I've recently gotten back into hiking/trail running recently just because I really enjoy it. I live in Tempe, AZ so all I have close to me is urban hiking which isn't all that bad. I can drive to Tucson and Sedona, Arizona to get more rugged, long trails if I wanted to. My favorite hike in AZ would definitely be the Seven Falls trail in Sabino Canyon in Tucson. There are 7 smaller waterfalls at the summit and you can jump into a lake off of one once you get to the top. It's about a 20-25? foot jump. A group of my friends make a trip to some destination each year to do some mountain biking and hiking and it is awesome. We hit up Canon City, CO two years ago, and Breckenridge, CO last year. This year, since we all grew up in North Dakota, we are planning to go to the Badlands in ND and bike the Maah Daah Hey trail. It's about a 120 mile trail, and 13,000 feet of climbing and descending. There are also quite a few hiking trails around Medora, ND. Just wanted to start a thread on what some people's favorite destinations/trails are to hike, if your an avid hiker, what hiking shoes you have grown loyal to, etc.? I just purchased these 2 pairs of shoes to see which I like better; http://www.backcountry.com/scarpa-epic-shoe-mens http://www.backcountry.com/adidas-outdoor-terrex-fast-x-fm-gtx-hiking-shoe-mens Here are a couple pictures from the summit of Camelback Mountain, the trail I've been hiking the past couple weeks.