So you want to work up a sweat, see some spectacular scenery, and not leave the city. Where do you go? Seattle is blessed by wonderful parks, and many of them offer lovely walks through the trees. But if you really want something that feels like a hike, head to Discovery Park. A 2.8-mile loop trail has you climbing up and down, through forest an...
There are closer escapes to nature and ones that offer better views of the giant rivers that define so much of the landscape around St. Louis, but there is no better place to find solitude than the Wilderness Trail at Meramec State Park. Located in the northern part of a park riddled with caves and clear streams, the Wilderness Trail climbs thro...
Hiking at its best isn't just about exercise and fresh air, it's also about escape — the feeling that you've left the city behind and have immersed yourself in the natural world. True escape is hard to come by in the Twin Cities metro, but no place comes closer than Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan. The park is huge: almost 2,000 acres, with...
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