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.

 

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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Elbow Falls Hike Bragg Creek – Perfect Picnic by a Waterfall

Elbow Falls Hike Bragg Creek – Perfect Picnic by a Waterfall

Elbow Falls Trail is always a good road trip stop if you’re near Bragg Creek Alberta in Kananaskis Country. In the springtime and after heavy rains the water is flowing faster and creating bigger waterfalls on the Elbow River. While the picnic tables washed away in the flood of 2013 it’s still a pretty place […]

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Meat Cove Cape Breton Boardwalk Hike and Lunch at Chowder Hut

Meat Cove Cape Breton Boardwalk Hike and Lunch at Chowder Hut

Making my way up and down the winding Cape Breton roadway with coastal views of the Atlantic I had no idea what I would find at the end of the road. I knew my desired destination, Meat Cove, but I wasn’t quite sure if I would make it there in my little car. Meat Cove […]

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Troll Falls Hike Kananaskis Alberta – Beautiful Waterfall

Troll Falls Hike Kananaskis Alberta – Beautiful Waterfall

Troll Falls is an easy Kananaskis hike for all types of hikers. I saw a lot of families with their kids on the Troll Falls trail in the summer. This hiking trail is also popular in winter. People go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing when enough snow is present. The Troll Falls is a beautiful little […]

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Grotto Canyon Unique Canmore Hike in Kananaskis Country

Grotto Canyon Unique Canmore Hike in Kananaskis Country

Grotto Canyon trail in Kananaskis Country, near Canmore Alberta, is unique in several ways including the pictographs on the canyon wall. I might have missed the rock paintings but another hiker pointed out the general location earlier along the hike. The trailhead to Grotto Canyon hike is on the left side of the parking lot. […]

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Valley of the Five Lakes Trail Best Easy Hike Jasper National Park

Valley of the Five Lakes Trail Best Easy Hike Jasper National Park

Valley of the Five Lakes trail offers five stunningly beautiful glacier lakes in one easy hike at Jasper National Park. Imagine five pristine lakes in shades of glistening emerald green to brilliant turquoise blue. A peaceful setting in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by forest. Feast your eyes on some of nature’s most magnificent work in […]

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