 12.4-mile off-trail hike and scramble delves into the park’s lesser-visited east side, where a nearly empty wilderness offers plenty of exploratory options.
Hike past massive boulders, red barrel cacti, and restless tumbleweeds to a shady oasis on this 3-mile out-and-back in Joshua Tree National Park.
This 7.4-mile out-and-back rolls over hills dotted with spiky yuccas, ocotillos, and cactus before dropping into the lush Lost Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.
In 2.6 miles, you'll explore abandoned mine sites, learn about desert fauna, and scramble up Mastodon Peak for wide-open views of Joshua Tree National Park.
We set out to prove that My new Backpacker Oven would cook Pizza at the top of Mt. Whitney. We succeeded. The Oven only weighs 24oz. and cooked many different kinds of foods. From cookies to pizza, corn bread, buttermilk biscuits and much more.See it at www.backpackeroven.com
2 days, 22 miles on the lengendary cliff walk to Kalalau Valley
This 17.5 mile trip spread out over 3 days leaves plenty of time to enjoy the alpine terrain and scenic lakes of the High Uintas and to catch some beautiful brook trout
The Kalalau Trail is one of our best ever hikes due to the extraordidary views of the NaPali Coast.
Paddle 7 miles up the Wailua River to secret waterfalls, hidden swimming holes, and one of Kauai's best rope swings.
Explore Hawaii's own Grand Canyon on this 2-mile out-and-back that travels into the depths of Waimea Canyon and passes postcard views at nearly every turn.
This nearly-3-mile day hike takes you into a ravine stocked with rhododendron and swimming holes, then steeply ascends to The Pinnacle, an overlook of the Susquehanna River. This can be done either as a shuttle or a 6-mile out-and-back.
Hike through raspberry patches, forest glens, ledges, and over streams in Southwestern Lancaster County, PA.
The 3.5-mile Kellys Run Trail (blue blaze) climbs to Pinnacle Trail (white blaze) that terminates at the Pinnacle Overlook over the Susquehanna River--gaining about 700 feet along the way.
Get a front row seat of retreating glaciers on this challenging 8-mile out-and-back to the Harding Icefield. No crampons or ice axes are needed during the summer hiking months.
Follow this hike up to the top of Kendall Peak for magnificent views of the surrounding landscape before continuing on to the popular Katwalk.
Explore the Kendall Peak Lakes on the short hike.
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Trek along a series of High Sierra lakes nestled in sculpted granite basins below towering alpine peaks on this 11.6-mile out-and-back.
Hike underneath massive rock overhangs and trailside waterfalls on a 7.8-mile shuttle hike to photo-worthy Twin Arches in Big South Fork National Recreation Area.
Trace the spine of Brady Mountain on this 7.7-mile shuttle hike along the Cumberland Trail that rewards with unspoiled valley views and summertime berry stashes.
Squeeze through house-sized boulders and pass tranquil waterfalls on this 4.6-miler in the rugged highlands of the Big South Fork River.
This 4.8-mile loop links caves, sandstone towers, waterfalls, and a scenic overlook in the old-growth forests in Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve.
This 12-miler hits the best of Bays Mountain Park: waterfalls, high ridges with fire-tower views, a lake, and lush forests frequented by deer.
This 4.8-mile loop ranks as one of the best dayhikes on the Cumberland Plateau, thanks to whitewater cascades, giant twin arches, and a rustic lodge.
The LBJ is comprised of more than 20,250 acres with one developed recreation at Black Creek Lake. TADRA Point is a designated trailhead camping facility that is a primary access point for the 75 mile LBJ Multiuse Trail system. Restrooms and parking facilities are provided.
LBJ National Grasslands is located near the town of Decauter and North of Fort Worth, Texas. It contains a little of 20,000 acres, numerous ponds, and one large man made lake. The TADRA trail system is approximately 75 miles in length throughout the park.
An 11.4 Mile Hike on the North/South Trail south from the North Welcome Center
Starting at the Sugar Bay Boat Ramp, head south on the North/South Trail. Turn off the trail and head towards a wonderful beach on Kentucky Lake.
A great 5 mile loop with an awesome swimming hole near the end!
