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Best. Hikes. Ever.

We've covered 245,591 miles of trails in our 37-year history. Here are our 20 all-time favorite trips, plus—shocking!—20 routes we never covered.
yosemite_russell_445x260#1 The John Muir Trail offer views of Lyell Fork in Yosemite. (Greg Russell)

BEST HIKES EVER COVERED

John Muir Trail, CA | Escalante Route, AZ | Teton Crest Trail, WY | Denali, AK | Presidential Traverse, NH | The Lost Coast Trail, CA | The Needles Traverse, CO | St. Mary to Lake McDonald, MT | Appalachian Trail, GA-ME | Zion Narrows, UT | Wonderland Trail, WA | Southern Traverse, AK | Four-Pass Loop, CO | The Long Trail, VT | Boundary Waters, MN | Wind Traverse, WY | Redwood Creek Trail, CA | Olympic Traverse, WA | Willow Gulch, UT | Northville-Placid Trail, NY |

BEST HIKES NEVER COVERED

Grand Island Loop, MI | Sandpiper Trail Loop, SC | Logging Lake Trail, MT | Balsam Cap and Friday Mtn., NY | Elk Trail, PA | Burr Oak State Park, OH | Turkey Trail, KS | Summit Lake Trail, CA | Prairie Trail, ND | Mt. Cabot Loop, NH | Chupadera Mountain Trail, NM | Falls Hollow Trail, VA | Bering Land Bridge National Preserve | Jenkins Mountain Trail, NY | Duffer Peak Trail, NV | Gospel Hump Loop Trail, ID | Ben Avery Trail, AZ | North Vista Trail, CO | Bucking Mule Falls Trail, WY | Sabino Canyon Trail, AZ

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