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  • Boulder Creek, California

    Hike the Berry Creek Falls Loop

    11 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Nestled in California's oldest state park, the popular Berry Creek Falls Loop hike begins at the Big Basin park headquarters. If you're up for 11 miles, a thousand feet of elevation gain through towering redwoods and along serene creeks, and spread out over a half-day, then this is the hike for y...
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  • Elkton, Virginia

    Rocky Mount Trail Loop

    9.58 mi / 2200 ft gain
    The trail begin 0.1 miles north of Two Mile Run Overlook at milepost 76.2 on Skyline Drive. You can park at this overlook for the night, just make sure you fill out a (free) wilderness permit and walk the short way on Skyline Drive to the trailhead. Immediately climb a wooded knoll before headin...
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  • Scotts Mills, Oregon

    Abiqua Falls

    0.69 mi / 115 ft gain
    This trail is unmarked and a little rough and rugged. The land is privately owned by Mount Angel Abbey, but they don't appear to have problems with courteous hikers. Walking out of the parking area back up the road in the direction you came from, you’ll pass one dirt trail right at the ending of ...
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  • Tuckasegee, North Carolina

    Paradise Falls

    0.74 mi / 167 ft gain
    To the north of Panthertown lies a chain of dammed lakes that are some of the most peaceful waters in Western North Carolina. These make up the headwaters of the East Fork of the Tuckasegee River. The gorges that run between the top lakes are wild, scenic, and adventurous to even the most experie...
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  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Climb and Hike in the Garden of the Gods

    If you are new to the area a stop by the visitor center can helpful to get a map of the trails and roads in the area as well as obtaining a climbing permit (one is needed to climb and is free).Once you have entered the area there are multiple trails and pull outs that you can explore. Many of the...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Colchuck Lake via Stuart Lake Trail

    8.13 mi / 2156 ft gain
    To reach the trailhead, turn onto Icicle Creek Road from US2. Drive 8.4 miles and turn left onto Forest Service Road 7601. Follow the potholed dirt road 3.7 miles to the Stuart Lake trailhead. Parking for about 20-30 cars and a toilet are available in the lot. Northwest Forest Pass required. The...
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Hanging Lake

    3.06 mi / 1168 ft gain
    Hanging Lake is a beautifully unique natural wonder. Surrounded by dramatic, pine tree lined cliffs, a unique community of hanging plants thrive beside waterfalls cascading in to this glimmering turquoise pool of water. If this isn’t enough to entice you- the trail leading up to the lake is rathe...
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  • San Diego, California

    Los Penasquitos Waterfall via Los Penasquitos Canyon Trailhead

    4.15 mi / 115 ft gain
    The Los Penasquitos Preserve waterfall is a hidden gem of San Diego and a popular spot for locals within the area. The hike to the waterfall lies within a preserve of approximately 4,000 acres. There are many different trailheads that lead to the waterfall all offering a unique experience. I alwa...
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  • Supai, Arizona

    Beaver Falls

    5.28 mi / 1200 ft gain
    So you've made it down to the Havasu campground after a ten mile hike from Hualapai Hilltop - time for more hiking! The 8 mile (RT) trek to Beaver Falls is well worth the trip, and can offer some quieter moments for those looking to escape the busyness of Havasu and Mooney Falls. To start out, h...
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  • Salmon, Idaho

    Hike & Soak in Goldbug Hot Springs

    3.52 mi / 1350 ft gain
    Reaching the Goldbug Hot Springs trailhead is pretty straightforward. It is located South of Salmon, Idaho and north of Challis, Idaho. The turnoff is near mile marker 282 on highway 93. This turns into a short dirt road (heading east) with a trailhead at the end; wooden fences and a restroom wil...
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  • Granite Falls, Washington

    Big Four Ice Caves

    2.38 mi / 289 ft gain
    Disclaimer: Hiking into the caves is extremely dangerous as there is potential for the ice to fall. We do not recommend hiking inside of them and if you choose to do so, you're doing it at your own risk. This is a short hike at just 2.3 miles roundtrip with little elevation change. The hike take...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Wildwood Trail in Washington Park

    7.63 mi / 1503 ft gain
    Take the train to Washington Park and hike through Hoyt Arboretum. This will bypass a few miles of Wildwood Trail, but you won't miss much. In the arboretum, the trail twists and turns through the trees, will smaller trails jutting off to the sides, through other groups of trees (each trail is a...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Pine Creek Bridge

    1.46 mi / 69 ft gain
    The view of the Watchman from Canyon Junction Bridge was formerly one of the most highly photographed views in Zion National Park. Per Zion National Park regulations, standing on the Canyon Junction Bridge for photographs is not permitted. Your best alternative is Pine Creek Bridge, a pedestrian ...
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  • Salt Lake County, Utah

    Lake Blanche Trail

    6.76 mi / 2766 ft gain
    The hike is only 6 miles roundtrip, but it's pretty steep the whole way. It will take about 1.5 - 2 hrs to get up and about 45 min - 1hr to get back down. This can be longer depending on weather conditions and if you choose to loop the lake. At the Mills B Trailhead, you will head to the far end ...
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  • Drake Crossing, Oregon

    Trail of Ten Falls Loop

    7.16 mi / 1178 ft gain
    The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a good bag for your equipment to avoid water damage and a decent jacket (preferably water-resistant)....
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  • Springdale, Utah

    Hike Observation Point

    6.8 mi / 2100 ft gain
    This is the best trail in Zion Canyon to beat the crowds while experiencing the awe and wonder it has to offer. We take this trail every time we visit Zion and never tire of it. It is an 8 mile out and back hike that takes you up, up, up then down, down, down. Be prepared to get your heart going!...
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