1. White Domes Loop Trail, Nevada


With a slot canyon like this, among other amazing rock features, it’s hard to believe that this trail is only just over a mile long.

2. Mineral Ridge Loop, Idaho

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If you thought potatoes were easy and delicious, just wait for this hike. However, be aware that it does involve an incline.

3. Tunxis Trail, Connecticut

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The perfect hike for anyone looking for a calm hike through a forest. It has running creeks and even a cave if you hike far enough.

4. The Oberg Mountain Loop, Minnesota

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A great view from above gives you a good look at Oberg Lake, Moose Mountain, and Lake Superior.

5. Lower Emerald Pools Trail, Utah

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Check before going on this trail, because as of right now it is closed due to storm damage. Otherwise this is a popular trail so go early to avoid a crowd!

As cool as it is to hike up Mount Everest, or cross the Amazon rain forest, it’s not for everyone. For one reason or another, some people just enjoy a 1-2 hour trip that gets them or their family outside long enough to enjoy and see some cool things without taking all day. These 5 hikes are a few scattered around the United States that are short and easy for anyone to hike.

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