OK, hiking sounds like something we can all get behind like walking to the store but with minimal air pollution, no overly-friendly neighbors, and the opportunity to align with Mother Nature, that is until you are actually doing it and are a few miles up the from the trail head.
All things, including hiking, are good in moderation and low effort-high reward situations are nothing to be looked down upon.
So, below are 3 terrific hikes for people who want to be able to take a hot shower and hit happy hour afterwards without feeling like they are going to die, thank you very much!
1. The Watchman Trail, Zion National Park
This 1st hike is found in Zion National Park, Utah. The Watchman Trail is a fairly flat, easy 3-mile round-trip hike.
The photo backdrop is a valley bursting with vibrant green trees that hug the shore of a winding blue river.
2. Taft Point, Yosemite National Park
Heading over to Yosemite Park in California, we find a hike that’s just over 2 miles that offers a million-dollar view.
Not ideal for those with a fear of heights, Taft Point overlooks the Yosemite Valley from 7,503 feet above.
For reference, that’s just a bit shorter than the tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
To celebrate, head over to Yosemite’s Mountain View Restaurant & Bar to continue the sightseeing out of their floor-to-ceiling windows.
3. ‘Iao Needle, Maui
Hawaii’s lush ‘Iao Valley State Park is home to the 10 min “hike” up paved stairs that gives an amazing view of the ‘Iao Needle’.
Despite the lack of effort needed to get there, the view is awesome
If you want a little more adventure don your swim suit and take a refreshing dip in the stream below.
End your day at Paia Fish Market for a casual atmosphere and cold drink
Enjoy your travels