Hiking

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

Traveling around the US there is a lot of great hiking. Some of my favorite places are Utah and in Arizona around Sedona, Page, Tucson, and the Grand Canyon.

On the east coast in the New England region you can see amazing views from the coast. Ocean Lookout trail in Camden State Park is a great hike with panoramic views of the water and the town of Camden.

For a unique coastal viewpoint take the one mile hike on the Rockland Breakwater out to the lighthouse.

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

In British Columbia the hiking ranges from coastal hikes to high elevation hikes in the Canadian Rockies and everything in between. I love the any hike where there is water and moutains and Joffre Lakes Trail near Whistler is a great hike for both.

In Yoho National Park near the Alberta border I recommend hiking around Emerald Lake. And two beautiful waterfall hikes in Yoho are Wapta Falls and Takakkaka Falls.

If you drive to southern Alberta you can visit Waterton Lake National Park and continue down to Montana to explore Glacier National Park. There are lots of great hiking options including Trail of Cedars which is also the trailhead to Avalanche Lake hike.

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. You can read about 9 Cape Breton hikes here.

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.

Desert hikes offer unique experiences like White Sands National Park in New Mexico. There’s also a cool hike in Truth or Consequences New Mexico  called Healing Waters Trail that is part history tour and part desert hike.

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, check out my post on Wilderness Survival Skills.

Have fun hiking!

4 Fabulous Hikes at Watson Lake Prescott Arizona

4 Fabulous Hikes at Watson Lake Prescott Arizona

Out of the six lakes I visited around Prescott Arizona, Watson Lake is my favorite for hiking. Walking in and around and on top of the Granite Dells is an Arizona experience you shouldn’t miss. What are the Granite Dells? The Dells, as the locals call the area, consists of granite rock formations with smoothed […]

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Wolf Creek Falls Hike Prescott Arizona

Wolf Creek Falls Hike Prescott Arizona

Getting to Wolf Creek Falls is a bit of an adventure. You will drive south of the city of Prescott and into the Prescott National Forest. Then you will leave the paved roadway for the dirt and gravel, sometimes one lane, Wolf Creek Rd. It’s an adventure that is well worth your time and effort. […]

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Wave Cave Hike Superstition Mountains Arizona

Wave Cave Hike Superstition Mountains Arizona

I’m always in search of good hikes nearby as I road trip around the USA and Canada. Fortunately, there are a lot of great hiking trails near Tucson. Although I love the desert, I can’t handle hiking in hot weather. So, a mountain hike to a cave is a pretty cool hike to do in […]

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7 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in Alberta

7 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in Alberta

Alberta is home to some of Canada’s most beautiful places to see. From the Rocky Mountains and turquoise glacier fed lakes to the open prairies and brilliant yellow canola fields. Today I’m focusing on the pretty waterfalls you can hike to in Alberta. My first waterfall hike in Alberta was one of the most magnificent […]

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5 Easy Hikes in Arches National Park Utah

5 Easy Hikes in Arches National Park Utah

  Arches National Park is amazing! There is a reason that more than 1.5 million people visit Arches National Park each year. The stunning scenery of the beautiful sandstone rocks will make you want to move to Utah. Arches National Park contains one of the world’s largest collections of natural arches. Out of the five […]

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Hiking the Bow River Trail Canmore Alberta

Hiking the Bow River Trail Canmore Alberta

The town of Canmore is home to the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rockies and the turquoise waters of the Bow River. One of the best things to do in Canmore is hike the Bow River Trail. Last summer I took a day trip to Canmore from Calgary and hiked along the Bow all afternoon. […]

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5 Easy Hikes in Zion National Park to Help You Plan Your Trip!

5 Easy Hikes in Zion National Park to Help You Plan Your Trip!

Zion National Park is one of America’s most visited national parks. The hiking at Zion ranges from vertigo inducing strenuous hikes to simple paved trails. There’s a lot to see at Zion so it’s best if you have an idea of which hikes are best for you. When it’s hot out I like to do […]

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Little Horse Trail Best of the Red Rocks in Sedona Arizona

Little Horse Trail Best of the Red Rocks in Sedona Arizona

Little Horse Trail in Sedona Arizona is in the Coconino National Forest. This hiking, biking, and horseback riding trail offers scenic views of the beautiful Sedona red rocks. I did this hike on an October afternoon, but during the hot summer months, it’s best to do the hike early in the day to avoid the […]

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