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25 Awesome Hiking Trails You Can’t Miss In Utah

25 Awesome Hiking Trails You Can’t Miss In Utah

Utah is home to some of the most famous adventure hikes in the United States, including Angels Landing and The Narrows in Zion, and Devils Garden in Arches. But there ... Read more
Guide To Hiking Eagle Falls Trail In Lake Tahoe

Guide To Hiking Eagle Falls Trail In Lake Tahoe

Eagle Falls Trail is a popular 1.9-mile roundtrip hike with 430 feet elevation gain in Emerald Bay State Park near South Lake Tahoe. It’s a family friendly trail rated as ... Read more
Guide To Hiking Eagle Rock Trail In Lake Tahoe

Guide To Hiking Eagle Rock Trail In Lake Tahoe

Eagle Rock Trail is a relatively unknown 0.8-mile roundtrip hike with just 250 feet elevation gain on the western shores of Lake Tahoe, California. It’s an easy hike overall but ... Read more
Guide To Hiking Monkey Rock Trail In Lake Tahoe

Guide To Hiking Monkey Rock Trail In Lake Tahoe

Monkey Rock Trail is a moderately difficult 2.5-mile roundtrip hike with 500 feet elevation gain on the northeastern shores of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The trail starts out flat and easy, ... Read more
Chimney Beach Lake Tahoe: Parking, Hike + Photos

Chimney Beach Lake Tahoe: Parking, Hike + Photos

Chimney Beach is reached by hiking an easy 1-mile roundtrip trail with 200 feet elevation change from a small parking lot on the northeastern shores of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. After ... Read more
Cave Rock Lake Tahoe: Parking, Trail + Sunset Photos

Cave Rock Lake Tahoe: Parking, Trail + Sunset Photos

Cave Rock Trail is an easy 0.8-mile roundtrip hike with 120 feet elevation change on the southeastern shores of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. It takes about 15 minutes to reach Cave ... Read more
12 Unmissable Waterfalls To See In Ithaca, NY

12 Unmissable Waterfalls To See In Ithaca, NY

Ithaca, New York is home to more than 100 waterfalls including some of the tallest in the entire Finger Lakes region. From hidden gems to beautiful cascades located directly in ... Read more
How To Hike The Cascadilla Gorge Trail In Ithaca, NY

How To Hike The Cascadilla Gorge Trail In Ithaca, NY

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail is a scenic hike in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It connects downtown Ithaca with Cornell University and it’s unique because students often use ... Read more
Hiking Wallace Falls State Park Waterfall Trail

Hiking Wallace Falls State Park Waterfall Trail

Wallace Falls State Park is home to a challenging 5.5-mile roundtrip waterfall hike with 1,240 ft elevation gain, and we think it’s one of the most visually stunning trails in ... Read more
How To Hike Bridal Veil Falls + Lake Serene Trail

How To Hike Bridal Veil Falls + Lake Serene Trail

Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a challenging 8.2-mile roundtrip hike with 2,800 ft elevation gain near Index, Washington. We climbed to both natural landmarks and the best ... Read more
Hiking Mount Pilchuck Trail In Washington

Hiking Mount Pilchuck Trail In Washington

Mt Pilchuck Trail is a challenging 5.4-mile roundtrip hike with 2,200 ft elevation gain near Granite Falls, Washington. We hiked the steep trail to Mount Pichuck fire lookout tower and ... Read more
Fun Hiking Trails In Red Rock Canyon

Fun Hiking Trails In Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is a rugged national conservation area near Las Vegas that’s filled with adventurous hikes. We spent a day hiking a variety of fun trails in the canyon, ... Read more
How To Hike The Fire Wave Trail

How To Hike The Fire Wave Trail

The Fire Wave Trail is an easy 1.5-mile roundtrip hike with 175 feet elevation gain in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. We hiked the sandy and rocky trail to ... Read more
50 Best Hikes In The US: Top Rated USA Hiking Trails

