You don't always need to go far to go big. Case in point: these stunning hikes, all within a day trip of a major metropolitan area.
See Missouri's tallest waterfall and stand on its tallest peak on this overnight on the Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail. BY MARK HINCH
Notch the prettiest section of the Ozark Trail on this overnight along the Eleven Point River. BY SAVANNAH WASZCZUK
Wander through three-season wildflowers on this overnight.