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    Looking for the best rock climbing in United States? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around United States. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Rock Climbing Spots in and near United States

    • Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

      Explore Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park

      3.0
      Boulder Field is easily found following signs in Hickory Run State Park and has its own parking lot. Boulder Field is a small piece of landscape leftover from the last ice advance thousands of years ago. It covers an area of 400 feet wide by 1,800 feet long and about 10 feet deep. Boulders rang...
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    • Big Sky, Montana

      Summit Beehive Peak

      5 mi
      Beehive Basin has it all, a mini playground for outdoorsmen. My first visit was during the winter one year ago. We hoped to ski The Fourth of July Couloir, but conditions were not ideal and we left thinking about all the possible ski routes.I’ve been up numerous times since, running and climbing....
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    • Berlin, Connecticut

      Hike the Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve

      4.5
      5.5 mi / 560 ft gain
      Ragged Mountain main loop is approximately 5.5 miles long, and is known for its expansive bare-rock vistas, vertical cliff faces, and scenic views overlooking cliff-side reservoirs and ponds.  The trail is rated moderate, with some flat stretches among the trees, mixed with some uneven rocky foot...
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    • Harrison, Arkansas

      Indian Creek to The Eye Of The Needle

      5.0
      4.27 mi / 705 ft gain
      Starting at approx. 900' in elevation, this 5 mile out and back hike ascends 700' in elevation to 1,400 at the highest point- The Eye of The Needle. The trail head is located next to the Buffalo River sign at Kyles Landing on the West side of the campground. You will follow the trail less than ...
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    • Needles, California

      Cliff Jump at Copper Canyon

      4.5
      There are two ways to get to Copper Canyon--by boat or by hiking in via the California side of the trail alongside the lake. only two ways of getting to Copper Canyon and thats by boat or hiking the California side of the trail alongside the lake. This spot is very popular in the summer.
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    • Oakley, Utah

      Scale the Cliffs at Ruth Lake

      4.8
      Getting There From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway 150 about 42 miles to the Ruth Lake trailhead and follow the easy hike up from the highway; just look for the signs directing you to Ruth Lake. The Trail/The Climbs Once on the trail, keep an eye out to your left and soon you'll see the cl...
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    • Moab, Utah

      Backpack the Lathrop Canyon Trail in Canyonlands

      18 mi / 2130 ft gain
      Access to this trailhead is a few miles south of the Islands in the Sky Visitor Center in Canyonlands National Park. An easy drive from Moab or Interstate 70. Remember to get permits and check in with the rangers if camping. If just doing a day hike then no permits are needed. REMINDER: There is ...
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    • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

      Hike to Frankenstein Cliffs

      4.3
      5 mi / 1400 ft gain
      The Frankenstein Cliff trailhead is located in Crawford Notch State Park directly off of Route 302. If you're traveling from the south (Bartlett/North Conway) the parking lot for the trailhead is on your left hand side about 12 miles from Bartlett. There are signs for Arethusa Falls/Frankenstein ...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Boulder The Eggs on the Hidden Fawn Trail

      1.3 mi / 171 ft gain
      Looking for a place near Denver to perfect your bouldering skills? Or are you wanting to get the whole family out, but not looking for an extreme/technical hike? Which ever question best describes you, Alderfer/Three Sisters Park is the perfect place to go.This Jefferson County Open Space Park ha...
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    • Clark County, Nevada

      Hike the Bowl of Fire in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness

      8 mi / 500 ft gain
      The Bowl of Fire, tucked away in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness, is made up of the same dramatic conglomerate as that of the Valley of Fire, only almost no-one stops to visit as they blitz by on Northshore Road in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.To get there take the Northshore Road 16 mil...
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    • Paicines, California

      Hike to Bear Gulch Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park

      3.5
      1.5 mi / 275 ft gain
      Start the hike from the Bear Gulch Trail Parking lot.  While pulling in, the trail head is on the left.  The Trail is marked Reservoir, Caves, and High Peaks.  Continue down the trail until faced with a junction.  Make sure to admire rock formations while hiking!At the junction take the Bear Gulc...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

      5.0
      6 mi / 3600 ft gain
      The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or potential...
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    • Ashford, Washington

      Mt. Rainier via Disappointment Cleaver

      4.3
      14.9 mi / 8993 ft gain
      Mt. Rainier is a technical climb on all routes and is covered with glaciers all four seasons. It is not a mountain to learn mountaineering unless you hire a guide service who will help guide you up the mountain. With good weather and previous mountaineering experience, Mt. Rainier's Disappointmen...
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    • Leavenworth, Washington

      Climb Mount Stuart

      5.0
      Global climbing legend Fred Beckey once said, "[Mount Stuart is] without a rival as the crown peak in the central Cascades of Washington, Mount Stuart has been pronounced the single greatest mass of exposed granite in the United States".To ascend the mountain by is easiest route, the Cascading Co...
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    • Steele, Alabama

      Bouldering Horse Pens 40

      4.0
      1 mi
      Horse Pens 40 is a very well known place for bouldering throughout Alabama. The parking and location arepretty well-marked with signs as you get closer to arriving. Once you arrive and park at Horse Pens, you need to go inside the store to fill out a waiver and pay $6.50 to climb. The bouldering ...
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    • Greer, Arizona

      Backpack East Baldy Trail #95

      13 mi / 1900 ft gain
      From the trailhead you start your hike with views over the East Fork of the Little Colorado River as it winds through grassy meadows filled with summer wildflowers. About 1.5 miles in the trail heads into the forest, on your left before you enter the forest is a nice primitive campsite where we s...
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