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Top 5 Hikes

Here's a look at the top 5 hikes I've done in various categories. I'll add more categories in the future.

  • Top 5 Day Hikes
  • Top 5 Bay Area Day Hikes
  • Top 5 Backpacking Trips

Top 5 Day Hikes

Hike Miles
Vertical
Time Rating

Alta Peak [Sequoia NP]

Not the best summit view, but still a great view, and several great intermediate views throughout the hike.

13.8
4300
9:48
10

Mt. Tallac [Desolation Wilderness]

The best summit view. 'nuff said.

10.0
3200
8:36
10

Mount Dana [Yosemite NP]

Not the prettiest hike, but great views from the top and a memorable experience hiking a 13,000+ foot peak.

5.8
3108
7:14
10

Mount Lewis [Yosemite NP]

Awesome views, lush green valleys, snow-covered peaks. Only problem is that there's no actual trail. Otherwise, a 10.

12.0
2925
10:07
9

Paradise Valley [Kings Canyon NP]

Powerful waterfalls, not to mention Mist Falls itself. Beautiful backdrop of snow-covered peaks framed by a valley. Serene Paradise Valley itself.

13.2
1670
8:06
9

 

Top 5 Bay Area Day Hikes

Hike Miles
Vertical
Time Rating
Murietta Falls
11.0
4490
6:52
8
Mt. Tamalpais
10.9
2700
4:50
8
SF - Marin Headlands
6.0
300
-
8
Angel Island
5.0
550
3:48
8
Purisima Creek
10.1
1750
5:44
8

 

Top 5 Backpacking Trips

Days Backpacking Trip Miles
Vertical
Time Rating
3
Jennie Lake [Jennie Lakes Wilderness]
13.4
2720
10:53
9
3
Hoh Rain Forest [Olympic NP]
35.0
4900
22:51
8
3
Ohlone Wilderness Trail
28.3
8270
19:08
8
3
Skyline To The Sea Trail
32.0
3820
17:07
8
3
Zion National Park
26.0
7400
20:16
8

 




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