10 best wilderness backpacking trips
“Climb the mountain and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine flows into trees.” -As said Environmental activist John Muir. At a certain point in our life, we all want to take a leave from this monotonous life and get lost in the mountains exploring mother nature with nothing but a backpack.
Today I’m going to introduce you to some of the best wilderness backpacking trips.
Ten wilderness backpacking trips breakdown below:
1.Kesugi Ridge, Denali State Park, Alaska: If you want to explore the beauty of Alaska mountains. It is just to go for a hiking in the Kesugi Ridge. Adorned with the beautiful panorama all through 36 miles. Plan your track keeping the flood and bear sprays in mind.
2.The John Muir Trail, California: Named after beloved Environmentalist John Muir, this trail is a great attraction to the backpackers longing 211 miles in Sierra’s mountains. Collect permit beforehand, otherwise, it can cause problems. Store food items in a bear-proof container.
3.Teton Crest Trail, Wyoming: This 40 miles of mesmerizing vistas crosses the Death Canyon Shelf passing through mountain Meek and Alaska Basin. This beautiful is plentiful of bears, so bear spray is sort of your lifeline.
4.Eagle’s Nest Wilderness, Colorado: With an elevation 11,900 feet and length of 4.5 miles, It’s a hard yet worth the effort backpacking trail you would not like to miss. It has beautiful panorama as you climb through aspen and lodgepole Pine trees up to the meadows.
5.Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness, Michigan: Located along the northeastern of Lake Michigan, named after the dunes perched all over the surface. The camping fee and permit are important requirements for a backpacking trips here. Camping is allowed anywhere except the high water marks or in a diameter of 200 meters near the village.
6.Birkhead Mountain Wilderness, North Carolina: It’s located in the Uwharrie mountains of North Carolina, hosting old hardwood forest with cool mountain streams. It also has an 11 km hiking loop in the Robins branch Trailhead.
7.Alpachian Trail, Maine: This 100-mile long trailway never crosses a private road. Famous for its isolation, can also be dangerous for hikers who are not experienced enough or just beginning. Willson Falls, some forest streams make it much more interesting.
8.Long Trail, Vermont: stretching 270 miles from the outline of Massachusetts to Canada, the Long Trail is our country’s oldest long-distance hiking path. The hike will take 20 to 30 days at least. Swift streams, beautiful woodland ponds, and rugged peaks will take your breath away.
9.The Four Pass Loop, Colorado: The four pass loop going through Maroon Bells mountains offers world class scenery. Because of the elevation, It is probably best to plan your hiking trip in the late summer. Free permits are available but, they must be obtained at the trailheads.
10.Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainer National Park, Oregon: This 93 miles long trailhead with an elevation of 22000 feet, is considered to be a strenuous trail. It takes 10 to 14 days for average hikers to complete this trail. With every ascending or descending, a subtle change in climate or micro-climate is observed. You will see Glaciers, Cascades, Meadows, Lakes, Canyons and even rainforests on this awesome trip. Camping is allowed with permits and only in the designated camps.
These mind-blowing trips will help you reconnect with nature and come back to life with a fresh and energizing the mind. Happy Hiking !! 🙂