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Hike the Cascades
Mount Rainier National Park, WA
This high-mountain playground has a trail to match every hiker’s ability. (Search: What are the best trail shoes for my hiking vacation?) If you’re up for an easy walk along lakes and through wildflower-filled meadows, check out the 3.8-mile Lodge and Beaver Lake Trail, a 3 out of 10 in terms of difficulty. Seasoned ground stompers will enjoy the more challenging Naches Peak Loop. It’s 4.1 miles long, a 5 out of 10 in terms of difficulty, and offers stellar views of Mount Rainier. Visit nps.gov/mora for more info.
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