John Clairmont

Hike to the Bonanza Mine in the Wrangell St-Elias National Park

Alaska / Kennecott Visitor Center

This 9 mile strenuous hike will reward the intrepid hiker with a serene setting and in-tact mining ruins for any and all to explore at will.

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Summit Bonanza Peak, Wrangell-St. Elias NP

Alaska / Root Glacier Trail

This journey begins at the northern terminus of the historic Kennecott Mines, following the Root Glacier trail to the north. Follow this trail between 1-2 miles until you reach a split in the trail.

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Backpack to Stairway Icefall at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Alaska / Kennecott Visitor Center

We began our trek at the Kennecott Mines, which is a short van ride from the town of McCarthy, which is (semi) road accessible.

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Photograph Taughannock Falls

New York / Taughannock Falls Overlook

This is a quick and easy hike leading to an incredible 214 foot waterfall that is beautiful in all four seasons. Bring the whole family and hangout by the falls for the afternoon, weather permitting.

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Backpack to the "Waterfall Camp" in Desolation Wilderness

Lake Tahoe / Echo Lake Trail

Although this hike can be done as a day hike, it is an awesome place to camp. There is a lot to explore and you will want to spend as much there time as you can.

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Hike to Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

Washington / Lake Serene Trail - Bridal Veil Falls

Consider this a must-do if you are in Seattle and feel like knocking out two amazing hikes AND getting to see a hidden lake all along US 2.

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Trek the Valley of Ten Peaks to Eiffel Lake

Canada / Moraine Lake Parking Lot and Trailhead

From the lake, the trail is quite easy to follow, and clearly marked with signs and maps. Follow the lakeshore west 0.1 km (300 ft), then head up the Larch Valley Trail, which switchbacks 2.3 km (1.

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Hike to Sentinel Pass

Canada / Larch Valley Trailhead

This popular hike starts out by the one the most iconic lakes in Banff National Park, Moraine Lake.

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Hike to Consolation Lakes

Canada / Moraine Lake Parking Lot and Trailhead

Once at Moraine Lake, the directions to Consolation Lakes are quite clear.

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Hike Eiffel Peak

Canada / Moraine Lake Parking Lot and Trailhead

Starting from the parking lot at Moraine Lake follow the trail as it switchbacks up away from the lake.

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Hike to the Larch Valley

Canada / Moraine Lake Parking Lot and Trailhead

Starting at the Moraine Lake parking lot take, take the main trail the leads down past the cafe and lodges on the lake shore. A short way down the trail splits, to the left is just the lakeside walk.

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Photograph Moraine Lake

Canada / Moraine Lake

Showing up at Moraine Lake before dawn is a must as to avoid the multitude of tours busses. The morning sun is subtle and magical.

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Backpack to Berg Lake

Canada / Berg Lake Trail

Mount Robson Provincial Park is vast and surrounded by the Canadian Rockies with an area of 2,249 km².

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Hike the Saturday Night Loop

Canada / Saturday Night Loop

The trail is split up into three types of terrain: one-third uphill, one-third rugged, and one-third downhill. Begin at Cabin Creek Rd parking lot and follow Trailhead #3.

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Backpack to Robson Pass

Canada / Kinney Lake Trailhead

This trail is one of the most popular in all of Canada, and so reservations must be made to stay at campgrounds quite a way in advance. Find more information here

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Backpack Burgess Pass to the Iceline to Takakkaw Falls

Canada / Burgess Pass Trailhead

This hike begins at a trailhead 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Field, B.C., Canada. When heading west on the Trans Canada Highway towards Field, turn right 1.5 km before Field onto a small dirt road.

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Backpack the Vision Quest Trail

Canada / Vision Quest Trailhead

This short, but steep hike includes a moderate scrambling section, leading to an open spine that becomes increasingly difficult.

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Backpack to Alberta's Abbot Pass Hut

Canada / Lake O'Hara Trailhead

Built in 1922 with the stones from the pass, the Abbot Pass Hut and has served both as a base for mountaineers and as a destination for strong hikers ever since.

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Backpack the Fortress Cirque

Canada / Chester Lake Trailhead

No better way to watch the stars with friends than huddled up in your sleeping bag on top of a 3000m summit. This describes the bivy at The Fortress.

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Backpack the Rockwall Trail

Canada / Helmet Creek Falls Trailhead, Kootenay National Park

The Rockwall trail is a famous 3-5 day trek in Kootenay National Park. We started from the North and camped at Helmet Falls our first night, and then continued south and exited out Floe Lake.

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12 Breathtaking Backpacking Trips in the Canadian Rockies


The Canadian Rockies aren't exactly a secret. You've almost certainly seen photos or heard the hype about Jasper, Banff, and Yoho national parks and the surrounding areas.

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Hike to the Ninham Mountain Fire Tower

New York / Mount Ninham Pull-Off

This is more of a stroll than a hike, which is nice because you can add it to another hike in the same day if you're in the area. From the dirt parking lot take the trail off to the right.

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Hike to Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower

Tennessee / Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower

Pinnacle Mountain hosts one of the nicest fire towers on the East Coast of the United States. The fire tower is relatively new, sturdy, and has a large 360 degree viewing area at the top.

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Hike the Flume Gorge

New Hampshire / Flume Gorge Parking Area

The Flume Gorge in Franconia State Park is beautiful year round and every season has it's unique benefits.

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