For us, the ultimate hiking trips include an element of surprise – an off the beaten path picnic spot, a hidden waterfall and finding that amazing view that is just around the next corner.
It also includes a variety of trails to choose from, breathtaking views and of course, the opportunity to pause – to take a moment to simply breathe in the smell of the earth, the trees and the fresh air.
We chose these 5 beautiful hiking destinations in the USA:
Narrows Trail – Utah | Bryce/Zion
Toby Grapner, one of our guides, painted quite a mental image when he said, “Hiking in a river between 1000 ft. sandstone cliffs is pretty remarkable. Thinking about how the water has cut and shaped this famous slot canyon can leave you in awe of the power of nature!”
Crow Creek Pass – Alaska | Kenai Peninsula
This unique hiking trail allows you to take a step back into the history of Alaska’s gold mining. Hike to an abandoned gold mine and explore all of the original gold digging equipment that was left behind.
Wapiti Lake Trail to South Rim Trail – Yellowstone National Park
This hike supplies you with a large variety of scenes, such as numerous thermal features, scenic woodland views, and excellent opportunities to see wildlife. Glance over the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and take in the view of 308-foot Lower Falls.
Bright Angel Trial – Arizona | Grand Canyon & Sedona Trip
This trail is a must for people who are setting out on their first hike of the Grand Canyon. It provides spectacular views of the Canyon and historical significance, while learning about the Havasupai Indians you can enjoy the solitude of the Canyon.
Iceberg Lake Trail – Montana | Glacier National Park
This well-groomed trail offers some of Glacier’s best scenery, with a view of extraordinarily uneven rock cliff mirrored in a crisp clear glacier lake.
So lace up your hiking boots and walking shoes and join one of these unforgettable hiking trips!
Written and contributed by Austin-Lehman Adventures