Area Status: Open
The Horsetail Falls Trailhead is also used by a section of Gorge Trail #400.... read more ›
Head out on this 0.9-mile out-and-back trail near Cascade Locks, Oregon. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 36 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.... see details ›
Head out on this 4.6-mile out-and-back trail near Alpine, Utah. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 1 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.... continue reading ›
Silver Falls - Trail of Ten Falls
Silver Falls is often referred to as the crown jewel of the Oregon state park system -- and for good reason. Here, you can see not one but ten breathtaking waterfalls on one trail aptly called the “Trail of Ten Falls.” You can even walk behind four of the waterfalls!... view details ›
(KGO) -- Yosemite National Park's 'firefall' returns in February 2022 but with some new rules for visitors. The annual 'Firefall' at Horsetail falls is one of the Parks' most amazing spectacles and brings out thousands of visitors each year.... read more ›
Horsetail Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Bridges, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate.... continue reading ›
What is the hardest trail in Oregon? Oregon has a lot of difficult trails, the Larch Mountain Trail would stand out on that list. That's because it's a 15-mile trail with a lot of steep inclines. If you've got your hiking shoes and poles it is not difficult (if you are experienced).... read more ›
For example, most people hike 2 miles per hour on an average hike. If you are walking a five-mile loop through moderate, you should allocate 2.5 hours for the hike. Likewise, a 7-mile hike will take 3.5 hours, while a 10-mile hike will take 5 hours.... see more ›
Using Naismith's Rule, a nine mile hike should have a base hiking time of three hours at a calculation of three miles per hour.... view details ›
Bridal Veil Falls is a breathtaking 607-foot waterfall in Provo Canyon, Utah that attracts visitors from near and far. Along with being the tallest waterfall in Utah, the hike leading up to it is also impressive.... read more ›
The waterfall scene, the fight scene and bathing scene were all filmed at Chimney Rock State Park! If you are in the area be sure to stop in at Chimney Rock State Park, where you can stand at the base of the famous Hickory Nut Falls, the waterfall in the movie!... see more ›
Check out this 2.1-mile out-and-back trail near Lac des Arcs, Alberta. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 8 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, snowshoeing, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.... continue reading ›
1. Multnomah Falls. The number one most photogenic, picturesque waterfalls in Oregon has to be Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Hands down the most famous and best waterfall in Oregon is the iconic Multnomah Falls, located in the Columbia River Gorge.... continue reading ›
Logs or rocks may be hidden under the surface, and the sudden impact of the extremely cold water can cause temporary paralysis that could lead to drowning. Don't swim anywhere near where the waterfall hits the plunge pool. Churning currents called hydraulics can trap you under water.... read more ›
Yosemite National Park's Firefall at Horsetail Fall is a natural phenomenon visible for ~3 weeks each winter. This post offers tips from my experiences, best dates & viewing locations, new restrictions, California snowfall, and more.... view details ›
The Yosemite Firefall was a summer time event that began in 1872 and continued for almost a century, in which burning hot embers were spilled from the top of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park to the valley 3,000 feet (900 m) below. From a distance it appeared as a glowing waterfall.... continue reading ›
Firefall begins by ~5:25pm each night — 10-15 minutes before sunset — and ends by ~5:40. If you can, plan to stay in or near the park for more than one evening, in case your chosen day ends up being cloudy.... view details ›
Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains is the hardest hike in New York. The route is over 24 miles long and includes a variety of challenging, varied terrain. The trail takes hikers up six mountains as they ascend 7,800 feet in elevation.... view details ›
Centennial Ridge, Kananaskis/Canmore
With an elevation gain of 1,350 metres over a distance of 13.8 kilometres (return) the Centennial Ridge hike is rated as “very difficult.” Built in 1967 to celebrate Canada's 100th birthday, it has the distinction of being the highest maintained trail in the country.... see details ›
- Angel's Landing, Zion National Park. ...
- Capitol Peak via the Knife Edge, Colorado. ...
- Mist Trail and Half Dome Cables, Yosemite National Park. ...
- Huckleberry Trail, Glacier National Park. ...
- Camp Muir, Mount Rainier National Park. ...
- Chinitna Bay, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
THE SALKANTAY & INCA TRAILS TO MACHU PICCHU
The Inca Trail has been one of the most famous and most popular hiking routes in the world for many years. It leads to the mysterious and ancient site of Machu Picchu, a 15th century Inca citadel ruin.... see more ›
1. Trail of Ten Falls, Silver Falls State Park. This waterfall-infused state park is a 30-minute drive from the State Capitol in Salem. As well as being one of the most popular state parks, it is also Oregon's largest state park and is home to one of Oregon's best campgrounds.... see more ›
My Big Mile Hiking Plan
Try to keep breaks close to 10 minutes and avoid going over 15-minute breaks. Plan out where I will get water and use these stops as resting breaks. Try to get 25% of my daily miles in by 10 AM and over 50% of my daily miles by 2 PM. Use lunch as a break and keep it under 30 minutes.... view details ›
Avid hikers max out at an average of 16 miles for a full day of hiking. Difficulty of terrain, fitness level, as well as the weight of your pack if you are backpacking are the main factors that impact hiking distance. Beginners should not attempt to hike more than 8-10 miles in a single day.... see details ›
How far can the average person hike in a day? Every hiker and trail is different, but on average, you can hike 8-15 miles a day . Even the slowest hikers can cover a considerable distance if they have the time to spare. At a pace of 2 mph (slower than average), you can comfortably hike 10 miles in a day.... see details ›
If you plan to hike for around 8 hours (Excluding rest) on relatively flat terrain you can reasonably travel at 16-28 miles a day. On mountainous terrain or other challenging scenarios that number will be much lower, but generally, it's a good estimate.... read more ›
A leisurely hike will burn between 300 – 600 calories per hour, depending on your weight, backpack, speed and terrain.... see details ›
Hiking 25 miles in a day is absolutely doable. That may sound unrealistic to some, but thru-hikers do 25 miles every day. For months on end. While sleeping in a tent every night.... see details ›
- Bear Lake is known as the Caribbean of the Rockies, and you'll see why the moment you lay eyes on it. ...
