Medium Hikes (2-5 miles)
A short and easy classic Yosemite hike to the edge of a cliff with vertigo-inducing views of the valley below and incredible geological features
The arch at Cathedral Cove is a well-known spot, yet this beach is more than just a photograph and can be well enjoyed on a beautiful afternoon
This leisurely lakeshore walk to a pier and lookout over the crystal clear turquoise water was our favorite hike in Queesntown
This short hike to an alpine lake in a hanging valley was our favorite hike on our entire New Zealand trip.
One of Flagstaff's best hikes, the Inner Basin Trail wanders through an extremely photogenic grove of beautiful white aspens.
Hiking to Eagle Lake combined with climbing Eagle Lake Buttress make for a great day adventure of mountaineering, alpine views, and fun routes.
If you only have time for one hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, this is a great choice for jam-packed alpine views in just a few miles.
Fairy Falls is a hidden gem found by hiking past Wahkeena Falls, a popular waterfall close to Portland. This short hike is a great option to beat the crowds.
Bali is waterfall heaven. Sekumpul waterfall is one of the best - it's actually a collection of seven tall, misty waterfalls accessible by hiking.
Rainbow Bridge is one of the largest arches accessible by foot or boat. It stands almost 300 feet wide and tall! Getting there by boat makes it a short and easy 1.3 mile hike to see the arch, and I love the 50 mile boat ride up the gorgeous Lake Powell.
This easy, short loop is the perfect forest escape from the coastal beaches in San Diego that is also dog friendly!
A top dog-friendly and short hike in Sedona, AZ, Devil's Bridge is a natural stone arch you can walk directly over, making the perfect photo op
The panoramic view from Sentinel Dome is one of the best in Yosemite. You'll get a bird's eye view of large rock faces and thundering waterfalls all just a short hike from Glacier Point Road. This hike is a great way to enjoy the incredible views without the crowds of Glacier Point.
Three Sisters is my favorite local hike from San Diego because the hike is challenging but rewarding with its three waterfalls and great swimming holes
The Zion Narrows is another classic hike with a unique twist - you'll be hiking in the water! Trust me, for these stunning views, it's worth it
A classic hike for anyone visiting Zion. The dramatic climb uses chains to traverse a sheer ridge to an incredible view of the valley
Hidden Canyon is a strenuous hike up the side of the canyon wall, but it has great views of a hanging canyon, waterfall, and even a natural small arch! Warning: lots of switchbacks! Not recommended for people who are scared of heights, since there is a section of slickrock and a chain to guide you.
We had a great time exploring the vast wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park and climbing the rocks of Hidden Valley