A 3.5 mile ramble through the preserve, along the beach and then back.
Travel by boat to a 7.2-mile loop in the North Cascades that features vibrant wildflowers, a rocky overlook above Lake Chelan, and a 300-foot waterfall.
This lifelist trip packs in two adventures: an outrageously scenic ferry ride and a remote 14-mile out-and-back hike in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
Explore roads less traveled to Lake Isabel and Lake Isabel Falls.
Explore the original railway line used to build the Hoover Dam, on this 8-mile out-and-back cut deep into the Aztec Sandstone Mountains of southeastern Nevada.
Explore an abandoned railroad used to build the Hoover Dam on this 7.8-mile trail-and-tunnel route through the Aztec Sandstone Mountains of southeastern Nevada.
Lake Overstreet, Tallahassee, FL
14 mile hike from base camp to laughing whitefish falls and back.
Climbing 28,460 feet up eight Sierra mountain passes, the 200-mile Alta Alpina Challenge winds through verdant, glacier-carved valleys near South Lake Tahoe.
This ride begins at Cisco Grove Park and gradually climbs to Donner summit.
This moderate 4.3-mile lollipop-loop leads to a stunning overlook above the emerald blues of Lake Tahoe. Don't miss: The wooden lighthouse perched on a granite ledge above the lake.
Pedal up a 7,000-foot mountain pass to stunning views of Lake Tahoe and High Sierra crags on this 47-mile climbing loop.
Chase the Carson River up hairpin turns to far-reaching views of the High Sierra on this metric century out-and-back to Ebbetts Pass.
This paved 11.4-mile out-and-back travels Lake Tahoe's mountainous southwest shoreline to an overlook with views across Emerald Bay.
This 10.6-mile out-and-back links thick lodgepole pines, stunning overlooks, and jade-colored waters reflecting the high Sierra.
Experience Tahoe scenery without Tahoe crowds on this 12-mile riverside out-and-pack path which passes under rugged crags en route to the lake shore.
Experience Tahoe scenery without Tahoe crowds on this 12-mile riverside out-and-pack path which passes under rugged crags en route to the lake shore.
On this 16.2-mile weekend, you'll cross through a giant, glacier-carved basin with shimmering lakes and camp at first-class High Sierra campsites.
A towering pile of weathered granite is the cornerstone of this easy-access loop that rolls over 3.2 miles of trail in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
Submerge yourself in the earthly tones of the Nevada desert as you hike opposite Red Rock Canyon into the Cottonwood Canyon area. This easy 7 mile hike has everything a hike near Las Vegas should have - solitude, nature & views.
Sparkling gypsum deposits, weathered mining ruins, and a twisted slot canyon highlight this scenic 6-mile hike less than an hour from Las Vegas.
Next time you want to gamble in Vegas, try dropping 2,800 feet on hard-packed, single track moraine along this technical 10-miler in Bootleg Canyon.
This 6.3-mile out-and-back climbs 2,000 feet to the top of Gass PeakÛÓthe highest point in the Sheep Mountains just north of Las Vegas.
Escape the heat of the Las Vegas Valley by trekking through a forested alpine canyon en-route to a waterfall, caves, and stunning vistas on this out-and-back 3.5-mile hike.
Hum along the dried-up bed of an ancient ocean below thrust faults of iron red rock on this 15-mile, must-ride loop outside Las Vegas.
An eclectic mix of trailside finds--from blooming cactus to abandoned cars and hot tubs to wandering coyotes--pepper this 7.5-mile hike to a summit overlooking Las Vegas.
This 8.3-mile loop wins big for its endless slots, splashy waterfalls, huge buttes, incredible stars--even lions, and yeah, a few unmentionables, too.
Spent the night at Hotel Roanoke, and now you want to take a really nice walk to explore the lovely city of Roanoke? This is your spot! Ask someone at the front desk to point you in the right direction.
Hike, camp, and tag a summit with shutterbug views on this 11.4-miler in the Ouachita Mountains and the Black Fork Mountain Wilderness.
Enjoy this gentle hike as it crosses snow-free ski areas and winds through aged forests on its way to historic Lodge Lake.
