Tree Molds Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Lava Tree Molds Hawaii
Trees grow big and strong, but they are outmatched by the forces of lava. A tree's last stand against a lava flow can result in a tree mold - a hole in the surface of hardened lava where a tree once stood. Tree molds provide information about lava flows and preceeeding forests. See tree molds with your own eyes at a spot near the entrance of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. A tree... Read more.
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By: Published: Last updated: July 2, 2021
Waipio Valley Overlook Viewpoint Waipio Lookout Big Island Hawaii
Waipi‘o Valley is a rugged, beautiful, and historic Hawaiian valley on the north side of the Big Island. The verdant valley has a mile long black sand beach framed by steep, thousand foot-tall cliffs. Get a good look at Waipi‘o Valley from a perch at the rim of the valley wall. Waipio Lookout has interesting info panels and impressive views. The lookout is also the launch point for a... Read more.
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By: Published: Last updated: April 26, 2019
Washburn Point Overlook Glacier Point Road Viewpoint Yosemite National Park California
Glacier Point is probably the most incredibly viewpoint in Yosemite National Park (rivaled closely by Tunnel View), but it isn't the only viewpoint along Glacier Point Road. Washburn Point is located 3/4 of a miles from the end of Glacier Point Road, south of Glacier Point. Its vistas are similar to Glacier Point, and since you have to pass Washburn Point to get out to Glacier Point, it's... Read more.
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By: Published: Last updated: April 26, 2019
Vista House Columbia River Gorge Crown Point Scenic Corridor Columbia Gorge Oregon
Vista House is a roadside viewpoint like no other. The beautifully designed and maintained building is an Oregon icon designated as a National Natural Landmark. The viewing deck that wraps around Vista House offers one of the greatest non-hike-dependent views in Oregon. Vista House resides on the inside of a bend in Historic Columbia River Highway on Crown Point, a lofty landing of... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 7, 2019
Scenic Drive Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Scenic Loop Road Red Rock Canyon
Scenic Drive is a picturesque loop road through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The road offers a memorable drive or bike ride with access to numerous trails and overlooks. Scenic Drive is 12.5 miles long if you drive straight through and about 13 miles long if you pull off at each of the various overlooks. A few things to know from the start: Scenic Drive is a one-way road.... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: August 21, 2019
Scenic Roads Valley of Fire State Park Nevada Picturesque Drives White Domes Road Valley of Fire Highway Scenic Loop Road
Every road through Valley of Fire State Park is scenic. The biggest wows come on White Domes Road, an official state and national scenic byway. The main road through the park, Valley of Fire Highway, is honored for its surrounding beauty as well. Scenic Loop Road branches off Valley of Fire Highway and can be used to bike or drive a 3-mile circuit past numerous natural attractions. The... Read more.
Tagged with · Arches · Nevada State Parks · Overton
By: Published: Last updated: January 7, 2019
Hobbiton Movie Set Tourist Farm Lord of the Rings Visit the Shire Hobbiton Tour Matamata Waikato Region New Zealand Explore Middle Earth
If you ever read J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings or watched the trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, you probably wished that the peaceful, bucolic land of the hobbits was a real place. As it turns, the Shire exists and you can go there! At the Hobbiton Movie Set, you can stroll up to Bag End, drink like a hobbit at the Green Dragon Inn, and walk past hobbit hole after colorful hobbit... Read more.
Tagged with · Hobbiton · Lord of the Rings · Matamata
By: Published: Last updated: August 20, 2019
Forester Kangaroo Drive Mount William National Park Tasmania Australia wildlife viewing kangaroos wallabies
The kangaroos and wallabies are everywhere! That's what you'll be saying if you travel along Forester Kangaroo Drive in Mount William National Park. At dawn and dusk these marsupials come out in droves to graze in the fields along this 11.25-kilometer (7-mile) long road. Forester Kangaroos are the only kangaroos in Tasmania, and this is one of the best places to see them, so hop to it! ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 2, 2021
Koala Conservation Reserve on Phillip Island Koala Preserve Koalas Conservation Center
While it only covers about one hundred square kilometers, Phillip Island in Victoria Australia has numerous opportunities to see wildlife. To see koalas amongst the eucalyptus, the place to go is the Koala Conservation Reserve. Koala Conservation Reserve has an informative visitor center, walking trails, and elevated boardwalks where you see koalas up close. The main attractions, the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Koalas · Phillip Island · Wheelchair-Friendly · Wildlife Viewing
Distance: 1.2 kilometers / 0.75 miles · Elevation change: 15 meters / 50 feet
By: Published: Last updated: February 5, 2024
Grizzly Falls Picnic Area Sequoia National Forest Grizzly Waterfall Cedar Grove Area
If you are driving down Generals Highway to the Cedar Grove Area of Kings Canyon National Park, you should feel compelled to check out Grizzly Falls. The obscured view of the 80-foot waterfall from the road should be incentive enough for you to stop, and you can get to the base of Grizzly Falls via a super short and easy 0.1-mile round trip stroll. The anything-but-arduous trek begins... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cedar Grove · Free Trails · Hume Lake Ranger District · Picnic Area · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.1 miles · Elevation change: 35 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 28, 2021