Our Favorite USA Hiking Trails
Alan and I include hiking on our trips whenever possible. They’re ideal for stretching our legs on a road trip or for exploring a national park. Our trial recommendations are usually moderate to easy day hikes. Check out our favorite USA hiking trails before planning your next trip.
Hiking Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase
On a visit to Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Alan and I discovered one of the best waterfall hikes we’ve ever seen. Read all about our hike by clicking on Hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante .
Hiking in Kentucky’s Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park in the Red River Gorge area is a beautiful and unique landscape, with over 200 natural arches within a 10-mile radius, plus cliffs, caves, and gorges. Click to read all about Hiking in Kentucky’s Natural Bridge State Resort Park .
Hiking North Carolina’s Pilot Mountain
I visited beautiful Pilot Mountain State Park while on a trip to explore Winston-Salem. Read about my hiking experience by clicking on Hiking North Carolina’s Pilot Mountain.
Active Fall Travel in the Canadian Rockies
Fall in all its splendor is a gorgeous site in the Canadian Rockies and hikers have ample opportunities to explore the amazing landscape. For some great hiking options, click on Active Fall Travel in the Canadian Rockies.
Hiking Adventure in Big Bend National Park
Big Bend near El Paso, Texas, offers rugged terrain, a diverse habitat and plenty of boomer adventure. Read Deborah Lonergen’s hiking advice by clicking on Hiking Adventure in Big Bend National Park.
Oregon’s Cascade Head Hike
You’ll find this hike on the Oregon coast just north of Lincoln City. Click on Oregon’s Cascade Head Hike to read about our experience.
Hiking With History on Kodiak Island
If your cruise ship makes it all the way to Kodiak Island, Alaska, you’ll discover beautiful views combined with WWII history on the trail at Ft. Abercrombie State Historical Park. Click on Hiking With History on Kodiak Island to read more about our experience.
Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park
From easy to moderately difficult, hiking in Yosemite National Park is a great way to see the immense beauty of the park itself. Check out eight great of the best trails. To read more, click on Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park.
Hiking the North Rim of the Gunnison National Park
Gunnison National Park is a hiker’s dream come true. Located along the North Rim at Black Canyon, the views were outstanding. Click on Hiking the North Rim at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to read more about our experience.
Hiking to a green sand beach in Hawaii
If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path adventure on Hawaii’s Big Island, this hike should be on your list. To read about our experience, click on Hiking to a green sand beach in Hawaii.
From Glacier National Park to the Bitterroot Mountains and beyond, scenic Montana hikes are plentiful for hikers of all levels. To read about our favorite sites, click on Tips for Hiking in Montana.
Glacier National Park Hikes
From easy to difficult, Glacier National Park offers some of the most scenic hiking trails that we’ve experienced. To read about our most memorable experiences, click on Glacier National Park Hikes.