50 Best Hikes In The US: Top Rated USA Hiking Trails

The USA has thousands of scenic day hikes and epic long distance hikes carving through national parks, state parks, forests, deserts, volcanoes and mountain ranges. But there’s a collection of ... Read more
20 Best Hikes In Sedona, Arizona

20 Best Hikes In Sedona, Arizona

Are you looking for a comprehensive guide to the very best hikes in Sedona, Arizona? We’re going to walk you through a list of the 20 top rated easy, moderate ... Read more
Hiking Hidden Gem Pyramid + Scorpion Loop Trail In Sedona

Hiking Hidden Gem Pyramid + Scorpion Loop Trail In Sedona

Pyramid and Scorpion Loop Trail is one of the best hikes in Sedona if you’re looking to get off the beaten path. We were determined to find a true hidden ... Read more
Hiking Sedona Chimney Rock Trail + Little Sugarloaf Trail

Hiking Sedona Chimney Rock Trail + Little Sugarloaf Trail

Hiking the amazing Chimney Rock Trail and Little Sugarloaf Trail loop from Thunder Mountain Trailhead is one of our top hidden gems for those looking to escape the relentless crowds ... Read more
How To Visit Hilltop Hot Springs In Mammoth Lakes

How To Visit Hilltop Hot Springs In Mammoth Lakes

Also known as Pulky’s Pool, Hilltop hot springs is a man made cement tub located along an elevated plateau in the Long Caldera Valley near Mammoth Lakes, California. It’s a ... Read more
Complete Guide To Hiking West Fork Trail In Sedona AZ

Complete Guide To Hiking West Fork Trail In Sedona AZ

West Fork Trail is a fantastic hike through Oak Creek, featuring 13 river crossings, a subway tunnel climax and a fraction of the crowds found on other popular hikes in ... Read more
How To Hike Devils Bridge Trail In Sedona, Arizona

How To Hike Devils Bridge Trail In Sedona, Arizona

Devils Bridge Trail is a moderately difficult 4-mile roundtrip hike in Sedona, Arizona. The exceptionally popular trail leads from one of three trailheads to Sedona’s largest natural sandstone arch after ... Read more
How To Visit Crab Cooker Hot Springs In Mammoth Lakes

How To Visit Crab Cooker Hot Springs In Mammoth Lakes

Crab Cooker hot spring is a man made cement tub with water piped into it from a nearby geothermal mineral spring. This is an extremely popular hot spring located on ... Read more
How To Visit Wild Willy’s Hot Springs In Mammoth Lakes

How To Visit Wild Willy’s Hot Springs In Mammoth Lakes

Wild Willy’s is a natural hot spring located within the Long Valley Caldera south of Mammoth Lakes in California. It’s free to visit and features multiple hot spring pools along a ... Read more
How To Hike Fay Canyon Trail In Sedona, Arizona

How To Hike Fay Canyon Trail In Sedona, Arizona

Fay Canyon Trail is a moderately difficult 2.4-mile roundtrip hike in Sedona, Arizona. The popular trail can be hiked in many ways, including optional climbs to a large arch and ... Read more
How To Hike Doe Mountain Trail In Sedona

How To Hike Doe Mountain Trail In Sedona

Doe Mountain Trail is a moderately difficult 1.5-mile out and back hike in Sedona, Arizona. The short but steep trail has a total of 400 feet elevation gain through a ... Read more
How To Visit Travertine Hot Springs In Bridgeport, California

How To Visit Travertine Hot Springs In Bridgeport, California

Travertine is a group of hot springs located along scenic US highway 395 outside of Bridgeport, California. These geothermal mineral springs cascade down travertine terraces and feature stunning views of ... Read more
7 Best Secret Sedona Caves + How To Find Them

7 Best Secret Sedona Caves + How To Find Them

Sedona, Arizona has 7 secret caves hidden away in red rock wilderness that can only be accessed by hiking. The most popular caves in Sedona include Subway Cave, Soldier Pass ... Read more
Robbers Roost Trail: Hike To Shaman’s Cave In Sedona

