Mount Defiance (4,959') is generally considered the highest point in the Columbia River Gorge, and accordingly one of the toughest local hikes. The Mount Defiance Trail climbs over 4800' in just 5.6 miles from Starvation Creek Trailh...
Lunch Lake (4,495') is located 7.6 miles from the Sol Duc Trailhead in Olympic National Park. It's one of many accessible highlights in the Seven Lakes Basin, an airy network of alpine lakes, tarns and meadows circled by the High Di... Read More
Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the North Carolina - Tennessee border. Major access points are located 45 miles south of Knoxville, TN, 65 miles east of Asheville, NC, and 160 miles north of Atlanta, GA. It'... Read More