Hike the Ptarmigan Ridge Trail in the Mount Baker Wilderness for extraordinary views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan as they dominate the landscape of the surrounding snow capped Cascade range.
Hike The Narrows in Zion National Park for an epic adventure. Follow the Virgin River as it winds its way through a breathtakingly beautiful gorge. It is a mind-blowing, must-do hike when visiting Zion National Park.
Stunning views of Mount Shasta prevail on the Mt Shasta Wilderness trail leading to the summit of Black Butte, and the 360-degree views from the top are spectacular. Black Butte also has some hidden, fascinating features. They are only revealed to those who take the journey up.
Hike the Garfield Peak Trail in Crater Lake National Park to get a birds eye view of the stunningly clear blue waters of Crater Lake below. The unique lake filled with snow melt and rainwater sits in the large caldera which formed after Mount Mazama blew its top nearly eight thousand years ago. Mind blown!
Overflowing with magnificent views and unmatched beauty, North Cascades National Park's Cascade Pass and Sahale Glacier are a must see.
Canyonlands National Park does not get as much attention as its nearby sister, Arches National Park, but Canyonlands offers some fantastic hiking. The Chesler Park Loop is just such a hike.
Third Beach to Toleak Point in Olympic National Park is a fun, interesting, beautiful, and adventurous hike manageable for most backpackers.