Robbers Roost Trail: Hike To Shaman’s Cave In Sedona

Robbers Roost, also known as Hideout Cave or Shaman’s Cave, is a hidden cave located on the southeast side of Robbers Roost Butte in Sedona, Arizona. Shaman’s cave is accessed ... Read more
How To Hike The Keyhole Cave Trail In Sedona

How To Hike The Keyhole Cave Trail In Sedona

The Keyhole Cave hike in Sedona, Arizona is a moderately difficult 2.3-mile roundtrip trail with a total elevation gain of 500 feet. It begins at Sugarloaf Trailhead in a residential ... Read more
How To Hike Soldier Pass Trail In Sedona

How To Hike Soldier Pass Trail In Sedona

Soldier Pass Trail is a moderately difficult 4.2-mile roundtrip hike with a total elevation gain of 750 feet. The trail is famous for its natural sandstone formations including devil’s kitchen ... Read more
How To Hike The Birthing Cave Trail In Sedona

How To Hike The Birthing Cave Trail In Sedona

The Birthing Cave hike in Sedona, Arizona is a relatively easy 1.8-mile roundtrip trail. It begins at Long Canyon Trailhead and ends with a short but steep climb into the ... Read more
How To Hike Sedona Subway Cave + Boynton Canyon Trail

How To Hike Sedona Subway Cave + Boynton Canyon Trail

Boynton Canyon Trail is popular hike in Sedona, Arizona. It’s a moderately difficult 7.5-mile hiking trail with a total elevation gain of 1,250 feet when combined with the secret Subway ... Read more
20 Best Northern California Hot Springs You Should Visit

20 Best Northern California Hot Springs You Should Visit

Northern California is home to numerous hot springs. Depending on what you like, you can hike to remote hot springs or visit developed resorts with mineral pools. Some of the ... Read more
How To Hike Bell Rock And Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

How To Hike Bell Rock And Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte are two popular natural landmarks located just south of Sedona and north of the Village of Oak Creek. The excellent Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte ... Read more
How To Hike Cathedral Rock Trail In Sedona, Arizona

How To Hike Cathedral Rock Trail In Sedona, Arizona

Cathedral Rock is a skyline dominating sandstone butte in Sedona, Arizona. It’s one of the most photographed natural landmarks in Arizona and it’s among the most popular hikes in Sedona, ... Read more
25 Best Hiking + Outdoor Adventure Apps

25 Best Hiking + Outdoor Adventure Apps

Smartphone hiking and outdoor apps have significantly advanced over recent years with both Gaia GPS and AllTrails topping the charts. The best hiking apps now give us the ability to ... Read more
How To Hike Wire Pass Trailhead To Buckskin Gulch

How To Hike Wire Pass Trailhead To Buckskin Gulch

Hiking through the longest slot canyon in the US makes Buckskin Gulch one of the most sought after things to do near Kanab in southern Utah. Options for hiking Buckskin ... Read more
Essential Guide To Hiking The Wave In Arizona

Essential Guide To Hiking The Wave In Arizona

Hiking The Wave in Arizona is one of the most memorable experiences of our extensive world travels to date. We’re going to explain everything there is to know about how ... Read more
Best Hikes In Zion: 20 Easy, Moderate + Hard Trails

Best Hikes In Zion: 20 Easy, Moderate + Hard Trails

Zion National Park has some of the most popular adventure hiking trails in the US, including Angels Landing, The Narrows and The Subway. But there are many more excellent hikes ... Read more
Hiking The Subway Zion: Epic Left Fork Bottom Up Day Hike

Hiking The Subway Zion: Epic Left Fork Bottom Up Day Hike

The Subway or Left Fork of North Creek Trail is one of the most sought after hikes in Zion National Park. Adventurous hikers must ‘win’ a lottery permit in order ... Read more
Kolob Canyon Hikes: 4 Trails To Hike In The Quiet Area Of Zion

Kolob Canyon Hikes: 4 Trails To Hike In The Quiet Area Of Zion

Kolob Canyon hikes consist of three mapped trails and one hidden hike for visitors to enjoy when looking for a more peaceful area of Zion National Park to explore. We ... Read more
Timber Creek Overlook Trail Kolob Canyon Zion: Easy Hike To Big Views

