JOHN MUIR TRAIL, California try: from Tuolomne Meadows to the Devil's Postpile, a 28-mile hike that starts in Yosemite, goes through much of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and ends back in Yosemite. It's one of the most beautiful sections of trail in the world: backcountry lakes, mountains, glaciers, wildlife, etc. Easily accessible from natl park, good for all skill levels of hiking
Ozette Triangle, Olympic National Park coastline. 9.4 miles round trip; 300 feet gain Whether you go to Cape Alava or Sand Point, it’s three miles along the sometimes slippery boardwalk punctuated by three miles of spectacular beach and ancient petroglyphs. I can’t end a list of favorite hikes without talking about our dramatic coast. I like this one in the winter when there are dramatic storms, spectacular surf and no crowds.
Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park: See 154 reviews, articles, and 60 photos of Grove of the Patriarchs, ranked No.3 on TripAdvisor among 28 attractions in Mount Rainier National Park.