Today is National “Take A Hike Day”. This is the day to honor those slender, fit people with really strong leg muscles, people who like to disappear into the woods for days at a time. But really, hiking not only give you exercise, they also provide scenic sites and vistas, that are good for relaxation of the mind and soul. People that hike go out and hike on a regular basis never seem to get tired and never stop smiling. I found a list of places to go hiking for all you hikers. I hope you go to some of these place, they sound amazing.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the term walking is used to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also sometimes used in the UK, along with rambling, hillwalking, and fell walking. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here’s an article that suggests a list of possible Sites that you may want to Hike. Have fun & enjoy… 🙂
The “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park in Genesee Falls in New York’s Finger Lakes region has 66 miles of marked trails ripe for exploration…
On a clear day along the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke, Virginia, you can easily see the Southern Shenandoah Valley from McAfee Knob, one of the most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail.
In North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, the five-mile hike at Purchase Knob can be done in about four hours…
Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia has more than 20 miles of hiking trails, and along the way you’re sure to spot the falls for which the park is named…
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan has 13 trails with nearly 100 miles ripe for exploration.
Be sure to take water with you when hiking in Saguaro National Park outside of Tucson – it gets hot in the Arizona desert any time of year!
Elsewhere in Arizona, the easy, one-hour Brins Mesa Trail in Sedona’s Coconino National Forest starts just outside of town and leads hikers to wide open spaces…
Getting to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, is not for the faint of heart. Most of the three-mile round-trip hike is on wide paths…the last 200 yards or so is along a rock ledge.
Hiking in the Virgin River’s 65-or-so-degree water, stepping through and on slippery rocks in a current is more than challenging…
Probably one of the most iconic hikes in all of the U.S.A. is Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
The majesty of Olympic National Park in Washington instantly surrounds you upon passing into the park, and beautiful spots are bountiful and accessible.
Denali National Park in Alaska doesn’t have many maintained trails, so it’s pretty much hike where you like.
Instead of hopping on a mule for the descent along Moloka’i’s sea cliffs – the world’s tallest at 3,600-3,900 feet – lace up your hiking shoes and hoof it instead.
On the Hawaiian Island of Lana’i, the hike to Pu’u Pehe, or Sweetheart Rock, is a popular spot to watch the sun rise over the island.