Appalachian Trail – Eastern Maine

You can find various types of hiking trails around the world. All you need to consider is your ability in hiking, whether you are an expert or a novice hiker before you plan your hiking trip. You also have to decide the time you would like to spend on this hiking.

If you start in the small hamlet of Keene you can take the trail to the summit of the highest mountain in the state, Mt. Marcy. Mt. Marcy soars to a height of 5,344 feet. Nearby Algonquin is 5,114 feet. And there are more than forty peaks that are over four thousand feet tall in the surrounding area.

Your main objective while hiking in grizzly country is to avoid surprising a grizzly along a trail. Surprising a grizzly can activate its “fight or flight” instinct, which can potentially be a very dangerous situation. Therefore, many of the following tips are meant to help you avoid this from happening.

Bring a well-stocked first aid kit which must have sufficient medical supplies for all members of the group. Even on smaller kayaking, a first aid kit will prove invaluable when the nearest hospital is several hours away.

Accommodation. Depending on whether you intend to use the on site camping sites, or are just going out for the day, will also need to be considered. There may be hostels or a place to park your camper van, on site – or they may be no facilities at all. Best to find out before you drive up there, and discover no facilities just before nightfall. Oops!

The Kokoda Trail has special significance for Australians. In 1942 and 1943, it was the scene of some of the some of the fiercest and bloodiest land battles of World War 2, as Australian soldiers struggled to hold Japanese soldiers advancing across the Owen Stanley Ranges towards Port Moresby.

Moenkopi Trail – an easy 2 mile hike where you will get a panoramic view of the Wilson Cliffs. Along the way you can see Triassic fossils and get a very good idea of what desert plants grow in this area. The trail starts at the visitor’s center and loops its way along a limestone ridge. There are also trails that connect with the Calico Trail.

If you are looking for a unique area with some great trails, consider Johnson’s Shut-Ins. This area was damaged several years ago due to a dam failure, but is now open for business and as good as ever. Johnson’s Shut-Ins offers 6 sections of trail (one an overlapping part of the Ozark Trail) and only one has any section closed for repairs.