Great Places to Go Hiking

Hiking is a great activity to explore the world around you and get exercise at the same time! From small trails to month-long treks, the world is full of great hiking opportunities. Whether you prefer a solo journey or a family adventure, hiking can accommodate all preferences. Let the experts at AurTravel help navigate you to your next great vacation. Consider these hiking destinations!

Wallace Falls State Park in Washington has a moderate elevation that provides views of the amazing Olympic Mountains. This area is also home to nine different waterfalls. The falls are categorized as Lower, Middle, or Upper. All offer great views, but if you want a challenge, complete the hike to the Upper Falls where the scenery can’t be beat. This location is a huge tourist destination with 12 miles of paths for visitors to explore.

Seven Bridges Trail, Colorado is another great trail for hikers. This trail follows the North Cheyenne Creek and is named after the bridges along the way. Seven Bridges Trail is very popular, as it is a great trail for kids and is great to hike during fall and summer months. The Cheyenne Canyon, near Colorado Springs, is home to the 3.7-mile-long trail. It also features a waterfall and is a moderate-level hike. This trail is great for families who want to get some exercise together. It is pet friendly as long as your pet is on a leash.

Yosemite Falls Trail is a moderate to strenuous trek and is one of Yosemite’s oldest historic trails. The trail leads to North America’s tallest waterfall which rises 2,425 feet above the valley. There are many switchbacks and woodlands with steep drops. One mile up the trail is Columbia Rock, which provides hikers with mesmerizing views of Yosemite Valley. The elevation at the top of Yosemite Falls is 6,526 feet, so a full hike can take anywhere from 6 to 10 hours. This trail is less popular due to the difficult level of the hike, but the views at the top of Yosemite Falls are definitely worth the trip.

Hiking is something everyone can enjoy, from kids to avid hikers and adventurers. Hiking not only provides great exercise, but a close up view of nature in its purest and rarest form. Hiking does not have to be difficult; it can be a fun and exciting activity! Call our agents at 402.891.6909 to book your trip to a great hiking destination!

Jessie Curry

Jessie is a recent 2018 graduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Theatre department and regularly stage manages and acts in theatre productions in Omaha. She grew up as a Navy kid, living in Sicily and Japan, and traveling everywhere in between. Her favorite part of going to a new destination was the new food she could try. Some of her favorite memories include traveling and making flight attendants and pilots laugh.  Jessie serves as AurTravel’s administrative assistant and runs their social media accounts.

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