The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain.
This trail has amazing views that begin very early in the hike. The route to Limber Pine Bench is one of the lesser known (and lesser traveled) view points in SoCal, providing a nice break from the more crowded trails like Mt. San Antonio.
This is a classic backpacking loop out of Mineral King. Although it is under 30 miles long, this loop is typically done in four days or so since the elevation gain is so extreme (nearly 10k of vertical up and down).
A route made popular by the outfitters in Springdale, the “Trans Zion Trek” is a multi-day backpacking hike that connects several of Zion’s trails into one long route from one corner of the park to the other. Along the way, you will see some of Zion’s most awe-inspiring scenery as well as many beautiful spots that most dayhikers never experience.
Kings Peak (13,528 feet) stands taller than any other summit in Utah, and gets inundated with climbers during July and August.
The Three Sisters Loop is an iconic 5 day backpacking trip set in the Cascade Range among some of Oregon’s prettiest peaks.
Just south of the Columbia River Gorge, Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness was expanded in 2009 to include the spectacularly lush cliffs, canyons and waterfalls of Gorge Face.