Top 10 most Instagrammed hikes: Level up your workout—and glow up that skin

February 2, 2021

Exercising helps promote circulation in the body, and since the skin is the body’s largest organ, this goes for the skin, too. This increased blood flow helps carry oxygen to the cells and helps carry away waste such as harmful free radicals.

Dr. Howard Murad, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Murad Skincare

If you hiked an amazing path and it’s not on Instagram did it even happen? Kidding, of course. Seriously though, hiking checks off everything from fun workout to social media envy to help with skin circulation, as Dr. Murad explains above. So here are the top 10 most Instagrammed hikes in the U.S., according to the research team at Go All Outdoors (a site that publishes research and reviews on outdoor activities), which analyzed trails based on hashtag use.

#10: Mt. Woodson Trail in Lake Poway Park, CA
Difficulty level: Strenuous
Time to complete: 3-4 hours

#9: Mammoth Hot Springs Trail in Yellowstone National Park, WY
Difficulty level: Easy-moderate
Time to complete: 1-2

#8: The Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park, CA
Difficulty level: Moderate-strenuous
Time to complete: 2-5 hour

#7: Rattlesnake Ledge Trail in Rattlesnake Mountain, WA
Difficulty level: Moderate
Time to complete: 2-3 hours

#6: Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, ME
Difficulty level: Moderate-strenuous
Time to complete: 2-3 hours

#5: Devil’s Bridge Trail in Coconino National Forest, AZ
Difficulty level: Moderate
Time to complete: 1-2 hours

#4: Delicate Arch Trail in Arches National Park, UT
Difficulty level: Moderate-strenuous
Time to complete: 2-3 hours

#3: The Narrows in Zion National Park, UT
Difficulty level: Easy-strenuous
Time to complete: Variable, up to 14 hours

#2: Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, UT
Difficulty level: Strenuous
Time to complete: 4-5 hours

#1: Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, CA
Difficulty level: Strenuous
Time to complete: 10-14 hours

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Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, is recognized as a visionary for his scientific innovations. A board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Dr. Murad has treated more than 50,000 patients. He founded Murad Skincare with the commitment to develop clinically proven, cruelty-free products that meet the meticulous standards for safety, efficacy and care you’d expect from a doctor. Plus, they’re supported by Dr. Murad’s extensive research that doesn't just consider a skin symptom or concern, but rather overall wellness for truly optimal, total skin health.