Top 10 Treks in North America For Your Next Trip

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

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Yearning for some fresh air, picturesque landscapes, an encounter with wildlife, or a glimpse of distinct cultures? Then grab your boots and hit the trails of snowcapped peaks, spiked cliffs, volcanoes, and old-growth forests.

From Alaska to the Caribbean and Hawaiian coastal paths, here is the list of 10 best treks with spectacular routes.

From Alaska to the Caribbean and Hawaiian coastal paths, here is the list of 10 best treks with spectacular routes.

#1 Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite is full of splendid trekking paths. John Muir Trail is one such path that shows splendid vistas. Its daunting Half Dome trail offers gorgeous views of kaleidoscopic wildflowers. Fourmile Trail and the Swinging Bridge Trail are worth for a quitter hiking.



#2 The Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail goes through the 57 major mountain passes and is divided into smaller sections. One of the travelers most favorite trail is the 7-mile High Trail. It gives splendid and dramatic views with its jagged peaks and river flowing through the glacier rocks. For a better experience of wilderness, Buckskin Ridge does not disappoint.


# 3 Glacier National Park, Montana:

Glacier National Park is one of the best places to hike in North America. Continental Divide Trail in this park goes from Montana to New Mexico. On the way to this trail, you can admire the beauty of natural wildlife and towering mountains. The Highline trail is a scenic one with jagged peaks, wildflowers, and glimpses of mountain goats and bears.

#4 Grand Canyon, Arizona:

Grand Canyon provides an unforgettable adventure with varying levels of difficulty and picturesque views. Its Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail are crowded ones, but if you are looking for less crowd head to the challenging North Kaibab Trail.

#5 Yellowstone National Park Trail:

The Yellowstone National Park is another spot for classic day hikes and is a hiker’s paradise. It is seven miles of forest trekking path that offers scenic views and wonderful sights. The view from mountain Washburn with Yellowstone lake gives the most breathtaking views.


#6 Kalalau Trail, Hawaii:

This adventurous path will take you to the Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast that has tropical valleys and magical waterfalls. However, it is a challenging hike, but also one of the most beautiful ones in the United States. This 11-mile trail leads to Kalalau Beach, which is pretty spectacular in its way.


#7 Banff

Banff is known for its many hiking areas with striking rocky mountains, lakes, and dense forests. Tunnel Mountain Trail and Plain of Six Glaciers Trail are its most popular among travelers because of their majestic beauty and landscapes.



#8 Angel’s Landing, Utah

Zion National Park has many trails, but the Angels’ Landing is the most legendary. At the top of this trail, the reward is a magical and stunning Zion Canyon. Another trail Zion Narrows curves with Virgin River.


#9 Devil’s Garden, Utah

Devil’s Garden in Arches National Park is one of the longest and most difficult trails. It will take you past Tunnel and Pine Tree Arches, one of the most inspiring landscapes in the American Southwest.


# 10 Cadillac North Ridge Trail:

It is the first eastern National U.S Park that has hikes from easiest to strenuous ones. It offers incredible summit views of bays and islands of the coast of Maine.

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