Want to see the best of the nation's hiking? Check out these national scenic trails.
Those of us who love hiking know that a quarter-mile trail near our neighborhood can be great, but in order to really get an idea of what this great nation has to offer, we have to venture out a it more.
Thankfully, this infographic from REI spells things out for us, and shows the 11 ideal hikes to take, plus more pertinent info that will help big time.
Check it out:
That's going to come in handy the next time you're planning a trip or trying to figure out your next hiking spot.
Plus, the info at the end, regarding which essentials to take on every hiking trip, is as close to required reading as it gets when preparing to hit one of these 11 great spots.