'SHORT' THRU HIKES  IN THE US

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Craving a big dose of wilderness therapy but can't spare 6 months? These stunning trails will give you the full thru hike experience in 1-2 months.

JOHN MUIR TRAIL

Iconic long-distance trail through alpine wonderland finishing at Mt. Whitney

Sierra Nevada Mountains 210 miles

COLORADO TRAIL

High-elevation hike through big mountains dotted with historic mining towns.

Denver to Durango 480 miles

ARIZONA TRAIL

Impressively varied walk through desert, mountains, forest, and of course the Grand Canyon.

Mexico border to Utah border 800 miles

TAHOE RIM TRAIL

Circle spectacular Lake Tahoe on this long-distance mountain trail

Sierra Nevada Mountains 165 miles

LONG TRAIL

A woodsy and rocky trek on America's oldest long-distance hiking trail.

Vermont 273 miles

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