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10 Great American Hikes Anyone Can Do

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Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there’s no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it’s an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young and old.

Here are 10 of the best day hikes in the country that don’t require an Olympian level of fitness, but will still reward you with incomparable scenery and the satisfaction that comes from a great day on the trail.

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