Hiking

Here you will find solo hiking trip reviews, tips, gear options, advice for hiking alone and adventure travel options for the solo traveler.

I’ve done a lot of hiking near my hometown of Calgary Alberta. Click the links below for all the hiking blog posts for each area.

Banff hikes

Jasper hikes

Kananaskis hikes

If you drive to southern Alberta you can visit Waterton Lake National Park and continue down to Montana to explore Glacier National Park – lots of great hiking options!

When I visited Nova Scotia my favorite hike, even better than Skyline Trail in Cape Breton, was the amazing Gaff Point hike at Hirtle’s Beach in the South Shore region of Nova Scotia.

In Texas the best hiking is at Big Bend National Park. Check out my favorite trails for hiking solo at Big Bend here. Another great hike in Texas is Enchanted Rock – it’s a huge boulder out in the hill country of central Texas.

If you want to learn more about hiking solo and some of the survival skills you may need to rely on if you get lost on a hiking trip, this post will help you learn the basics.

 

Boom Lake Banff Hiking Trail to Perfect Picnic Lakeside

Boom Lake Banff Hiking Trail to Perfect Picnic Lakeside

Boom Lake in Banff National Park is the perfect outing for a lakeside picnic and amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Summertime in the Canadian Rockies makes me happy. This year I’ve already visited Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Waterton National Park. If always feels great to get outdoors and do some hiking in the mountains […]

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Takakkaw Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

Takakkaw Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

When I stayed in Golden British Columbia for ten days, I enjoyed some day trips to nearby hiking trails and gorgeous scenic drives. While I wouldn’t call the short walk to Takakkaw Falls a hike, it is a gorgeous stroll from the parking area, across the Yoho River, to the thundering waterfall. The trip to […]

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Beautiful Hike to Wapta Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

Beautiful Hike to Wapta Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

In July I took a solo road trip from Calgary to Golden BC and enjoyed 10 days exploring the area. There are lots of great hiking and biking trails in and around Golden. The town is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and the location provides easy access to several national parks in BC and Alberta. […]

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Maligne Canyon Hike Jasper National Park Canada

Maligne Canyon Hike Jasper National Park Canada

Maligne Canyon trail is located near the town of Jasper – it’s only a 15-minute drive from downtown Jasper. While you can access some hiking trails right from town it’s worth it to get out of town and drive (or bike) the Maligne Lake Road for some spectacular views in the Canadian Rockies. Maligne Canyon […]

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5 Banff Hikes from Easy to Moderate – Best Hikes in Banff National Park

5 Banff Hikes from Easy to Moderate – Best Hikes in Banff National Park

The best hikes in Banff all provide exceptional views and vary from short easy hikes to full day adventures in the Rockies. These five Banff hikes will get you outdoors exploring the beauty of one of the most famous national parks in the world. All of these make great day trips from Banff, Lake Louise, […]

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Avalanche Lake Hike in Montana’s Beautiful Glacier National Park

Avalanche Lake Hike in Montana’s Beautiful Glacier National Park

  I hiked Avalanche Lake trail twice – once in the rain on my first full day in Glacier National Park and a couple of days later on a beautiful afternoon. It’s a wonderful hike rain or shine but you certainly get to see more of the mountains at the summit on a clear day. […]

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Joffre Lakes Hike – 3 Beautiful Glacial Lakes – Perfect Whistler Day Trip

Joffre Lakes Hike – 3 Beautiful Glacial Lakes – Perfect Whistler Day Trip

While spending a weekend in Whistler I wanted to do a hike with pretty mountain views and I found Joffre Lakes hike in nearby Pemberton BC. From Whistler it’s a 1-hour scenic drive to Joffre Lakes trailhead. The trail gets busy, especially on weekends, so the earlier you start the better your chances of enjoying […]

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Emerald Lake BC Weekend Getaway in Yoho National Park Canada

Emerald Lake BC Weekend Getaway in Yoho National Park Canada

While visiting my hometown of Calgary Alberta I often take road trips to enjoy the outdoors and explore the Canadian Rockies. One of my weekend getaways to the mountains I stayed for 2 nights at the Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park. I especially enjoyed hiking around the emerald color lake while enjoying extraordinary […]

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9 Cape Breton Hikes on the Famous Cabot Trail Nova Scotia

9 Cape Breton Hikes on the Famous Cabot Trail Nova Scotia

Have you ever dreamed of driving the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Nova Scotia? For many years I thought about visiting Cape Breton and hiking in the Highlands National Park along rocky coastlines and through the forests. After driving across Canada last summer I finally realized my dream of visiting Cape Breton. Related: 15 […]

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Lake Agnes TEA HOUSE HIKE at Beautiful LAKE LOUISE Alberta

Lake Agnes TEA HOUSE HIKE at Beautiful LAKE LOUISE Alberta

  Enjoy a visit to Lake Louise in Banff National Park and a wonderful hike with a tea house at the summit. Really! The Lake Agnes trailhead is accessed from Lake Louise and the tea house is your reward at the end of the hike. With amazing views of Lake Louise this is a perfect […]

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Solo Traveler Guide to Visiting Glacier National Park Montana

Solo Traveler Guide to Visiting Glacier National Park Montana

A trip to Glacier National Park in Montana is on many bucket lists around the globe. In May 2018 I was one of the lucky people who got to experience GNP for a few days. Initially I only planned two days in Glacier, but I added two more because the weather was so nice. I […]

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5 Easy Hikes in Kananaskis – Best Hiking Near Calgary

5 Easy Hikes in Kananaskis – Best Hiking Near Calgary

Every year millions of people visit the Canadian Rockies. While Banff National Park is the most visited national park in Canada you do have other options for hiking in the Rockies. There are plenty of places with less crowded hiking trails, which are great picks when driving from Calgary for a day trip. Whether you’re […]

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