Everything you need to know for your next hiking adventure.
The Layover: Hiking in Portland
Have some time to kill in Portland, Oregon? Here's your hiking in Portland guide - with options from a quick day hike to a full weekend hiking adventure.
Hiking Laguna Beach: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking Laguna Beach doesn't have to mean walks along the ocean - Laguna Coast Wilderness Park offers challenging trails and some of the last remaining undeveloped coastal canyons in Southern California. Expect climbs to great views, lush canyon paths, a cliff, and probably some wildlife along the way.
The Dog Mountain Hike: Great Columbia River Gorge Views
The Dog Mountain Hike isn't easy, but the effort is worth it. This hike has awesome panoramic views of the Columbia River Gorge and some of the Cascades peaks. If you're looking for the Columbia River Gorge hike that has the best views, this is it.
The Oneonta Gorge Hike to Triple Falls
The Oneonta Gorge hike to Triple Falls Close is close to Multnomah Falls and has great waterfalls, just without the huge crowds on the normal Columbia Gorge hikes.
The Easy Phoenix Hike: McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Camelback Mountain is usually crowded and busy. For a peaceful and easy hike in Phoenix, head over to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It’s a quiet hike with great views, easy trails, and great Sonoran desert scenery.
Crystal Cove Hiking: The Ocean View Hike
For the best Crystal Cove hiking, this ocean view hike offers a climb to the highest coastal peak, views of all the mountain ranges, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean. One of my favorites!
Camelbak MULE NV Review: The Best Daypack 2015
Some other daypacks might have more bells and whistles, but the Camelbak Mule NV comes out ahead, hands down. It’s my goto pack for everything outdoors. Some of my buddies have other packs, but everyone ends up complimenting me on this great hiking daypack.
The Easy Hollywood Sign Hike
The Hollywood Sign Hike is a must-do if you're in LA. This hike has lot of great views of the Hollywood Sign, and brings you to the top of Mt. Lee, right next to the sign. It's a short and relatively easy hike that has some great views of Los Angeles.
The Eagle Creek Trail Hike to Punchbowl Falls
Hiking Eagle Creek Trail to Punchbowl Falls is one of the most beautiful hikes in Colombia Gorge. The hike has waterfalls, cliffs, and scenery out of Lord of the Rings. It's easy to understand how this is a local's favorite.
Hiking Torrey Pines State Reserve
Hiking Torrey Pines State Reserve is probably on every hiker's bucket list. It's a beautiful ocean-side hike with the rare Torrey Pine, great views, and well-marked trails. There are a bunch of hiking options - this covers the "best of" loop.