Camping and Hiking, Where to Go

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Beachcombing at Goleta Point

By Cathy Philipp

Goleta Point, west of Santa Barbara, offers six miles of diverse coastal ecosystem, including sandy beaches, dunes, and nutrient-rich sloughs.

Blackberry Spring Trail

By Cathy Philipp

This short, easy family hike includes water, wildlife, and fishing near a picturesque camground and picnic area in California.

Rockwall Trail

By Nancy Prichard

Visit the "Disney World for outdoor enthusiast."The Rockwall Trail, the most dramatic section of the Canadian Great Divide Trail, traces breathtaking passes, forested canyons, hanging glaciers, and alpine cirques for stunning and memorable hiking experience.

Explore White Point Tidepools

By Cathy Philipp

White Point is home to some of the most diverse and easily accessible tidepools in Southern California.

Canyon Lake's Calm Days

By Shannon Blackburn

This Texas destination offers 80 miles of shoreline, a wide range of watersports and campgrounds galore.

Remote Datil is a Gem

By Rebecca Gonzales

This sport climber's paradise has steep faces, protected routes, and unbeatable camping.

Enchanted Rock's Granite Dome:

By Matthew Hammer

A favorite Texas playground for rock climbers,
backpackers, and even sedentary tourists who don't mind a lung-expanding walk up the dome.

Enchanted Rock Offers a Variety of Hikes

By Shannon Blackburn

Visitors to Enchanted Rock enjoy: hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, primitive camping, picnicking and a one-billion-year-old dome of pink granite.

Paddling, Pedaling, and Plotting

By Ann Beman

For women only, GIRLteams Adventure training is a three-day camp designed to provide education in
outdoor skills in a non-competitive environment.

Oregon Coast Trail

By Nancy Prichard

The Oregon Coast Trail traces 362 miles of coastline. Numerous entries and exits make this trail a perfect destination for long or short hikes.

Loowit Trail #216

By Nancy Prichard

Mount St. Helen's Loowit Trail is a moderate to challenging hike that rewards with panoramas of the regions volcanic mountains.

Hiking the Dragoon Mountains

By George Stocking

Arizona's Dragoon Mountains offer hikers a vertical labyrinth of granite spires, wooded canyons, trails, and campgrounds nestled amoung thick oaks.

Holiday Camping at Big Bend

By Tom Garrett

Considering a Christmas getaway? Combine the beauty of the low desert in winter with your holiday spirit. A memorable adventure will be your reward.

Kings Peak Lives Up to its Name

By Chris Rice

A three-day hike in Utah's high Uinta Wilderness culminates in sensory nirvana atop the state's highest peak.

New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness

By Jeff Everist

There are a lot of ways to explore Pecos Wilderness and a lifetime of things to see once you are there.

Sangre de Cristo Mountains

By Mary Humphrey

Peaks, lakes, high meadows, and forests lure both dayhikers and
backpackers into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Spring Destinations: Southern Utah

By Dan Smuts

With five national parks, seven national monuments and millions of acres of BLM land, Utah is a hiker's paradise.

Visiting Coronado Memorial

By George Stocking

A weekend trip through the timeless topography of southeastern Arizona.

Wildlife Thrives in Aransas Refuge

By Shannon Blackburn

Aransas has a well-deserved reputation as one of the prime birding locales in Texas.

Fun for Everyone at Padre Island

By Shannon Blackburn

Extending 113 miles along the Texas Gulf Coast, Padre Island offers stunning dunes of fine white sand, thriving grasslands, saltwater marshes and myriad wildlife.

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