If you can’t get a wilderness camping permit, check out the Big Meadow Trailhead. There are multiple camping opportunities, including Round Lake.
The Hay Meadow trailhead offers some great hiking near Lassen National Park – it will take you past dozens of small, beautiful hidden lakes!
Floating Island & Cathedral Lakes are a great intermediate stop to Mt Tallac, or just a final destination for a short South Lake Tahoe hiking trail.
The Twin Lakes hiking trail near Incline Village is a must-do hike after good winters, when these shallow lakes are full of crystal clear emerald water.
The 10-mile Lake Sylvia hike near South Lake Tahoe is a great option for an overnighter, secluded at a scenic lake in Desolation Wilderness.
The Granite Lake hike is the shortest excursion into Desolation Wilderness from the Bayview Trail, and offers some amazing views of Lake Tahoe.
Canyonands National Park near Moab, Utah is huge – more than can be covered in one day. Here’s how to see the best of it when you’re crunched for time.
This moderately difficult snowshoeing trail will take you to beautiful Angora Lakes and the Angora Lookout with views of Fallen Leaf Lake & Lake Tahoe.
Kauai’s Na Pali Coast is a must-see destination, and there are many ways to do it. Hiking, boating, and flying all offer their own unique perks to see it.