Timber Creek Overlook Trail Kolob Canyon Zion: Easy Hike To Big Views

Timber Creek Overlook Trail is a very short and easy hike leading to spectacular far reaching views in the Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park. We’re going to show ... Read more
Taylor Creek Trail Zion: Hike To Double Arch Alcove

Taylor Creek Trail Zion: Hike To Double Arch Alcove

Taylor Creek Trail is a peaceful 5 miles roundtrip hike to Double Arch Alcove in the Kolob Canyon hiking area of Zion National Park. Also known as the Middle Fork ... Read more
Emerald Pools Trail Zion National Park: Hike Lower, Middle + Upper Pool

Emerald Pools Trail Zion National Park: Hike Lower, Middle + Upper Pool

Emerald Pools Trail is one of our favorite hikes in Zion National Park and despite being heavily trafficked, we think it is hugely underrated. We’re going to show you exactly ... Read more
Pa’rus Trail Zion National Park: Easy + Flat Riverside Hike

Pa’rus Trail Zion National Park: Easy + Flat Riverside Hike

Pa’rus Trail is one of the very best hikes in Zion National Park for beginners. It is short, easy, flat and family friendly. Include Pa’rus Trail into your Zion hiking ... Read more
How To Hike The Watchman Trail In Zion National Park

How To Hike The Watchman Trail In Zion National Park

The Watchman Trail is an easy to moderate 3.3 mile roundtrip hike in Zion National Park, perfect for the whole family to watch sunrise or sunset with stunning far reaching ... Read more
South Kaibab To Bright Angel Trail: The Ultimate Grand Canyon Day Hike

South Kaibab To Bright Angel Trail: The Ultimate Grand Canyon Day Hike

Day hiking South Kaibab to Bright Angel via Phantom Ranch is one of our favorite hikes to date. It is among the very best hikes at Grand Canyon South Rim ... Read more
Best Hikes Grand Canyon South Rim: 17 Easy, Moderate and Hard Trails

Best Hikes Grand Canyon South Rim: 17 Easy, Moderate and Hard Trails

Are you planning a visit to Grand Canyon and want to know which trails to hike? Well, we’re going to show you 17 scenic hikes at Grand Canyon South Rim ... Read more
South Kaibab Trail To Ooh Aah Point, Skeleton Point & Phantom Ranch

South Kaibab Trail To Ooh Aah Point, Skeleton Point & Phantom Ranch

South Kaibab Trail is one of the best hikes at Grand Canyon South Rim and we personally think it just about has the edge over the more popular Bright Angel ... Read more
Day Hiking Bright Angel Trail At Grand Canyon South Rim

Day Hiking Bright Angel Trail At Grand Canyon South Rim

Bright Angel Trail is widely regarded as one of the best hiking trails at Grand Canyon South Rim. We are going to explain everything you need to know about day ... Read more
Best Hikes In Mt Rainier: 23 Easy, Moderate + Hard Trails

Best Hikes In Mt Rainier: 23 Easy, Moderate + Hard Trails

Mount Rainier is one of our favorite places to hike in the US. We spent 6 months living in Washington State and as avid hikers, we simply couldn’t stay away ... Read more
Bench And Snow Lake Trail: Wonderful Short Hike In Mt Rainier

Bench And Snow Lake Trail: Wonderful Short Hike In Mt Rainier

Bench and Snow Lake Trail is one of the very best short hikes in Mt Rainier national park. Lush green meadows, inviting azure lakes and majestic volcano views make the ... Read more
Hike The Stunning Naches Peak Loop Trail To Tipsoo Lake

Hike The Stunning Naches Peak Loop Trail To Tipsoo Lake

If you’re looking for a staggeringly beautiful but easy going and shorter Mt Rainier hike suitable for almost all ages and abilities, Naches Peak Loop Trail is the perfect option ... Read more
Hiking The Popular Mount Fremont Lookout Trail In Mt Rainier

