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10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss

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  • Mount Rainier viewed from Mount Washington.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • A grand forest cathedral on the way to Wallace Falls.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Middle Falls.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • A long day on the way to Gem Lake.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • A pale beauty moth on a maidenhair fern on the Elk Mountain Loop.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • View looking northeast toward a brooding Mount Hood (11,250 ft) from the Rockpile Viewpoint.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • The McNeil Point Shelter beneath Mount Hood.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Indian paintbrush (Castilleja) near Burnt Lake.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • The shining mountain on the hill, Mount Hood (11,250 ft).- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) on Fish Creek Mountain.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • The trail to Fish Creek Mountain.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • The glassy, green, clear waters of Elk Lake Creek.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • High clouds appear to emanate from the smoldering volcano at Mount Margaret.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • A field of bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) at Coldwater Lake.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • View to the southeast from Mount Diablo toward Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Paraglider taking off from Mount Diablo.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) on Novato Hill.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Old Pedro Mountain Road.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • The Bridge to Nowhere.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Oso Trail at Caspers Wilderness Park.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Fowler Trail cuts through a rocky ridge near Eldorado Mountain.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Wildflowers are plentiful around streams and lakes just east of Lake Isabelle.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Chasm Lake.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Longs Peak from Lumpy Ridge.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Open views at the Loch near Andrews Glacier.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Gazing out to the west from the Long Path.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
  • Mount LeConte lodge.- 10-mile Hikes You Can't Miss
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A 10-mile hike is a full day in the outdoors, but it is much more than a day away from the quotidian grind. Such a foray farther afield can leave the crowds behind and traverse lesser-traveled terrain. Longer hikes bring the peaks closer, climb to higher vantages, and coax the wildlife into a bolder abundance.

The best part: It doesn’t take a whole weekend. There are infinite options, and they’re all at your doorstep, within 100 miles of everywhere. You don’t even need to have special skills. You don’t need to camp. You don’t need to pack specialized gear. Just bring yourself, your companions, and a nice camera.

For this installment of the #52WeekAdventureChallenge, find yourself a 10-mile trail to stretch your legs.

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We believe good things come from people spending time outside. We strive to provide inspiration and supporting information on incredible adventures to make it easy for you to get outdoors and explore new places. We understand that life is busy, but we strongly encourage you to make time for outdoor recreation on a weekly, if not daily, basis. To keep you inspired all year, we've put together a list of 52 geologic features and adventure themes. Check them out and join us in our #52AdventureChallenge!

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