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Camels Hump Hike – Explore Green Mountains in Vermont

Camel’s Hump is one of only five peaks higher than 4,00ft (1,219m) in Vermont, and the views atop its summit are outstanding. Expect to spend much of your hiking time on peaceful forest trails at

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Appalachian Trail Shelters – We’ve Asked An Expert About What To Expect

Appalachian Trail shelters are structures that are typically built by volunteers and are open for all hikers to use for free. They are placed throughout the entire length of the trail, and hikers will

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11 Best Hikes in Virginia – For Waterfalls, Meadows and Mountains

Predictably, many of the trails below feature sections of the extensive Appalachian Trail, which runs all the way from Georgia to Maine. While it is possible to stay on the trail almost indefinitely, we

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Best Hikes in Washington

The list of the best hikes in Washington State, USA should inspire you to explore the great outdoors. We have compiled the list by looking for several categories, including the scenic beauty of the trails,

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14 Best Hikes in San Diego – Explore The Great Outdoors of California

The best hikes in San Diego, California have been chosen for a number of reasons – the scenic beauty of the trails, the physical challenge imposed by the climbs, and their unique hiking experience. We

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13 Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Here are the best hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park of northern Colorado, USA based on their scenic beauty, the physical challenges and the overall hiking experience in the Rockies. The trails on this

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Mount Washington Hike – Survivor’s Insights (By Mike Cherim)

Mount Washington, 6,288 ft high (1,917m), located in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF a.k.a. The Whites) in New Hampshire, is the crown jewel of the Northeast. It is noted for being the tallest

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Best Hikes Near Portland – Easy Access, Lots of Fun (With Photos)

Portland, Oregon offers some of the most unique and sought-after hiking experiences in America, with beautifully diverse scenery. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the stunning northwest in all its

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10 Best Hikes in Australia – Day Hikes and Multi-Day Adventures

From shorter day treks to gruelling multi-day adventures, there will be something for you on our list of Australia’s best trekking adventures. We have chosen routes according to several criteria

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Best Hikes in Utah – Trek the Mountains, Deserts, Forests and Canyons

Utah is home to some of the most beautiful and unique terrain in the United States and is definitely a must-do for all avid hikers and lovers of the wilderness. Top 5 Trails in Utah, USA Utah is one of

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Best Hikes in Sedona – For Arizona’s Epic Desert Canyons

Sedona is an American desert town in Arizona surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and lush pine forests. With numerous trail heads and limitless hiking opportunities, it is certainly worth

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The Best Time to Hike Patagonia (And What Seasons To Avoid)

Since some of the best features of trekking in the wilderness can be the wildlife, or the remote and extraordinary scenery, we have included both these factors in our assessment of the best time to hike

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11 Best Hikes in Olympic National Park (2019)

Below are our recommendations for the best hikes in the Olympic National Park, Washington. We have chosen these hikes according to a variety of criteria, including their scenic beauty and the physical

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20 Best Mountain Wedding Ideas

Planning a mountain-scenic or adventurous wedding this year? Here are some of the great locations that are home to best resorts or hotels who frequently manage exotic, destination weddings, as well as

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13 Best Hikes in Colorado (USA) – How To Find The Right One

Below are some of our recommendations for the best hikes in Colorado. These hikes were chosen for a range of reasons; from the physical challenges they present to their scenic beauty. There are options

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15 Best Hikes in Kauai – For An Epic Adventure in Hawaii (2019)

We have selected best hikes in Kauai from a wide range of difficulties, because of their scenic beauty and because of the unique physical challenge they each present. All of these hikes are incredible,

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Best Adventure Travel Companies (2019)

For those of us who love to travel, but don't have the time or energy to spend on figuring out complicated logistics, booking a trip through an adventure travel company can save hours of frustration and

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51 Best Hikes In The World – Choose The Right One For You (2019)

Whether you’re looking for a scenic day-trip, or a multi-day gruelling challenge, we have a series of hikes that is guaranteed to impress you. We have also tried to give options for those of you who

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Best Hikes Near Seattle – Where To Find Epic Trails (See Videos)

Seattle, Washington is known in America for its easy access to nature and the outdoors, with many great hiking trails less than an hour away from the city. See our list of the best hikes near Seattle for

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Best Hikes Near Denver – What To Explore In 2019

Although Colorado is known for the Rocky Mountains, there are a number of incredible and accessible hikes for all fitness levels located near Denver for your convenience.As any Denver resident will tell

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Cordillera Huayhuash – Epic South American Circuit Trek (Travel Guide)

The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit is known to be one of the most challenging and most beautiful treks in South America. This guide will help you plan your trek of the circuit, whether you’re going

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