Boston, MA: Ponkapoag Pond Loop
This scenic 4.2-mile hike in the Blue Hills Reservation loops under pines and passes by a rare Atlantic white cedar bog, perfect for budding bird-watchers.
Yellowstone National Park, WY: Ice Lake
Pass a waterfall, open meadows, lodgepole stands and a sparkling backcountry lake on this easy, 3.8-mile stroll through the heart of Yellowstone National Park.
Zion National Park, UT: Riverside Walk
Cruise the northern reaches of Zion's monumental canyon on this 2-mile out-and-back that skirts the Virgin River, winds past hanging gardens, and touches the crimson-stained cliffs of the Narrows.
Arches National Park, UT: Delicate Arch
Climb a massive slickrock ribbon—perfect for kids to run around on—and stand beneath one of Arches National Park's most iconic landmarks on this 3.1-mile out-and-back.
Linville, NC: Babel Tower
End your hike with a splash on this 2.8-mile out-and-back to a Pisgah National Forest swimming hole oasis
Nashville, TN: Radnor Lake Loop
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—and a great place to take kids to explore.