Just over an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park is one of Nevada’s great treasures. The diversity and drama of the landscape in this compact park is stunning. Canyons, petroglyphs, unique stone formations, and colorful swirling rock hills stir the imagination and provide incredible opportunities for hiking. If you have only a […]
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    With landscapes ranging from stunning shorelines to old-growth forests, including exposed bedrock, wide-reaching river valleys, and remnant prairie systems, Minnesota could more accurately be described as the land of 10,000 things to explore. The best way to see all of Minnesota’s natural attractions is by following one of the many hiking trails found sprawling throughout the state, […]
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    Hiking trails in Pennsylvania range from recreational rail trails that can be done in segments to wilderness backpacking. The appeal of hiking in Pennsylvania is the lush forest landscape that surrounds you with boundless natural beauty on the trails, including the mountain laurel state flower. With 121 state parks, 184 rail trails, and the National Trail System, […]
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    Seductively squeezed between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sea, Santa Barbara boasts some of the most scenic day hikes in California. Standing atop these rugged peaks, you can gaze out over striking views of the city, the ocean, and the Channel Islands shimmering on the horizon. In shady canyons, swimming holes and soothing waterfalls make refreshing rest […]
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    In Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, hikers will find rugged routes and temperate trails. It’s wise to bring a compass and map and—most importantly—know how to use both with ease. Saskatchewan is known for its massive skies, so plan your visit to coincide with sunrise or sunset for the most beautiful photographs. Here are ten of […]
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