Below are some of my favourite hikes from the places we’ve visited over the years:
Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Distance: 7.1km round trip
There’s a series of metal chains drilled into the rocks to help navigate across, over, up and down the rocky terrain with steep drop offs, sometimes on both sides of the cliff.
Location: Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario
Distance: 6km round trip
The trail leads through a crack in the La Cloche Mountains and up to the top of Killarney Ridge for a panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Double O Arch
Location: Arches, Utah
Distance: 6.6km round trip
The trail is part of the larger Devils Garden where there’s a high density of arches and other natural rock formations. It’s a bit of a choose your own adventure as there are various spur trails along the way.
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.
Lake Agnes and Plain of the Six Glaciers
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.