Coastal mountain climbs and wine-country cruising make this 51-mile loop ride from Lompoc to Solvang a California cycling dream.
The first 16-mile chunk of the Long Trail starts in Massachusetts, kicking off with a steep climb to the Vermont state line (the Trail's official start) and a rugged trek north.
This 20-mile stretch of Vermont's Long Trail tops out at a fire tower overlook on Glastenbury Mountain and offers thru-hikers four shelter options along the way.
A pair of 1,300-foot ascents bookend this 25-mile stretch of Vermont's Long Trail. In addition to Stratton and Bromley Mountains, this route also samples numerous forested brooks and Green Mountain vistas.
Even as this 19.2-mile stretch of the Vermont Long Trail loses more elevation than it gains. Plus: thru-hikers are treated to pond-side shelters, Green Mountain overlooks, and more challenging terrain.
Nearly 7,000-feet of climbing are spread over this 22-mile point-to-point on Vermont's Long Trail; the highlight is a 2,400-foot ascent to 360-degree views atop Killington Peak.
Tracking northwest along the western edge of the Green Mountains, this 19-mile section of the Long Trail skirts several peaks on an increasingly rugged path.
Heading north through the Breadloaf Wilderness, this 19-mile Long Trail section tackles rugged climbs on a route that traces ridgelines and wanders through a Vermont ski area.
A true ridgeline trek in the Green Mountains, this 15-mile point-to-point section of the Long Trail skirts classic Vermont ski areas, offering far-off vistas and several overlooks.
One of the toughest stretches on the Long Trail, this 23-miler tackles an exposed, boulder-scrambling climb to Camels Hump while enjoying views of the Greens, Whites, and Adirondacks.
A 25.7-mile point-to-point across some of the toughest terrain in the Green Mountains, this Long Trail section scrambles up Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak.
Ranging 23-miles through northern Vermont, this Long Trail section continues through rugged terrain and rewards thru-hikers with sweeping views of the Green Mountain range.
This 21-mile homestretch of Vermont's Long Trail conquers one more mammoth Green Mountain summit (Jay Peak) before trekking north to the Canadian border and Journey's End.
This 6 mile out-and-back rises 1600ft to the top of a dome in the middle of Pisgah National Forest. From its northwestern cliffs can be seen Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and during fall bears some of the most spectacular foliage in the Southeast!
Loop hike starting at Secret Canyon Trailhead, over the pass on David Miller Trail, and down Bear Sign Canyon.
Climb the steep, fire-scarred hillsides of Santa Fe National Forest on the 2.4-mile Mitchell Trail for a rewarding view of Los Alamos and the far-off Pecos Wilderness.
This 10-mile trek down the East Fork of the San Gabriel River ends at the 120-foot-high Bridge to Nowhere, a popular bungee jumping destination.
Climb over the picturesque north face of Mount Wilson, the site of a historic observatory, on this 11-mile loop in L.A.'s San Gabriel Mountains.
Leave Los Angeles behind on this 57-mile ride that climbs soaring canyon roads across the San Gabriel Mountains.
Ascend two rigorous saddles on this 6.3-mile out-and-back up to the unsung Mount Markham and panoramas of the San Gabriels and L.A. basin.
Bag four peaks all over 8,000 feet along this 13.8-mile out-and-back with two short off-trail summit scrambles.
Explore the ruins of historic taverns and watch clouds roll over two 8,000-foot San Gabriel peaks on this 14-mile out-and-back in the Cucumonga Wilderness.
Ascend razor-thin ridgelines and scramble up sheer rock faces on this 10.7-mile loop to Strawberry Peak, one of the most challenging summits in the San Gabriel frontcountry.
This 6.4-mile loop follows trails and jeep roads to Waterman Mountain, where sweeping views of the San Gabriel Wilderness await.
This 8.3-mile lollipop loop quickly ascends 2,500 feet into the coastal hills; bring your camera to capture striking above-the-fog seascapes.
This rigorous but rewarding 9.8-mile out-and-back on the Pacific Crest Trail climbs more than 2,000 feet to a summit with splendid high-desert views.
