Favourite Hikes

Below are some of my favourite hikes from the places we’ve visited over the years:

IMG_0914Angels Landing

Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Distance: 7.1km round trip
Rating: Difficult

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.

IMG_0914The Crack

Location: Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario
Distance: 6km round trip
Rating: Difficult

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.

IMG_0914Double O Arch

Location: Arches, Utah
Distance: 6.6km round trip
Rating: Difficult

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.

IMG_0914Grinnell Glacier

Location: Glacier National Park, Montana
Distance: 17km round trip
Rating: Moderate

This hike takes you up to a glacier (and glacier lagoon, depending on the time of year) in the mountains.

IMG_E3008Gros Morne Mountain

Location: Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Distance: 16km round trip
Rating: Difficult

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
Rating: Moderate

This loop passes by two quaint European-styled teahouses nestled high up in the Rocky Mountains.

IMG_9342Old Rag

Location: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Distance: 14.8km round trip
Rating: Difficult

This trail features an intense rock scramble to requires you to manoeuvre up, down, around and through large boulders.

IMG_5452Sliding Sands

Location: Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii
Distance: 17.8km round trip
Rating: Difficult

Starting at an elevation of 10,000ft, this trail winds down to the crater floor, providing views of cinder cones and a volcanic landscape.


Top of the Giant

Location: Sleeping Giant, Ontario
Distance: 21.8km round trip
Rating: Difficult

The trail leads to the top of the tallest cliffs in Ontario and is reputed to provide panoramic views of Lake Superior.