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    Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA

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    Zion National Park Angels Landing trail

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    Wildwood Trail, Portland, OR

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    Maroon Bells, Aspen, CO

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    How to catch Anza-Borrego Desert State Park at its glorious peak

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    Coastal Hikes in Pacifica, California

    Coastal Hikes in Pacifica Beach, California

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    Sunshine blooms at Point ReyesUncommon flowers brighten ocean bluffs along a West Marin hike

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    5 best hikes in Grand Canyon National Park http://www.sunset.com/travel/southwest/grand-canyon-outdoor-activities?height=500px&inline=true&title=%0A++<div+class%3D"field-caption">%0A++++++</div>%0A%0A++<div+class%3D"field-credit">%0A++++Justin+Bailie/+Tandem+Stock++</div>%0A&width=500px&utm_content=bufferdf787&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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    Lanikai Pillbox Trail, Oahu, HI: The short (two-mile round-trip) but steep trail takes you up to World War II–era bunkers and an Imax-worthy view of windward Oahu.

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    Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA A two-mile trail leads to this lake and surrounding meadow, particularly pretty in early morning.

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    The full 16-mile trip is one of the great adventures anywhere―you follow the Virgin River up into sinuously carved slot canyons. But it’s an undertaking, requiring park service permits, proper gear (including water-proof boots and walking sticks), and attention to weather conditions, notably summer thunderstorms and flash floods. More casual hikers can get a taste of the narrows by continuing upstream past the end of the Riverside Walk toward Big Spring.

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    Whether you are looking for an epic backpacking trip or a quick day hike, the Arizona Trail is perfect. The Southwest's answer to the Appalachian Trail, the Arizona Trail stretches from the state’s Mexican border to Utah. While it would take months to hike its entire length, less ambitious hikers rejoice: The trail is conveniently broken into 43 sections. Head south from Superior on the Alamo Canyon section, and rest peacefully in town where comfy lodgings and good dining await.

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    Glacier National Park's best hiking trails

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    Adams Gulch Area Trails, Ketchum, ID

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    Sam Merrill Trail, Altadena, CA

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    Moran State Park, Orcas Island, WA: The jewel of Washington's state park system, with 5,252 acres of forests, lakes, and waterfalls. The view from Mt. Constitution is world-class and well worth the trek upward.

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    Cathedral Lake Trail, Aspen, CO

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    Dry Creek Trail #52, Sedona, AZ

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    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, NV

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    Land's End coastal trail, San Francisco, CA

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    Angels Landing, Zion National Park, UT

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    Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, Foothill Ranch, CA

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