10 Memorable Hikes

Hiking provides a joy unlike any other. It combines the serenity of the outdoors with the necessary yet revitalizing vim and vigor of an intense workout. And best of all? It pays off dividends– and not just for your body and mind. The joy that one gets when reaching the crest of the hill, combined and the magnificent view it often provides, is a feeling unmatched by any other.  Too often, though, we can fall into a “hike routine”, hitting the same trail trip after trip, to the point where that euphoric feeling provides diminishing returns. But fear not, Backpacker has compiled a list of the ten most memorable hikes that North America has to offer. So pack those bags, and get ready to hit the trail.