Hike one of SoCal's highest peaks on this 10.4-miler that serves up magnificent views and plenty of high-country beauty in Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
Take a weekend for this 21.8-miler, which features a stout 3,000-foot climb up into the foothills and mountains of the San Rafael Wilderness.
A stiff 2,300-foot climb rewards you with monster views and a waterfall swim on this 8.8-mile out-and-back in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Climb under the shade of redwoods on this challenging metric century from Los Gatos to Santa Cruz and back.
Spent four days hiking the Lost Coast from the mouth of the Mattole River to Shelter Cove. Total distance was roughly 25 miles. This was my second time on the Lost Coast (previous trip in 2003).
Lost Valley is a National Park campground with walk-in campsites, a 1.0 mile hiking trail, and plenty of scenery. Located between Boxley and Ponca near the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area in Northern Arkansas.
Top reason why Louisville locals love the curvy and smooth trails in Waverly Park: It’s the fastest singletrack in town.
2 days, one night. 6 miles per day. We left using the Glen Aulin trail, and came back via the Dog Lake trail.
Hiking loop up and around Pete Mountain, Madera Canyon area, near Green Valley Arizona.
This fast and scenic singletrack in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park offers plenty to see, on and off the bike.
This gentle 4.8-mile climb strings through the thick woods of Pawtuckaway State Park to a fire tower lookout with four-star mountaintop views.
Ogle fiery color in the Green Mountains.
This is a scenic but surprisingly easy hike that skirts the river in the Manistee National Forest. A new footbridge across the river allows hikers to combine the trail with a segment of the North Country Trail to form a 20-mile loop and one of the best backpacking adventures in the Lower Peninsula.
This is a gorgeous trail that leads to Maple Lake and Spanish Fork Peak (the top of Maple Mountain).
Six days and 64 miles across the northern end of Marble Moutains
Take this 5-mile jaunt out to Margaret Lake, nestled quietly beneath Margaret Mountain.
The stretch north of Marin is quaint and quiet, and Fairfax's coffee shops make great gathering spots for cyclists embarking on epic rides further north.
Prepare for nearly 8,000 feet of switchback climbing up the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi.
This ride is a great sampling of what the Marshall Pass area has to offer, with a long moderate climb followed by miles of singletrack descending, and should appeal to riders who like to 'earn their turns'!
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Roanoke, VA - A strenuous hike, filled with stone steps and lovely scenery. Many rewarding spots with lots to be discovered. You can truly get away. Can be made less taxing by using fire roads, but this takes away from the beauty and adventure.
Take this 5-mile route to the top of McClellan's rocky spire for 360-degree views of the surrounding Cascades.
Take this 5-mile route to the top of McClellan's rocky spire for 360-degree views of the surrounding Cascades.
Backpack into Wilderness area and camp for two nights. Bushwhack day hike through wilderness.
Here is a 17 miler with ridges, creeks, pines and oaks. Seldom crowded and nice tree cover for most of the route. Many options are available for longer or short hikes.
The McGee Creek Natural Scenic Area is an 8900 acre recreation area. The last few trips we've been on were on the more difficult side. This time I wanted to go on a decidedly easier trip so as not to burn out my son with back to back, to back hard trips.
This easy-going, 3-mile section hike along the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail passes cascading creeks, moss-draped forest, and lovely views of the McKenzie River.
This popular trail follows Denny Creek 4.5 miles past waterfalls, under rocky crags, and through talus fields to a pristine alpine lake.
This is a great hike with some awesome views of the Chihuahuan desert and the Rio Grande. It's
Extended dayhike loop from Fuller Lake to Pole Steeple (from midatlantichikes.com)
Loop in Lancaster County; good trails with several climbs and descents.
A nice descending trail, lined with rock walls and tree barriers, makes for a nice mid-day get away. Mill Mountain Greenway is often used by road bikes and lunch time walkers.
The Star Trail traverses from the Roanoke River to the city's highest point, the summit of Mill Mountain (1703 ft.) & the Roanoke Star. 500 acres of parkland atop Mill Mountain, picnic areas, overlooks that provide 20-60 mile vistas, access to additional hiking trails, the Mill Mountain Zoo and more
Bring binocs on this 3.9-mile loop in the Richard Bong State Recreation Area; open grassland invites long views of Vern Wolf Lake, its shoreline, and flying falcons.