- Its waters are a brilliant blue color, due to the calcium carbonates suspended in the lake. ...
- There are many ways to enjoy the lake. ...
Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina
Footage for the Warrior Falls was filmed at the most spectacular waterfall system in the world: Iguazu , located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. While close-ups were captured on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios, most of the scenic visuals came from Iguazu.... read more ›
Aysgarth Falls have attracted visitors for more than 200 years, including John Ruskin, J. M. W. Turner and William Wordsworth visited, all enthusing about the falls' outstanding beauty. All three falls were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The Falls are situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.... see details ›
This epic trail to the South Peak of HuaShan, one of China's Five Great Mountains, is often billed as the most dangerous hike in the world, and for good reason.... see details ›
Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail
This 8.5-mile roundtrip hike is considered one of the most difficult hikes in Texas and is located in Guadalupe Peak National Park.... see details ›
Angels Landing in Zion National Park
This one should come as no surprise, but the No. 1 most dangerous hike in Utah is Angels Landing in Zion National Park. It's also one of the most dangerous hikes in the U.S., according to Discovery.com.... see details ›
Seaside in northern Oregon has the warmest ocean of all the places measured on the Oregon coast during summer, despite temperature readings taken there in exposed water. The unusually high temperature is due to the influence of the Columbia River, which empties into the ocean a short distance to the north.... read more ›
Tucked away in Oregon's Willamette National Forest is a lake with waters as clear as a swimming pool and fascinating wonders hiding underneath. Oregon's spring-fed Clear Lake was formed around 3,000 years ago through lava flows that ran from Sand Mountain, creating a natural dam that slowly filled with water.... read more ›
Thirty-seven miles west of Sisters, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette National Forest, is Oregon's well-known Blue Pool. The Blue Pool is a round body of water that sits mysteriously at the base of the waterfall, Tamolitch Falls.... view details ›
Multnomah Falls | The Official Guide to Portland. Multnomah Falls, 30 miles east of Portland, is Oregon's tallest waterfall.... read more ›
|Longest drop||542 ft (165 m)|
|Average width||10 ft (3 m)|
|Average flow rate||150 cu ft/s (4.2 m3/s)|
Indeed, the world's largest waterfall lies beneath the Denmark Strait, which separates Iceland and Greenland. At the bottom of the strait are a series of cataracts that begin 2,000 feet under the strait's surface and plunge to a depth of 10,000 feet at the southern tip of Greenland—nearly a two-mile drop.... see more ›
You die. Imagine having a car hit you every second. In a taller waterfall, the water will eventually break up into individual droplets the size of raindrops, and many of them will float on the wind. In Niagara Falls, this process starts, but at the bottom the “drops” are still massive.... continue reading ›
It is practiced widely by many throughout the country. The objective of Takigyo is to cleanse one's mind, body and soul through a Buddhism purification ritual. To make things hard yet rewarding, the “cleansing” happens under the rough waters of a waterfall at approximately 15 degrees Celsius.... see more ›
Horsetail Falls is flowing. The western horizon is clear of cloud banks. The azimuth of the sun is correct for lighting the falls.... see details ›
The Yosemite Falls Trail is open year-round; conditions vary depending on the season.... see details ›
Authorities. Sacred Falls resided in Sacred Falls State Park (no longer an official state park since its closure) on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.... see details ›
Firefall begins by ~5:25pm each night — 10-15 minutes before sunset — and ends by ~5:40. If you can, plan to stay in or near the park for more than one evening, in case your chosen day ends up being cloudy.... read more ›
Firefall can happen from October-February at anytime as long as the sun can hit the Eastern Side, and water is flowing down Horsetail fall (from Nov-Jan usually rainstorms). If you live near Yosemite or are planning a visit during the months of February, this is an absolute MUST-DO on your list.... continue reading ›
Besides the outdoor pools available to the public during summer at Curry Village and Yosemite Valley Lodge, swimming is generally permitted in all bodies of water in the park.... view details ›
American black bears found in Yosemite National Park have long been of intense interest to park visitors and managers. Seeing one of the approximately 300 to 500 black bears in Yosemite can evoke excitement, awe, and fear. If visitors spot a bear while in the park, it is a black bear-not a brown or grizzly bear.... see more ›
Would not advise swimming in the water as there are many leaches and sharp rocks. About an hours walk from entrance but do know some people drive directly to falls.... see more ›
Many of these will have impacts to access and services in the park. o Bridalveil Fall (trails and parking) and Glacier Point Road are CLOSED for 2022.... see details ›
Lake Arrowhead is a great place to swim but there are always times when you must exercise caution. Lakeweed Treatments - View the calendar to learn when lakeweed treatments are scheduled.... see details ›
I just tried to get people to move out of there if they could because I kept thinking maybe more rocks would fall,” said witness Mart Hutnan in 1999. The landslide killed eight people, including 24-year-old Sara Johnson of California. “She always told us I love you mommy, I love you daddy. She always hugged us.... read more ›
On May 9, 1999 — Mother's Day — a fatal rockfall near the waterfall killed eight hikers and injured 50 others when boulders and rocks collapsed into the narrow valley and visitors were unable to escape from the falling debris.... view details ›