If you didn’t know, in the past walking presented poverty and vagabondage which only courage and free spirited people could allow themselves to do. Today in the United States hiking presents walking out of a house in hiking shoes, on/off a trail, to recreation and adventure. If you are wondering what are the most popular hiking trails in the USA, we give you the list of the top four and hope you will visit those great places.
Mooney Falls, Grand Canyon National Park
This trail is located in Arizona, it is long (about 3 miles) and presents one of the most stunning and adventurous walks in all USA. If you choose this trail, you will start from the Supai village in the Hualapai Indian Reservation, where you can find guest cottages and a campground.
This information is important to everyone who wants to camp here and spend a couple of days exploring this place and its great waterfalls like Navajo Falls, Mooney Falls or Havasu Falls.
After this adventure, you can continue with the trail that is full of tunnels and down ladders. Through the entire route, you will have unforgettable views of the great falls and at the end there is the plunge pool with an aquamarine color which, against the red rock canyon, looks like a bijou. Must mention – this place is surrounded by a wild grape vine.
Harding Icefield Trail, Kenai Fjords National Park
Located in Alaska, near Seward in Kenai Fjords National Park, this trail is a time machine – it will definitely return you to the ice age. It is four miles long and climbs from the valley floor, then continues through the forest and field, ending with a great “watchtower” over the Harding Icefield that presents a combination of a big layer of ice and snow that spreads for over 300 square miles and more than 45 glaciers in all ways.
One important piece of information is this trail is full of black bears so it will be good that before you go, read something about safety.
The first association in Hawaii is the great ocean and wonderful beaches, but this great island also has one of the most beautiful and mind blowing trails in the world. So be prepared to take your camera and start hiking.
For all “secret beach lovers”, the 11 miles long Kalalau Trail leads to a place like this – offering you the only land access to this part of Hawaii Island. This trail is like a dream because it crosses more than four valleys to give you a stunning look at all tropical forests, Pali Sea and many alone beaches and cliffs. At the end of the path, you can expect a real, personal paradise where you must spend a night under the stars.
And for the fruit lowers there is one dirt path which you can follow from the Kalalau Beach, which leads to terraces where fruits like mango, guava and Java plum trees grow. Of course, you can take some fruit and eat it.
Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park
This trail is located in Utah and it presents one of the most popular and exciting trails in the USA. Besides remarkable views, the great engineering in the switchback paths and the wide paths for three quarters of the walk can be completed by anyone with a little time, and persistence. Anyone who loves rock scrambling will adore the final accent, over sandstone, using chains and your hands. It only takes 3.5 hours, including a stop at the top, so visit this place and enjoy hiking through Angel’s Landing.