Savage Alpine Trail Denali

How to Hike the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park

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If you want sweeping views of Denali National Park, and a great view of Denali without venturing too far into the park, put the Savage Alpine Trail on your to-do list. This is one of our favorite hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve. On a clear day, you can see Denali from the high points of this hiking trail. …

South Unit TRNP

Complete Guide to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park is made up of three separate units: the South Unit, the North Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The South Unit is the most commonly visited area of the national park, mainly due to its convenient location on Interstate 94. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the South Unit of Theodore …

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ekblom Trail and Big Plateau Loop: The Complete Hiking Guide

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The Ekblom Trail and Big Plateau Loop is one of the best hikes to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Along this hike, you have numerous chances to spot wildlife, gaze out across the grasslands and colorful badlands, and get up close to the Little Missouri River. When we did this, we saw mule deer, two coyotes, a feral horse, …

Kauai Hike

How to Hike the Nu’alolo Trail and Awa’awapuhi Trail Loop | Kauai, Hawaii

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Located in Kokee State Park in Kauai, the Nu’alolo Trail and the Awa’awapuhi Trail are two separate trails that head out along the ridgelines of the Na Pali Coast. From the endpoint of each of these trails, you get spectacular views of the coastline. You can hike each trail separately or combine them into one big day hike, by connecting …

McKinley Bar Trail

How to Hike the McKinley Bar Trail in Denali National Park

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The McKinley Bar Trail is a great add-on to a Denali Park Road backcountry adventure. Hiking through a beautiful landscape of streams, marshes, and spruce trees makes this hike enjoyable even on a cloudy day. And on a clear day you will also be treated with specular views of Denali and the Alaskan Range. The McKinley Bar Trail is an …

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Summit Trail, Oahu | Things to Know Before You Go

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The Diamond Head Summit Trail in Oahu is one of Hawaii’s most popular hikes. This short, steep trail takes hikers up to a spectacular viewpoint of Waikiki Beach. We have hiked a lot of trails around the world and this was the most crowded, congested trail we have seen yet. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded trail in …

Horseshoe Lake Hiking Guide

How to Hike the Horseshoe Lake Trail | Denali National Park

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Horseshoe Lake is a beautiful lake near the front entrance of Denali National Park. Named after its shape, Horseshoe Lake can be reached from the Horseshoe Lake Trail. This trail is a short and easy hike that first takes you to an aerial overlook of the lake and then down to its shoreline, where you circle around the lake. Highlights …

Pipiwai Trail

Pīpīwai Trail & the Bamboo Forest: The Complete Hiking Guide

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On just one hike, you can see several waterfalls, an enormous Banyan tree, and hike through a bamboo forest. The Pīpīwai Trail is a relatively short hike that is located in Haleakala National Park on the Road to Hana. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know to hike the Pīpīwai Trail. Trail Stats Distance: 3.8 miles Difficulty: …

Triple Lakes Hike Denali

How to Hike the Triple Lakes Trail in Denali National Park

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The Triple Lakes Trail is a 9.25-mile point-to-point hike in Denali National Park. This well-maintained and well-traveled trail runs along the eastern border of the park just south of the park’s only entrance. As you hike the Triple Lakes Trail, you can enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of three separate lakes, right from their shorelines. The forested trail also offers …

Harding Icefield Trail Hike

Harding Icefield Trail: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

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Hiking the Harding Icefield Trail is a challenging, rewarding, and unique experience all rolled into one. This memorable hike takes you past the Exit Glacier and ends with sweeping views across the Harding Icefield, the largest icefield that is located entirely in the United States. In this guide, we provide everything you need to know about hiking the Harding Icefield …

Mount Healy Overlook Trail

How to Hike the Mount Healy Overlook Trail | Denali National Park

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Hiking to the Mount Healy Overlook is one of the most popular hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve. The main reason to do this hike is for the view. From the overlook, you have 360° views of the front country of the park and, on a clear day, you will be able to see the top of Denali. The …

Sliding Sands Loop

How to Hike the Sliding Sands and Halemau’u Trail Loop | Haleakala NP

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In Haleakala National Park, you can combine two very unique trails into one big day hike. The Sliding Sands Trail, which is one of the most popular trails in the park, starts on the rim of Haleakala and ends on the crater floor. To finish the hike, you can retrace your steps back up the Sliding Sands Trail, or, for …

Mount Rainier Photo

The Perfect Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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How do you plan the perfect Mount Rainier National Park itinerary? The answer to this question depends on how much time you have to spend in the park and how much you like to go hiking. At a minimum, you need two days in the park, in order to visit the highlights and hike a few trails. With a third …

Soldier Pass Trail

How to Hike the Brins Mesa – Soldier Pass Loop in Sedona

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The Brins Mesa and Soldier Pass Loop combines two scenic hiking trails into one awesome experience. Since this is done as a loop, you are always hiking through new landscapes, so the view is always changing. From Brins Mesa, you get panoramic views of the surrounding red rock mountains. On the Soldier Pass Trail, you get to see Devil’s Kitchen …

The Ledges Tail Cuyahoga

The Ledges Trail, A Must-Do Hike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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In Cuyahoga Valley National Park, there are many short hikes to choose from. The Ledges Trail is our favorite hike in the park. This is a beautiful hike, and it is a much different experience from the other hikes that we did in Cuyahoga Valley. For most of this hike, the trail follows along massive walls of moss-covered sandstone, aka …

Best Sedona Itinerary

Sedona Itinerary | Best Way to Spend 1 to 6 Days in Sedona

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There are many different ways to piece together a Sedona itinerary. Your perfect itinerary depends on your traveling style. Whether you are an avid hiker, a family traveling with kids, or someone who wants to experience Sedona without spending time on the hiking trails, we have some great suggestions for you. In this guide, learn how to plan your perfect …

Best Sedona Hikes

12 Amazing Hikes in Sedona, Arizona

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If you are looking for an epic hiking destination, it’s tough to beat Sedona, Arizona. With its red rock scenery, arches, hidden caves, and network of hiking trails, this is a great place to explore on foot. Add in the abundance of top-notch hotels and restaurants in Sedona and you have an awesome getaway destination, whether it is just for …

Soldier Pass Cave

Complete Guide to the Soldier Pass Trail & Soldier Pass Cave

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There are several reasons why so many hikers rave about the Soldier Pass Trail. For one thing, it is relatively short and easy to hike. But the main reason why people love this trail is to visit the Seven Sacred Pools, hike past a sinkhole named Devil’s Kitchen, and hike to the Soldier Pass cave. There are several different ways …

Cathedral Rock Hiking Guide

How to Hike to Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona

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Hiking to Cathedral Rock is an essential experience in Sedona. This hike is short and sweet, and with some rock scrambling and jaw-dropping views, it’s tons of fun from start to finish. The hike to Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular in Sedona. Do not expect solitude on this trail. This experience is much more about the climb …