Tag Archives: waterfall

Mill Creek Falls Trail (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

At 75 feet, Mill Creek Falls is the highest waterfall in northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park. Situated just 1.7 miles from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, the Mill Creek Falls Trail is a popular half-day hike on the park’s … Continue reading

Posted in California, Lassen National Park, Moderate Hikes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paradise Meadows Trail (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California is most famous for its hellish and tormented volcanic landscape—but you would never know it on the park’s beautiful and green Paradise Meadows Trail. This 2.8-mile out-and-back follows a cascading tributary of Hat … Continue reading

Posted in California, Lassen National Park, Moderate Hikes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, NJ

The dilapidated storefronts and crumbling edifices of downtown Paterson, New Jersey tell the story of a town battered by the winds of change. Once a booming hub for manufacturing—in fact, it was the first planned industrial city in the US—Paterson … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

High Bridge Trail (Box Canyon Park, CO)

The High Bridge Trail is a more strenuous alternative to the lower Box Canyon Falls Trail, climbing 200 feet to a suspension bridge that spans Box Canyon and offers views northeast to Ouray, Colorado. On sunny summer days and weekends, … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, Uncompahgre National Forest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Box Canyon Falls Trail (Box Canyon Park, CO)

Billed as “Ouray’s slot canyon,” Box Canyon Waterfall and Park is one of the most popular destinations in the area. Situated just outside southwest Colorado’s “Switzerland of America,” Box Canyon Falls is concealed in a dark, narrow gorge accessed only … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, Easy Hikes, Uncompahgre National Forest | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Million Dollar Highway” – Ouray to Silverton

Southwest Colorado’s “Million Dollar Highway”—also known, less memorably, as Route 550—traverses some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state. With sharp curves, steep grades, and a conspicuous lack of guard rails, it is also one of the most harrowing … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, San Juan National Forest, Scenic Byways, Uncompahgre National Forest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ouray Perimeter Trail (Uncompahgre National Forest, CO)

The Ouray Perimeter Trail, as the name suggests, forms a circuit around the picturesque town of Ouray in southwest Colorado. Far from being an easy city walk, however, this rugged track traverses high ledges, crosses deep canyons, and passes waterfalls … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, Moderate Hikes, Uncompahgre National Forest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Blue Suck Falls Loop and Tuscarora Overlook (Douthat State Park, VA)

Often cited as one of Virginia’s best day hikes, the long but rewarding Blue Suck Falls Loop in Douthat State Park features tumbling cascades, dense rhododendron thickets, and a series of fine viewpoints in an oft-forgotten corner of the state. … Continue reading

Posted in Douthat State Park, George Washington National Forest, Strenuous Hikes, Virginia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Skyline Trail – Narrow Gauge Trail Loop (Babcock State Park, WV)

Especially in the spring, when water levels are particularly high, the Skyline Trail – Narrow Gauge Trail Loop in Babcock State Park is simply spectacular. This 4,127-acre park in south-central West Virginia, often dwarfed by its larger and better-known neighbor, … Continue reading

Posted in Babcock State Park, Moderate Hikes, West Virginia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Quebec-Saguenay Loop Drive

At 595,400 square miles—roughly double the size of Texas—the French Canadian province of Quebec is enormous. Yet, because the vast majority of population centers are in Quebec’s extreme south, it is hard to get a sense of perspective unless you … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, International, Quebec, Scenic Byways | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments