Hike Mission Peak

Breathtaking views of the Bay Area are your reward for making this climb to the top of Mission Peak. It’s a 3 mile trek to the top of the peak and then back down the same way.

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Hike to Bagby Hot Springs

Bagby Hot Springs is actually a set of amazing bathhouses nestled in the forest outside of Estacada. They are one of Oregon’s most poplar hot springs, and for good reason.

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Take a Ride on the Secret Slides

Tucked away in a small neighborhood park in Eureka Valley is a set of really fun, slippery, and surprisingly steep concrete slides.

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Hike to Limestone Kilns and Big Ben Redwood

Henry Cowell Redwood State Park is a super easy destination to get to from Santa Cruz, but the seclusion of the Fall Creek Unit makes this a big bang for buck hike.

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Park Day at Dolores Park

If the sun is shining, and you’re in the mood for playing around with friends in one of SF’s many amazing parks, Dolores should be at the top of your list.

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Camp at Bothe-Napa Valley SP

Looking for a romantic getaway but you’d prefer to spend your nights around a campfire? This adventure is for you.

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A Steep Hike to Murietta Falls

Get ready for one of the toughest, lung busting hikes in the east bay with over 6-miles and 4,000ft of climbing in one direction.

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A Sunset and Beach Bonfire at Golden Gardens Park

Golden Gardens Park is a beautiful, sandy gem that’s perfect for spending a sunny summer day lounging on the beach, exploring the shore, stand up paddling, or even playing beach volleyball.

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Cool Off at Sliding Rock Falls

This natural mountain waterfall and slide in the Pisgah National Forest is a local favorite to cool off in and have a little fun during the warmer months.

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Hike the Saratoga Gap Trail

The Saratoga Gap Trail is relatively lightly trafficked trail that is good year round, although waterfalls peak in late winter and spring. Overall, this 4.

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Luxurious Camping at Treebones Resort

If you’ve always wanted to experience Big Sur, but sleeping on the ground isn’t really your thing, Treebones might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Hike to Kilgore Falls

This 1.2 mile roundtrip hike leads to the second tallest waterfall in the state of Maryland. It is a short hike that's great for families and bringing the dog.

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A Quick Escape to Sauvie Island

During those summer days when you’re desperately seeking some sand between your toes, open space to soak up the sun, and nature to play around in…Sauvie Island is calling your name.

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Hike to Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park

This family-friendly hike in Patapsco Valley State Park takes you to your first waterfall sighting within only the first 1000 ft of the trail.

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Run the Baker Beach Sand Ladder

The Baker Beach Sand Ladder is a section of the Pacific Coast Trail that is comprised of 200 ten foot poles tied together to form stairs down to North Baker Beach from Lincoln Blvd.

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Hike to the Seven Sacred Pools

This hike departs from the Kpahulu Visitor Center and heads out along the Kuloa Trail. The trail will take you through a bamboo forest and past several pools and falls.

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Hike to High Falls & Triple Falls

Both falls provide ample open, flat rock right up next to the massive falls where you can picnic, take photos, or just lounge in the sun and mist.

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Hike Tiger Mountain via West Tiger Trail #3

To start this 5-mile roundtrip hike, from the parking lot, you can follow the W Tiger #3 sign, which will lead you to the trail.

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Hike to Moore Cove Falls

The hike relatively quick and has minimal elevation gain, making it a great hike for the family or a quick stop off if you're planning to do another hike in the same day.

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Cliff Jumping at High Rocks

In the town of Gladstone, just before the Clackamas converges with the Willamette, you’ll find one of Portland’s most popular swimming holes.

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Hike Bradley Falls

This is a really nice hike along Cove Creek that leads to a beautiful, 100 foot waterfall.

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Hike to Buttermilk Falls

The parking lot is a big dirt lot, so if it's raining or has rained, be prepared. The immediate falls are located mere steps from the parking lot, so on holiday weekends, be prepared for crowds.

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Hike the Riverplace Nature Trail

This is a great trail to get some exercise close to downtown.

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Hike the Matthiessen State Park Loop

With 5 miles of trails, which alternate between cliffs, canyons, and bluffs, Matthiessen State Park has plenty to offer. This particular trail also includes three waterfalls, along the way.

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Kayak Camping in Pt. Reyes

Like camping in remote locations? Love oysters? This is it! Tomales Bay offers boat-in only campgrounds along the east side of the peninsula.

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Hike to Ramapo Lake and the Van Slyke Castle

Begin at the MacEvoy Trailhead (blue blazes), at the end of the parking lot. A moderate uphill climb and stream crossing will take you up towards Ramapo Lake.

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Sunset Paddle on Utah Lake

Vineyard beach offers up a convenient place to get your SUP or kayak in the water.

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Soak at Breitenbush Hot Springs

This hot springs are run by a collective, The Breitenbush Community, who run the conference center and lodging as well as maintain the hot springs.

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Hike the Rising Sun Trail, Solstice Canyon

To reach the trail, head up the stairs from the parking lot, giving glimpses of the coast. In 0.1 miles, after crossing a paved road, turn right onto Rising Sun.

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Hike to Chikahoki Falls

This is a fairly easy hike that is great for the whole family to see the fall foliage and experience a great waterfall.

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Hike to Paulina Lake Hot Springs

Starting at Little Crater Campground, head north toward the hot springs (43.730, -121.247).

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Explore Bowling Ball Beach

This scenic beach is a part of Schooner Gulch State Beach in Mendocino County. The beach is named after it's iconic sandstone "bowling balls" found there.

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Hike to Rainbow Hot Springs

The hot springs are located about 5 miles into a beautiful hike past waterfalls, cliffs, and wildflowers. Once you come across a large waterfall on your right, you are close to the springs.

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Hike the Walnut Creek Trail

Walnut Creek Park has a TON of little side trails that make this a must do if you are in or near the area.

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Camp at Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge is a must-see feature of Georgia. Campers can lay low and experience the gorge from its floor, engaging in river activities such as kayaking or swimming.

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Hike to Clifty Falls

This day hike in Clifty Falls State Park is a challenging workout with rewarding sights. Springtime brings wildflowers, and fall lovely colors, to the area.

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Hike Pyramid Mountain to Tripod Rock

This is a fun hike that is great for the entire family. The trails are really well maintained and Tripod Rock is a pretty amazing feature to check out.

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Hike to the Martis Peak Fire Lookout

This hike leads to a 100 year old fire lookout near the summit of Martis Peak with incredible views of North Lake Tahoe.

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Hike to High Shoals Falls

From the Jacob Fork parking area in South Mountains State Park, it is a short 1 mile walk over the Jacob River to the High Shoals Waterfall (80').

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Hike to St. Mary's Falls

From the parking area, follow the trail as it heads up towards the falls. The last mile, in particular, makes for a decent uphill challenge.

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Hike Through Rock Creek Park

This is primarily a dirt trail, which is pretty rare and fantastic for hiking and trail-running. Depending on where you exactly start, it's roughly 4.

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Maui: Snorkel with the Turtles

Turtle Town technically spans the area between Nahuna Beach and Black Sand Beach, but because Maluaka Beach has some of the best snorkeling on the island, many consider it the epicenter of Turtle Tow.

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Hiking to the Lower Falls and Cave

From the Maplewood Park parking lot off of Driving Park, head towards the restroom building to the east (opposite the rose garden).

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Hike to the Piedra River Hot Springs

This free use, natural hot spring on the Piedra River has several 100 degree pools. The springs are accessible via a 3 mile roundtrip hike, often with wildlife sightings along the way.

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Backpack the PCT from the Yuba River to Fowler Peak

On the Pacific Crest Trail, you'll be heading from the Yuba River to Fowler peak. This backpacking trip is 51 miles, one-way, so you'll want to park shuttle car at the Fowler Peak Trailhead.

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6-Mile Presidio Run

This route starts and ends and the Sports Basement Presidio, which means easy parking. Just make not sure not to spend everything you've got when you check things out after the run.

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Hike to Shadow Falls

This easy and accessible hike takes you to a nice little waterfall within a ravine. From the parking lot, walk over to the River Overlook, then continue along the trail to the falls.

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Hike to the Mount Constitution Summit

This 7 mile round-trip hike takes you to the mountain's summit. From here you'll be able to take in an amazing view.

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Hike the Wissahickon Creek Gorge Orange and White Trail

Wissahickon Creek Gorge Orange and White Trail is lush, quiet, and teeming with wildlife. Keep your ears tuned for chickadees, woodpeckers, titmice, blue jays, and more as you hike.

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Hike the Great Blue Hill Trail

This is family-friendly hike takes you to nice views of Boston, after a moderately challenging stretch of elevation gain.

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Hike the Colosseum Trail

This park is best known for its castle ruins, which are also worth a visit.

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Camp at Manresa Beach

All 64 tent campsites here are walk-in, making them further in from the road, and more roomy. Each site comes with a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker.

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Hike Herman Creek to the Pinnacles

From the trailhead, hike up the trail for a little over a half mile until you reach the junction with the Herman Bridge Trail. At the junction, make a right and head down to the Herman Creek Bridge.

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Hike to Lake Washington through Saint Edward State Park

The 316-acre Saint Edward State Park, located in Kenmore on the north end of Lake Washington, accommodates hiking, mountain biking, boating, and picnicking.

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Hike the Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail

Park in the lot off of Lakewood Drive (see map) to access the trail. This trail is good for all skill levels and is dog-friendly.  Photos: BrandonLord, James Lavin 

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Hike to Mt. Teneriffe

This hike starts out on old logging road, with two miles of easy hiking through a forest and meadow. The trail then starts to gain elevation, leading to a lookout over Middle Fork Snoqualmie.

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Hike to Bridal Veil Falls

This 20-ft waterfall is accessible via Cow Creek Trail, which starts out through a meadow where elk are sometimes seen.

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Sunset Picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park spans over a mile of waterfront and is an awesome location for being active or just relaxing outdoors without leaving the city.

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Camp in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Between them, neighboring Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks have everything that's needed for an outdoor adventure – the modestly sized Bear Mountain State Park has all the amenities, tucked ben.

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Hike the Mossy Ridge Trail

trail run. You can add extra milage to this hike by creating a loop with the Cane Connector Trail. The trailhead is located behind the kiosk in the parking area.

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Hike the Waterfall Glen Loop

It is easy to modify your route, with lots of side trails to choose from. A waterfall and scenic views make for a pleasant spot to exercise.

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Hike the Potomac Heritage Trail to Chain Bridge

Hike the Potomac Heritage Trail through forest, hill and valley landscapes, as you follow along the river, itself. Starting at Roosevelt Island, you can hike as far as 8.

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Hike to Buffalo Creek Falls

A quarter mile hike takes you to the base of the falls. From there, look for a trail on the right that will lead to an overlook on a bridge.

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Camp at Camp Long

Looking for a camping adventure without even having to leave Seattle? Camp Long is the perfect option for beginning campers, families, or anyone who just wants to spend some time in nature without ha.

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Hike the Bridal Veil Falls and Tinkers Creek Loop

This popular waterfall and gorge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are linked by an easy, well-maintained trail.

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Running the East Bay Wilderness

Take time to stop in the first area, Rocky Ridge with it’s grassy knolls to enjoy views in all areas.

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Capture the Sunset at Battery Park

Located at the Battery, the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, facing New York Harbor.

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Run the Hudson River Greenway

To get in both some sights and a workout, follow the Hudson River Greenway to views of the Statue of Liberty, the Chelsea Piers, and George Washington Bridge, to name a few.

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Five Bridges Run

This long distance run starts out on the Hudson River Trail in Tribeca and ends at Central Park, where you can cool down afterwards.

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Hike to Cataract Falls, Lieber State Recreation Area

Cataract Falls, in the Lieber State Recreation Area, has an upper falls (20 ft) and a lower falls (18 ft), located a half mile downstream. A covered bridge adds the scenic landscape.

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Hike to Devil's Millhopper

Follow the paved path starting at the interpretive center. At the T-junction turn right, heading into the forest.

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Camp at Sunset State Beach

Campsites here come with a fire ring and picnic table, as well as bathroom and shower access. These sites are particularly recommended for families and large groups.

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Hike or Bike the Potawatomi Trail

The Potawatomi Trail passes over hills and by lakes, with sometimes sandy terrain and exposed roots to make for a technical challenge. Both hikers and bikers use this track.

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Hike to Dismals Canyon Falls

This is a short and pretty trail, great for the whole family. Glowworms, called dismalites, are a special attraction in the summer. There is a $10 fee for adults, $6.75 for kids.

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Hike the Wekiwa Springs Loop

This is a pleasant hike with varied terrain, good for families and dogs. There are a number of adjoining trails so you can adjust your route. Photo Credit: Rain0975

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Short Hike at Donner Lake

This is a super relaxed hike in an area with a ton of history.

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Hike to LaSalle Canyon Falls

This 40 ft waterfall is accessible either via a more difficult, 2 mile hike from the Visitor Center, or by an easier and shorter hike from the Parkman's Plain parking lot on Route 71.

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Seaside Ride Along Old Cove Landing

The Old Cove Landing Trail at Wilder Ranch is the perfect destination for a relaxing bike ride.

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Relax at Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood is best known for its large hot springs pool, kept between 90 and 93 degrees, while the minerals in the water are meant to provide a natural therapy to the body.

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Camp at Wharton State Forest

There is plenty of potential for activity in New Jersey's largest state park. Wharton offers Mullica River for boating, as well as three other rivers for canoeing.

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Hike to Cataract Falls, Smoky Mountains

You will find the trailhead to this gravel path just to the left of the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The easy walk along Fighting Creek is scenic and tends not to be crowded, either.

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Hike the Horseshoe Trail

This intermediate hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is an attraction across seasons – in fall the aspens show beautiful colors, while in spring and and summer wildflowers bloom along the trail.

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Hike the Lake Shore Trail at Lake Norman

From the Cove Picnic area in Lake Norman State Park, you immediately begin hiking along the lakeshore. If you don't want to take the full lake loop, use Short Turn Trail for a 2.5 mile hike.

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Soak at Belknap Hot Springs

This is a popular, family friendly spot, complete with two pools, indoor lodging, RV and tent camping, and hiking trails.

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Hike the Waihe'e Ridge Trail

Waihe'e Ridge is a great hike for those looking for a hike to see waterfalls or to get a little exercise in. The trail is dog-friendly, but dogs must be kept on leash.

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Hike the HHC Trail, Brown County SP

HHC Trail (#8) in Brown County State Park is beautiful throughout the seasons.

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Big Island: Diving with Marine Life

The city of refuge takes its name from the safe haven where defeated warriors and sacred lawbreakers would find sanctuary.

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Hike Timber Mountain

Start out on Icehouse Canyon Trail. Depending on the time of year, there can be snow and ice patches on this trail, as well as strong winds.

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Swim at Crown Memorial State Beach

This beach has some of the warmest ocean water in the bay area. The swimming area is also fairly shallow, making it a safer, more protected swimming area.

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Hike to Lower and Upper Whitewater Falls via Foothills Trail

The Foothills Trail runs a total of 76 miles across the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

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Ride Single Track in McLaren

Beyond McLaren's family friendly playgrounds and picnic areas, there are miles of single track to explore.

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Mountain Bike the Wasatch Crest Trail

There are two popular starting points from Guardsman Road. The lower trail climbs and the higher one trail descends, then they converge at Scott's Pass below Puke Hill.

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Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

Park on Sugarloaf Mountain Drive (as indicated on the map below) to access the trail. It is open from March-November and is dog friendly.

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Camp at Cape Blanco State Park

Perched atop the cliffs of Cape Blanco, this is a small state park that features big views of the beautiful southern Oregon coastline.

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Hike Thurston Griggs to Appalachian Trail to Black Rock

Park on White Oak road to access the trailhead for this magnificent hike. Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots--the trail is rocky at parts and there are streams to cross. Accessible February-November.

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Hike the Sinkhole Trail

This boardwalk trail passes by a number of sinkholes, leading ultimately to the most known attraction, Falling Waters Sink, a sinkhole with a waterfall dropping into it.

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Hike to McCauley Hot Springs

Turn right off of the 4 onto Camp Shaver Ln. This takes you to a parking area with a sign for Battleship Rock Campsite. This is where the trail begins. It will take you to hot springs and Jemez falls.

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Hike to Whittleton Arch

Starting from the Whittleton Campground, you will follow along a stream until reaching the Whittleton Arch Trail at 0.75 miles. Turn right to reach the arch.

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Hike the Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop

The Swallows Cliff Woods, an 800 acre preserve, is known for its 100 ft bluff that provides visitors with a steep stair workout.

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Hike to the Sipsey Wilderness Waterfalls

The 25,000-acre Sipsey Wilderness is a landscape of canyons, ravines, sandstone cliffs, and, most notably, waterfalls.

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Hike to Lick Falls

The Grayson Lake State Park has two trails – the Lick Falls Loop Trail, and the 0.8 mile Beech-Hemlock Forest Trail. Lick Falls is best done after a rain, to make sure the falls are flowing.

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Quick Hike to South Canyon Hot Springs

A short hike takes you to these undeveloped, free use hot springs.

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Hike the Sulphur Springs Trail, Paris Mountain

From Picnic Area 6, follow the white-blazed trail in either direction. Take in the scenic forest, wildflowers, and streams. The trail will also take you along the shore of Mountain Lake.

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Hike the Cascade Falls and Rootball Loop Trail

Park on the shoulder of Landing Drive (see map) to access the trailhead. This trail is open April-September. Dogs allowed on leash.  Photos: Bart

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Explore Rocky Falls

Rocky Falls are located only a short hike away from the parking lot. The swimming hole is also popular, and the adventurous can climb up to the rock face to reach the top of the falls.

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Hike to Summit of Mt. Rose

This challenging hike offers great views of the greater Tahoe area.

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Hike Billy Goat Trail Section B

Park in the lot on MacArthur Blvd. (see map) to access the trailhead. Trail is well-defined but little-traveled.

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Hike Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve

Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve rests in San Mateo County, California. The sweeping hillsides exemplify the true native flora of California, as the foundation of rock and soil is poor in nutrients.

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Backpacking to Warren Lake (2 Days)

The first 1.6 miles along the Pacifc Crest Trail is the same route to Summit Lake Trail. When you see the fork for Warren Lake and Summit Lake, head to the left.

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Camp at Pismo State Beach

Hiking along nature trails, swimming, and surf fishing are all possible here, including wheelchair accessible fishing at Ocean Lagoon. Facilities consist of fire rings, restrooms, and showers.

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Camp at El Capitan State Beach

This popular campground of 142 sites is equipped with fire rings and a picnic area, in addition to restrooms and showers. There are group campsites available, as well.

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Hike the Swallow Falls Loop

This park has plenty to do—forest hiking, swimming at Herrington Manor, and camping—but the main attraction, unsurprisingly, is Swallow Falls. The Swallow Falls Canyon Trail (1.

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Hike the River Scene Trail

This hike in Castlewood State Park gives you multiple vantage points on the Meramec River. Follow the red arrows as the trail heads out on the bluffs.

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Hike the Apshawa Preserve

This is a pretty straightforward loop-hike that has you crossing a few bridges, a stream and getting some incredible views if you are up for it.

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Relax at East Lake Hot Springs

This 100-120 degree pool is located along the south shore of the lake, with great views of the water. It's not likely to be crowded, although it does have a strong sulfur smell.

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Catch a Sunset at Prospect Park

The main entrance to Prospect Park faces the stunning Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza.

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Sunrise and Sunset from the Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island.

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Backpack Chimney Top Loop

Start out on Koomer Ridge Trail to see Hidden Arch. You will then head into the Right Fork Chimney Top Creek watershed, where you'll spend the night.

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Hike Black River County Park

From the parking lot head to the Black River Trail (blue blazes). Head toward Kay's Cottage, where after 1.

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Hike the Wilson Mountain Reservation Trail

This easy, well maintained trail has a little bit of everything you could need for a leisurely loop hike - bridges and streams, views of Boston, bird watching, and a dog-friendly policy (leash on).

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Run Along Terwilliger Blvd

This is really nice urban run that travels along Terwilliger Boulevard’s runner-friendly, extra-wide sidewalk. The tree-lined path and the expansive views along the route make this run.

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Swim at Hippie Hollow

Park in the parking lot and head to Hippie Hollow, a nude-friendly section on the Lake Travis shoreline just 20 minutes from downtown. Must be 18 or older to enter.

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Hike to Eagle Falls, Cumberland Falls SRP

Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs. Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs.

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Camp at Wildwood State Park

With a beach on Long Island Sound, forested hikes, and reliable amenities, Wildwood State Park is a great spot for a weekend of outdoor activities, easily accessible by public transportation.

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Hike the Whispering Pines Loop

Large rock formations, picturesque creeks, and wildflowers are all found along this trail.

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Run the Sag Valley Trail

From the Kean Avenue parking lot, head west on the Sag Valley Trail for a great afterwork run or hike. After a half mile, head right at the T intersection and descend down to the stream.

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Hike to Big Shoals via Florida Trail

From the Bell Springs Trailhead, take the unmarked access road into the forest, where it meets with Florida Trail (blue blazes). Hop onto the Florida Trail.

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Hike Through the Spicewood Springs Creek Canyon

The Spicewood Springs Trail begins along the Colorado River, then heads north into the Spicewood Springs Creek canyon.

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Hike Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trail

Raven Run Park is a 734-acre nature sanctuary near the Kentucky River Palisades. After signing in at the nature center, head out via the connecting trail to Red Trail.

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Hike or Bike Big Hollow Loop Trail

This loop trail in Mammoth Cave National Park combines a north and south loop, which are 5.3 miles and 3.7 miles, respectively. The south loop is a bit more challenging than the north loop.

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Explore Potem Falls

Park in the pull-out on Fenders Ferry Road. There you will find the Potem Falls trailhead. The hike is only 0.

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Kayak Mendocino's Big River

The Big River estuary in Mendocino Headlands State Park is one of those best of both worlds scenarios where dense Redwood forest and fresh, lazy river water meet rocky beaches and the mighty Pacific.

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Hike around Walden Pond

Park in the lot ($8 for MA residents) by Walden Pond to access the trail, and head out either direction on the loop around the pond. Trail is accessible from April-October.

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Hike The Hollow Rock Trail at Rocky Face Mountain

From the parking lot, head northwest to find the trailhead for Buzzard Roost Loop. Follow that and stay left to meet up with the Hollow Rock Trail.

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Hike or Bike the China Camp Loop

Park at the lot in the China Camp State Park. Hop onto the Bay View trail to gain to begin the loop trail. Switchbacks take you up to a long and easy path passing through shaded and open areas.

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Hike Ramapo Torne

Located at the south end of Harriman State Park, this moderate loop hike takes you to two awesome panoramic views, then passes by the cascades of Stony Brook.

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Relax at Trimble Hot Springs

The Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs offers a 101-105 degree, Olympic size swimming pool, in addition to two mineral pools, saunas, and a spa.

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Big Island: A Morning Swim and an Evening Sunset at Mauna

Mauna Kea is known as one of the most picturesque beaches on the Big Island, if not the world.

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Hike to Burden Falls

Located in the Shawnee National Forest, Burden Falls, though perhaps small by other standards, is among the highest in Illinois.

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Hike the Little Grand Canyon Trail

The trail starts along Hickory Ridge, the southern rim of the canyon.

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Camp at Jenny Jump State Forest

The park's 11 miles of trails include a hike up Jenny Jump Mountain for beautiful views of the surrounding area.

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Summit Gregory Bald

The Gregory Bald summit is indisputably picturesque – the 10-acre meadow at the top hosts magnificent azalea blooms in June, wild blueberries in August, and views of Cades Cove, Rich Mountain, Fontan.

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Hike the Alafia River State Park Trail

The Alafia Trail is a 3.6 mile loop is a very scenic way to get your heart pumping. The bright and lush vegetation will keep you intrigued all along the way.

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Hike from Colvin Run Mill to the Potomac

From the historic Colvin Run Mill, head out of the parking area toward Difficult Run Trail. Follow this trail for roughly four miles as you hike along Difficult Run to the Potomac River.

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Hike McCullough Gulch to Upper Blue Reservoir

The trail first takes you to Upper Blue Reservoir, about 1.4 miles in.

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Camp at Worthington State Forest

Hike to some of the best views in northern New Jersey on over 26 miles of trail.

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Hike to Little Hump Mountain

Just before reaching Yellow Gap, note a Forest Service Road to your left. This takes you to the "Barn", an old barn that has been converted into an Appalachian Trail shelter.

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Hike Costa Rica's Cerro Chato

Hiking the Chato Volcano, or Cerro Chato, is the perfect way to get an incredible view of neighboring big brother, Arenal Volcano.

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Hike the Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Park in the big lot off E Little Elm Trail Road (see map) to access the trailhead. Trail is accessible year round and is dog-friendly.  Photos: Knowsphotos, Texas Tongs, Drew Kolb

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Hike the Rocky Branch and Limestone Cove Trail

The trail starts from just beyond the old Limestone Cove campground and runs 3.9 miles to Stamping Ground Ridge high atop Unaka Mountain.

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Big Island: A Hike to the Kona Coast

From the parking area at Kekaha Kai State Park, it's about a 20-30 minute walk to the beach. The walk is through black lava fields and is very exposed.

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Kauai: A Real Adventure Off the Beaten Path

To get to this beach, first make sure your vehicle can handle dirt roads. Follow the road out of Poipu east (this is where it turns to dirt) follow until road until it "T"'s into another dirt road.

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Hike the Stowe Pinnacle Trail

Stowe Pinnacle Trail is a moderate workout with high reward. After a continual uphill climb, you will reach scenic views from the summit of the valley and Mt. Mansfield. Photo Credit: Patrick

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Camp at Wawayanda State Park

Bring along your friends for this one – the park offers only group campsites, three in all, which can take a range of 15 to 35 people.

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Running in Inwood Hill Park

This relatively untouched, hilly park features forest, valleys, and a salt marsh – if you're lucky, you may even spot a bald eagle. A great way to run the park is simply explore the maze of trails.

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Camp at Hither Hills State Park

Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves at Hither Hills State Park, a beautiful oceanside campground with good facilities and access to swimming, fishing, hiking, and biking.

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Explore Minnemishinona Falls

On Judson Bottom Road, you will see a low, red bridge to the left of the road. Just past the bridge, on the same side, there is a dirt parking lot.

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Hike the Lewis and Clark Trails

Located in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area, this hike links together the Lewis and Clark Trails. At first the two trails overlap one another. When the trails split, for a shorter, 5.

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Hike to Bare Mountain

The hike starts out with two crossings over Bear Creek, the first over often slippery logs when the water is high, and the second on a wood bridge.

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Hike the Saw Wee Kee Trail

This trail is great for outdoor exercise, and open to mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. You'll have views of the Fox River along the way. Photo Credit: katebartnik

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Hiking through Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

This 2,267 acre preserve is known for its hiking, birding, and a 14-acre granite flatrock with a variety of wildflowers to observe.

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Camp at Pine Grove Creek Campground

Located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pine Grove Creek Campground is prime Pennsylvania hiking territory.

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Camp on the Lake

The great thing about the campground is the close access to the beach/lake. It is only about a 2-3 minute walk, depending on which campsite you're walking from.

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Hike the C&O Canal Towpath: Carderock to Great Falls

Park on the road adjacent to the canal as indicated on the map (see below). This is a popular trail which is dog friendly and accessible year-round.

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Hike the Giant Staircase Loop

The Giant Staircase loop begins at Happy Isles Trailhead and begins with the Vernal Falls hike. At the top of Vernal Falls, continue on the Mist Trail and enjoy switchbacks up to Nevada Falls.

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Soak at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

There are six pools at Crystal Crane, including the well-maintained 100-foot diameter soaking pool, which is kept at 102 degrees ($3.50 day fee), and a number of private tubs ($7.50/hr).

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Hike the Coppermines Trail

Start out on the Coppermines Trail (red blazes), across Old Mine Road. For a short excursion, head left on an unmarked trail for 0.

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Hike the Morris Bridge Park Loop

The Morris Bridge Trail is a 14.4 mile loop of endless swampy intrigue. Experience deep Florida Nature from well-kept trails.

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Practice Fly Casting at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club

The golden gate casting pools are a hidden gem in the park located on the other side of JFK from the Buffalo Paddock. Here you can practice your fly casting basics or pick up new forms casting (i.e.

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Hike the Lafayette-Lincoln Loop

Begin at the Mt. Tecumseh trailhead. You will hike for 1.2 miles before your first vista. Continue from there another mile until you arrive at the junction with the Sosman Trail.

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Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Overlook

Park at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal parking lot. Walk to the US 15 and cross the road. Trail is not marked, though its faint traces can be detected as you continue on. GPS is recommended.

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Hike the Flatwoods Trail

It is advised to first stop at the Main Graywood State Park Entrance and get a trailmap from the rangers. To access the trail, park at the pulloff on E Co Hwy 30A across from Old Miller Pl.

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Run the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail

The Shore Parkway Greenway Trail is comprised of two disconnected segments along the New York Harbor that offer more than 12 miles of paved pathway on Brooklyn's southern border.

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Riding the Jardine Juniper Trail

The Jardine Juniper Trail is a nice hill climb, and worth doing just for the ride. At its end point there are great views, plus Utah's oldest tree, the "Jardine Juniper".

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Camp at San Simeon State Park

San Simeon has two campgrounds to choose from – San Simeon Creek Campground has 115 campsites for tent or RV camping. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables, and nearby there is firewood for sale.

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Hike the Low Gap Trail

Located in Morgan-Monroe State Forest, the Low Gap Trail (white blazes) offers forest, creeks, ponds, and rock formations. The trail runs partially on old forest roads.

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Bike the Minuteman Bikeway

Park in the lot on Railroad Ave to access the Minuteman Bikeway from Bedford, MA. This 10-mile point-to-point paved path takes you through the scenic natural setting of Bedford.

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Hike the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Trail

Park in the Ipswitch River Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot at the end of Perkins Row.  You can turn left on Rockery Trail or right on Innermost Trail for this 3.5-mile loop.

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Hike the South Kettle Moraine Loop

Park in the parking lot ($7) off of Moraine Scenic Drive. Follow the well-marked green trail and enjoy the shady hike through the Kettle Moraine Forest! Photos: Ann Althouse, Ron M, Ryan Dickey

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Camp at Stokes State Forest

The variety of hiking trails is a main attraction here, including a stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs up Sunrise Mountain, and the opportunity to explore Tillman Ravine.

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Hike to Falling Creek Falls

The hike starts out in a meadow before heading into the forest. Continue past the junction at 0.2 miles. The boardwalk takes you through the floodplain forest.

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Camp at Hetch Hetchy Backpacker's Campground

This campsite is a gateway into the Yosmite wilderness. Great starting/ending point for backpacking trips or simply for camping. Self-register and pay when you arrive at the site.

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MTB the Tahoe Rim Trail

The Tahoe Rim Trail is one of the world’s premier trails. It passes through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, one state park, three National Forests, and three Wilderness areas.

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Relax at Ritter Hot Springs

These remote springs are managed by the adjacent hotel, and consist of four small concrete tubs and a pool at the hotel. There are showers available.

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Run the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is part of the Schuylkill River Trail.

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Hike to Sulphur Creek Hot Springs

This pool is a lovely reward for the adventurous hiker – the trail is largely unmaintained as you head in past the trailhead. At the first fork in the trail, turn left.

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Hike to the Upper Falls in Bandelier National Monument

Park at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The trailhead is down the road (the direction you came from).

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Hike the Wild Basin Trail

Park at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve (see map) to access the trail. Good for families or to visit alone.  Photos: Matthew Peoples, Ivers McGraw, Kelly Bolinger

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Hike the Levis Trow Mounds Loop

Park in the parking lot off of Highway 95. This trail is a 12-mile loop that you will be sharing with mountain bikers.  Photos: Bjorn, k.steudel

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Hike the Salt Run Trail

The Salt Run Trail, which passes through alternating woodlands, meadows, and hills, tends to be less crowded than other popular hikes in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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Hike to Inspiration Point in Rattlesnake Canyon

Hike up the 3.5 mile trail to an unbeatable vista that will leave you smiling despite the chronic uphill that got you there.

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Soak at Ouray Hot Springs

There are three different hot springs facilities to choose from in Ouray, notable for its proximity to the San Juan peaks.

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Photograph Crooked Creek Falls

This 16 ft waterfall is located just off the road, and can be combined with a day trip to Little Missouri Falls, nearby. Photo Credit: robert thigpen

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Hike Cedar Falls Park

There are three loop trail options at this 65-acre park, all beginning at the kiosk. The interpretive Jo Peeler Nature Trail is an easy 0.

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Hike the Lettuce Lake Regional Park Loop

The Lettuce Lake Regional loop is a short and sweet 1.2 mile hike appropriate for all ages.

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Hike the Purgatory Creek Natural Area

Park in the dirt lot off of Hunter Road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is open year round and is dog-friendly.  Photos: amboo who?, Rafael Marquez, bendini

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Backpack Granite Chief (2 Days)

Heading out on the Granite Chief Trail, you'll start with a challenging 3.5 mile hike to meet up with the Pacific Crest Trail. During this part of the trek, you'll gain approximately 2,000ft.

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Hike to Little Missouri Falls

This beautiful waterfall in the Ouachita National Forest is only a short distance along Little Missouri Trail. There is a picnic area by the parking lot, as well.

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Camp at Anini Beach Park

The shallow nearshore ocean bottom makes Anini a great beach to visit if you have kids.

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Hike Crockett Gardens and Falls

Park in the circle off of Cedar Breaks Park Rd. (see map) to access the trail). There is some difficult terrain so be sure to wear sturdy shoes. Trail is accessible year-round.

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Surf Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay is one of the best waves on the northwestern coast of Maui and offers up great waves during the winter months.

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Camp at Bass River State Forest

Featuring the 67-acre Lake Absegami, Bass River State Forest is a great place to spend a weekend on the water – swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing are all possible here.

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Hike the Falls Canyon Trail

Falls Canyon Trail (Trail 3) in McCormick's Creek State Park takes on challenging, hilly terrain.

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A Climb, Hike and Swim

Although you can drive into the lake itself, this small out-and-back hike from Fallen Leaf Lake will give you more reason to relax in the cool water of Angora Lake once you arrive. This 3.

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Hike the Orlando Wetlands Loop

Start in the parking area off of Wheeler road in Orlando Wetlands State Park. Follow the signs for the Orlando Wetlands Loop.

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Hike the Rocky Top Trail

Located in Lake of the Ozarks State Park, the Rocky Top Trail (yellow blazes) starts out with a climb to the top of a large glade.

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Hike Castle Rock North Trails

The hike features a river, and has scenic views of the nearby landscapes from the top of a lookout point.  Photos: Andrew Nicolle

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Explore the Lake Hollywood Trail

The Lake Hollywood Trail features beautiful wildflowers in the spring and is wheelchair accessible. A majority of the trail is paved, but approximately .6 miles is on dirt.

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Camp at High Point State Park

You'll need at least a weekend to sample all that High Point State Park has to offer.

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Hike the Lone Wolf Trail

This hike or bike ride in Castlewood State Park starts out with pleasant views on the bluffs.

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Camp at Dewdrop Recreation Area

The Dewdrop Campground in Northern Pennsylvania brings you in touch with the Allegheny Reservoir, a tranquil refuge in a serene national forest.

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Hike the Hawk Ridge Trail

This well maintained trail is open to hiking, trail running, and biking. As it loops around the park, the trail passes through forest and meadows.

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Hike the Millennium Trail, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

The Millennium Trail in the Bernheim Forest combines a number of trails into a full day's hike. The well-marked trail passes over ridges and through forest and meadows, with some ups and downs.

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Hike Around Squires Lake

This short, easy loop around the water makes for a peaceful afternoon excursion, or a family-friendly outing.

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Hike Old Ranger Trail to Hollofield Access Trail

Park in the designated area on the road off of Baltimore National Pike to access the trailhead. This trail is accessible year-round. Dogs allowed on leash.  Photos: Jack Lyons

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Climb Smith Rock's Barad Dur

An amazing route, and certainly one of the best and longest trad climbs in Oregon.

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Hike the Cunningham Falls Lower Trail

Park in the Cunningham Falls parking lot off William Houck Drive. Just a short way away is the trailhead (see map). The trail is well-defined. The 1.

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Singletrack on the Little Cottonwood Creek Trail

The first portion of the trail is smooth, hard-pack dirt with a gentle slope. After a mile, the slope increases. Rocky sections will test your bike handling skills.

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Walk the Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Park off of the side of the road to access the trail (see map). This is an educational trail on private property. Dogs and horses welcome on the trail.  Photos: TrailVoice

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Hike the Lake Geneva Trail

Park in the parking lot off of Fontana Road. The trail borders Lake Geneva, head out in either direction for this 20-mile loop. Accessible from March to September.

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Explore the Alum Rock South Rim Trail

The trail starts off as paved, and then turns into dirt pack. The trail offers shade on hot summer days, keep your eyes peeled for a historic century-old mineral spring spa hidden among the brush.

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Hike or Bike the Clear Springs Trail

Open to hikers and bikers for a $3 fee, this single-track loop passes by creeks and hills, making for a scenic hike or ride in the Homochitto National Forest.

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Climbing Lover's Leap...

The myriad rock features offer many different climbing options for each crux which can help or confuse. Sometimes it is easier to do an improbable face move to the side of a major feature. Some 5.

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Hike to Sturgeon Falls

The Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness is a remote and scenic section of the Ottawa National Forest.

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Hike the Sugarloaf Yellow Trail

Park in the lot off of Comus Road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is shared by hikers, runners, bikers, and equestrians, and dogs are welcome too.

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Hike and Camp at Sand Lakes Quiet Area

Located in the Pere Marquette State Forest, Sand Lakes has numerous lakes and ponds, beaches, and hilly terrain for hiking and biking.

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Hike the Lake Louisa State Park Trail

This trail is accessible to hikers, cyclists, equestrians and dogs.

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Summit Mount Tom

This pleasant hike in Sibley State Park takes you through a variety of landscapes, including prairie, woods, and hills, before reaching the summit, where decent elevation and a lookout tower give pan.

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2,000 Ft. Snowshoe Ascent

Ascending to the summit is best for more experienced snowshoers. The first half of the trek has a relatively mild grade and a descent leading into Galena Creek basin.

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Camp at Spruce Run Recreation Area

There are 67 tent and trailer sites here, open from April 1 to Oct 31. You'll have access to fire rings, picnic tables, showers, and toilets from these sites, as well.

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Camp at French Creek Campground

The French Creek State Park Campground is ideal for groups, families, or individuals seeking some solitude.

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Camp at Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park is a peaceful setting rich with wildlife. A conglomerate of maritime forest and salt marsh, this gem offers all kinds of opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.

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Sport Climb 5 Gallon Buckets at Smith Rock

The huge huecos of 5 Gallon Buckets are often the first piece of rock that a climber touches on his or her first trip to the park. The fun and consistent 5.

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Hike the Iron Mountain Gap to Hughes Gap

You will start this hike at a small parking area at the state line (~3700 feet). From here the first thing you'll see is the view of Pinnacle Mountain and Unaka Mountain to the west.

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Hike the Seaview and Big Springs Trail

The trail is dog and horse friendly, and many trail loops make Tilden Regional Park fun for families and those of any skill level.

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Scenic Drive: Llano to Fredericksburg

The trail is 38 miles long and is moderately trafficked. The trail is predominately used for scenic driving, and is accessible year-round.

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Hike the River Place Nature Trail

The trail begins on a boardwalk alongside a pond, where you can often see people fishing. The trail surface then turns to uneven rock (called Lower Panther Trail), following Panther Hollow Creek.

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Hike the Clopper Lake Loop Trail

Park in the designated area off of Seneca Creek Road to access the trailhead. Accessible all year and dog-friendly.  Photos: Mr.TinDC, NOAA Photo Library 

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Hike the Whitely Farms Trail

This well marked trail leads through cornfield and woods on a scenic and easy loop. Biking is also permitted on the trail.

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Hike the Balm Boyette Scrub Loop

The Boyette Scrub Loop trail is 9.2 miles long and not densely populated, though it is shared by hikers, runners, and cyclists.

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Hike the Seven Bridge Walk

The Seven Bridge Walk is a 5.2 mile loop through urban San Diego with scenic views, neat bridges, and gorgeous palm trees.

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Hike the Tuxachanie Trail

This day hike portion of the 23 mile Tuxachanie Trail (white blazes) starts by the shore of Airey Lake. Shortly the trail turns and follows Tuxachanie Creek through a longleaf pine forest.

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Swimming in a Crystal Lake

Lake Tahoe has so many beautiful and breath-taking places to visit, hike, camp, wander around, etc. and Fallen Leaf Lake is definitely one of them.

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Camp at Upper Pines Campground

The Upper Pines Campground is located in Yosemite Valley near Half Dome Village. The sites are available year-round. Pets are allowed, and permit is $26 for a site. More info at https://www.nps.

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Hike to Salt Lick Point

Starting at kiosk in parking lot, the trail climbs up the bluffs to Salt Lick Point, where you can catch a scenic sunset, and views of the Mississippi River floodplain.

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Hike the Sagamore Creek Loop

This hike features a small waterfall, as well as views along and above the creek. The trail involves one creek crossing. A trail map is available here. Photo Credit: Ken Lund

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Hike the Delaware Arc Monument Loop

Hike or bike to this monument, which marks the meeting point of the Delaware Arc and the PA Mason Dixon Line.

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Sunset Swim

In the northwest corner of Donner Lake, there are public docks run by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks district.

