10 Best Easy Hikes with Big Rewards

There are few things better than a long, tough hike—except maybe a short, easy hike that puts you in the thick of the wild in a hurry. Short hikes are ideal for those people who say they don’t like to hike—your grandmother, your new significant other, maybe even you. And who knows, once those nonhikers get out on the trail, they may want more. With a love of easy hikes to gorgeous landscapes in mind, we put together this list of the best little walks with big rewards. —Doug Schnitzspahn