Cathedral Cove {Coromandel Peninsula}

Cathedral Cove {Coromandel Peninsula}

Cathedral Cove Distance –  3.2 km roundtrip from the start of the trail, 7.2 km roundtrip from the visitor parking in Hahei Elevation – 41 meters from the trailhead / 107 meters from the visitor parking Difficulty – Easy Trailhead – End of Grange Road 

Headwall Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Headwall Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Headwall Lakes Distance – 14-16 km (depends which x-country ski trails you take to get in) Elevation – 625 meters (to the final lake) Difficulty – Medium Logistics – Driving down a washboard, gravel road for about an hour Trailhead Location – Chester Lake Parking 

Tongariro Alpine Crossing {Tongariro National Park}

Tongariro Alpine Crossing {Tongariro National Park}

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Distance – 19.4 km Elevation – 1190 meters Difficulty – Medium Logistics – Shuttle Required Trailhead Location -Mangatepopo Car Park Tongariro Alpine Crossing is touted as the best day hike in New Zealand. Whenever I read these sorts of things, my skepticism 

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park} Distance – 58.5 km (Sunshine via Citadel Pass – Magog Campground – Mount Shark via Wonder Pass) Elevation – 899 gain / 1098 loss (Sunshine via Citadel Pass) 597 gain / 1046 loss (Shark via Wonder Pass) Difficulty – 

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park} Distance – 31 km round trip Elevation – 1,300 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead Location – Paint Pots Trailhead, Kootenay National Park The Rockwall is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It is mystical, engulfing with 

Gibbon Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Gibbon Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Gibbon Pass {Kootenay National Park} Distance – 10.8 km one way, 21.6 km round trip Elevation – approx. 1,300 meters Difficulty – Hard Trailhead Location – Vista Lakes Parking Lot Hiking up to Gibbon Pass was a last minute plan change the other weekend when 

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park}

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park}

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park} Distance – 5.5 km one way, 11 km round trip (additional 0.5 km one way to Sanson Peak) Elevation – 665 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead Location – Upper Hot Springs, Mountain Avenue Sometimes you just get lucky. When 

Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Mount St. Helens Distance – 15 -16 km / 10 miles (scrambling and route finding skills required) Elevation Gain – 1,421 meters / 4,663 feet Trailhead Location – Gifford Pinchot National Forest Climbers’ Bivouac Logistics – Permit required to hike, parking pass required to park 

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge Distance – 13.6 km Elevation – 1029 meters Trailhead – Illecillewaet Campground / 117°29’31″W 51°15’49″N Glacier National Park trail information I love the September long weekend. LOVE. After a full summer of adventure, fun, and more things to do than daylight … and there is 

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs 3.0 miles / 4.8 km round trip little to no elevation gain until you are on the slickrock. Perhaps it means I am selfish, but I love having beautiful places all to myself. Places like The Wave are incredibly enticing to