Long Hikes (>5 miles)
Hooker Valley is a gorgeous hike past glacier lakes with incredible valley views, making it the best hike in Aoraki/Mt. Cook.
This strenuous hike climbs to a once in a lifetime view of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park.
The Fossil Creek Wilderness Area is an oasis destination attracting hikers, sunbathers, cliff-jumpers, and swimmers to its crystal clear water
Ramona Falls is an impressive 120 foot cascade that makes for the perfect looping day hike excursion from Portland, Oregon.
Silver Falls State Park is one of the best waterfall hikes - the ten waterfalls you'll see on this single trail are well worth the drive from Portland, Oregon.
When visiting Bali, the Mount Batur sunrise volcano trek is a must do, and it is totally worth waking up at 2am and hiking up a mountain for the incredible view
Lower Calf Creek Falls is well worth braving the crowds to enjoy a 120ft. waterfall in the middle of the desert
The Zebra Slot Canyon is one of my favorite hikes in the Grand Staircase-Escalante area. The red, smooth, striped walls make for unique photo opportunities.
Mitchell peak has one of the best 360 degree views of the Sierras in Sequoia Kings Canyon Park, easily accessible by a short 3 mile day hike
A relatively small and unknown state park, Saddleback Butte has potential for carpets of wildflowers when the conditions are just right.
If you can snag permits, the Subway in Zion is my favorite semi-technical canyoneering route. This day hike covers the most unique and iconic features of Zion
The perfect day hike complete with beautiful waterfalls and tall redwoods, and all only a short drive from the Bay Area, CA
The Chesler Park/Joint Trail has some unique rock features and offers great views of the Needles. Plus, it is a short hike, keeping the amount of sun exposure to a minimum.
If you're really up for an adventure, Orderville Canyon is a great hike with slot canyons, short rappels, swims, and the Virgin River Narrows all in one
Bryce canyon is a relatively small National Park, but if you are in Utah you should definitely make a small side trip to see this unique canyon. There aren't too many trails to choose from, but if you have a couple hours to spare, this easy dayhike is the perfect way to see all the best parts of the canyon up close. The trail is well-maintained with not much elevation change, the only downside is that it is quite exposed, dusty, and can get pretty hot in Utah sun. No matter how long you expect to hike, be sure to bring extra water.