Patreon December-January Featured Hikes – Zone 1 (Pacific Northwest) & Zone 2 (Northern Southwest)

Zone 1

Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington)


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Whistle Lake Loop

3.7 mile lollipop loop; 359ft. elevation gain; Strenuous to Moderate

Lake; forest; views; Fidalgo Island

Whistle Lake Loop Trail Guide

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Cross Island Trail

4.9 mile shuttle; 369ft. up, 430ft. down; Moderate

Views; bays; Bainbridge Island

Cross Island Trail Guide


Black Lava-Tumulus Loop Hike

6.1 or 12.2 mile lollipop loop; 100ft. or 240ft. elevation gain; Moderate or Strenuous

Views; volcanic interest; Oregon Badlands Wilderness (Alfalfa)

Black Lava-Tumulus Loop Hike Trail Guide

Zone 2

Northern Southwest (Utah, Nevada, California)


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Grotto Canyon

4.8 miles out & back; 606ft. elevation gain; Strenuous

Slot canyon; scrambles; dryfalls; Death Valley National Park

Note: Grotto Canyon is accessible despite the damage to the park from Hurricane Hillary.  You will need to park at the Low Clearance Trailhead at this time.

Grotto Canyon Trail Guide

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Ryan Mountain Trail

2.9 miles out & back; 1,029ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Views; desert; rocks; Joshua Tree National Park

Ryan Mountain Trail Guide


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Lovelock Cave

0.5 mile loop; 88ft. elevation gain; Easy

Cave; history; views; Fallon

Lovelock Cave Trail Guide


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Longbow Arch

2.7 miles out & back; 717ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Arch; views; rock art; dinosaur tracks; Moab

Longbow Arch Trail Guide

Comb Ridge Canyons & Ruins

Varies; varies; Easy to Moderate

Rock art; ancient ruins; desert; Cedar Mesa

Comb Ridge Canyons & Ruins Trail Guide

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