3 Trails, 6 Hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park (They’re All You Need)

Utah’s magnificent wind- and water-sculpted landscapes are unlike any other on earth. From deep canyons to towering pillars, from awesome arches to wide valleys, they have the power to enchant every visitor—to put a spell on anyone who decides to explore them on foot. Bryce Canyon National Park, especially,...

High Peaks Trail – Venturing Into the Heart of Pinnacles National Park, California

After a few hour’s drive through the endlessly rolling farmlands of central California’s Salinas Valley, the towering landscape of Pinnacles National Park seems out of place. And it literally is. The steep canyons, rock spires, monumental monoliths and boulder-covered caves of the youngest of America’s national parks—its status was...

Top 5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

There’s plenty to see and do in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, as I’ve made abundantly clear in previous blog posts. From driving Skyline Drive to sunset hikes and stays at historic lodges, this wonderful mountain park has plenty to offer. What I haven’t talked about in greater detail, though,...

Stony Man Trail – Best Sunset Hike in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

I’ve talked a lot about how great Shenandoah National Park is for sunset and sunrise watching. There are a few summits and overlooks that are downright spectacular, which made me rave about this national park’s potential before. And that was when I hadn’t even hiked up to Stony Man,...

Could This Be the Best Waterfall Hike in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia?

The Doyles River-Jones Run Loop is easily my all-time favorite waterfall hikes in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. An occasionally strenuous circuit hike, this loop trail takes you past three large waterfalls and countless smaller ones. You can start this wonderfully woodsy waterfall hike at various points along Skyline Drive....

7 Recommended Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Iconic Joshua trees stand tall in a desert landscape dominated by huge jumbles of rock. Arid hills form a remarkable backdrop. Blue skies offer a stark contrast to the yellows, browns and greens of this unique scenery. Roadrunners scurry across the sandy desert floors while ravens circle overhead. Rattlesnakes...

What to Do in Death Valley National Park – 9 Major Highlights

Snow-capped mountain peaks, vast salt pans and tickling salt creeks, tall sand dunes, multicolored canyons and ocher badlands make up the impressively varied landscapes of Death Valley National Park, California. This immense variety results in a wealth of Death Valley National Park highlights. In this post, you’ll find the...