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The Ultimate Guide to the Half Dome Hike in a Day

Sitting nearly 9000 feet above the sea level, Half Dome is an iconic hike in Yosemite National Park. With over 5000 ft of elevation gain over about 8 miles, this hike is demanding but rewarding. This bucket list hike requires a little bit of forethought and organization but is certainly worth doing—here’s my guide to doing the Half Dome Hike in a day! Half Dome...

Sliding Sands Trail Guide: The Best Hike in Haleakala

Haleakala National Park is home to so many incredible hikes, but this one takes the cake! Over 11 miles, this hike takes you from the top of the park into the volcanic crater before you climb back over the valley. The terrain changes throughout the hike, so every few miles you get a change of scenery. Here’s the ultimate trail guide to the Sliding Sands Trail...

How to hike Diamond Head Summit Trail on O’ahu

Hiking the Diamond Head Summit Trail was one of the highlights of Waikiki. If you’re looking to trade beaches for a hike with incredible views of both the city and water, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Here’s how to hike the Diamond Head Summit Trail. The Diamond Head hike in a nutshell Views ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. Technical Difficulty...

Two Incredible Days in Castle Crags: Itinerary & Guide

Castle Crags State Park is a beautiful, highly underrated state park in California. With picture-perfect views of granite towers, endless hiking and climbing, and close proximity to Mount Shasta and beyond, Castle Crags is certainly worth a few days. If you have two days to spend in the area, this guide is for you! Here’s my 2 day Castle Crags Itinerary.  When...

Hiking the Castle Dome Trail in Castle Crags State Park: Ultimate Trail Guide

The Castle Dome Trail is one of Castle Crags State Park’s best hikes. This trail is short but intense, with plenty of elevation gain rewarded with incredible views of the Castle Crags and Mount Shasta in the distance. If there’s only one hike you do in this state park, make it this one! Castle Dome Trail in a nutshell Views ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5...

Everything You Need to Know About the Heart Lake Hike Near Mount Shasta

The Castle Lake to Heart Lake hike is short but sweet—it’s only a few miles long but the views are unmatched! Read on to learn everything you need to know about the Heart Lake Hike near Mount Shasta. Heart Lake Hike in a nutshell Views ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. Technical Difficulty ⭐⭐ Rating: 2 out of 5. Overall Experience ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Heart Lake...