A short but steep climb to the top of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park, a 6,725 feet (2,050m) granite dome. The summit offers spectacular, 360-degree views.
A relatively short and easy walk in the Grant Grove area of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Big Baldy offers some stunning views over the Sierra Mountains and out towards Fresno. Continue along the ridge beyond the summit for the best views.
The Barker Dam trail is a relatively short and easy loop hike that goes to the Barker Dam (Big Horn Dam), which was built in 1900 to provide water for cattle.
A very short hike in Joshua Tree National Park, the Cholla Cactus Garden trail is a short loop through a dense stand of the unusual teddybear cholla.
A short hiking trail from Dante’s View takes you to the edge of the cliffline, from where there are panoramic views over Death Valley.
The Badlands Loop in Death Valley takes you through the gullies, gulches and spectacular rock formations below Zabriskie Point.