Ted's Hiking World Hiking Trails


2012

* Brokeoff Mountain
Lassen National Park
the best view of Lassen Peak?
#191
October 8
7 miles
Rating: 7
* Mount Tallac
Desolation Wilderness
the best view of Lake Tahoe?
#190
October 1
10 miles
Rating: 7
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* Obata Lake
Yosemite National Park
I gave this lake a well-deserved name
#189
September 24
7 miles
Rating: 7
* Conness Lakes
Hoover Wilderness
day-hiking and cross-country exploration at their best
#188
September 23
6 miles
Rating: 9
* Lovers Leap Loop
Eldorado NF
overlooking Strawberry Resort on US-50
#187
September 21
4½ miles
Rating: 4
* Pyramid Peak
Desolation Wilderness
very steep access to superlative views
#186
September 10
8 miles
Rating: 6
* Gardisky Lake
Hoover Wilderness
hanging above the Tioga Road
#185
September 3
3 miles
Rating: 6
* White Mountain Peak
White Mountain Wilderness
California's easiest fourteener
#184
September 2
11 miles
Rating: 8
* Castle Peak ~ Basin Peak Loop
Tahoe NF
overlooking Donner Summit
#183
August 30
8 miles
Rating: 7
* Columbia Finger Loop
Yosemite National Park
off-trail adventure to a unique formation
#182
August 28
9 miles
Rating: 10
* Mammoth Crest
John Muir Wilderness
overlooking Mammoth Lakes
#181
August 27
7 miles
Rating: 6
* Treble Lake Loop
Hoover Wilderness
a lesser-used delight near Tioga Pass
#180
August 26
7 miles
Rating: 8
* Bear Creek
Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Montana
there are better hikes nearby
#179
August 12
3 miles
Rating: 4
* Three Waterfalls Loop
Glacier National Park, Montana
easy access from Going to the Sun Road
#178
August 11
3½ miles
Rating: 8
* Ptarmigan Tunnel
Glacier National Park, Montana
a brain-boggling one-of-a-kind scenario
#177
August 10
10½ miles
Rating: 10
* Grinnell Glacier
Glacier National Park, Montana
the best day-hike in North America?
#176
August 9
8-12 miles
Rating: 10
* Hidden Lake Overlook
Glacier National Park, Montana
a popular must-do walk at Logan Pass
#175
August 8
3 miles
Rating: 6
* Becker Lake
Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Wyoming
easy walking from the Beartooth Highway
#174
August 6
10 miles
Rating: 9
* Cascade Canyon
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
inside America's postcard mountain range
#173
August 5
9½ miles
Rating: 7
* Medicine Bow Peak
Snowy Range, Wyoming
Wyoming's best day-hike?
#172
August 2
7½ miles
Rating: 10
* Lofty Lake Loop
Uinta Mountains, Utah
mellow going at high elevation
#171
August 1
4 miles
Rating: 6
* Smith Lake
East Humboldt Range, Nevada
in the Ruby Mountains near Angel Lake
#170
July 31
3 miles
Rating: 5
* San Joaquin Ridge
Mammoth Lakes area
great views of The Minarets
#169
July 27
5 miles
Rating: 5
* Treasure Lakes
John Muir Wilderness
a great boulder-hopping adventure
#168
July 26
8 miles
Rating: 9
* Ruby Lake
John Muir Wilderness
above the beautiful Little Lakes Valley
#167
July 25
5 miles
Rating: 7
* Summit Lake
Donner Summit, Tahoe NF
a short diversion behind the rest area
#166
July 23
3 miles
Rating: 5
* Warren Lake Overlook Loop
White Rock Lake TH, Tahoe NF
on and off the Pacific Crest Trail
#165
July 19
8½ miles
Rating: 7
* Ropi Lake
Desolation Wilderness
the south end of Desolation Valley
#164
July 13
5 miles
Rating: 5
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* Sardine Falls
Sonora Pass area, Toiyabe NF
a short walk from Highway-108
#163
July 6
2½ miles
Rating: 4
* Green Lakes
Hoover Wilderness
lots of color in this area
#162
July 5
6¼ miles
Rating: 6
* Maud Lake
Desolation Wilderness
a mundane slog into a treeless area
#161
June 30
9½ miles
Rating: 5
* Yosemite Creek Traverse
Yosemite National Park
a long, unexciting approach, then a difficult descent
#160
June 25
11½ miles
Rating: 7
* Red Lake Peak
Carson Pass, Eldorado NF
overlooking Meiss Country
#159
June 20
5 miles
Rating: 5
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* Granite Lake Loop
Eldorado NF
hidden behind Silver Lake
#158
June 15
7 miles
Rating: 5
* Velma Lakes ~ Dicks Lake Loop
Desolation Wilderness
a sparse lakes basin behind Emerald Bay
#157
June 11
11½ miles
Rating: 6
* Panorama Trail
Yosemite National Park
the only decent view of Illilouette Falls
#156
June 8
8½ miles
Rating: 8
* Gold Lake
Bucks Lake Wilderness
easier walking at mid-elevation
#155
May 21
4 miles
Rating: 5
* Alamere Falls
Point Reyes National Seashore
it plunges right into the ocean
#154
May 13
8½ miles
Rating: 6
* Fleming Meadow Loop
Eldorado NF
unremarkable walking near Sly Park Reservoir
#153
May 7
5.8 miles
Rating: 3
* Training Hill  aka  Pointed Rocks Trail
Auburn State Recreation Area
great aerobic exercise on an unexciting route
#152
May 2
5.8 miles
Rating: 4
* Euchre Bar
Tahoe NF
steep descent to the North Fork American River
#151
April 27
3½ miles
Rating: 3
* Cataract Falls
Marin County
waterfalls and wooden stairs
#150
April 23
3½ miles
Rating: 5
* TREKKING PATAGONIA
12 hikes in Argentina and Chile
an unforgettable experience
#138-149
March 8-26

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