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Length:  ≈ 1.6 miles

Difficulty: STRENUOUS up & exposed

Type:  One-way, but loop possible

Location:   Precipice Trailhead, Park Loop Road

Acadia National Park


Attractions:  INSANE rock scramble and climbs with


BEWARE Extremely exposed with dangerous climbs!

Precipice Trail Acadia NP, Maine


Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon NP, AZ

Length:  9 miles

Difficulty: Easy down, STRENUOUS up!

Type:  Out-and-back (to Indian Garden)

Location:   Bright Angel Trailhead

Grand Canyon National Park


Attractions:  ALL the colors of the canyon, towering cliffs, desert scenery, an OASIS at Indian Garden!

BEWARE stay hydrated & prepare for steep ups!

The Narrows Zion National Park, Utah

Length:  ≈ 6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate, but use trekking poles!

Type:  Out-and-back

Location:   Temple of Sinawava Shuttle Stop

Zion National Park


Attractions:  Unique trek with STUNNING SLOT CANYONS!

Angel's Landing Zion National Park, Utah

Length:  ≈ 5 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous (steep, exposed climb)

Type:  Out-and-back

Location:   The Grotto Shuttle Stop

Zion National Park


Attractions:  Awesome rock scramble, EPIC HIKE, EPIC VIEWS!

Half Dome Yosemite National Park, California

Length:  16 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Type:  Out-and-back

Location:   Happy Isles, Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park


Attractions:  Vernal and Nevada Falls, craggy climbs, VIEWS!

PERMIT REQUIRED for cable climb!

Montserrat Catalonia, Spain

Length:  ≈ 15 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Type:  Out-and-back

Location:   Montserrat Natural Park



Attractions:  Intiguing terrain, cultural opportunities, views

over the Catalan lowlands!

The Falls Trail Ricketts Glen State Park, PA

Length:  3.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate, steep in sections

Type:  Loop

Location:   Ricketts Glen State Park

Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties


Attractions:  Waterfall after waterfall after waterfall, PLUS luscious greenery and abundant wildlife! Did I mention waterfalls?

Franconia Ridge Franconia Notch SP, NH

Length:  8.2 miles

Difficulty: STRENUOUS, but worth it

Type:  Loop

Location:   Franconia Notch State Park

                     White Mountains

New Hampshire

Attractions:  Bag three peaks over 4,000 feet along ridgeline after hiking up the Falling Waters Trail lined featuring 3 superb waterfalls, one larger than the next.

Sahale Arm North Cascades NP, WA

Length:  12 miles roundtrip

Difficulty: Strenuous

Type:  Day-hike, Out and back

Location:   North Cascades National Park


Attractions:  Cascade Pass to Sahale Arm in the North Cascades offers a smorgasbord of everything this park has to offer. 12mi and a 3,940' of elevation gain of pure EPIC!

The Olympic Coast Olympic NP, WA

Length:  6.4, one way, 12.8 roundtrip

Difficulty: Moderate with fun (steep) rope climbing

Type:  Backpacking, Out and back

Location:   Olympic National Park


Attractions:  Miles of pristine coastline sprinkled with sea stacks, ropes course style obstacles on the overland trails, and to die for back-country campsites. Need I say more?

Buckskin Pass to Snowmass Aspen, CO

Length:  17 roundtrip

Difficulty: Strenuous

Type:  Backpacking, Out and back

Location:   Maroon Bells-Snowmas Wilderness


Attractions:  Mountain-encircled alpine lakes, 360º views at 12,462’ Buckskin Pass, wildflower meadows, and unbeatable backcountry campsites.

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