Hiking The Popular Mount Fremont Lookout Trail In Mt Rainier

Mount Fremont Lookout Trail is a wildly popular day hike in the Sunrise region of Mt Rainier National Park. We’re going to explain everything you need to know about hiking ... Read more
Day Hiking The Enchantments: Full Walkthrough, Trail Tips And Photos

Day Hiking The Enchantments: Full Walkthrough, Trail Tips And Photos

Day hiking The Enchantments trail. Wow! Where do we begin? Well, the 18.6 mile thru hike from Stuart / Colchuck Lake trailhead to Snow Lakes trailhead is amazing, challenging, rewarding ... Read more
Spray Park Trail Mt Rainier: Hidden Gem Hike To Waterfall And Meadows

Spray Park Trail Mt Rainier: Hidden Gem Hike To Waterfall And Meadows

Spray Park Trail in Mt Rainier National Park is a true hidden gem of a hike. Almost all visitors who brave the awful 17 mile drive up Mowich Lake road ... Read more
Hiking Tolmie Peak Trail In Mt Rainier: Everything You Need To Know

Hiking Tolmie Peak Trail In Mt Rainier: Everything You Need To Know

Despite a terrible drive to an isolated dead-end trailhead, the stunning Tolmie Peak Trail leading to an old fire lookout tower with spectacular mountain views is one of our favorite ... Read more
Skyline Trail Loop Mt Rainier: Stunning Hike With Special Views

Skyline Trail Loop Mt Rainier: Stunning Hike With Special Views

Skyline Trail is widely regarded as being one of the most picturesque and spectacular day hikes in Mt Rainier National Park. It is the glittering jewel in the crown at ... Read more
Lake 22 Trail Hiking Guide: Popular Day Hike In Washington

Lake 22 Trail Hiking Guide: Popular Day Hike In Washington

Picturesque Lake 22 Trail – or Lake Twenty Two Trail – is an extremely popular moderately difficult day hike near Granite Falls in northwest Washington. This complete trail walkthrough will ... Read more
How To Hike Poo Poo Point Trail And Chirico Trail Near Seattle

How To Hike Poo Poo Point Trail And Chirico Trail Near Seattle

Poo Poo Point is an incredibly popular family friendly hike less than 30 minutes drive from Seattle, Washington. We’re going to walk you through 2 very different approaches to reach ... Read more
Rattlesnake Ledge Trail: Awesome Day Hike Near Seattle, WA

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail: Awesome Day Hike Near Seattle, WA

Easy access, a picturesque forested trail and a spectacular summit panorama over rolling hills make the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail one of the very best day hikes near Seattle, Washington. The ... Read more
Day Hike Packing: Complete Hiking Essentials Checklist

Day Hike Packing: Complete Hiking Essentials Checklist

Looking for a detailed list featuring the key things you should bring on a day hike? We know packing for a day hike is a balancing act, but it quickly ... Read more
Flume Gorge New Hampshire: Easy Hike and Stunning Fall Foliage

Flume Gorge New Hampshire: Easy Hike and Stunning Fall Foliage

Flume Gorge is an unmissable stop when visiting New Hampshire for the first time, featuring historic covered bridges, cascading waterfalls and a picturesque 800 ft long gorge. We’re going to ... Read more
Artists Bluff Trail NH: Easy Hike To Stunning Summit View

Artists Bluff Trail NH: Easy Hike To Stunning Summit View

Artists Bluff Trail in Franconia Notch State Park NH is a popular hike and one of the most photogenic stops on a New England road trip in fall. A short ... Read more
16 Best Hikes In Acadia National Park Ranked By Difficulty

16 Best Hikes In Acadia National Park Ranked By Difficulty

Acadia is a wildly popular US east coast national park and a wide range of inclusive hiking trails is one of its most appealing assets. We are going to walk ... Read more
How To Hike Precipice Trail In Acadia National Park

How To Hike Precipice Trail In Acadia National Park

The Precipice Trail is the most popular, exhilarating and adventurous hike in Acadia National Park. But it is not for the feint of heart. We are going to walk you ... Read more
How To Hike Beehive Trail In Acadia National Park

