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!

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: Nova […]

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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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