if you are planning your next vacation, or want to get together a list of dream hiking destinations, then here are some of the spots that are not to be missed.
If you like to explore the outdoors and enjoy hiking and walks, then it is only natural that you will make part of your vacation planning around some of the best places to hike and walk. And we are blessed with an abundance of places to choose from, all around the world. So if you are planning your next vacation, or want to get together a list of dream hiking destinations, then here are some of the spots that are not to be missed.
GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA
The Grand Canyon based predominantly in Arizona is a must for all outdoor and adventure enthusiasts. And naturally, it is one of the places that springs to mind when you think about hiking and being outdoors. There are plenty of trails to choose from, all varying in lengths, so there will be something for everyone. In fact, the Grand Canyon has hundreds of miles of hiking trails, most departing from the South Rim Village or the North Rim Village.
Australia is another natural choice when it comes to choosing somewhere in the great outdoors. While there are plenty of spots to select from, one of the best areas in Queensland. There is Purling Brook Falls to explore, found in the south east region of Queensland. It is a horsetail waterfall and trail, located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests. So the scenery and setting is like no other.
MONT BLANC, FRANCE
When you say Mont Blanc, you immediately think of it being in France. But the trail on the mountain actually covers parts of France, Switzerland, and Italy. So it makes it a perfect choice if you are looking for a European hiking adventure. The scenery is amazing, and will definitely help you to feel like you’re on the set of the Sound of Music.
LAKE DISTRICT, UK
The UK isn’t especially known for its mountains or peaks, apart from the beautiful Lake District area in the north of England. As the name suggests, there are plenty of lakes to enjoy, meaning that there are valleys and peaks aplenty. You can spend quite a while in the Lake District as there is plenty of choice (as well as making sure that your time to refuel with some Kendal mint cake).
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, CALIFORNIA
The Pacific Crest Trail that starts off in California, is as the name suggests along the Pacific side of the US, stopping off in Oregon and Washington along the way. The trail is long, but lush and green with plenty of waterfalls to see and jump in along the way.
ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE, ALASKA
If you have not experienced Alaska, or discovering Alaska’s backcountry, then the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is one of the best destinations for wilderness adventures, hikes, and walks. Not only that, but you can see a great variety of protected plant and animal life and see some epic wildlife along the way. There are limitless hiking and walking routes, as well as water sports.