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Hike the Cylburn Arboretum Trail

Park in the Cylburn Arboretum lot to access the trail. Dogs are welcome on leash. Trail is accessible year round.  Photos: Forsaken Fotos, Ken, Linden Tea

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Explore the Balboa Park Trails

The Balboa Park Trail offers the chance to see wildlife and is open year-round. The trail is shared by runners, families, hikers, and bikers. Dogs are able to use the trail but must be kept on leash.

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Hike the Canyon Loop Trail

This scenic hike through Betasso Preserve is especially beautiful at sunset. Catch views of Boulder as you hike through meadows of wildflowers, and forests of Ponderosa Pine. Photo Credit: djvass

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Hike the Cold Spring Trail to Montecito Peak

Park in the lot east of where Cold spring creek intersects Mountain Road. The correct trailhead is the one with the wooden sign, do not take the trail with a rusty metal sign.

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Camp at Yosemite Creek Campground

Yosemite Creek Campground is on Tioga Road north of the valley at 7,700' elevation. There is a stream at this campsite which you can filter if you don't want to bring a lot of water.

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Hike or Bike Chubb Trail

Chubb Trail, marked by black blazes, links together Lone Elk County Park, Castlewood State Park, and West Tyson County Park. It is a loose gravel and rock trail.

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Camp at Tobyhanna Park Campground

Tobyhana Campground is in Pennsylvania's Tobyhana State Park. Hoisted up into the mountains, this spot is truly refreshing.

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Hike the Lost Valley Trail

This well-marked trail in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area is open to hikers and bikers. Bikers will find that the loop is easier in the clockwise direction.

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Climb Ometepe Island's Maderas

The hike up this volcano, although slightly less challenging than Concepción, can take approximately 8 hours. One of the most popular trails starts in Balgüe and is 4.

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Hike the Hanna Park Loop

Park in the parking lot and make your way onto the trail. Follow the signs to complete the loop around the park. You may be sharing the trail with (leashed) dogs and mountain bikers.

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Hike to Holcomb and Ammons Creek Falls

This moderate hike takes you to two scenic waterfalls in the Georgia wilderness.

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Hike to Linda Falls

Start out on All Purpose Trail, then take Buckeye Trail to the falls. The trail will lead alongside the ravine before reaching Linda Falls.

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Hike the Sawmill Trail

Park in the circle in the Boykins Springs Recreation Area (see map) to access the trail. This is a dog-friendly trail that doesn't get crowded.Photos: US Forest Service - Southern Region

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Hike the Columbia Rock Trail

 The Columbia Rock Trail can be accessed from Camp 4--it is the same as the Upper Yosemite Falls Trail.

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Run the Mazomani Trail

This easy loop is more for exploring the wetland ecosystem, called the Louisville Swamp, and its wildlife than for the exercise.

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Hike Rich Mountain Loop

Park at the Cades Cover Information Kiosk. The trailhead is just down the road from here. At 4.2 miles you'll arrive at the Rich Mountain Trail junction.

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Explore Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument is named after Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European explorer to reach America's Wet Coast.

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Hike the Avalon Loop Trail

Park in the lot off of River Road to access the Avalon Loop Trail. Trail is open from June-November and is dog friendly.

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Hike the Savage Park Trails

Park in the lot off of Vollmerhausen Road to access the trail. It's open year round, and dogs are allowed on leash.  Photos: Chuck Kramer

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Hike the Ponkapoag Pond Trail

Park at the end of Ponkapoag Trail Road to access the trail. Dog friendly, open year round.  Photos: Charles Wohlers, Edward Faulkner

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McKenzie River Pass Full Day Ride

The 38 mile McKenzie Pass ride is without a doubt the most spectacular bike ride in the entire state of Oregon.

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Hike to Geneva Lake

This is an intermediate hike with scenic views, even before reaching the lake and waterfall.

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Hike Black Creek Trail

From the parking lot, the trail enters into the forest. After 0.8 miles, cross over a dirt road and turn left. At the T junction on FS 374 turn right.

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Hike or Bike Wildcat Canyon to Sendero Balcones Loop Trail

You can park in the big lot on Park Road (see map). This trail is a 6.9 mile loop, shared by bikers and hikers and is accessible year-round.  Photos: Brian Romans and mlhradio 

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Hike the Ward Trail

From I-93 Exit 41, take Rt. 125 North 5 mi. Turn right onto Prospect Rd. and follow for 0.3 mi. to entrance and parking (15 cars) on right. -Or-From Rt. I-495 Exit 42, take Rt. 114 East 1.7 mi.

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Climbing and Casting for the Day

Angora Lakes is a lake located just 6.5 miles from South Lake Tahoe. The upper lake has the best fishing for small trout.

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Hike the Pino Trail

Take Simms Park road (continue straight through the roundabout) all the way until it ends. There is a parking area right by the trailhead. Enjoy the views of the Sandias Mountains and the pines.

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Photograph the Hodgson Mill Waterfall

With easy access off of Missouri Hwy 181, the Hodgson Mill Waterfall makes for a great photo opportunity. The historic water mill neighboring the falls dates to the mid to late 19th century.

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Hike to Ostrander Lake

Park in the dirt lot of of Glacier Pt. Road and hike a short distance to the trailhead (see map). Follow signage for the 12 mile out-and back filled with scenic views and the beautiful Lake Ostrander.

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Hike the Switchback trail in Patapsco State Park

Park in the lot off of Marriottsville Road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is dog-friendly and a good one for kids.  Photos: Jeff Kubina, Doug Miller

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Stroll along the Mahogany Hammock Trail

Parking is available right next to the trailhead. Hop onto the boardwalk for a 0.5 mile hike through the Florida everglades. The boardwalk takes you across marshes and dense foliage.

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Backpack Thunder Creek

This hike along Thunder Creek in North Cascades National Park is perfect for families and beginner backpackers.

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Hike Pacaya Volcano

The hike up to the summit of the Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala is a great solution if you're looking for the thrill of a hike on an active volcano, without the exertion of some of the other volcano sum.

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Hike the Rose Canyon Trail

This hike is open year-round but is especially beautiful in the spring when the wildflowers are blooming and the spring is running.

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Hike the Lake Artemesia Natural Area Trail

Park in the lot off of 55th Ave to access the trail (see map). This trail is great for all skill levels, is handicap accessible and dog friendly.  Photos: Yngve Roennike, Justin Grimes, Mr.TinDC

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Hike the Gunpowder Falls North and South Loop Trail

Park in the lot on Bunker Hill Road and then continue a short ways to the trailhead (see map). There are no bridges for crossing the water so be prepared to pick your way across.

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Hike the French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd

The French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd is a 7.8 mile loop with lots of ups and down, perfect for trail runners, hikers, and dog walkers.

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Explore the Arch Rock Nature Trail

This is a rock formation very popular with young crowds at Joshua Tree. The views from this hike are spectacular.

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Hike the Cahuenga Peak Loop Trail

The Cahuenga Peak Loop is perfect for trail runners and hikers. The trailhead is in Hollywood Hills - park off to the side on a street. This trail features beautiful wildflowers in the spring.

