Choosing the best spot for hiking vacations can be difficult with such a choice of beautiful destinations across North America.
Table of Contents
- 1 Hiking Vacations
- 1.1 Yellowstone (Mostly in Wyoming)
- 1.2 Stornetta Public Lands (California)
- 1.3 Yosemite (California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains)
- 1.4 Acadia National Park (Maine)
- 1.5 Banff (Alberta)
- 1.6 Kauai (Hawaii)
- 1.7 Sedona (Arizona)
- 1.8 Hawn State Park (Missouri)
- 1.9 The Big Island (Hawaii)
- 1.10 Acadia National Park (Maine)
- 1.11 Jackson Hole (Wyoming)
Here are eleven of the top sites to enjoy a hiking vacation:
Yellowstone (Mostly in Wyoming)
Yellowstone National Park has about 3,500 square miles of wilderness and 1,000 miles of trails to explore for hiking.
Some of the most popular hiking trails include the Continental Divide Trail and Canyon and Norris regions.
The preferred time for hiking in Yellowstone is throughout the fall months.
Stornetta Public Lands (California)
Stornetta Public Lands is a 2-mile stretch of coastline that is perfect for hiking with harbor seals, tide pools, and waterfalls to admire.
Plus, it is a dog-friendly hiking spot.
Yosemite (California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains)
Yosemite National Park is a perfect destination to explore a great number of popular trails in the valley area.
But, a more relaxing and tranquil experience is certain to be found in the backcountry.
Trials in this region are beautiful, but make sure to take along a local map.
Acadia National Park (Maine)
Acadia National Park has the ability to provide 120 miles of hiking trails which pass the highest mountain on the Atlantic coastline.
Get hiking sights includes Isle au Haut and the lighthouse originally built in 1958.
Banff is rich in hiking terrain.
One of the best hiking areas is the Rocky Mountains region. In this area alone there are 75+ trails to explore, including the Tunnel Mountain trail and Johnston Canyon.
Kauai is perfect for the nature-lovers and includes the beautiful Kalalau trail that stretches some 11 mile and includes scenic cliff side hiking opportunities.
A great destination is Waimea Canyon’s verdant paths. But the terrain is quite difficult in this region of the world, so make certain to pack a proper pair of hiking shoes.
Set in Arizona’s red rock canyons, Sedona is a great destination for hikers that love to explore the more unique areas.
There are many mild to difficult hiking trails in the region include those at Palatki Heritage Site and Red Rock State Park.
Hawn State Park (Missouri)
Hawn State Park in Missouri has the 10 mile Whispering Pines Trail to provide perfect woodland serenity with scenic ridges, clear streams, and combination of pine and hardwood forest.
The Big Island (Hawaii)
Big Island is blessed with beautiful surrounds with a verdant forest, fuming volcanoes, and plummeting waterfalls.
Great trail destinations include Hakalau Forest or Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
Acadia National Park (Maine)
Acadia National Park provides wide-ranging expedition opportunities.
Hiking trails can differ from the coastal paths to the verdant forest trails. Each of which has its own benefits to help maintain the interest of the hikers.
If hiking the coastal paths, there is a great chance to admire the harbor seals that are a common sight on the cliff side rocks.
Jackson Hole (Wyoming)
Jackson Hole is perfect for hikers of all skill levels from beginner to pro and provides impressive trails with beautiful backdrops.