We all live a pretty hectic lifestyle these days. Running around at a million miles an hour surrounded by thousands of people all doing the same. It can all get a bit much sometimes and you might feel like you want to get away from it all and get some peace and quiet. One of the best ways to do this is to go hiking. It might not sound that fun but trust me, once you get out there in the middle of nowhere and you can hear yourself think again, you’ll see the appeal. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best spots in the country.
West Maroon Creek, Colorado
The whole state of Colorado is great for hiking. The Rocky Mountains offer a wide range of different hikes that you can go on, but the best one is West Maroon Creek. The ten-mile hike can be pretty tricky but it is manageable if you make sure you are prepared. The best time to go is in July, the weather is great and the whole area will be covered with beautiful flowers. If you are a bit unsure about whether you’ll make it, some of the local hotels of a shuttle service to take you back after you’ve completed the hike.
Tubbs Hill, Idaho
There are lots of quality inn & suites in Coeur D’Alene, the town closest to the Tubbs Hill trail, so you can return to a comfy room after a hard day hiking the trail. The area covers 120 acres and there are quite a few different trails that you can take. The difficulties vary so even if you are an amateur, you should be able to manage some of the routes. You’ll find some of the best views in the country along the way, as well as some great lakes.
Harding Icefield Trail, Alaska
If you can handle something a bit less green, the Harding Icefield trail is one to see. It’s only a four-mile hike but the terrain will be difficult to maneuver. Along the way you will get stunning views of huge glaciers in all directions; there aren’t many places that you can see something quite as spectacular as this. However, be aware that the area is home to a lot of bears so make sure you don’t veer from the trail, there isn’t much anybody can do to help you if you get on the wrong side of a grizzly.
Precipice Trail, Maine
The main attraction of the Precipice Trail in Maine is the sea views. We’ve all experienced a sea view from ground level but it’s a whole new experience when you see it from the mountains in the northeast. This trail in Acadia National Park is one of the best places to do it. This is the shortest hike on the list at under 2 miles but it is probably the hardest to conquer. It’s incredibly steep and it takes you quite high up so if you don’t like heights, give this one a miss.