From bluffs to beaches to a bluebird trail, this 3.5-mile lollipop loop samples Afton State Park and the shores of the federally-designated wild and scenic St. Croix River.
Just outside Minneapolis, this 33-mile, riverside out-and-back tops out with a gradual 5-mile effort--or an ice cream pit-stop.
Restorations-in-progress add an educational twist to this easy, 2.6-mile hike outside of Minneapolis in Carleton College's Cowling Arboretum.
With excellent flow and 100 percent singletrack, this 9.3-mile loop is a Twin Cities classic ripe with physical and technical challenges--keep an eye on the bridges, not the views.
Stroll shady trails and see geologic wonders on this 2.6-mile hike along the St. Croix River.
Catch the light rail to this loop to see the confluence of two rivers and circle a lush island in the heart of the Twin Cities.
A long but fairly easy walk through Minnewaska State Park, stretching from Lake Minnewaska almost all the way to Lake Awosting. Fantastic views along the central part of the Shawangunk Ridge. Be prepared to see a lot of mountain bikers along the carriage roads.
Enjoy a short tour of several lakes and a view of Yakima Pass on this hike
Hell's Revenge is Northeast of Moab just outside of town. The trail is 8.5 miles long and can be driven in 3 to 4 hours if you don't make to many stops to enjoy the scenery. If you can, allow 5 to 7 hours for a more enjoyable trip.
A staple for any Moab mountain biking trip, this 9.6-mile out-and-back on Amasa Back features big steps and even bigger exposure.
This 11.3-mile Moab loop with up-close cliffside panoramas is a sure path to rock-hopping joy.
Take a roll through Arches National Park to see its namesake rock formations by bike on this 50-mile out-and-back.
Let your imagination ride wild on Bartlett Wash's free-form wonderland of chutes, bowls, steps, and flats.
Put your route-finding skills to the test on this 5-mile trek that ascends rock ledges, skirts slickrock pools, and traverses sandy-bottomed washes.
This short hike threads through a hoodoo-filled climbing mecca with outrageous scenery and countless sidetrip options.
Grab unparalleled views of the La Sal Mountains, Arches National Park, Spanish Valley, and the Colorado River on this 4.2-mile hike near downtown Moab.
Take an easy 4.4-mile walk--perfect for the whole family--through a stream-laced canyon to a picturesque rock bridge. Water shoes recommended.
This 14-mile mountain bike trail is quintessential Moab: Huge jumps, grippy slickrock, and sweet singletrack.
A fat-tire classic, Slickrock mountain bike trail loops through 9 miles of Utah’s saffron-swirled canyon country over rubber-testing sandstone domes.
Rip through 6 miles of rarefied singletrack to a slickrock playground on this jeep-free bike ride just north of Moab.
Amasa Back has long been one of Moab's classic out and back rides. The climb up the jeep road is filled with technical steeps and the views are absolutely stellar the whole way. What Amasa lacked was great singletrack. Well....it lacks no more!
This ride climbs up Amasa Back on the traditional jeep road route, hits Pothole Arch and then returns on the ultra technical Rockstacker route finally finishing on Jackson Trail singletrack to close the loop. This ride is certainly among the best Moab has to offer.
Slickrock is the trail that put Moab on the mountain biking map. At 11 miles long, it's entirely on Navajo sandstone. The sandstone sticks to your tires like glue allowing incrediblly steep climbs as long as you can get on top of the bars and mash the crank. Follow the white dashed line to stay on track - it's remarkablly easy to get lost in the "moonscape" without guidance from the line. Couple the unique slickrock technical riding with gorgeous views of Moab, the Colorado River, and the La Sal Mountains and you'll know why many consider this the best trail in the World.
The Monarch Crest is one of the finest mountain bike rides in Colorado. A fantastic high altitude singletrack above treeline, remote but easily accessed, the Crest Trail treats you to jaw-dropping views while traversing a section of the Continental Divide Trail between Monarch and Marshall Passes.
