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16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

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1. Weaver's Needle, Peralta Trail, Arizona

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The Peralta to Fremont Saddle loop is a great day trip. It's around 4.9 miles with 2,400 feet of elevation.

2. The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

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This hike can be as long as 16 miles or an overnight trip with a backpack.

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3. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, New Mexico

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These crazy looking rock formations are accessible via a ~3 mile trail that's worth every step.

4. Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California

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Hike this trail (~4 miles) in the Summer and Fall. The climb is 3,200 feet to Glacier Point.

5. Dry Creek Falls, Portland, Oregon

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This out-and-back nature walk is 4.4 miles long and beautiful during all seasons.

6. Alamere Falls, Palomarin Trail, California

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This Point Reyes hike leads to a giant waterfall RIGHT on the beach.

7. Panorama Ridge Hike, Squamish, BC, Canada

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This 17.5 miles out-and-back hike takes you to a gorgeous overlook of Garibaldi Lake.

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8. Gold Bluffs Beach, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

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First of all, you can camp here. The 4.8 mile hiking section that encompasses this beach is just one of many in this state park.

9. Triangulation Peak and Boca Cave, Oregon

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One of the magnificent stops on this 4-mile trip is Boca Cave, which offers a pretty view of Mt. Jefferson.

10. Mount Sneffels, Colorado

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Nestled in those distant mountains is the gorgeous Mt. Sneffels. The Yankee Boy Basin to Mt. Sneffels trek is no easy feat. You'll gain over 11,000 feet over 6 miles — but the view is worth it.

11. Racehorse Falls, Washington

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Multiple falls are just a short hike from the Deming, WA trailhead.

12. Lake Ann Trail, Washington

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Behold a gorgeous overlook of Mt. Shuksan on this 8.2 miles North Cascades trail.

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13. Saddle Mountain, Oregon

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This 5.5 mile hike is short but extremely challenging.

14. Coyote Buttes, Utah

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It's a 5-mile-ish hike, starting from the Wire Pass Trailhead. Unbeaten path means you'll need a GPS for this one!

15. Pocaterra Cirque, Alberta, Canada

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This 5-mile pass has too many photo-worthy stops to count with sweeping views of Mount Wintour and Opal Range.

16. Hike to Havasu Falls, Arizona

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This section is dubbed the "Grand Canyon's Blue Paradise." It's actually a 20-36 mile backpacking trip that takes a few days. Not up for a trek? Go via mule instead!

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