Why do we love loop hikes? Let us count the ways. You don't need to leave a shuttle, and you don't have to retread the same ground to get back to where you started. Bonus: 360 views of beautiful terrain. Walking in a circle was never so much fun.
Alpine meets Caribbean on this Idaho gem.
Test yourself in the Ouachita Mountains.
Hike to the best views in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Find solitude in Yellowstone's mountainous northwest corner.
Explore redrock canyons and ancient ruins.
See colorful wildflowers and big views on the Appalachian Trail.
Summit nine peaks and graze on trailside blueberries in Maine.
Circle the Rockies on this high-alpine route.
Score Swiss-Alps scenery without the trans-Atlantic flight.
Take an up-and-down tour of Ontario's lake district.
These loops set the gold standard for circular hikes. Yes, they’re popular, but with very, very good reason.