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  • Hike Golden Canyon, Death Valley

    Golden Canyon is located about 10 minutes south of Furnace Creek in Death Valley NP, on Badwater Road. Entering "Golden Canyon, Death Valley" into your phone or GPS will take you to the Golden Canyon parking area. The trail starts right off the pa...

    1.5 miles 685 ft gain

  • Photograph the Milky Way on Independence Pass

    From Aspen CO, drive up highway 82 towards Twin Lakes and stop at the top of the pass.Once you reach the continental divide there will be a sign that says Independence Pass with an elevation of 12,095 feet. Here you can park the car for free and u...

  • Relax at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

    Concha is the Spanish word for "shell" and as the name states, you will find the whole beach is made up of tiny sea shells.To get to this beach you will have to start at Playa Brasilito and make your way to Hotel Brasilito. When you arrive at the ...

  • Relax at Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

    Sand Beach is located off the Park Loop Road on the east side of Mt. Desert Island. Signs for the beach will make it difficult to miss.  Once there you can park your car and walk down some steps to the beach. There are restrooms and changing are...

  • Explore Ravens Nest, Schoodic Peninsula

    Ravens Nest is located east of Mt Desert Island south of Winter Harbor Maine. Taking the Schoodic Loop Road will get you to the pull off that you need to find Ravens Nest. There will be three pull offs on the side of the road, the third one will b...

    0.25 miles

  • Hike to Spiral Point (Yin Yang), Snowmass

    Snowmass Village is located 15 - 20 minutes west of Aspen Colorado off state highway 82. Once in Snowmass Village, take Brush Creek road almost to the top of the hill until the road splits with Divide road (If you have made it to the Snowmass Vill...

    1.3 miles 284 ft gain

  • Hike the Mayfly Trail, Snowmass

    Located in Snowmass Village CO, this trail is nestled between Brush Creek and Brush Creek Road.Drive your vehicle to Clark's Market (16 Kearns rd Aspen, CO) and park in the lot facing down valley looking towards Woodbridge Condominiums. Along the ...

    0.25 miles

  • Photograph Lewis Falls, Yellowstone NP

    If you are coming into Yellowstone National Park from the South Entrance Road (also known as Highway 89) be prepared to stop minutes before Lewis Lake to hike to this waterfall. After crossing the bridge over the Lewis River pull over on the right...

    0.32 miles

  • Hike to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye

    To arrive at the Fairy Pools, you must take the B8009 on the west of the Isle of Skye. The road runs through Carbost, where the “Talisker Distillery” is located. You will see a sign that says “Glenbrittle” and you will follow that road all the way...

    4.5 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Explore the Shenandoah Caverns

    Located west of Washington D.C. off Interstate 81 (exit 269) Shenandoah Caverns is a nice little place tucked away in the Virginia country side. Upon arrival you will be able to park your vehicle for free in the lot right across the street. The bu...

  • Summit Mt. Wachusett via the West Side Trail

    Set your GPS to Wachusett Mountain ski area. Coming from Rt. 2 turn onto Mile Hill Rd and look for your first right to take Bolton Rd. Take this road all the way until it intersects with West Princeton Rd. Turn left. and  drive down W Princeton Rd...

    1.2 miles 750 ft gain

  • Hike the Hellcat Dunes Trail

    Park in the parking area off of Refuge Rd. Take the Dunes Trail, a boardwalk path for the 0.7-mile loop. Enjoy the views from an observation deck on three-story-high dunes. This trail is accessible from April-October.

    0.7 miles 16 ft gain

  • Hike Cardigan Mountain via the West Ridge Trail

    Cardigan Mountain is located in Cardigan Mountain State forest just outside of Canaan, New Hampshire.  Just make sure to go to The Cardigan Mountain state park parking lot, via Cardigan Mountain Road and not the AMC Cardigan Lodge. The trail begin...

    3 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Night Photography at Devil's Gate, Lost Coast

    This section of the Lost Coast resides in between Capetown and Petrolia, CA. Entering "Lost Coast California" into Google Maps or a GPS should take you to the road you will need to be on. About 2 miles south of the Location marker the GPS gives yo...

  • Hike Mt. Greylock via Money Brook Trail

    Park in the parking lot on Hopper Rd. Walk to the end of the road where you will find the Hopper Trailhead. Take the right fork. The Money Brook trail will take you to a waterfall, the Mt. Greylock summit, and back to the end of Hopper Rd. The tra...

    9.7 miles 3034 ft gain

  • Hike the March Cataract Falls Trail

    Park at the Junction of Sperry Rd and Rockwell Rd. To get to the trailhead, hike along Sperry Road for about 30 minutes. (Not to the end of the road, see map below.) Then hike along the March Cataract Trail, an out-and-back. You can bring dogs on ...

    2.2 miles 511 ft gain

  • Hike the Blackstone Gorge Trail

    Park at the lot at the corner of Staples Lane and County Street. From here you can access the Blackstone Gorge Trail. Dogs are allowed on leash, and you can enjoy various paths along the river or through the forest. At multiple points you can find...

    0.7 miles 72 ft gain

  • Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

    For this 1-mile hike, you can park at the Purgatory Chasm Visitor Center. From there hit the trail and explore the unusual gap between the tall granite walls, which might be adorned with climbers. Great for all ages and dogs are welcome too. The t...

    1 miles 115 ft gain

  • Hike the Pratt's Brook Conservation Area Loop

    Park in the small parking area right before the trailhead. *Notice this parking area is small and only fits about 3-4 cars so prepare to find street parking on a busy day. You can punch in the coordinates to a GPS if you need help finding it: 42.4...

    1.5 miles 85 ft gain

  • Summit Mount Watatic via the Wapack Trail

    Entering Mount Watatic in your GPS will take you to Rindge State Road (119), continue about two minutes down the road past where the GPS tells you. on the Right hand side you will will see a sign for Mount Watatic Parking area or just enter in coo...

    3 miles 800 ft gain

  • Take a Stroll at Fyfeshire Conservation Area

    Fyfeshire is located in Bolton Massachusetts off "Wattaquadock Hill Road", near the "Fotini's Restaurant and Bar". The trailhead begins at a small parking area with a stone gate that says Fyfeshire Conservation area on a wood plank. Once you are i...

  • Hike along the Nashua River and the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

    Park in the lot on Tank Road to access the Nashua River Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, chipmunks, birds, and other wildlife! This trail is open from April to October.  The trail can become flooded and muddy after a rain/ snow, so for a ...

    9.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Dispersed Camp near Beaver Creek Group Camp, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie NF

    This campsite is located along the Mountain  Loop Highway. There are various options for dispersed camping around the area, as well as some you can reserve ahead of time such as the Coal Creek Campground and the Beaver Creek Group Campground. This...

  • Explore Skyline Caverns

    Skyline Caverns is located right off Stonewall Jackson Highway with plenty of parking.  The cave tour is about 60 minutes with little walking and minimal elevation gain. If you time it right you and your friends can get the whole tour to yourselve...