Trekking moutains is undoubtedly one of the best ways to test your body’s stamina and endurance. It is not only one of the best form of physical workout, but, it gives your mind and body a fun-filled joy. Thus, one will only cherish these adventures in the coming times. Trekking or hiking as it is more commonly referred to, is one of the most popular forms of adventure activity that gives us excitement and thrill. It challenges the mental and physical aspects of an adventure freak and offers some permanent benefits to one’s life. Trekking not only boosts one’s adrenaline rush but, comes with many benefits related to the mind and body.
Here are some of the trekking destinations, that you should try out:
SMOKYS MOUNTAINS, TENNESSE/NORTH CAROLINA, USA
Straddling along the mountainous border of Tennessee and North Carolina lies the Great Smoky Mountains quietly. Actually, it is one of the most ancient mountain ranges in the entire world. It has old-growth woods, diversity of flora and fauna, including more than 1500 varieties of flowering plants. As a result of its exceptional natural beauty, the Smokies were chosen as one of the original and first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1983. It has more than 800 miles of hiking trails winding throughout the park, the Smokies are also internationally recognized as one of the best hiking destinations in the East.
GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM, ARIZONA, USA
The Grand Canyon is one remarkable sight to see. It’s 277 miles in length, up to 18 miles broad and over a mile deep. The Grand Canyon has two rims, which goes as the North and the South. Out of these two, the North Rim is more remote, isolated and harder to reach, than the South. Few of the day hikes you can choose to get the best scenes of the canyon are Uncle Jim Point and the Wildforss Trail. A hike to the North Rim is also an excellent way to combine a tour to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
MOUNT HEALY OVERLOOK TREK, ALASKA, USA
Mount Healy Overlook Hiking Trail is a 4.3 mile quietly trafficked out and back hike tracks located near Denali National Park. It is in Alaska, and it highlights beautiful natural wildflowers and is rated as moderate temperature. Hence, the trail offers plenty of activity options and the best time to visit is from June until August. The hiking trail comes to a lookout that provides you views over the canyon and the ridges that surround it. This hike is easy to walk and you don’t need much gear or technical skill. Hiking enthusiasts can hike another 2 miles to get to the summit of the mountain.
SUNSHINE TO MOUNT ASSINIBOINE, CANADA
The hike from Sunshine to Mount Assiniboine is one of the greatest trails that the Canadian Rockies offers. The conditions on the trail are wonderful, which is well maintained and comfortable to follow. Also, bear boxes or posts are everywhere. However, you can walk the Continental Divide through large alpine meadows trailed with colorful wildflowers. Also, there is plenty of wildlife to see in the region. Additionally, the weather in the Canadian Rockies is usually very good from July through September. However, be ready for evening storms. The highlight of this trip is catching a glimpse of Canada’s Matterhorn which goes up 11,870 ft (3618m).
The drive to test one’s physical stamina, discover foreign territories, understand the delicacy of mountain ecology, drives people towards trekking. Along with understanding the existence of flora and fauna at high altitude, and understand about different geography. Thus, discovering various hidden secrets of Mother Nature in a thrilling environment makes trekking one of the best physical workout.