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Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop

21.6 mi 34.7 km • Loop • 4,968 ft Ascent 1514.22 m Ascent

(64) Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Storms over North Carolina.
Intermediate/Difficult

Massie Gap to Mt Rogers Summit Out and Back

8.6 mi 13.8 km • Loop • 1,426 ft Ascent 434.57 m Ascent

(44) Marion, VA
Favorite Pilot Mountain on the Art Loeb Trail
Difficult

Art Loeb Trail

31.1 mi 50.1 km • Point to Point • 7,578 ft Ascent 2309.92 m Ascent

(41) Brevard, NC
Favorite Colchuck Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Colchuck Lake

8.3 mi 13.4 km • Out and Back • 2,222 ft Ascent 677.35 m Ascent

(39) Leavenw…, WA
Favorite A small outcropping gives an incredible view of the unique rock formations of the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop

29.2 mi 47.0 km • Loop • 6,156 ft Ascent 1876.38 m Ascent

(35) Bailey, CO
Favorite A rock outcrop stands alongside the Zaleski Backpacking Trail.
Intermediate

Zaleski Backpack Trail South Loop

10.3 mi 16.6 km • Loop • 955 ft Ascent 291.04 m Ascent

(49) Athens, OH
Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Difficult

Virginia's Triple Crown Loop

34.8 mi 55.9 km • Loop • 6,774 ft Ascent 2064.63 m Ascent

(27) Salem, VA
Favorite Rae Lakes, Pacific Crest Trail, Kings Canyon National Park.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rae Lakes Loop

40.4 mi 65.0 km • Loop • 6,971 ft Ascent 2124.75 m Ascent

(18) Squaw V…, CA
Favorite View from the Mt. Mitchell summit.
Difficult

Mount Mitchell

11.7 mi 18.8 km • Out and Back • 3,651 ft Ascent 1112.72 m Ascent

(29) Black M…, NC
Favorite Badlands formations strike awe in the hearts of their visitors.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sage Creek Wilderness Area Loop

22.2 mi 35.7 km • Loop • 639 ft Ascent 194.73 m Ascent

(23) Kadoka, SD
Favorite Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Zirkel Circle

10.4 mi 16.8 km • Loop • 2,360 ft Ascent 719.41 m Ascent

(13) Steambo…, CO
Favorite A view down to Bishop Lake and Saddlerock Lake from the trail just below Bishop Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

North Lake to South Lake Loop

55.0 mi 88.5 km • Point to Point • 9,037 ft Ascent 2754.56 m Ascent

(6) West Bi…, CA
Favorite Canyon Creek can be seen trickling out of the south end of Lower Canyon Creek Lake.
Intermediate

Canyon Creek Lakes Trail

14.5 mi 23.4 km • Loop • 2,629 ft Ascent 801.36 m Ascent

(9) Weaverv…, CA
Favorite The climb to the peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Laugavegur Route

52.0 mi 83.8 km • Point to Point • 7,331 ft Ascent 2234.51 m Ascent

(14) Selfoss, IS
Favorite The view from the summit.
Intermediate

Grayson Highlands: A.T. – Pine Mtn Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km • Loop • 1,872 ft Ascent 570.52 m Ascent

(9) Marion, VA
Favorite Jacob Hamblin Arch will blow your mind!
Difficult

Coyote Gulch Loop Trail

13.5 mi 21.8 km • Loop • 1,479 ft Ascent 450.71 m Ascent

(5) Escalante, UT
Favorite The top of Nevada Falls is the best place on earth.
Difficult

John Muir Trail (JMT)

210.6 mi 339.0 km • Point to Point • 44,576 ft Ascent 13586.7 m Ascent

(10) Yosemit…, CA
Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Intermediate

Benton MacKaye Trail

292.3 mi 470.4 km • Point to Point • 54,682 ft Ascent 16667.1 m Ascent

(3) Cherry Log, GA
Favorite Camping on slickrock at Reflection Canyon is like nothing else.
Intermediate/Difficult

Reflection Canyon

15.4 mi 24.7 km • Out and Back • 1,234 ft Ascent 376 m Ascent

(6) Page, AZ
Favorite The Goat Rocks don't disappoint - fields of flowers and Mt. Adams pose at sunset.
Intermediate

Snowgrass Flats Loop

15.0 mi 24.1 km • Loop • 2,978 ft Ascent 907.84 m Ascent

(10) Morton, WA
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Loop • 1,782 ft Ascent 543.2 m Ascent

(11) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite Above Large Pool in Owl Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult

Fish and Owl Canyon Loop Route

17.1 mi 27.5 km • Loop • 1,992 ft Ascent 607.16 m Ascent

(8) Blanding, UT
Favorite Looking over the steep valley from Winay Wayna ruins
Intermediate/Difficult

Inca Trail - Trek to Machu Picchu

19.4 mi 31.2 km • Point to Point • 6,822 ft Ascent 2079.24 m Ascent

(9) Ollanta…, PE
Favorite Final descent to Upper Cataract Lake with Eagles Nest looming in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Upper Cataract Lake

10.4 mi 16.8 km • Out and Back • 2,510 ft Ascent 765.14 m Ascent

(6) Vail, CO
Favorite There's no place like Spectacle Lake to hang your hammock.
Intermediate/Difficult

Spectacle Lake

19.5 mi 31.3 km • Out and Back • 2,603 ft Ascent 793.54 m Ascent

(7) Skykomish, WA
Favorite The vastness of the Weminuche Wilderness is breathtaking!
Intermediate/Difficult

Highland Mary Lakes Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km • Loop • 1,824 ft Ascent 555.88 m Ascent

(8) Silverton, CO
Favorite Resting the legs after a long hike up. This view from atop Mt. Leconte is known as Cliff Top.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Le Conte Loop

16.0 mi 25.7 km • Loop • 3,960 ft Ascent 1207.09 m Ascent

(18) Bryson…, NC
Favorite Toms Branch Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

Deep Creek to Clingmans Dome

49.5 mi 79.6 km • Point to Point • 9,414 ft Ascent 2869.43 m Ascent

(6) Bryson…, NC
Favorite Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Difficult

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

2,690.8 mi 4,330.4 km • Point to Point • 429,551 ft Ascent 130927 m Ascent

(6) Campo, CA
Favorite Looking out near McRae Peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Peaks of Grandfather Mountain

9.1 mi 14.6 km • Loop • 2,827 ft Ascent 861.65 m Ascent

(10) Banner Elk, NC