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May Close-to-Home Hikes

Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.

by: The Backpacker Map Editors


CALIFORNIA/NEVADA/HAWAII

Redwood NP: Redwood Creek Trail, CA

Lassen Volcanic NP: Rainbow/Snag Lakes Loop, CA

Kauai, HI : Wailua River Paddle

Kauai, HI: Na Pali Coast via Kalalau Trail

Las Vegas, NV: Turtlehead Peak

Las Vegas, NV: Anniversary Narrows Trail

San Francisco, CA: Pleasanton Ridgeline Loop

San Francisco, CA: Morgan Territory Regional

San Francisco, CA: Ring Mountain

San Francisco,CA: Point Reyes Glen Camp Loop

Sacramento, CA: South Yuba River Trail

Sacramento, CA: Michigan Bluff-Deadwood Trail

NORTHWEST

Seattle, WA: Minotaur Lake

Seattle, WA: Merritt Lake via Nason Ridge

Seattle, WA: Fall Mountain to Top Lake

Whistler, BC: Panorama Ridge

Coeur d'Alene, ID: Elk Creek Falls

Eugene, OR: Kentucky Falls

Portland, OR: Ecola State Park

MOUNTAIN WEST

Capitol Reef National Park: Stegosaur Loop

Denver, CO: Bear Peak

Rocky Mountain National Park: Ouzel Falls 

Denver, CO: Bear Peak

Phoenix, AZ: Hieroglyphic Canyon

Albuquerque, NM: Sandia Crest Trail (South)

Monticello, UT: Fish Creek Canyon Loop

Fort Collins, CO: Comanche Peak Wilderness Loop

Grand Junction: Kannah Creek, CO

Albuquerque, NM: Bernalillito Mesa

MIDWEST

Chicago, IL: Kankakee Nature Trail

Chicago, IL: Warren Dunes State Park

Duluth, MN: Munger Trail to Kingsbury Creek

St. Louis, MO: McCully Wetland Trailmile loop hike

Fort Smith, AR: Kiamichi River via Ouachita Trail

Big Bend National Park, TX: Mesa de Anguila

St. Louis, MO: Council Bluff Loop

NORTHEAST


Appalachian Trail: Harpers Ferry to Gathland State Park

Appalachian Trail: Three Ridges Overlook to Dripping Rock

White Mountain National Forest: Mount Carrigain


Monson, ME: Moxie Bald via Appalachian Trail


New York, NY: Westmoreland Sanctuary

Albany, NY: Slide Mountain via Curtis-Ormsbee Trail

Middlebury, VT: Mt. Wilson Loop rewards with expansive views of Lake Champlain

SOUTHEAST


Atlanta, GA: Vickery Creek


Atlanta, GA: Pickett's Mill


Charlotte, NC: Crowders Mountain Loop

Orlando, FL: Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lexington, VA: Apple Orchard Falls via Appalachian Trail, VA

Tellico Plains, TN: Crowder Branch/Mill Branch

Washington, DC: Bull Run-Occoquan Trail, VA

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