5 Amazing Hiking Trails In The USA that you are SURE to love!
It has long been known that exercise can help improve your physical and mental well being. Modern evidence shows that this helps prevent chronic disease, premature death, and improves health as well as quality of life. One great way to improve your health and to reduce chances of developing health concerns is to get outside and TAKE A HIKE!
If you’re already a part of the growing crowd of backpack-touting, dirt-loving women who are hitting the trails, then you know that taking a hike is an empowering and a super-scenic way to get your sweat on. This article seeks to help inspire you to get outside and hike more!
From Majestic mountains in Alaska to exhilarating hikes in Hawaii, the 5 hikes below are some of the best across the USA. Read below to learn more about these breathtaking hikes and plan your next adventure!
Denali National Park Triple Lakes Trail
This is the longest trail in the Alaskan state park at 9.5 miles one way. It’ll take you 8–10 hours to complete the round trip. What’ll you see along the way? Epic views of Riley Creek, plenty of spruce trees, and mountain ranges in the distance. Sounds dreamy, right?
The Ledges Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
A hiker uses the Survivor Filter Squeeze Kit on a hike through Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Ritchie Ledges are witnesses to change - from creation out of Sharon Conglomerate millions of years ago, to landscapes wrecked by humans and to preservation today. The Ledges drew many visitors in the 19th century who came here to recreate and play. One of those, wealthy industrialist Hayward Kendall, purchased the area and set it aside to become the Virginia Kendall Park.
Today, the ledges is a favorite for many, to hike, play in the field, and enjoy the sunset at the overlook.
Moanalua Valley Trail to the Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
A hiker sips water with the Hydration Reservoir by Survivor Filter on a hike through the Moanalua Valley Trail to the Haiku Stairs
An exciting and heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Be prepared to hike over 5 miles with an elevation of over 2,739 feet.
The act of being ON the Haiku stairs at any point along the route is trespassing on government property and many violators / trespassers are subject to fines and arrest. The ONLY way to LEGALLY hike TO the Haiku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven) starts at the Moanalua Valley Road Trail and proceeds to shoot off to the left at about 2.5 miles.
Use caution when hiking as this is a steep and sometimes muddy hike that has had injuries and fatalities. The views are spectacular and worth it.
Specimen Ridge Trail
This is a very long and strenuous hike. We really only recommend this hike to advanced hikers who are prepared for a long, all-day adventure. This 18-mile shuttle hike begins on the Northeast Entrance Road 2.5 miles north of Tower Junction. You will be granted with beautiful open meadows, wildflowers, rolling hills and beautiful landscapes.
The trail climbs more than 3500 feet (but never too steeply) to the top of Specimen Ridge (Amethyst Mountain) in 10 miles. With a total elevation of over 9500 feet, you are sure to see the views you are looking for.
Before you begin any hike, we recommend that you get prepared and bring the right equipment. This includes, food, water, appropriate clothing, a flashlight, GPS and more! Always do your research and know what works best for you.