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Unspoiled since 1939, Monarch Mountain annually boasts more than 350 inches of 100% all-natural powder. Located just 20 minutes from Salida along the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Mountain Range, at Monarch you'll lose the crowds, not your friends.
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Leave the cities, people, and traffic behind, and take this back-road tour through some of California’s most beautiful farmland.
Soak up Monterey’s cypress-lined coast on this 40-mile bike ride down 17 Mile Drive – but watch for stray golf balls around Pebble Beach.
Explore sunken islands and a quiet nature trail on this family-friendly, 4.8-mile paddle-hike along the shores of Chattahoochee River Reservoir.
Beat the heat in Canada - specifically in St. Andre, Quebec. Located about 1 hour away from Montreal, the Samedi Velo cycling club's Saturday morning rides traces the Ottawa River and meanders through beautiful farmland.
Soak up views from open balds on this moderate 10.4-mile hike through a born-again wilderness once dotted with grazing sheep and WWII soldiers.
This 16.2-mile overnighter in Dolly Sods Wilderness traverses a wild, isolated land more like northern Canada than the forests of West Virginia.
Follow George Washington's footsteps through swamplands and forests on this 7.6-mile trek (one-way) to Morristown National Historical Park.
Traipse along the Great Swamp's boardwalk to sprawling, wildflower-speckled everglades and three world-class birding spots on this easy, two-mile loop near Morristown.
Shelters are available up on the trail that allow tent camping. The first half of the hike you have 3 sources of flowing water sources, once you pass the Chocorua River there are no more water sources available.
The pleasant 7-mile out-and-back trail along the flanks of Mount Diablo to Eagle Peak is unusual for a route with a mountain-top destination - the peak is actually lower in elevation than the trailhead.
Arrived to Twin Lakes area day prior to hike and found descent camp spot close to the upper trailhead on the South Elbert Trail. started the hike at approximately 0620 and returned at noon.
Try your hand at this rarely traveled trail, scrambling up talus fields and through overgrowth to the summit.
4005 ft. First snowfall of year mixed in with peak fall foilage.
Group: Sean, Kevin, Jack, Mike, Bryan and Glen.
Started: 8:00 AM
Ended: 5:00 PM
A short hike to Mount Nimham's 90' fire tower.
A beautiful winter hike of 2 county (Ventura and Kern) highpoints, Mount Pinos and Sawmill Mountain. Plus Grouse Mountain and Cerro Noroeste. These peaks are about 70 miles north of Los Angeles near Fraizer Park off the I5 Interstate.
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This rugged 7.7-mile dayhike in the park's wild, remote northeast corner climbs more than 3,000 feet to five-star views unfolding in all directions.
This family-friendly dayhike in Mount Rainier National Park circles Naches Peak, passing mountain lakes, wildflower meadows, and picture-perfect views of Mount Rainier.
Explore the once-bustling Carbon River Road by foot on this 11.2-mile hike that winds through mossy forest and visits a multi-tiered waterfall in Mount Rainier National Park.
Snow-fed cascades, vibrant wildflower meadows, and dizzying Cascade vistas highlight this 7.9-mile out-and-back in Mount Rainier National Park.
This 8-mile backcountry trek serves up two mountain lakes, intimate views of Mount Rainier, and some off-trail scrambles in the Tatoosh Range.
Travel through the volcanic wasteland of Mount St. Helens, marveling at the rock/boulder deposits from the 1980 eruption that stripped the mountainside of any and all trees and vegetation. From the summit, get an up close perspective of the ever growing lave dome within the crater.
Hike into a vast, volcano-crafted moonscape in the (much-reduced) shadows of Mount St. Helens on this 10-mile out-and-back.
Loop past 230-million-year-old sandstone and into a moss-coated canyon on this 4.6-miler that follows a low-traffic trail in Garden of the Gods Wilderness Area.
Wonderful day hike looping to the summit of Mount Washington. Ascended the less busy western slope starting from the trailhead near the cog railway and descended Gulfside and Jewel Trail.
Hike up Mt. Washington via Tuckerman Ravine. Descent on Lion Head. Great hike!
