Grid View Displays the hike results as a grid of image icons with minimal text and information.
List View Displays the hike results as a list with an image and short description.
Map View Displays the hike results on a map. This view does not allow sorting.
Need sorting? Click here. Click again to sort the opposite way.
Name Sort the hike results alphabetically by name.
Length Sort the hike results by total roundtrip length.
Difficulty Sort the hike results by difficulty rating.
Filter to find the perfect hike for you...
Filter Sections Each filter section can be expanded and collapsed by clicking the or black arrows or the filter section title. Expanding the filter section will show the options for that section.
The example below shows expanding the Difficulty filter section.
Filter Options Filter the hike results by selecting one or more filter options.
Within each filter section, checking more than one option box acts like an 'OR', meaning that if you check the features 'Dog Friendly' and 'Waterfall' you will see hikes that are either dog friendly OR have waterfalls, OR both.
Checking options from different sections, however, acts like an 'AND', meaning that if you check the 'Easy' difficulty and check the 'Dog Friendly' feature, you will see hikes that are both easy AND dog friendly.
Color Icons Both Difficulty and Length have color icons to quickly identify these two key hike attributes.
Difficulty This site uses the following formula to standardize the difficulty rating accross all hikes and skill levels.
(total elevation gain * .002) + (total elevation loss * .001) + total length + difficulty adjustment
The formula is comprised of four parts: 1) Total elevation gain * .002 adds 1 point for every 500ft. of elevation gained. 2) Total elevation loss * .001 adds 1 point for every 1000ft. of elevation loss. Except on point-to-point hikes, elevation gain will be the same as elevation loss. 3) Total length adds 1 point for every mile of the hike, roundtrip. 4) The difficulty adjustment is the only subjective part of the formula. This is a point value I designate to skew the rating. The purpose of this is to account for elements of a hike outside of length and elevation changes, such as rocky or difficult trails, river crossings, and other factors.
Length All lengths are listed as roundtrip length unless the hike is specifically listed as a point-to-point hike where a shuttle or another car would be needed.
State Narrow down your results to one or more states.
Features Find a hike based on one or more features you are looking for.
Keep in mind that selecting more than one feature acts like an 'OR', meaning that if you check the features 'Dog Friendly' and 'Waterfall' you will see hikes that are either dog friendly OR have waterfalls, OR both.