Challenging Hikes


Crater Lake Trail - Maroon Bells


Black Bear Wilderness Area

Kolokee Trail Loop - Little Big Econ State Forest


Pinnacle Knob

Providence Canyon State Park

Rabun Bald

Raven Cliff Falls


Mississippi Palisades State Park

Starved Rock State Park


Maquoketa Caves State Park

Michigan (Lower Peninsula)

Cheboygan State Park - Shore Loop

Negwegon State Park - South Point

North Country National Scenic Trail - Van Road to Levering Road

Pigeon River Country State Forest - Honeymoon Cabin Loop

Shingle Mill Pathway

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Dunes Trail

Wilderness State Park - Waugoshance Point

Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

Horseshoe Bay Wilderness

McCormick Tract Wilderness

Osborn Preserve - Sugar Island

New York

Niagara Gorge - Devil's Hole/Whirlpool Rapids Loop

North Carolina

Andy Cove Nature Trail & Grassy Road Trail Loop

Bad Fork Trail

Barnett Branch-Buck Spring Loop

Bent Creek - Lower Sidehill Loop

Bent Creek - Sleepy Gap/Chestnut Cove Loop

Big Bradley Falls

Big Scaly Mountain & The Catstairs

Buckeye Falls

Burnthouse Branch Falls

Caney Bottom/Cove Creek Loop

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Catawba Falls

Cat Gap Loop Trail

Chimney Rock State Park

Cove Creek Falls Loop

DuPont State Forest - Bridal Veil Falls

DuPont State Forest - Briery Fork Creek Lollipop

DuPont State Forest - Burnt Mountain/Cedar Rock Loop

DuPont State Forest - Ridgeline/Hooker Creek Loop

DuPont State Forest - Stone Mountain (long route)

Elk Knob State Park

Flat Top Mountain Lookout - Moses Cone Memorial Park

Gorges State Park - Lower Bearwallow Falls & the Auger Hole

Gorges State Park - Stairway & Sidepocket Falls

Gorges State Park - Paw Paw Waterfalls

Gorges State Park - Rainbow Falls Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Goldmine Loop & The Road to Nowhere

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Mouse Creek Falls

Grogan Creek Falls

Haw River State Park - Iron Ore Belt & Piedmont Loop Trails

Headwaters State Forest - Reece Place Falls (fr. Gum Gap)

Holmes Educational State Forest

John Rock

John Rock & Cat Gap Loop

Jones Knob & Whiterock Mountain

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - New Hope Overlook Loop

Lake Norman State Park - Lakeshore Loop Trail

Lake Waccamaw State Park

Linville Gorge - Hawksbill/Ledge Trail Loop

Linville Gorge - Shortoff Mountain (fr. Wolf Pit)

Little Sam Knob

Lookout & Rattlesnake Mountains

Mountains-to-Sea Trail - Clingmans Dome to Fork Ridge

Mountains-to-Sea Trail - Dobson Knob to Pinnacle

Mount Pisgah (fr. Pisgah Inn)

North Slope Trail

Panthertown Valley - Dismal Falls

Panthertown Valley - Little Green Mountain & Greenland Creek

Panthertown Valley - Little Green Mountain

Perry Cove Loop & Overlook Rock

Pettigrew State Park

Pilot Cove Loop

Pink Beds Loop

Summey Cove Trail to Courthouse Falls

Sycamore Cove Loop

Tennent Mountain Loop

Three Top Mountain

Thrift Cove Loop

Twin Falls/Clawhammer Cove Loop

Upper Flat Laurel Creek Loop

Whiteside Mountain & Devils Courthouse

Yellow Gap Trail Loop

North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Caprock Coulee Trail

Ontario (Canada)

Lake Superior Provincial Park - Orphan Lake Trail

South Carolina

Devils Fork State Park

Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Kings Mountain State Park

Lower Whitewater Falls

Moonshine Falls

Poinsett State Park

Raven Cliff Falls

Watson Cooper Heritage Preserve & Raven Cliff Falls

South Dakota

Badlands National Park - Castle Trail

Badlands National Park - Sage Creek Wilderness

Little Devils Tower (fr. Sylvan Lake)

Sylvan Lake & Sunday Gulch


Firescald Ridge & Blackstack Cliffs

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Porter's Creek Trail

Margarette & Bailey Falls


Devils Tower National Monument - Red Beds Trail & Tower Trail

Grand Teton National Park - Bradley Lake/Taggart Lake Loop

Yellowstone National Park - Bunsen Peak