hikes to travel for

A Note From The Editor: The outdoors are calling as we head into the warmer months, so we think this article from FabFitFun is perfectly timed to refresh a sense of adventure and to remind us to see beyond a screen. For more inspiring content, be sure to check out the latest from FFF by visiting their magazine, here.

There is something about exploring nature by foot that cannot be explained. Simply driving through an area or seeing pictures never does a place justice. Smelling the air, seeing the leaves and flowers firsthand, and challenging yourself to accomplish a hike you thought would be too difficult is such a rush. You go girl!

We want to share with you some of the best places to experience hiking in nature. There are too many uh-mazing places to choose from, not only in the world, but right here in the U.S. We have included only a handful of places to explore below, but encourage you to look into Arizona, Colorado, and Hawaii as places you may want to adventure, too. Happy trails to you!

1. Appalachian Trail

This trail passes through 14 states on and near the East Coast, and is over 2,000 miles long. Some people take a couple months to backpack the whole thing, yet many people choose a day hike within the trail. Enjoy the scenery and experience the U.S. by foot!

2.Mount Baldy

The best Southern California hiking trails are available at Mt. Baldy.  It is the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains, just 60 minutes from LA and the OC. Hike to the very top for an 11 mile adventure!

3.Macchu Picchu

We are taking you all the way to Peru with this recommendation! No wonder this was voted one of the new seven wonders of the world, because it is simply stunning. Book your guide months in advance, as you can only go up with one and plan on spending at least a week there!

5.Mount Rainier

With over 260 miles of trails to choose from, this National Park is a must-do for hikers. The 93 mile Wonderland Trail that encircles the majestic mountain.

… and what’s the final hike worth flying for? Find it over on FabFitFun, here.

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  1. Half Dome in Yosemite is an incredible hike. I was definitely not prepared, but we did the whole thing in one day. 17 miles, took us 13 hours round trip. The view and sense of accomplishment is unreal. I also could barely walk for 3 days after (so many stairs!). I live in LA, I really need to do Mount Baldy!

  2. The Appalachian Trail! Yes! I went with my sister and cousin to Virginia, where we backpacked the Mount Rogers portion of the trail. I would highly recommend it, as there are many friendly, wild ponies to be seen. It’s a must.

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