Best Dolomites Hikes

15 Epic Day Hikes in the Dolomites (RANKED!!)

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The Dolomites are one of our favorite places in the world to go hiking. This area is truly a hiker’s paradise. Hike to the highest peaks, to picturesque alpine lakes, and to jaw-dropping viewpoints. In this guide, we list 15 of the best hikes in the Dolomites…15 wonderful adventures to add to your trip to this beautiful corner of Italy.About …

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How to Hike the Adolf Munkel Weg to Geisler Alm

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The Adolf Munkel Weg is a point-to-point hiking trail that runs along the Odle/Geisler mountain group in Val di Funes. This hike is on the longer side (13 km) and since it is point-to-point, you will have to use public transportation or do some extra hiking to get back to the starting point. We shortened the hike, turning it into …

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How to Climb the Breithorn: Photos, Trail Stats & What to Expect

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Climbing to the summit of Breithorn is one of Zermatt’s most adventurous experiences. Standing at a height of 4,164 meters (13,660 feet), Breithorn is one of the highest peaks in the area and it is one of the easiest 4,000+ meter peaks to summit in the Alps. Thousands of hikers come to Zermatt to summit Breithorn every year. Hiking across …

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Best Things to Do in Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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Riva del Garda is a picturesque town located on the north end of Lake Garda. With colorful buildings, medieval towers, and narrow alleyways, this is a wonderful place to go for leisurely stroll. From Riva del Garda, you can also take your pick from short hiking trails that lead up into the mountains, visit medieval towns and archaeological sites, and …

Best Dolomites Hike

How to Hike to the Cadini di Misurina Viewpoint (Map, Photos & Helpful Tips)

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The hike to the Cadini di Misurina viewpoint is one of our favorite short hikes in the Dolomites. This is a gorgeous hike every step of the way, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, a unique view of the “backside” of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and of course, an awesome view of the Cadini di Misurina. We did this …

How to Hike Cinque Torri

How to Hike the Cinque Torri (Map, Photos & Best Viewpoints)

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The Cinque Torri is one of the most recognizable rock formations in the Dolomites. It is a popular hiking and rock climbing destination, but it is also an open-air war museum, with trenches and bunkers that remain from World War I. Hiking around the Cinque Torri is one of the easiest and most beautiful hikes that we did in the …

Lago Sorapis Hiking Guide

Ultimate Guide to Lago di Sorapis: Trail Routes, Helpful Tips, & Photos

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Lago di Sorapis (Lake Sorapis) is one of the most popular hikes in the Dolomites. Located just outside of Cortina d’Ampezzo, this aquamarine lake attracts hundreds of hikers every day during the summer months. The vast majority of people hike out-and-back to Lago di Sorapis on the main trail. What many people don’t know is that you can turn this …

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

One Perfect Day in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a gem of a state park. With desert landscapes, slot canyons and dirt roads to explore, and hidden oases, this is a great place to add to your itinerary, if you will be visiting southern California. In this guide, we cover how to spend one day in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Interesting Facts about Anza-Borrego …

Indiana Dunes National Park

Top 10 Things to Do in Indiana Dunes National & State Parks

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Indiana Dunes is one of the newest national parks in the USA. This has been a popular beach destination for decades, but it is also one of the most biodiverse national parks in the USA. Exploring the sand dunes and relaxing on the beach are two of the best things to do in Indiana Dunes National Park, but hiking and …

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Paul H. Douglas Trail: One of the Best Hikes in Indiana Dunes National Park

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Indiana Dunes National Park preserves one of the most diverse ecosystems in the US national parks. The Paul H. Douglas Trail (also called the Miller Woods Trail) gives you the opportunity to hike through several of these ecosystems and visit the Lake Michigan shoreline. It’s one of the most beautiful hikes in the park, especially during the spring when the …

3 Dune Challenge

How to Hike the 3 Dune Challenge | Indiana Dunes State Park

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In Indiana Dunes State Park, the 3 Dune Challenge is a trail that summits three of the tallest dunes in the park: Mt. Jackson, Mt. Holden, and Mt. Tom. Ordinarily, hiking up not one but three sand dunes is not what most people would call fun. But call it a “challenge” and it instantly becomes a popular hike. How Hard …

Permian Reef Trail

How to Hike the Permian Reef Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Permian Reef Trail is an awesome hike in the McKittrick Canyon section of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Leave the crowds behind as you ascend to the top of a Wilderness Ridge with spectacular views into McKittrick Canyon and the surrounding area. While everyone else is hiking the other two trails in this area, the McKittrick Canyon Trail and the McKittrick …

Joshua Tree National Park

14 Best Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park (+ Maps & Photos)

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One of the best ways to explore Joshua Tree National Park is on foot. Hike to the highest peaks, learn about the Joshua Trees and Cholla cacti on the nature trails, explore hidden slot canyons, and hike to remote oases. In this guide, we share the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. About the Hikes on this List These …

Best Hikes in Europe

Best Hikes in Europe: Our 20 Favorite Day Hikes

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Europe is one of our favorite places to go hiking. There’s no better way to explore the dramatic and varied landscapes here, from the snow-capped Alps to coastal trails to the remote, volcanic interior of Iceland. In this guide we list 20 of the best hikes in Europe, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful continent. About the Hikes on …

Devils Hall Trail Guide

How to Hike the Devil’s Hall Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Devil’s Hall Trail is one of the best hikes to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It’s also one of the most unique. For a good portion of this hike, you will be walking through a wash. On this part of the trail, you rock scramble up and over boulders of all sizes. For those who like rock scrambling, …

McKittrick Canyon

How to Hike the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto & the Notch

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Hiking the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto, and the Notch is one of the most popular hikes in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This hike starts off relatively easy, as it is a mostly flat walk through the canyon to get to the first two sights, the Pratt Cabin and the Grotto. Beyond the Grotto, the trail gets …

How to Hike the Hall of Horrors

How to Hike the Hall of Horrors | Joshua Tree National Park

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The Hall of Horrors is one of the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. It’s short, it’s scenic, and adding on the slot canyon is one of the most thrilling experiences in the park. The Hall of Horrors is a short slot canyon that is located in the giant stacks of boulders in the Hall of Horrors area. Getting …

Top of Texas

How to Hike to Guadalupe Peak, the “Top of Texas”

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At 8,751 feet, Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas. Hiking to this peak is one of the best things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This is a tough hike but the views from the top are unbeatable. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know to hike to Guadalupe Peak and climb to the …

How to Hike The Slot Anza Borrego

Ultimate Guide to The Slot, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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The Slot is one of the best hikes to do in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It’s also one of the most popular, so there are some very important things you need to know before you go. In this guide, we cover the best hiking routes (there is more than one way to do this hike), and important planning details, such …