All posts in "Trails less travelled"
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Waskahegan Trail (Alberta, Canada)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)192 mi (309 km) DIFFICULTY TIME14 days​ SOLITUDE A Wild Prairie Loop Just Outside of EdmontonCelebrating its half century anniversary in 2017, this 309 km epic trail will take you through Eastern and Southern Alberta’s peaceful and wild grassland, rolling meadows, streams and lakes. It is hidden in plain sight and loops around the city of […]

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Moose River Route (B.C., Canada)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)55 mi (88km) DIFFICULTY TIME5-7 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOTrails in Jasper National Park SOLITUDE Bushwhacking Through the Wild BC BackcountryMount Robson Provincial Park is a must-visit – it has all of the beauty and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies but it is much less crowded than nearby Jasper. This journey is designated as a “route” […]

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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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