Rankin Ridge Trail Hike Wind Cave National Park Black Hills South Dakota Rankin Ridge Fire Tower Lookout Tower Hike
Rankin Ridge forms part of the southeast edge of the Black Hills and at 5,013 feet in elevation, it is the highest point in Wind Cave National Park. A lookout tower rises above the ridge top, which can be reached via a 250-foot ascent on a 0.55-mile long single track. Take a wide dirt trail back down the ridge to form a one-mile loop. Although this hike is short, it is... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: August 18, 2015 Image:
Crazy Horse Memorial Hike Black Hills South Dakota Crazy Horse Volksmarch
It is not every day that you can hike to the top of a 563-foot tall granite carving honoring an American legend. Actually, you can only do this hike a few days a year when the active construction on Crazy Horse Memorial is suspended so that the public can get a close look. The hike passes through forests and fields below the work-in-progress memorial and follows the same... Read more.
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Distance: 4.75 miles – Elevation change: 775 feet
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: August 18, 2015 Image:
Binghamton University Nature Preserve hike Ravine Trail Vernal Pool Trail Oak Trail Vestal New York hiking trail
The smart people who shaped Binghamton University knew that deep-rooted oaks can teach us more than ivory towers. With the good foresight, the SUNY Binghamton campus set aside 182 acres of wetlands and woodlands for the benefit of students, faculty, and the community. On a first visit to Binghamton University Nature Preserve, Pond Trail and Marsh Trail are recommended... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: July 30, 2015 Image:
Binghamton University Nature Preserve hike Pond Trail Marsh Trail Redwing Trail Loop Vestal New York hiking trail
Some centers of higher learning probably overlook nature's value in education, but not Binghamton University. This SUNY Institution in Vestal, New York set aside 182 acres for the benefit of students, faculty, and the community. Several intersecting trails explore Binghamton University Nature Preserve, creating numerous hiking options, like this one — a figure-eight... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: August 1, 2015 Image:
Binghamton University Nature Preserve hike Forest Loop Trail Vestal New York hiking trail
We can learn a lot from nature, which is probably why Binghamton University, a SUNY Institution in Vestal, New York had the foresight to preserve a 182-acre natural space right on its campus. Binghamton University Nature Preserve has hillsides and valleys full of forests and marshes with lots of interconnected trails open to the students and the public. For a quick... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: July 30, 2015 Image:
High Line Trail in New York City Manhattan Aerial Greenway The High Line Walk
On the lower west side of Manhattan, an old raised rail line that was headed for demolition has been transformed into an attractive asset, a surprising park that hovers above city streets. The High Line has become a New York City landmark, offering a one-of-a-kind walk with a refreshing perspective of NYC. Like the rest of New York City, the High Line Trail has something... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: July 29, 2015 Image:
Spencer Butte Hike Eugene Oregon Ridgeline Trail Spencer Butte Summit
Spencer Butte rises high above the south end of the Willamette Valley near Eugene, Oregon. A 5.2-mile round trip hike to the mountaintop crosses through a lush forest covered in ferns and ascends to a nearly treeless 2,060-foot summit where there are round-the-compass views over Lane County's bucolic valleys and evergreen-covered hills. The woodland walk at the start is... Read more.
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Distance: 5.2 miles – Elevation change: 1100 feet
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: June 7, 2015 Image:
Latourell Falls Trail Waterfall hike Columbia River Gorge Talbot State Park Oregon Lower Latourell Falls loop trail to Upper Latourell Falls
Latourell Falls is a stunning waterfalls tumbling into the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland. More precisely, there are two waterfalls on Latourell Creek totaling 359 feet of falls. Lower Latourell Falls is a beautiful 225-foot single drop waterfall that can be seen right from the trailhead along Historic Columbia River Highway. Further up the canyon is Upper... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: February 18, 2015 Image:
Clark Reservation State Park New York Syracuse hike Cliff Trail Long Trail Mildred Faust Trail
The New York State Park website describes Clark Reservation as "a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise." It's all that and just 5 miles from Syracuse! The star of the park is Glacier Lake, a glacial plunge pool lake surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs. There are over a dozen trails exploring this 365-acre park, allowing visitors to put... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: July 30, 2015 Image:
North County National Scenic Trail hike Hang Glider Launch Site Labrador Hollow Unique Area New York State Forest
For a soaring view over Labrador Hollow Unique Area, a state forest in Central New York, take a hike up Jones Hill to a scenic overlook at a Hang Glider Launch Site. There are two overlapping routes to the launch site from the trailhead for Tinker Falls Trail (a short hike to a lovely waterfall). Onondaga Sky Line Trail is a wide dirt road offering a 1.2-mile route to... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: December 26, 2014 Image: