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!

Constellation Loop Trail Prescott Arizona

Constellation Loop Trail Prescott Arizona

When you visit Prescott Arizona you have to hike Dells at least once. Constellation Trails is an excellent place to start exploring the Dells rock formations. These granite boulders create an interesting hiking experience. At times the hiking trail is slick, while walking on the granite rock surfaces, as well some dirt and sand pathways. […]

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Hiking Wilcox Pass Trail Jasper National Park

Hiking Wilcox Pass Trail Jasper National Park

Looking for a great hike with panoramic views on your way to Jasper? Wilcox Pass in Jasper National Park is an ideal hike for anyone driving the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. What makes Wilcox Pass trail the perfect hike is the fact that you can see spectacular views early into the hiking path. […]

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Hiking West Fork Trail Oak Creek Canyon Sedona Arizona

Hiking West Fork Trail Oak Creek Canyon Sedona Arizona

Looking for a cool hike in Sedona? Oak Creek Canyon hiking the West Fork Trail is the place to enjoy some relief from the sun and heat of Arizona. Escape to the Coconino National Forest. Oak Creek Canyon is a beautiful red rock canyon north of Sedona, on the scenic highway Route 89A. The West […]

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8 Easy Hikes in Calgary Alberta

8 Easy Hikes in Calgary Alberta

My hometown has beautiful hiking trails and bike paths all around the city. Anyone who knows me knows I love to hike. Even when I’m in staying in a city I will seek out the urban hikes and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. It’s a necessity for me. I need to spend time […]

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5 Beautiful Lakes Near Prescott Arizona for a Day Trip

5 Beautiful Lakes Near Prescott Arizona for a Day Trip

Summer is here and it’s hot but you can still get outdoors and enjoy the beauty Arizona has to offer. But how to keep cool in the heat? Did you know there are 5 gorgeous lakes all within a short drive of Prescott? Pack up your best picnic lunch and get yourself to the lake […]

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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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