Wyoming is well-known for the hiking trails that take you into the heart of the country. Once you decide to hit the hiking trails in Wyoming, you'd probably want to know where the best ones are to be found. The American Hiking Society advises that you put a lot of planning into your hike before setting out, so you don't encounter difficulties. Once you've sorted that out, your next decision is which trail to hike along. Wyoming offers several excellent options for hiking trails, even for the inexperienced hiker.
1. Medicine Bow Peak
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest has one of the best hiking trails in the state, although it's a well-kept secret. The national forest is located in Wyoming's southeast corner and has quite a few challenging trails that would be great for hikers with a bit of experience under their belts. The highest point in the park is Snowy Peak, accessible from two different points. At Lewis Lake trailhead, you'll be climbing 1.6 miles, while from Marie Lake, you'll be in for a 3.6-mile outing. Each of these trailheads demonstrates sweeping vistas that are likely to take your breath away.
2. Inspiration Point
The name of this location tells you everything you need to know about it. Located in Grand Teton National Park, you can approach this hike in one of two ways. Firstly, you can take a short boat ride across Jenny Lake and head to the Cascade Canyon trailhead. Alternatively, you can run along the Jenny Lake trailhead for a longer but more scenic approach. After you get to the boat dock, you'll have to head through a pine forest before rejoining Cascade Canyon Creek and merging along the Teton Valley trail. A small rocky section is next, so you should pack your climbing boots. The rocky area offers an expansive, unfolding view of the national park on your way to Inspiration Point.
3. Union Falls Trail
Yellowstone is one of the nation's big attractions, and with such a massive park, it's expected that there's a lot of trails that go unvisited. One of the tracks you ought to check out while here is Union Falls. The hike isn't short, but the terrain is gently undulating, making for a low-difficulty walk. From Grassy Lake trailhead, you'll be hiking for roughly eight miles. If you're looking for a low-difficulty day hike or just want a relaxing walk through the park, this trail gives you a great option. Don't forget to pack bear spray, trekking poles, and water shoes to make crossing the watercourses a lot easier.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Anyone can bask in the outdoors, from the casual hiker to those seeking a getaway from their Wyoming company. However, preparation is a hiker's best friend. There's no telling what you'll run into out there, so being prepared at least gives you an edge. You might not be a boy scout, but knowing the best way to deal with outdoor situations helps you cope with difficulties. Don't be afraid to research the area before setting out to understand what to prepare for!
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