All posts in "Trails less travelled"
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Grand Enchantment Trail (Arizona)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)331 mi (533km) DIFFICULTY TIME20-30 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe Arizona Trail SOLITUDE An unknown trail through unmarked territoryThe Grand Enchantment Trail is still relatively unknown and only the most serious thru-hikers attempt it. At over 770 miles long, the western half of the sendero is in Arizona, the Eastern portion in New Mexico. Beginning on the […]

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Sage Creek Loop (Badlands National Park, USA)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)22mi (35km) DIFFICULTY TIME2-3 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOPopular Trails in Badlands National Park SOLITUDE Ultimate Freedom in a Forgotten Corner of Badlands National ParkFeaturing rolling hills and plains instead of the popular petrified mud formations, this trail is located on the less seen side of Badlands National Park. The dry grasslands here are emblematic of the […]

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Art Loeb Trail (North Carolina)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)30 mi (48 km) DIFFICULTY TIME3-4 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOAppalachian Trail SOLITUDE Remote Wilderness in the Southern Appalachian MountainsThe trail winds through Pisgah National forest, showing off wilderness areas and “bald” mountain tops high above the treeline. With an elevation over 6000 feet at the highest point, the classic “no switchback” design of Appalachia makes hiking incredibly […]

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Cranberry Lake 50 (NY State)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)50 mi (80km) DIFFICULTY TIME3-4 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe Great Range Trail SOLITUDE Beautifully Remote Route Through The ‘DacksThe Adirondacks are the largest open space land project in the United States. Over 6 million acres are regulated, featuring small towns, wild areas and mountains as far as the eye can see. The Cranberry Lake 50 […]

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Superstition Ridge Line (Arizona)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)11.5 mi DIFFICULTY TIME2 days​ ALTERNATIVE TONorth MountainNational Trail SOLITUDE This ‘Arizona Death March’ Is Unmarked and UntamedKnown as the ‘Arizona Death March’, this is one of the toughest trails in the entire state.The Superstition Mountains separate the sprawl of Phoenix from the harsh interior of Eastern Arizona. Every year people die in the […]

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Cape Scott Trail (Vancouver Island, Canada)

By Dustin Walker

DISTANCE (round-trip)43 km (27 mi) DIFFICULTY TIME3-4 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOWest Coast Trail SOLITUDE Wild, rugged and wet as hellIt’s wild. It’s technical. And it’s a helluva lot tougher than the West Coast Trail. This route gets just a fraction of the attention lavished on the WCT but has terrain that’s just as awesome.The trail winds through mammoth […]

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Langtang Valley Trek: 1 Year After The Quake

By Dustin Walker

Dorjee handed me the glass and smiled. I tried my best to smile back. It was late afternoon in Briddim, a tiny village perched on a grassy Himalayan slope in Nepal’s Langtang Valley. And apparently, it was also time for a drink. My wife Shawneen and I had just started our 9-day trek through the […]

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3 Sweet Substitutes for the Packed Annapurna Circuit

By Dustin Walker

The Annapurna Circuit has been a mainstay on Top 10 trekking lists for years. The reasons are obvious. Hikers get to tread through alpine forests, thick jungle and the remarkable high altitude desert of the Tibetan plateau during this famous three-week trek. Buddhist culture, killer views –this is truly one of the most epic trails in […]

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S&TT Roundup: The Latest On Killer Treks From Across The Globe

By Dustin Walker

There’s nothing quite like tackling a tough trek in the blistering heat. Sweat stings your eyes as you power up the inclines. Your feet burn and your throat feels charcoal-dry. But when you finally get to camp and drop that pack to the ground, there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing you didn’t let the heat beat you […]

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5 Of The World’s Most Unique Adventure Tours

By Dustin Walker

There’s culinary tours, wildlife tours, and tours to places that will make your skin crawl. In fact, no matter what you’re into, odds are there’s a tour operator out there somewhere who can hook you up with just what you’re looking for. But what if the experience you crave is a bit out of the […]

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