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America's Best 20 Hikes

07/01/2015 01:08 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2016
Jake Young

1. Hanging Lake, CO
Distance: 3.2 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,050 ft | Learn more.

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2. The Enchantments, WA
Distance: 8 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,600 ft | Learn more.

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3. Angel's Landing, UT
Distance: 5 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,488 ft | Learn more.

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4. Smith Rock, OR
Distance: 6 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 900 ft | Learn more.

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5. Roan Highlands, NC
Distance: 14 miles thru hike | Elevation gain: 2,800 ft | Learn more.

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6. Gothic Basin, WA
Distance: 9 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 3,000 ft | Learn more.

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Photo: Derek Cook

7. Spy Rock, VA
Distance: 3 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,260 ft | Learn more.

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8. The John Muir Trail, CA
Distance: 211 miles thru hike | Elevation gain: 46,700 ft | Learn more.

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9. Oneonta Gorge, OR
Distance: 1 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 400 ft | Learn more.

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10. Algonquin Peak, NY
Distance: 8 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 3,600 ft | Learn more.

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11. Enchanted Rock, TX
Distance: 4 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 100 ft | Learn more.

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12. The Wave, UT
Distance: 5.5 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 340 ft | Learn more.

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13. Mount Sneffels, CO
Distance: 2 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,700 ft | Learn more.

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Photo: Greg Owens

14. Pinnacle Park, NC
Distance: 6.5 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,800 ft | Learn more.

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15. The Narrows, UT
Distance: 10 miles round trip | Elevation gain: -200 ft | Learn more.

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16. The Grand Canyon, AZ
Distance: 12 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 3,000 ft | Learn more.

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17. Havasu Falls, AZ
Distance: 20 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,182 ft | Learn more.

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18. Half Dome, CA
Distance: 15 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 4,800 ft | Learn more.

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Photo: Eddie Jo

19. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, NM
Distance: 3 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 100 ft | Learn more.

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20. Point Reyes, CA
Distance: 9.5 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,300 ft | Learn more.

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Photo: Jake Young

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