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NASHVILLE, TN
Radnor Lake
From city center 10.4 miles
Birds (240 species) far outnumber hikers on this 4.5-mile circuit over woodland hills to the often-breezy shore of Radnor Lake. ID: 22895

NEW YORK CITY, NY
Orchard Beach-Twin Island
From city center 15.9 miles
Sample rocky coastlines, beachside boardwalks, and brackish wetlands on this five-mile dayhike in Pelham Bay, the largest park in New York City. ID: 417758

PORTLAND, OR
Forest Park
From city center 8.3 miles
For the full story on the nation’s premier city park, read "The Wild Edge". To sample one of the park’s best hikes, loop 5.3 miles through old-growth forests and along streams on the Leif Erickson Corridor and Maple Trails. ID: 25439

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
San Bruno Mountain State Park
From city center 8.9 miles
Loop 3.8 miles through a quiet oasis of undulating hills to San Bruno Mountain, on the city’s south side. The 1,076-foot summit overlooks the Pacific Ocean. ID: 7755

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Mueller Park/North Canyon
From city center 11.2 miles
String together two scenic canyons, several campsites, long vistas, and local landmarks like Rudy’s Flats and Elephant Rock on this 9.2-miler. ID: 16951

SEATTLE, WA
Poo Poo Point
From city center 20.9 miles
This four-miler in Tiger Mountain State Forest climbs through a moss-draped forest to Poo Poo Point, a grassy perch overlooking the Issaquah Alps. ID: 364362

ST. LOUIS, MO
Walkers Island
From city center 11.5 miles
There’s more to Walkers Island than the name suggests. Camp (48 campsites), look for birds (egrets and herons), and cast for fish (catfish and crappie) on this 3.8-mile hike. ID: 330391

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Glover-Archbold Park Loop
From city center 4.7 miles
Minutes from the White House, you’ll find a series of tranquil, historic trails along the Potomac River and C&O Canal. Start on the Glover-Archbold Trail and hike 5.5 miles in a counterclockwise loop. ID: 39462

*Text imap and the Trip ID to 32075. To view them online, type the URL backpacker.com/hikes/Trip ID. Example: For L.A.’s Temescal Canyon hike, text "imap 6943" to 32075. Or go to backpacker.com/hikes/6943. You’ll get directions, trail beta, a map, and more–at no charge from us!

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