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Hike Misery Ridge Loop

Terrebonne, Oregon

This hike takes you on a tour of the park, starting out with a steep climb up to the top of the formations and then back down past Monkey Face and to the canyon floor.

245 Saves

Hike the Summit Trail Loop at Smith Rock

Terrebonne, Oregon

Smith Rock State Park is an iconic PNW canyon that's become one of the rock climbing capitals of the country, and known worldwide for its sport climbing routes.

222 Saves

Photographing the Sunset at Canyon Junction Bridge

Hurricane, Utah

The view of the Watchman from Canyon Junction Bridge is one of the most highly photographed views in Zion National Park.

1343 Saves

Ski Tour or Snowshoe Kendall Knob

North Bend, Washington

The area around Kendall Knob is great for snowshoeing or ski touring. It is particularly nice for ski touring because there are a variety of short tours at varying difficulty and on varying aspects.

23 Saves

Hike to Dip Top Gap

Ronald, Washington

This is a great side trip from Backpacking to Marmot & Jade Lakes. Check out the Adventure linked above for directions on how to get as far as Jade Lake.

67 Saves

Dispersed Camp near Beaver Creek Group Camp, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie NF

Granite Falls, Washington

This campsite is located along the Mountain  Loop Highway.

40 Saves

Hike to Joffre Lakes

Squamish-Lillooet C, Canada

Joffre Lakes is a well loved destination, and for good reason: it is absolutely stunning.

337 Saves

Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

Riomaggiore, Italy

The Sentiero Azzuro trail travels from south to north through five coastal towns: Riomaggiore, Manarola (0.68 mi), Corniglia (1.25 mi), Vernazza (2.48 mi), and Monterroso (1.86 mi).

404 Saves

Hike Munra Point

Cascade Locks, Oregon

This hike starts at the Wahclella Falls trailhead, but does not use that trail. Instead, walk back towards the freeway and take a left onto the Columbia River Highway Trail.

1027 Saves

Hike Laps Around Lake Dauben

Leukerbad, Switzerland

Lake Dauben (Daubensee in German) is located on Gemmi Pass, an ancient high mountain pass that has been walked since the Middle Ages – even Sherlock Holmes walks this route in "The Final Problem"! Th.

84 Saves

Hiking Along The Great Aletsch Glacier

Bettmeralp, Switzerland

From Bettmersee Lake follow the trail northeast to "Biel".

76 Saves

Hike the Swiss Alps

Bettmeralp, Switzerland

This beautiful 4 mile hike takes you past several small lakes and ponds, and offers amazing views of the backside of the Matterhorn.

150 Saves

Hike to Surenenpass in the Uri Alps

Flüelen, Switzerland

The hike begins in the town of Attinghausen, which can easily be reached by public transport, about 1.5 hours from Zürich. You should follow the yellow signs for the Brüsti Seilbahn.

195 Saves

Backpack to Richetlipass in the Glarus Alps

Glarus Süd, Switzerland

This is a point-to-point hike in the Glarus Alps of Switzerland, beginning in the town of Elm and ending in the town of Linthal. Elm can be reached in 1.

175 Saves

Explore The Matterhorn

Zermatt, Switzerland

The Matterhorn straddles both Switzerland and Italy and is one of the most beautiful peaks you can shoot. The summit sits at 14,692 feet, making this one of the tallest peaks in Europe.

211 Saves

Camp on Blake Island

Seattle, Washington

There are 2 ways to get to Blake Island: private boat or via the Argosy Cruises tour boat (or if you're ambitious, I guess you can swim there!).

306 Saves

Hike to Goldmyer Hot Springs

North Bend, Washington

Goldmyer Hot Springs is a beautiful little gem nestled within the wilderness of the stunning Cascade Mountains.

1677 Saves

Mountain Bike Maple Mountain

Duncan, Canada

The Maple Mountain trail network has been enjoyed for countless years by hikers, but not until recently did the mountain receive the attention it deserved for mountain biking.

77 Saves

Camp and Surf at Sombrio Beach

Port Renfrew, Canada

Heading west from Victoria, take the TransCanada Highway to Hwy 14. Continue past Sooke towards Port Renfrew.

125 Saves

Hike Dog Mountain, BC

North Vancouver, Canada

The trail begins in the furthest northwest corner of the parking lot, by a big trail map. The start of the trail is gradual and meanders through the forest.

313 Saves

Snowshoe Grouse Mountain

North Vancouver, Canada

A 25 minute drive outside of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a great escape from the city for a myriad of winter activities.

121 Saves

Explore the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

North Vancouver, Canada

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge spans Lynn Canyon and is located near the popular Lynn Headwaters Park.  To get there, exit the Trans Canada Highway onto Lynn Valley Road.

303 Saves

Hike the Lynn Canyon Loop

North Vancouver, Canada

The Lynn Canyon Loop is a 5km trail that takes you up through the dense forest before looping back along the rushing water of the river.

480 Saves

Hike to Blanca Lake

Gold Bar, Washington

Take US Hwy 2 east from Monroe to just past the town of Skykomish. Turn left on to FR 65 and drive past the Beckler River Campground.

639 Saves