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Coastal Serenity: Walking the Point Lobos Loop Trail

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Introduction The Point Lobos Loop Trail, spanning between 4.6 and 6.7 miles (7.4 and 10.8 km) depending on the route taken (route map), offers an immersive experience into the heart of this pristine landscape. Nestled along the central coast of California in Monterey County, the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a sanctuary of natural… Continue reading Coastal Serenity: Walking the Point Lobos Loop Trail

Exploring the Best Hikes Near Phoenix

Hiking In Phoenix

Introduction Phoenix, Arizona, is a treasure chest of natural beauty and outdoor excursions, offering some of the best hiking spots that cater to adventure seekers of every level. In this post we explore the best hikes near Phoenix. Nestled in the heart of this vibrant city, you’ll find the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, a sprawling group… Continue reading Exploring the Best Hikes Near Phoenix

Best Hikes in Massachusetts: A Journey Through New England’s Stunning Landscapes

Mount Holyoke State Park

Introduction Massachusetts, nestled in the heart of New England, is a treasure trove of natural beauty and hiking adventures waiting to be discovered. But what are best hikes in Massachusetts? Whether you’re an avid hiker looking for your next challenge or a family in search of easy hikes that offer accessibility and breathtaking views, the… Continue reading Best Hikes in Massachusetts: A Journey Through New England’s Stunning Landscapes

Exploring the Best Hikes in Ohio

Brandywine Falls | Cuyahoga Valley National Park - OH

Introduction Ohio, an often underestimated gem in the heart of the Midwest, is home to some of the most captivating hiking trails in the United States. Whether your next adventure is hiking through one of Ohio’s 75 state parks or discovering new paths along Ohio’s scenic rivers, you’ll find wonder when you uncover some of… Continue reading Exploring the Best Hikes in Ohio

Exploring the Peaks and Valleys of the Art Loeb Trail

Art Loeb Trail

Introduction Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the  Shining Rock Wilderness Area and the sprawling Pisgah National Forest, the Art Loeb Trail stands as a testament to the natural splendor of the Carolina Mountain region. Established by the Carolina Mountain Club, this iconic trail spans across diverse terrain, offering adventurers a captivating journey through mountain… Continue reading Exploring the Peaks and Valleys of the Art Loeb Trail

Best Hikes in West Virginia for Every Skill Level

River of Cloud New River Gorge National Park

Introduction West Virginia, often referred to as the “Mountain State,” offers an awe-inspiring canvas of natural beauty that beckons many hikers from across the globe. Nestled within the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia is home to some of the best hikes in West Virginia. These hiking trails not only challenge adventurers but also… Continue reading Best Hikes in West Virginia for Every Skill Level

The Lost Coast Trail: Where the Land Meets the Sea

The Lost Coast Trail

Introduction California’s Lost Coast Trail is a hidden gem tucked away in the King Range National Conservation Area, offering one of the most extraordinary beach hiking experiences in northern California. This 25-mile (approximately 40 km) remote path weaves through the rugged landscapes of the King Range Wilderness, promising adventurers a true communion with nature. As… Continue reading The Lost Coast Trail: Where the Land Meets the Sea

25 of the Best Countries for Hiking

Hiking in the United States, 25 best countries for hiking

Introduction With almost 200 countries in the world, there are many great hiking adventures to be had. However, which are the best ones to go on a vacation if great hikes are an important consideration? For avid hikers and lovers of the great outdoors, this blog will highlight 25 of the best countries for hiking,… Continue reading 25 of the Best Countries for Hiking

The Triple Crown of Hiking: The Ultimate Thru-Hiking Challenge

On the Cottonwood Pass road, Gunnison National Forest

Introduction The Triple Crown of Hiking encompasses three of the most iconic long-distance trails in the United States: the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the Appalachian Trail (AT), and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). A thru-hike of all three trails, totaling over 7,800 miles (12,553 km), constitutes achieving the Triple Crown. Completion within a single calendar… Continue reading The Triple Crown of Hiking: The Ultimate Thru-Hiking Challenge

Exploring The Best Hikes in New Jersey

Delaware Water gap

Introduction New Jersey, often overshadowed by its bustling urban centers, is a treasure trove of scenic landscapes waiting to be explored. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just someone looking to take your four-legged friend out for an adventure, the diverse trails of central New Jersey offer something for everyone. From the historical rail trails… Continue reading Exploring The Best Hikes in New Jersey

