All posts in "Trails less travelled"
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Wild Side Trail (Vancouver Island, BC)

By Dustin Walker

DISTANCE (round-trip)14 mi (22 km) DIFFICULTY TIME2 days​ SOLITUDE Ancient Trail Takes You Along Stunning, Untouched BeachesThis coast-straddling route was used for centuries by local aboriginal people to access the west side of Flores Island. Today, it gives backpackers a unique look at some of the most beautiful scenery in the Clayoquot Sound. But just getting to the […]

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The Labrador Pioneer Footpath

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)40 mi (65km) DIFFICULTY TIME2-3 days​ SOLITUDE Historic Path Along Labrador’s Rocky ShorelineBefore the construction of the Labrador Straits Highway in the 1950s and the invention of automobiles and telephones, these traditional walking routes that hugged the shores of the Labrador Straits were the only means of contact for residents of this remote coastal area […]

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Boreal Trail (Saskatchewan)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)80 mi (130 km) DIFFICULTY TIME7 days​ SOLITUDE Wandering Through Saskatchewan’s Vast and Peaceful Boreal ForestThe longest and newest trail in Saskatchewan stretches for more than 130 km through forested lakelands in Meadow Lake Provincial Park.  And very few people know about it.This walk shows off the beauty of the the Boreal forest, a unique […]

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McKittrick Canyon to Pine Springs (Texas)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)18 mi (21km) DIFFICULTY TIME2-3 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOTrails in Big Bend National Park SOLITUDE Amazingly diverse hiking in a park that’s nearly forgottenHidden in Western Texas, Guadalupe Mountains National Park is one of the least-visited parks in the system. Bordered by Carlsbad Caverns to the North, this park is part of a large desert ecosystem. […]

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Black Mountain Crest Trail (North Carolina)

By Danielle Alling

DISTANCE (one-way)11 mi (18km) DIFFICULTY TIME1-2 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOSouthern sections of the Appalachian Trail SOLITUDE Trek to the top of the AppalachiansEscape the crowds but reap all the views, steep ascents, and rough terrain of the Appalachian mountains in this rugged summit-bagging trek. Often known as the Most Difficult Trail of the East, you’ll climb up […]

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The Grand Enchantment Trail (New Mexico)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)396mi (637.3km) DIFFICULTY TIME20-30 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe Continental Divide Trail SOLITUDE Through the Land of EnchantmentEnding or beginning in Albuquerque, the New Mexico section  of the Grand Enchantment Trail stays in the remote reaches of America’s southwest, climbing high altitude mountains.The majority of New Mexico hiking takes place through Gila National Forest. The highlight […]

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Southern Tetons Loop (Wyoming)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)30 mi (48km) DIFFICULTY TIME3-4 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe Great Range Trail SOLITUDE Escape the crowds, not the beautyThe youngest mountain range in the Rockies, only 6-9 million years old, the Grand Tetons are some of the most photogenic and iconic mountains on the planet. Their awe striking beauty makes the park one of the […]

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Eagle Cap Wilderness (Oregon)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)41mi (66km) DIFFICULTY TIME3-4 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOPacific Crest Trail SOLITUDE High Altitude SplendorEagle Cap Wilderness is the largest wilderness area in Oregon and it encompasses some of the most scenic terrain in the West. Also the state’s largest high alpine area, the flora and fauna are unique to the region and offer a glimpse […]

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Coyote Gulch (Utah)

By Danielle Alling

DISTANCE (round-trip)28 mi (45 km) DIFFICULTY TIME3-4 days​ SOLITUDE Drop into the depths of Canyon CountryThis loop trek in the heart of Southern Utah takes you through some of the area’s most distinct desert features: erosion-carved arches and bridges, waterfalls, wide open washes, narrow fins, plateaus of slick rock, and deep canyons filled with native cottonwoods and […]

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Sunshine Coast Trail (British Columbia, Canada)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)111 mi (180km) DIFFICULTY TIME10-12 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe West Coast Trail SOLITUDE Hut to Hut Hiking Through Tranquil Old Growth ForestsThe Sunshine Coast Trail is the perfect alternative option to the often crowded West Coast Trail. Although it is close to Vancouver, it’s considered a hidden gem as not as many people have heard of it. […]

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