The short and steep trip to Lake Agnes delivers with craggy peaks, scree fields (home to pika), and fish-filled alpine waters.
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.
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.
Enchanted Rock is the second-largest granite batholith in the country. Don’t know what a batholith is? Find out by hiking up one.
Find fields of poppies on this spring-perfect hike in the Chino Hills outside Lake Elsinore.
Score an aerie overlooking the Buffalo River Valley to yourself when you visit Whitaker Point in the offseason.
Walk among giants on this quiet hike past the Grove of Titans and other 300-foot-tall redwood trees.
Visit Georgia's best section of the Appalachian Trail in winter for a crowd-free experience and Blue Ridge vistas frosted in white.
See arches and sea stacks—and no people—when you visit the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor in winter.
In winter, one of Sequoia National Park's most popular spots gets a much-needed dose of solitude
This shoulder-season cruiser delivers you to some of the best views in West Texas.
Wander through the world's largest gypsum dune field in New Mexico.
Walk along Paint Creek in Yellow River State Forest on this overnight backpacking trip and you'll know it's true: Iowa is rugged. BY KOREY PETERSON
Climb the peak with the infamous moniker "Home of the World's Weather" in winter.
Backpack into the heart of Sequoia National Park to the beautiful snow-melted Pear Lake in Tokopah Valley.