Today’s edition of Wanderlust Wednesday is dedicated to the top four hiking trails that I want to conquer in the United States. There are many hiking trails I’d love to do, and that I will probably do before some of these, but at this precise moment these are the top four on my list:
The Narrows Trail in Zion National Park:
I have been drawn to the Narrows Trail since 2008, the last time I was in Zion. Having been twice, I cannot wait to get back out there to do this! Here are some fun facts about the Narrows:
- It’s 16 miles and takes an average of 13 hours.
- Only 80 hikers are allowed in The Narrows per day
- It goes through a slot canyon and a large portion of the hike is in the river
The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park
When my dad and I went to Canyonlands National Park this summer, we spent our whole time in the ‘Island in the Sky’ district and we were disappointed to not have enough time or materials to hike in the Needles District. Now, I really want to go back and spend a week in the Needles alone. Facts for the Needles District:
- The landforms in the Needles District include rock spires, arches, canyons, grabens and potholes.
- Most arches are in the backcountry areas and require 4-wheel-drive trips or long hikes.
- There are many Native American sites in the Needles District
The Appalachian Trail:
The Appalachian Trail is on many people’s list of hikes. It’s something that I will probably have to do in parts, but I want to eventually complete it. Facts:
- It passes through 14 states
- It’s over 2,100 miles long
- The unofficial record of the fastest completion of the Appalachian Trail is 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes
The Seven Lakes Basin in Olympic National Park:
I was in Olympic this summer, but we didn’t do a lot of the Alpine hikes, and this is one of the ones I really want to go back and do. Facts:
- It is an 18.2 mile loop
- There are no fish in many of the lakes up there
- There are actually 8 lakes on this trail
So, there you have it. My top four hiking trails that I want to go on in the US. What are your top US hiking trails or your favorites that you have already completed?
*All photos are from pinterest