Day Hikes

Read all about various Day Hikes in Europe and the USA.

Kings Canyon Sunset Trail

Kings Canyon Sunset Trail

Before I started my eight-day SEKI Loop trail, I spent two days in Kings Canyon National Park to acclimatize to the elevation and do some preliminary hiking. I combined the Sunset Trail with the General Grant Loop Trail, the North Grove Trail and the Dead Giant Loop to a beautiful half day hike.

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Cathedral Lakes trail, Yosemite

Cathedral Lakes trail, Yosemite

After my eight-day SEKI Loop trail, I headed north to Yosemite National Park for one last day hike. I chose the Cathedral Lakes trail – part of the John Muir Trail – because it combines alpine lakes, a magnificent peak and relative solitude.

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Short hikes on the Isle of Sark

Short hikes on the Isle of Sark

The Isle of Sark is so small, that it would take no more than half an hour to walk straight from the eastern to the western shore. But because of the jagged coastline there is a lot more hiking to do, with great views every time you turn a corner.

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The Colors of Kodachrome Basin

The Colors of Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin State Park is neighbour to Bryce Canyon National Park. Both parks share the rich red colors and strange rock formations, but Kodachrome offers more solitude. It’s quiet here, and empty. Full of amazing views, nice hiking trails and a main campground that offers a shady, green oasis in the barren desert landscape.

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The Other Zion: Kolob Canyon

The Other Zion: Kolob Canyon

Zion National Park being such a busy tourist hotspot, we took a hike at the north-western part of the park: the relatively unknown but beautiful Kolob Canyons. Here we found no crowds, a refreshing creek, Navajo Sandstone walls in the most impressive red colors and a beautiful natural feature at the end of the trail.

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10.000 ft High at Cedar Breaks

10.000 ft High at Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks National Monument may be relatively unknown, but it is a major natural wonder in itself. It features dramatic red rock formations and 1,600 years old Bristlecone Pine trees. Thunder and lightning made us shorten our hike to just three miles. But what awesome three miles they were.

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A Window with a View: Fenêtre de Ferret

A Window with a View: Fenêtre de Ferret

A perfect dayhike in the Swiss Alps with spectacular views of snowy mountain tops, green valleys and lakes of the deepest blue. A steep climb is rewarded with the unforgettable view from the Fenêtre de Ferret overlooking the Italian valley and Alps near the Grand St. Bernard pass.

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