A popular route up Henry's Fork on the north slope of the High Uintas to ascend King's Peak, the highest peak in Utah at 13,528 ft.
Named as Colorado's best dayhike in the May 2009 issue of BACKPACKER, this spectacular loop in the Mosquito Range hits three Fourteeners (two official, one unofficial) that were only recently opened for hiking.
~5mi loop route from AMC ski lodge, up Manning Trail to top of Firescrew. Mowglis Trail to Mt. Cardigan summit. Descended via Clark Trail to Holt-Clark Cutoff (avoided steepness as ground remained waterlogged from recent downpour), and back Holt Trail to AMC lodge.
Hike around Mount Charleston, passing limestone cliffs and masssive pines on the way to Mary jane Falls on this moderate 2-miler.
Get ready for a butt busting 4 mile loop to the oldest living Bristlecone Pine Tree in Nevada. Climb steadily to about 10000ft for great 360 degree views before a short decent to the Raintree.
We decided to make this a multi-day hike as to have some time to slow down and enjoy the experience. hiked up to treeline to establish base camp. Next day hiked Mt Harvard and traversed over to Mt Columbia; back down to base camp. Hiked out next day.
got a last minute summit in neighboring state AZ before the snow started flying.
10 Mile return hike to the summit of Mt Helena just north of Calistoga California
Mt Yale is a great Colorado 14er with easy access via cottonwood road. Any car can make it, and you don't need any special climbing gear to make it to the top.
Loop hike hitting the second highest peak in New Hampshire and also going through Mt. Madison
Take a short hike up to the summit of Mt. Catherine to survey Keechelus Lake below.
Take this 10-mile trek up to Mt. Defiance, enjoying long views, access to a number of lakes, and lush alpine meadows.
A short hike from May Lake trailhead, past May lake and up to the top of Mt. Hoffman in Yosemite.
Moderate day hike up to the summit of Mt. Liberty. Hiking granite ramparts, great wide angle views of Franconia Notch!
Birchtoft trail from Gilson Pond to summit of Mt. Monadnock
A nice day hike with fantastic views of the Presidential Range. An out and back summiting two 4,000ft peaks in the White Mountains.
This Mt. St. Helens summit route will take you past waterfalls and through lava flows to edge of the smoldering crater.
Enjoy monster views and hidden waterfalls on this 3-mile scramble route up Mt. Teneriffe.
A 10.8 Mile loop ascending Mt. Washington via Boott Spur.
This short greenway trail is lined with manicured flower gardens and wild naturalized ares. With a number of activity possibilities, including basketball, tennis, baseball,and two playgrounds, a walk along the Garst Mill Greenway is just one more great adventure one could have at this park.
Mueller State Park near Divide, Colorado. This hike passes 3 historic cabins and is a nice mix of wetlands, meadows and forest. The trails are well marked and numbered.
Four day mule trip to Wood Lake in the Emigrant Wilderness north of Yosemite. Utilized the services of Aspen Meadows Pack Station to deliver our gear while most of our group rode in on horseback (two made the 12 mile hike on foot with daypacks).
A moderate hike with many stunning views of the valleys below. Raintree, a 3,000 year old Bristlecone is a must see.
Looking for a wonderful walk in the woods with your family? Need a spot to walk the do? Trail run? Do it in style. This mostly mulched trail is waiting for you!
A nice day hike in the Spring Mountain Nat. Rec. Area. 3 miles to a 3000 year old bristle cone pine. Wow!
Get a taste of the Napa Valley with this scenic double century, or scout out a shorter route along the figure 8 loop.
Easy 1.8 mile in and out that hikes up the bluff between the Narrows of Harpeth.
Explore the undulating terrain of Edgar Evins State Park on this 7.5-mile trek that combines ridgeline hiking with bluff-top and shoreline overlooks.
Trace an old Native American trail, climb hills, and explore rich stands of cedar and oak on this scenic loop just 15 miles from downtown.
Perfect for a trail run, a mountain bike ride, or short dayhike, this 3.5-mile figure-eight in Long Hunter State Park roams reservoir bluffs outside Nashville.