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Hike the Mayfield Park Lake Trail

Mayfield Nature Preserve is a 21-acre park that features roaming peacocks. The nature preserve is in Austin, Texas and is near the shores of Lake Austin. Photos: Andy, Sean O'Neill, and Adam J

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Hike Lost Maples Flats

Start the route by walking back to picnic ground entrance, crossing Can Creek where it flows into the Sabinal River, then going up Can Creek to the dam and "The Pond", reverse direction at The Pond a.

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Hike the Waterfalls of Mount Diablo Loop Trail

Winter and spring rains create scenic waterfalls in this hike at Mount Diablo, the East Bay's signature peak. Be careful hiking immediately post-rain, watch for slippery sections of mud.

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HIke or Bike the Schaeffer Farm Yellow Trail

Park in the lot at the end of Kingsview Village Ave (see map) to access the trailhead. Trail is popular and well marked, used by bikers, hikers, and equestrians. Dogs are welcome too.

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Camp at Mistletoe State Park

Mistletoe State Park is the perfect place to settle in for a few days of fishing, canoeing, hiking, and generally taking it easy.

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Hike or Bike the Lake Bryan Trail

Park in the lot off of P4-746 (see map) to access the trail). You need $5 to access the lake trails.  Photos: Teddy Wilson, Mohamad Afif Izdihar Jais

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Hike the Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail

Park at the Cotoctin Mountain Visitor's Center off of Foxville road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is accessible March-November and is dog-friendly.

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Hike the Patuxent River Park Trail

Park at the end of Park Entrance Road (see map) to access the trail. Great place for birding, trail running, and sea kayaking.

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Take a Stroll on the Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook Trail

Park at the trailhead and hop onto the boardwalk trail. Its very short--just 0.2 miles, so take your time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

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Hike the Cypress Creek Trail

Park off of Telge Road (see map) to access the trail. Accessible year-round and dog-friendly. The trail will be muddy after rain.  Photos: mlhradio

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Explore Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Trail is great for birding and wildlife viewing. If you want a longer hike, you can extend the mileage by heading down the riverbed trail.

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Run or Bike the West Orange Trail

Park at the Killarney Station where you can find the West Orange Trail trailhead. Enjoy as much of the 12.7 miles of paved trail as you like.

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Swim at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area

Driving along Redwood Highway you will see a parking area at the South Eel River Fork.

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Hike the Glacial Park Loop Trail

Glacial Park is located in McHenry County Conservation District, near Richmond, Illinois. The park features prairies, a flowing river, and over 40 endangered plant and animal species.

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Relax at Barnes Warm Springs

Close to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Steens Mountains, this is a great spot for wildlife spotting, although it is also little buggy.

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Hike the Blue Grouse Trail

This is an easy trail through Golden Gate Canyon Park, particularly beautiful in the fall and during wildflower season. You have the option to mountain bike here, as well. The trail ends at 0.

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Hike the Ashland Reservoir Trail

Park in the lot on State Park Road (see map) to access the trail. It's a popular trail that is dog-friendly. Pay attention to the trail as at parts it is not well marked.  Photos: C.C. Chapman

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Hike along the C&O Canal: Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry

Park in the lot on Whites Ferry road and hop on the Chesapeake Ohio towpath. This is an out-and-back so you can make it as short as you want or up to 10 miles.

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Hike the Rocky Hill Ranch Trail

You can park right at the trailhead (see map) to begin this hike. Trail is open year-round and costs $20 to access. The trail is a 10.

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Climb Phantom Spires

Phantom Spires is a rock climbing area west of south Lake Tahoe consisting of granitic rock formations, or spires, among low scrub and old burned pines.

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Climb Smith Rock's Zebra-Zion

This is THE multipitch line at Smith...you have to do it! Pitch 1: The first pitch has many variations from 5.7 to 5.11. These lines share the first pitch anchor: Zebra Direct(5.11a), Zebra Seam (5.

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Hike to Chaol Falls (Navajo Canyon)

Navajo Canyon is the longest side canyon on Lake Powell that is not a river arm. It is a narrow riverine canyon upstream from Antelope Point marina. The mouth is near Buoy 10 in AZ.

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Hike to Moss Lake via Echo Canyon Trail

The trail is a loop which goes past a lake! Bring a lunch, hang out, and swim for a while. There are bathrooms along the trail.

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Hike the Waterfall Glen Trail

This trail is recommended for use from March - November, but is great for cross country skiing in the winter. The trail is covered with packed down gravel, and is sometimes used by equestrians.

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Camp at Kentuck Campground

Book a site at Kentuck Campground for a chance to explore the Pennsylvania wilderness. Ohiopyle State Park is an amalgam of forest and river, whitewater and waterfalls included.

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Camp at North Pines Campground

The North Pines Campground is located in Yosemite Valley near Half Dome Village. The sites are available from March-October. Pets are allowed, and permit is $26/night for a site.

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Hike Middle Tripyramid Mountain Loop

Start out on the Pine Bend Brook Trail. After 3.2 miles you will arrive at a junction with the Scaur Ridge Trail. Stay right to continue on Pine Bend Brook.

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Hike the Winters Bayou Trail

The trailhead is located off of 1725 (see map). This trail is a point-to-point so if you plan to do the whole thing be sure to plan transportation accordingly. Trail is accessible year-round.

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Hike the Staircase Rapids Loop

This trail is great for nature trips and for birding. A national park pass or an entry fee of $25 per car (or $10 fee to walk in) is required for entry into Olympic National Park.

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Hike the Upper Gorman Creek Trail

The trail is located off of Old County Road 446 (see map) and there is a parking area. Shared by hikers and bikers and accessible year-round.  Photos: mlhradio

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Stroll around the Lake Underhill Park Loop

Park in the lot and head out either direction for an easy loop around the lake.

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Explore the Fullerton Loop Trail

The Fullerton Loop Trail is a patchwork of old horseback riding trails that run along property lines and railroad beds.

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Backpack the 4-C National Recreation Hiking Trail

There is a campsite at mile 9.2 - Walnut Creek Shelter. There is no potable water around this trail, so bring ample supplies.

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Oahu: Explore an Ancient Farming and Fishing Community

Kahana is an unbelievably unspoiled former fishing and farming valley of the ancient Hawaiians. The nearly 5,300-acre park has views from the sea to the mountains.

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Hike the Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary Trail

Park at the Houston Audubon Society (see map) to access the trail. Great place for birding and wildlife viewing. This trail is accessible from 7am-7pm and is good for all skill levels.

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Hike the Shades of Death Trail in Hickory Run State Park

The Shades of Death Trail will show you some of the best of the Pennsylvania wilderness in one easy hike. You can enjoy the peaceful forest setting, the energizing river, and the beautiful falls.

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Camp at Lower Pines Campground

The Lower Pines Campground is located in Yosemite Valley near Half Dome Village just a stone's throw from Mirror Lake. The sites are available from April-October.

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Hike the Fort McHenry Trail

Park in the lot and head out either direction on this short loop trail. Trail can get crowded, so be prepared to share the space.  Photos: Jim, the Photographer, sugargliding, hounddiggity

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