Denali National Park: Experience Sled Dog Kennels and Remote Wilderness

Denali National Park

Introduction In the heart of the remote Alaskan wilderness lies Denali National Park, a majestic enclave home to North America’s tallest mountain, Denali, formerly named McKinley. The Eielson Visitor Center offers an aerial view into the rugged terrain, where the Northern Lights dance above in a cosmic display of natural art. Here, you can traverse… Continue reading Denali National Park: Experience Sled Dog Kennels and Remote Wilderness

Cadillac North Ridge Trail: An Adventure in Acadia National Park

Cadillac Mtn North Ridge Trail

Introduction Embark on a thrilling journey through the heart of Acadia National Park as we unveil the captivating story of the Cadillac North Ridge Trail, a 4.4-mile (7 km) round trip rocky trail that promises adventure, breathtaking views, and a connection to the rich history of this iconic landscape. As the highest peak on the… Continue reading Cadillac North Ridge Trail: An Adventure in Acadia National Park

Discovering the Beauty of the Standing Stone Trail

Standing Stone Trail

Introduction Welcome to Pennsylvania, a state known for its beautiful landscapes and rich history. Among the many attractions that it offers, one stands out for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike: the Standing Stone Trail. This challenging trail is part of the Great Eastern Trail, stretching across 85 miles (approximately 137 km) through Jacks Mountain… Continue reading Discovering the Beauty of the Standing Stone Trail

A Guide to Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park

Painted wall, Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park

Introduction Welcome to the breathtaking realm of Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park, a geological masterpiece tucked away in the heart of Colorado. Carved over millions of years by the mighty Gunnison River, this awe-inspiring canyon rivals even the grandeur of the more famous Grand Canyon. As you embark on your journey through this… Continue reading A Guide to Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park

Finding Solitude in The Spectacular Wilderness of The Great Divide Trail

The Great Divide Trail

Introduction In the heart of the Canadian Rockies lies the Great Divide Trail, an outdoor enthusiast’s haven, a pristine wilderness that beckons adventurers with promises of rugged landscapes, untamed beauty, and a journey through nature at its most majestic. Welcome to the Great Divide Trail, a sprawling wilderness hiking trail that traverses some of the… Continue reading Finding Solitude in The Spectacular Wilderness of The Great Divide Trail

Most Popular National Parks in Canada

Glacier National Park

Introduction If you’re a hiking enthusiast, trail runner, thru-hiker, or backpacker, the national parks in Canada should be on your bucket list. The country boasts 37 national parks and 10 national park reserves, according to Canada’s National Park Service (Parks Canada’s official website), each offering a unique experience to its visitors. From rugged peaks and… Continue reading Most Popular National Parks in Canada

The Best Hikes near Minneapolis for Nature Lovers

Hidden Falls Regional Park, Auburn, United States

Introduction When you think of Minneapolis, city life probably comes to mind. However, just outside the hustle and bustle of the city lies a plethora of natural areas waiting to be explored. Whether you prefer dirt trails through the forest, bike trails along riversides, or hiking trails with stunning views, Minneapolis has it all. The… Continue reading The Best Hikes near Minneapolis for Nature Lovers

Petrified Forest National Park: Where Ancient Trees Turned into Stones

Petrified Forest National Park

Introduction Welcome to a world of mesmerizing petrified wood, breathtaking painted desert badlands, and endless outdoor adventures at Petrified Forest National Park. Nestled in the heart of northeastern Arizona, this unique national monument stands as one of the most captivating destinations in the southwestern United States. In a region renowned for its natural wonders, like… Continue reading Petrified Forest National Park: Where Ancient Trees Turned into Stones

Exploring the Best Huntsville Hiking Trails

Introduction Welcome to the beautiful city of Huntsville, located in north Alabama. This rapidly growing city is known for its stunning nature and outdoor activities, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. One of the best ways to explore the breathtaking scenery of Huntsville is by hitting up some of… Continue reading Exploring the Best Huntsville Hiking Trails

Kesugi Ridge Trail: A Hiker’s Paradise in the Alaska Wilderness

Introduction Welcome to the rugged wilderness of Alaska, where adventure beckons and the K’esugi Ridge Trail awaits. Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Denali State Park, this iconic trail offers a hiking experience like no other. On a clear day, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world where miles of pristine wilderness stretch out before… Continue reading Kesugi Ridge Trail: A Hiker’s Paradise in the Alaska Wilderness

The Mystique of Dry Tortugas National Park

Key West in Florida

Introduction Nestled in the azure embrace of the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas National Park stands as a jewel in the crown of the National Park Service. Located just 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West, this remote paradise is a testament to the sheer beauty and ecological diversity that our national parks are entrusted… Continue reading The Mystique of Dry Tortugas National Park