Circle an upland swamp rich with views, solitude, and wild edibles.
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Picture the Alps without the crowds, and you have Island Lake.
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Almost entirely above treeline, this 6.5-mile day-hike loop cruises below rounded 12,000-foot ridges en route to Tobacco Lake in the heart of Colorado’s South San Juan Wilderness.
No matter where in the country you are, theres a waterfall hike nearby. We've collected five of our favorites—get a preview now with this top pick.
Link pristine forests, wildflower meadows, and two picturesque lakes on this gentle, 3.7-mile hike near Snoqualmie Pass.
Follow this loop mixing on- and off-trail travel through vibrant wildflower displays and past snow-fed streams to a huge alpine lake with unbeatable campsite views of Mount Meeker.
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Link two of Grand Teton's deepest and most spectacular valleys via a high pass.
This 10.5-mile out and back promises wildflower drenched meadows, stunning vistas, and two pristine alpine lakes perfect for a cold dip or sunrise photo op.
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