Although it may look small, dwarfed by the Australian mainland, Tasmania is actually a pretty large island. Only 25 islands in the world are bigger in size. And what’s more, over 40% of its surface area is protected, including a huge UNESCO World Heritage Site and no fewer than nineteen Tasmania national parks.
More than 500 miles of hiking trails zigzag and crisscross their way over the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park. From easy strolls to strenuous mountain ascents, the variety in day hikes in Shenandoah National Park allows pretty much every visitor to experience the great outdoors.
Hiking in Zion National Park is the one and only way to explore this epic national park in Utah. And although there are a number of superb hiking trails in Zion, from easy walks on flat paved walkways to thigh-crunching climbs, there is one that stands out from the rest—the Observation Point Trail.
Attracting people because of its accessibility, beautiful woodland hikes, cultural importance and historic sites, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is an especially for a superb destination in fall. Moreover, it’s entirely possible to see all major attractions in the park in just one day.
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.
Although the Houston area is as flat as a pool table, as the late-August floods clearly showed, there is actually some pretty great hiking in that corner of Texas. In this post, I've listed the five best hiking destinations near Houston for you. If you'd like to get out of the city, this is where you should go first.