Spring is awakening and with it comes the much anticipated hiking season. With the temperatures warming up and the flowers blooming, we thought we’d pick our five must-experience hiking trails in North America. Career hikers take note – there may be a trail on this list that you have missed so far!
Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail – this one is near and dear to our hearts. As we are New England based, a few of our team members have experienced this trail in Maine first-hand and LOVED it. Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the northeastern seaboard. The trail is a 4 mile escape into nature that takes you through lush green valleys and granite formations that are surreal to the sight.
Ewoldson Trail – Located in Big Sur’s Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, this tropical trail traverses you through the lush redwoods and coastal mountain peaks where you often glimpse views of the oasis that is the Pacific Ocean. The trail is five miles long and a site to see when traversing those western shores of California.
Hoh River Trail – Venture north and come upon this 17 mile hiking trail in Washington State’s Olympic National Park. You will see rainforest, lush vegetation and mossy trees throughout this expansive hiker’s dream. The trail is generally flat for the first 13 miles then becomes steep at Glacier Meadows – so keep alert and seeing clearly!
Awa’awapuhi Trail – For those that care to venture even further along the pacific, this trail located in Kauai, Hawaii’s Koke’e State Park allows for the most amazing views of Na Pali’s world-famous coastal cliffs. This seven mile trail features beautiful valleys of wild flowers and can be traversed year around. Just beware that if it’s been raining, the trails can get slippery – stay focused.
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail – Don’t despair, Texans – there are plenty of beautiful trails for you right in the Lone Star State. This hiking trail is famous for its greenbelt that spans nearly 13 miles of enchanting vegetation and natural springs. It’s hard to believe that a trail so beautiful and wild is just minutes from downtown Austin, Texas. Be sure to grab an ice cold drink at one of the many man-made watering holes and chill in your fog-free shades.
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