Top 10 Hiking / Trekking Vacations in North America
The stunning collection of national parks throughout the continent lead to classic hiking conditions and unforgettable scenery. From the Arctic to the tropics you will find the complete range of hiking trails. The Appalachian trail, along with its many sub and connecting trails is one of the largest trail systems in the world and a must for an avid hiker, even if just a part of it. Elsewhere British Colombia has amazing trails, as do Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Services and facilities are among the best in the world here.
- Appalachian Trail
Each year tens of thousand of people set off to complete the entire length of this 2175 mile trail that takes months to complete, while thousands of others hike just sections of the trail.
- West Coast Trail, British Columbia
A 75-coastal hike on Vancouver Island’s pristine wilderness. Caves, cliffs, coves, beaches, shipwrecks, and much more.
- John Muir Trail, California
Named after the founder of the Sierra Club, these are the highlights of the longer Pacific Crest Trail. You’ll traverse Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. Ansel Adams would be jealous.
- Sunshine to Assiniboine, Alberta
A collection of loops and trails on the continental divide in the Canadian Rockies.
- Glacier North Circle, Montana
A 65 mile bear filled circuit under the guidance of glaciers, wildflowers, lakes, and assorted wildlife. Only a short hiking season though.
- Bright Angel Trail, Arizona
Once an Indian trail, this 60-mile path is now one of the Grand Canyon’s hiking superhighways.
- Teton Crest Trail, Wyoming
Backcountry is the perfect word to describe this 39 miles trail from Teton Pass to String Lake.
- Long Trail, Vermont
The Long Trail is the premier New England Trail. It covers 270-miles along the crest of the Green Mountains.
- Chilkoot Trail, Alaska/British Columbia
This 33 mile trail leads from Dyea, Alaska to Bennett, British Columbia. It was once the site of the Klondike gold rush leading from the coast to the Yukon goldfields.
- Kalalau Trail, Kauai
Hawaii’s Garden island trail follows the extraordinary Na Pali coast, a lush green series of steep mountains and untouched white sand beaches.