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by Mountain House June 02, 2016

8 Beautiful Hikes Through the Instagram Lens

Happy Trails!

June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, a day to celebrate our incredible and diverse array of wandering paths. There are events taking place across the country, everything from organized hikes to geocaching, trail maintenance and birdwatching. Interested in finding an event near you? Check out AmericanHiking.org for suggestions. Or if you're more of a trailblazer (see what we did there?) and want to celebrate in your own way, maybe some of these trail photos will inspire you! We curated the following from some of our favorite Instagrammers. Have a trail photo of your own that you love? Share it this weekend by using #NationalTrailsDay and #SavorTheAdventure so we can see!

Woman ducking through cave exit at Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, FLFlorida Caverns State Park in Marianna, FL
This state park has a unique feature to their Bluff Trail: a cave you must duck into and pass through in order to get to the rest of the hiking trail! Photo credit Rachel Skeen of The Sisterhood of the Travelers (Instagram @sisterhoodofthetravelers)

black and gray picture of forest showing large trees along with fallen trees and logs scattered alongside and across trailMurphy Creek Trailhead in Yosemite National Park, CA

This was taken along the trail from Polly Dome Lake to May Lake. Photo credit Ryan Nelson (Instagram @ryanelson)

Person hiking Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park
Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park
Photo Credit Ian Boyer (Instagram @iBoyer) featuring @girlonahike.

Starry sky with mountain and river at Perfection Lake Trail, Enchantment Basin, WAPerfection Lake Trail, Enchantment Basin, WA.
Photo credit John Waller (Instagram @uncagethesoulproductions)

Lost Canyon section of Sawtooth Loop Hike
In the Sequoia National Forest in Mineral King, CA
The Lost Canyon section of the Sawtooth Loop Hike. Photo credit Scott Hammond (Instagram @meatcheeseandbun)

image of oak trees covered in moss with a dirt trail running through a fern covered ground and trees after rainfallWilson Trail in the Tillamook National Forest. Photo credit Adam Sawyer (Instagram @adam_sawyer)

Leaves in circular pattern with arrow in the middle made of twigs
Appalachian Trail in Vermont, just before Bromley Mountain
Photo credit Michael Begansky (Instagram @bx11)

Yosemite National Park, trail to Cloud's RestYosemite National Park, the trail to Cloud's Rest
Photo credit Elizabeth Koontz, (Instagram @not.with.your_average_joe)

Beautiful Grand Canyon sunset
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