Best Hiking Trails in North America - Top 5

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Best Hiking Trails in North America - Top 5

Anyone who is fond of the outdoors know what a thrill hiking can be. Most of us don't get a chance to venture out and hike as much as we would like to. Here is a compresses list of the best hiking trails in North America so when you do go you will experience the best the hiking has to offer.

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1. The Breakneck Ridge Trail

Don't let the name scare you off. This is one of the most beautiful trails out there. This trail is located in Hudson Highlands State Park. This trail is rugged in certain place especially when it ascends from river level to the rolling knobby ridge. From this ridge there are amazingly beautiful vistas and lookouts. One of the special attractions of this trail is the Hudson River which is also a beautiful sight. Also because this trail is mixed forest if you go out during spring and summer you will see all of the beautiful wild flowers. Length: 9.6 miles, Elevation Gain: 1500 feet, Season: Spring through Fall, Trail Type: Loop, Skill Level: Strenuous

2. The Glacier Gorge

To many this is the most beautiful spot in the Rocky Mountain National Park. If you like alpine lakes or have always wanted to see one this is the place. Along with alpine lakes this trail offers beautiful mixed wildflowers and cascading waterfalls. Length: 9.6 Mile, Elevation Gain: 1600 feet, Season: June to October, Trail Type: Out-and-back Skill Level: Moderate to Strenuous

3. The Pinnacle an Appalachian Trail

This trail offers such a wide variety of views and special little attractions. On this trail you get views of Hawk Mountain. (which is one of the best places to watch the annual hawk migration) You will also see Lehigh Valley and Blue Rocks. This is a vigorous trail and they advise to wear hiking boots because of the rocky conditions. The trail follows forest foot paths and mountain streams. Length: 8.7 miles, Elevation Gain: 868 feet, Season: Year Round

4. Mount Whitney

This trail leads you to the highest peak in the United States. Length: 22 miles, Elevation Gain: 6,000 feet, Season: July-September

5. Conundrum Hot Springs

Nestled in Colorado the hidden jewel is probably the most exquisite trail you will find. There is a secluded collection of pristine pools. The pools are all different in size varying anywhere to 3 feet deep. The pools also vary in temperature. The largest of the pools stays a comfortable 102 degrees F. Some of the smaller pools are cooler.

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