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Favorite Balanced Rock is one of the top sunrise hikes! With views to the east the mountains of Sierra del Carmen light up a spectacular purple. Contrasted with the light, bouldered desert landscape it is a sight to behold.
Intermediate

Balanced Rock

2.0 mi 3.1 km 236' Up 71.83 m Up 235' Down 71.78 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite View from the summit of South Bubble.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bubble Rock

1.2 mi 1.9 km 288' Up 87.74 m Up 288' Down 87.64 m Down

Bar Harbor, ME
Favorite Sentinel Dome Summit
Intermediate

Taft Point to Sentinel Dome Loop

5.5 mi 8.9 km 1,051' Up 320.3 m Up 1,043' Down 317.87 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite Some awesome sea stack views
Intermediate

Ozette Triangle

9.6 mi 15.4 km 578' Up 176.07 m Up 571' Down 174.04 m Down

Forks, WA
Favorite Serious snow makes the Hidden Fawn Trail a little spicy!
Intermediate

Three Sisters Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km 526' Up 160.2 m Up 525' Down 160.13 m Down

Evergreen, CO
Favorite View to Latourell Falls
Intermediate

Latourell Falls

2.3 mi 3.7 km 654' Up 199.46 m Up 686' Down 209.02 m Down

Bridal…, OR
Favorite The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Difficult

Superstition Ridgeline

11.2 mi 18.1 km 3,431' Up 1045.89 m Up 3,286' Down 1001.49 m Down

Apache…, AZ
Favorite On top of Mt Ida looking southwest you see several valleys as well as Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake in the distance
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Ida

9.5 mi 15.3 km 2,231' Up 679.92 m Up 2,228' Down 679.21 m Down

Grand Lake, CO
Favorite The view near the top of Storm King Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Storm King Mountain

2.4 mi 3.9 km 455' Up 138.62 m Up 460' Down 140.21 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Redwood National and State Parks - Redwood Hiker
Intermediate

James Irvine to Fern Canyon

11.9 mi 19.1 km 1,610' Up 490.67 m Up 1,610' Down 490.63 m Down

Crescen…, CA
Favorite Bar Island view at low tide. with permission from E Koh
Easy/Intermediate

Bar Island Trail

1.5 mi 2.4 km 132' Up 40.22 m Up 132' Down 40.21 m Down

Bar Harbor, ME
Favorite Mid March 2019
Intermediate

Centennial Cone Loop

17.2 mi 27.7 km 2,430' Up 740.55 m Up 2,428' Down 739.91 m Down

Idaho S…, CO
Favorite Flat, sandy trail and lovely flora along the link trail.
Intermediate

Mt. Lowe Railway Ruins

5.3 mi 8.5 km 1,344' Up 409.63 m Up 1,344' Down 409.51 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Milky Way from the park
Intermediate

Deer Mountain

6.3 mi 10.1 km 1,325' Up 403.97 m Up 1,325' Down 403.92 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Intermediate/Difficult

Peralta Out and Back

4.5 mi 7.2 km 1,338' Up 407.81 m Up 1,337' Down 407.66 m Down

Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Intermediate

Kilauea Iki Crater Loop

3.3 mi 5.3 km 472' Up 143.77 m Up 458' Down 139.51 m Down

Volcano, HI
Favorite Majestic waterfall
Difficult

Falls Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km 1,025' Up 312.42 m Up 1,024' Down 312 m Down

Back Mo…, PA
Favorite Just steps from the trailhead
Intermediate

Redwood Regional Loop

7.3 mi 11.8 km 1,089' Up 331.82 m Up 1,088' Down 331.74 m Down

Piedmont, CA
Favorite Walking into Enchanted Valley with the Chalet in view.
Intermediate/Difficult

Enchanted Valley Route

35.2 mi 56.7 km 4,414' Up 1345.51 m Up 4,414' Down 1345.47 m Down

Quinault, WA
Favorite Looking south across Gem Lake on a calm spring morning
Intermediate/Difficult

Lumpy Ridge Loop

10.7 mi 17.2 km 2,361' Up 719.53 m Up 2,387' Down 727.44 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Upheaval Dome from the first overlook
Intermediate

Upheaval Dome Overlook Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km 278' Up 84.69 m Up 278' Down 84.7 m Down

Moab, UT
Favorite exposed area with the view of the north fork American river
Intermediate/Difficult

Stevens Trail

7.7 mi 12.4 km 1,275' Up 388.71 m Up 1,276' Down 388.84 m Down

Colfax, CA
Favorite Views of Long Pond from Beech Mountain
Intermediate

Beech Mountain Trail

1.2 mi 1.9 km 353' Up 107.61 m Up 353' Down 107.48 m Down

Tremont, ME
Favorite Ancient ruins.
Intermediate

Petroglyph Point Trail

2.2 mi 3.6 km 428' Up 130.47 m Up 169' Down 51.48 m Down

Towaoc, CO
Favorite View from Hanging Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanging Rock Trail

2.7 mi 4.3 km 443' Up 135.15 m Up 440' Down 134.24 m Down

Danbury, NC
Favorite Windswept trees just below the summit...
Difficult

San Antonio Falls - Sierra Club Ski Hut - Devil's Backbone

10.8 mi 17.3 km 3,810' Up 1161.35 m Up 3,813' Down 1162.11 m Down

Mount B…, CA
Favorite Aspen forests adorn the trail.
Intermediate

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km 1,921' Up 585.38 m Up 1,917' Down 584.31 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Heading towards Grassy Ridge Bald.
Intermediate/Difficult

Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge Bald

4.7 mi 7.5 km 986' Up 300.52 m Up 985' Down 300.25 m Down

Roan Mo…, TN
Favorite Near Sam's Knob
Intermediate/Difficult

Sam Knob Loop

9.8 mi 15.7 km 1,393' Up 424.63 m Up 1,402' Down 427.37 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite Storm clouds on the Castle Trail.
Intermediate

Badlands: Medicine Root/Castle/Saddle Pass Loop

7.0 mi 11.2 km 189' Up 57.51 m Up 189' Down 57.51 m Down

Kadoka, SD