All posts in "Trails less travelled"
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The Outport Trail, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)29 mi (48 km) DIFFICULTY TIME2 days​ SOLITUDE Trek the Rugged Coast of Terra NovaThis hike through the wilds of Newfoundland will take you through two former settlements that were once thriving and are now abandoned to nature. Plus, you’ll explore the remnants of pine forest and the rugged coast of Terra Nova National Park.A peaceful […]

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Siyeh Bend to Logan Pass (Montana)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)95 mi (152km) DIFFICULTY TIME4-6 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOGoing-To-the-Sun-Road SOLITUDE The Crown of the ContinentGlacier National Park is the center of the largest pristine ecosystem in the lower 48, it is so large it even encompasses parts of Canada. This large swath of preserved landscape is still home to 100% of the species that existed […]

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The Long Range Traverse

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)21 mi (35km) DIFFICULTY TIME5-7 days​ SOLITUDE Navigating Through Newfoundland’s Gorgeous Middle of NowhereWhen you disembark from the ferry and head off into the windswept barrens of the Long Range Traverse you will be pretty much on your own – aside from the odd moose, caribou, snowshoe hare, arctic fox or rock ptarmigan you […]

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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 (Arizona)

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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