Ted's Hiking World Hiking Trails


2014

* The Wave
Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona & Utah
a permit-only, incredibly scenic exploration
#277
October 14
7½ miles
Rating: 10
[105]
* Lower Antelope Canyon
Page, Arizona
the most photogenic slot canyon in the world
#276
October 13
½ mile
Rating: 10
[107]
* The Subway
Zion National Park, Utah
an obstacle course leads to the park's hidden gems
#275
October 12
9 miles
Rating: 10
[101]
* Zion Narrows, bottom end
Zion National Park, Utah
slosh up the river amidst a crowd of ill-equipped tourists
#274
October 11
3 miles
Rating: 7
* Angels Landing  &  Emerald Pools
Zion National Park, Utah
the most interesting climb in America?
#273
October 10
8½ miles
Rating: 9
[79]
* Yost Lake
Owens River Headwaters Wilderness
climb a steep hillside to a quiet destination
#272
October 8
5½ miles
Rating: 5
* TREKKING ITALY
14 hikes in the Dolomites
world-class hiking whenever the weather is good
#258-271
Sept. 6-22
* Conness Lakes Loop
Hoover Wilderness
after three visits, it's still on my Top-10 list
#257
August 18
6 miles
Rating: 9
[118]
* Brockway Summit to Nevada State Line
North Lake Tahoe
the final lap of an epic 400-mile journey
#256
August 11
8½ miles
Rating: 10
* Sierra Buttes Lookout
Lakes Basin Recreation Area
an easy trail, some airy stairs, and some fine views
#255
August 10
5 miles
Rating: 7
* Tyler Lake
Desolation Wilderness
a knee-wrenching trail to a beautiful lake
#254
August 1
9 miles
Rating: 5
[16]
* Duck Pass
John Muir Wilderness
stunning views on both sides of the pass
#253
July 24
8 miles
Rating: 9
* Dana Plateau (attempt)
Ansel Adams Wilderness
approach to a rock-strewn 12,000-foot overview
#252
July 23
5 miles
Rating: 5
* Secret Lake
Desolation Wilderness
an off-trail diversion for one seeking something new
#251
July 20
5¼ miles
Rating: 5
* Half Moon Lake
Desolation Wilderness
a rough trail with limited scenery
#250
July 13
10 miles
Rating: 5
* Winnemucca Lake Loop
Mokelumne Wilderness
the ultimate Northern Sierra flower walk
#249
July 11
5 miles
Rating: 7
[205]
* Noble Lake
Carson-Iceberg Wilderness
up and down on the PCT to a greenish lake
#248
July 2
8½ miles
Rating: 5
* Jamison Lake Loop
Lakes Basin Recreation Area
mellow hiking on a well-maintained but somewhat rocky trail
#247
June 29
7½ miles
Rating: 5
* Flora & Azalea Lakes
Donner Summit area
an easy diversion from a freeway rest area
#246
June 22
4 miles
Rating: 4
* Pritchett Canyon
Moab area, Utah
walk a technical jeep road to some arches — if you dare
#245
April 25
11½ miles
Rating: 3
* Devils Garden Primitive Loop
Arches National Park, Utah
the best arch-viewing in the world, on a challenging trail
#244
April 24
8 miles
Rating: 10
[109]
* Morning Glory Arch
Moab area, Utah
a lush canyon leads to the world's fifth-longest span
#243
April 23
4½ miles
Rating: 7
* Fisher Towers
Moab area, Utah
fantastic and majestic formations in a popular climbing area
#242
April 23
4 miles
Rating: 8
* Wild Horse Window
San Rafael Swell, Utah
an enjoyable route to a big cave with a hole in the top
#241
April 22
4 miles
Rating: 7
* Hickman Natural Bridge
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
a short route loops through a photogenic span
#240
April 22
2½ miles
Rating: 6
* Cassidy Arch
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
stand atop a huge arch and get your picture taken
#239
April 21
6 miles
Rating: 8
* Upper Muley Twist Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
discover many arches in a colorful canyon
#238
April 20
9 miles
Rating: 8
* Escalante Arch
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
get your feet wet walking to a beautiful span
#237
April 19
4 miles
Rating: 7
* Cedar Wash Arch
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
a virtual roadside stroll to a pretty arch
#236
April 18
1 mile
Rating: 5
* Coyote Gulch
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
the most challenging day-hike in Utah, if you're up for it
#235
April 17
13½ miles
Rating: 10
* Zebra Slot & Tunnel Slot
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
easy walking to a pair of short slot canyons
#234
April 16
7½ miles
Rating: 6
* Lower Calf Creek Falls
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
Utah's prettiest spot?
#233
April 15
5 miles
Rating: 7
* Mossy Cave
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
a wall of windows and a big icicle inside a cave
#232
April 15
1¼ miles
Rating: 6
* North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
Butte County
choose your own route to waterfalls, flowers, and cows
#231
April 6
8 miles
Rating: 8
* Lake Clementine Loop
Auburn State Recreation Area
visit a scenic man-made waterfall via an alternative route
#230
March 23
6½ miles
Rating: 5
* Foresthill Bridge Area
Auburn State Recreation Area
take a stroll 700 feet above the north fork
#229
March 21
5½ miles
Rating: 4
* Balconies Cave Loop
Pinnacles National Park
bring a flashlight for an energetic scramble
#228
January 25
5 miles
Rating: 5
* High Peaks Loop
Pinnacles National Park
handrails and stone steps among the pinnacles
#227
January 24
6 miles
Rating: 7
* Salmon Falls
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
exploring the bottom of the depleted reservoir
#226
January 23
5 miles
Rating: 5

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