How To Hike Beehive Trail In Acadia National Park

The Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park is a short but thrilling and adventurous hike, perfect for those who are not sure about heights but want a taste of adrenaline. ... Read more
The 10 Hikes In Badlands National Park Explained

The 10 Hikes In Badlands National Park Explained

Badlands National Park has 8 official hiking trails and 2 wilderness hikes where you’re almost guaranteed isolation. The trails are mostly short, easy and flat so you can get through ... Read more
Hiking The Notch Trail In Badlands National Park

Hiking The Notch Trail In Badlands National Park

The Notch Trail is a moderately difficult 1.5-mile roundtrip hike with 130 feet elevation gain in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. It’s the most adventurous of the 10 hiking trails ... Read more
Hiking Mount Marcy: Climb Up New York’s Highest Peak

Hiking Mount Marcy: Climb Up New York’s Highest Peak

Mount Marcy is the largest of 46 High Peaks, tallest mountain in the Adirondacks and highest point in New York. Nearby Lake Placid is a hugely popular mountain resort town ... Read more
Yosemite Mist Trail: Fun Hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls (John Muir Loop)

Yosemite Mist Trail: Fun Hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls (John Muir Loop)

Mist Trail is the most popular hike at Yosemite National Park and we’re going to explain all you need to know about the ultra-scenic ascent passing picturesque Vernal Fall and ... Read more
Queen’s Garden + Navajo Loop Trail: Best Hike at Bryce Canyon

Queen’s Garden + Navajo Loop Trail: Best Hike at Bryce Canyon

Descend into a stunning sandstone amphitheater filled with intriguing hoodoos, spires and lung bursting switchbacks via Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop Trail, the best hike at Bryce Canyon National Park. ... Read more
3 Best Hikes In Arches National Park + Hiking Itinerary

3 Best Hikes In Arches National Park + Hiking Itinerary

Are you looking for the very best hikes in Arches National Park, Utah? Perfect! We’re going to walk you through the 3 unmissable hiking trails at Arches that are perfect ... Read more
Canyon Overlook Trail Zion: Stunning Sunset Hike

Canyon Overlook Trail Zion: Stunning Sunset Hike

The short but sweet hike along Zion Canyon Overlook Trail leads to one of the most spectacular sunset viewpoints in Zion National Park. We are going to explain everything you ... Read more
Amazing Hike To Angels Landing In Zion National Park

Amazing Hike To Angels Landing In Zion National Park

Notorious Zion National Park hike Angels Landing is not just one of the best hikes in Zion, it is one of the most famous trails among all US National Parks. ... Read more
Exactly How To Day Hike The Narrows Bottom Up In Zion

Exactly How To Day Hike The Narrows Bottom Up In Zion

The Narrows is one of the best and most iconic hikes in Zion National Park. We are going to show you exactly how you can day hike the remarkable Narrows ... Read more
Delicate Arch Hike: Parking, Trail + Sunset Photos

Delicate Arch Hike: Parking, Trail + Sunset Photos

Delicate Arch and a deep bowl shaped depression are the stars of an extraordinary sunset show in Arches National Park, Utah. We are going to walk you through the popular ... Read more
Hiking For Beginners: Important Tips For New Hikers

Hiking For Beginners: Important Tips For New Hikers

If you are looking for a hiking 101 guide which covers all the basics for beginners including useful tips and tricks, you have come to the right place. Hiking can ... Read more
How To Hike Black Elk Peak Trail In South Dakota

How To Hike Black Elk Peak Trail In South Dakota

Black Elk Peak Trail is a moderately difficult 7-mile round trip hike with 1,500 feet elevation gain in Custer State Park, which is located within South Dakota’s Black Hills National ... Read more
Los Cahorros, Monachil: Awesome Hiking Trail In Sierra Nevada, Spain

Los Cahorros, Monachil: Awesome Hiking Trail In Sierra Nevada, Spain

The Los Cahorros hiking trail in Monachil near Granada has been one of our favorite to date! Why? Because it truly is an Indiana Jones like adventure. The Sierra Nevada ... Read more