Below are some of my favourite hikes from the places we’ve visited over the years:
Location: Glacier National Park, Montana
Distance: 17km round trip
This hike takes you up to a glacier (and glacier lagoon, depending on the time of year) in the mountains.
Location: Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Distance: 16km round trip
This hike provides sweeping vistas of the Long Range Mountains and the Ten Mile Pond fjord.
Location: Banff National Park, Alberta
Distance: 14.6km round trip
This loop passes by two quaint European-styled teahouses nestled high up in the Rocky Mountains.
Location: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Distance: 14.8km round trip
This trail features an intense rock scramble to requires you to manoeuvre up, down, around and through large boulders.
Location: Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii
Distance: 17.8km round trip
Starting at an elevation of 10,000ft, this trail winds down to the crater floor, providing views of cinder cones and a volcanic landscape.
Location: Sleeping Giant, Ontario
Distance: 21.8km round trip
The trail leads to the top of the tallest cliffs in Ontario and is reputed to provide panoramic views of Lake Superior.