Scenic US Summits
City RV Rentals encourages you to travel and see the US. Below are some scenic US Summits that include hiking with a variety of different terrains.
Mount Whitney, California
The tallest summit in the contiguous lower 48 states, Mount Whitney stands at 14,494 feet and is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Though the trail is long, the summit can be reached by non-technical hiking. For its views of the snowy range, Whitney is the most popular summit in California. The trail starts at Whitney Portal on the east side of the Sierra Crest near the town of Lone Pine, and climbs 11 miles over more than 6,000 feet to the summit. Advanced climbers prefer to take the Mountaineers Route, which is a class 3 scramble up the north gully, or one of the more challenging technical climbs on the east face.
(photo courtesy of summitpost.org)
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Mount Washington is home to the highest summit in the Northeastern U.S. and is the most prominent peak east of the Mississippi River. At 6,288-feet tall, the mountain is famously dangerous for its unpredictable and harsh weather and challenging hiking. Located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the views of the surrounding area are unobstructed. The Appalachian Trail crosses the summit, though the most popular route to the top is along the rough and rugged 4-mile Tuckerman Ravine trail. Hikers can take a shuttle bus down from the visitor's center at the top.
Stony Man, Virginia
Stony Man is a 4,011-foot mountain overlook located in Shenandoah National Park. Though it isn't the highest point in the park and the lowest summit listed here, the views from the top are unparalleled in the region. The summit mass of boulders and rocky cliffs offers unobstructed views of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains. The relatively easy 2-mile hike to the summit of Stony Man climbs less than 1,000 vertical feet and is one of the most popular trails in the area.
(photo courtesy of onlyinyourstate.com)
Pikes Peak, Colorado
Located in Colorado's Front Range, Pikes Peak stands 14,110-feet tall. The peak is just one of the state's 54 14,000-foot mountains and the twentieth highest summit in Colorado. But Pikes Peak's elevation isn't the only thing that makes it special. There are a number of ways to climb and stand atop the mountain. From hiking to bicycling to driving in a car, Pikes Peak is accessible to all levels of adventurers. Pikes Peak is a designated National Historic Landmark.