A few miles from downtown Nashville, the 4.6-mile Mossy Ridge Trail at Percy Warner Park provides a nature haven well-suited to dayhikers, trail runners, and dog-walkers alike.
Birds (240 species) far outnumber hikers on this 4.3-mile circuit in the rolling hills of Radnor Lake State Natural Area, a real paradise for ornithology enthusiasts.
National Trails Day - Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Can anyone say free ÛÏGet DirtyÛ Volunteer T-shirts; Morning refreshments; Lunch-yes lunch- and raffle prizes?
And of course not without lots of fun trail work; trail corridor habitat restoration and good community at large to celebrate along with.
We are hosting three amazing locations to meet your local trail interests.
Be special, be real, and take a moment to give back to your local trails, walk the outdoor talk!
July 12, 2009, loop hike of the lakes in Naturalist Basin in the Uintah Mountains.
Moose, knee-high flowers, two alpine lakes, and infinite views are just a few reasons to hike this 19-mile loop in the Never Summer Wilderness.
This 4-mile loop circles the city's most prominent ridge, visits a 1661 hideout, and rewards a light effort with dramatic views of New Haven Harbor.
Remote backpacking trip in Big Bend National Park over New Years 2008-2009. Spent New Year's Eve on secluded Chilicotal Mountain to the south east of the Chisos Basin.
Just a few miles east of the Windham ski resort, this loop takes you over six Catskill peaks in a leisurely 3 days/3 nights. About 15 miles with the road portion.
Very few hikers when we did the loop over Memorial Day 2009.
Tag three mountains, including the highest point in Connecticut, on this 12.1-mile hike in Mt. Washington State Forest. Attractions include: pretty streamside camping, spectacular ridgeline hiking, fine mountain views, and a bounty of blueberries.
Leave civilization behind on this 7.4-mile loop that connects mountaintop greenery, sweeping monoliths and low-lying swamps in southern Harriman State Park.
Tour sprawling, green meadows, wetlands lined with tall grass, and quiet forests on this 3.3-miler in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
Solitude. Fresh air. Big views. It all unfolds on this vigorous 5-miler along a lively mountain stream to the highest point in Hudson Highlands State Park.
Take a stroll above the bustling streets of Manhattan on the High Line, an elevated walkway with picturesque gardens and views of the city skyline.
This 10-mile out-and-back climbs a summit with far-reaching views and ends at a rustic Appalachian Trail shelter.
This 25-mile plus hike climbs six significant peaks in the northern Catskills, accumulating about 18,000 feet of elevation gain and loss in steep, rocky terrain. This country looks and feel wild, and the views from its many lookouts easily rival those from the more-crowded high peaks.
This 11.8-miler traces the Appalachian Trail along an idyllic ridgeline to New Jersey's highpoint, 60 miles from Manhattan.
A massive oak, a sprawling wetland, an atomic lake-this classic weekend trip packs it all into a 19.2-mile out-and-back on the Appalachian Trail. Bonus: Save the Earth by taking the train to the trailhead.
Sample sylvan forests, a beachside boardwalk, and rocky island shores on this 5.6-mile dayhike in New York City's largest park, Pelham Bay.
On this 13.2-mile out-and-back, you'll get a StairMaster-type workout as you explore the ridges, ravines and overlooks of Fahnestock State Park.
Hike, ski, or bike a hidden pocket of sylvan wilderness just an hour from Manhattan.
If 9W is one of the most popular routes for New York City cyclists looking to escape Manhattan, then the Runcible Spoon is their most rewarding destination.
Pick a section or ride all 13 miles of the Hudson River Greenway from Battery Park to the George Washington Bridge.
This 10.5-mile loop tours the Gothic revival architecture of upper Manhattan on some of the most cycling-friendly roads the city has to offer.
a nice loop in the Northern end of the Cabinet Wilderness
This 7.9-mile out-and-back in North Cascades National Park links massive old-growth cedars, a photogenic gorge, and waterfall overlooks.
High Desert Park to Oak Flats
Pedal under giant evergreens, past granite domes and grassy meadows into glacier-carved valleys on this photogenic road ride in Sierra National Forest.