TRAILS, TRAILS, EVERYWHERE…
Which one’s will you hike? The following is a handful of the many spectacular long trails that wind their way across the USA and the world, to help inspire you to get out there on your next adventure. Whether you through hike them, section hike them, or you just want to get away for the weekend, ULA Equipment has a pack that will stand up to the task.
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
The world renowned Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) stretches 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) from Mexico to Canada, through the States of California, Oregon, and Washington. Starting in the deserts of California, it works it’s way through, six national parks, five national monuments, and five state parks. There are 57 mountain passes, 19 canyons, and more lakes than you can count!
The Appalachian Trail (AT) starts at Springer Mountain in Georgia. This 2,200 mile trail (3,500 km) passes through 14 Eastern States as it makes it’s way to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The AT passes through six national parks, two national wildlife refuges, eight national forests, eight National Natural Landmarks, and three national historic landmarks.
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL
The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) runs 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. It follows the Continental Divide along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five states — Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. The trail leads through seven wilderness areas, two national parks, and countless mountain passes.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST TRAIL
The Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) is a 1,200 mile (1,931 km) hiking trail running from the Continental Divide in Montana to the Pacific Ocean on Washington’s Olympic Coast. The PNT crosses three national parks, seven national forests, two other national scenic trails, and continues against the grain of many mountain ranges along the way.
MORE U.S. TRAILS
The Arizona National Scenic Trail is an 800 mile (1287 km) trail that traverses the whole north–south length of the state of Arizona from its border with Mexico to Utah.
The 300 mile (480 km) long Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) runs from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Davenport Gap in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
The 360 miles (580 km) Bigfoot Trail begins in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness and ends in Redwood National Park at the Pacific Ocean near Crescent City, California.
The Colorado Trail runs for 486 miles (782 km) from Littleton to Durango, Colorado. Its highest point is 13,271 feet (4,045 m) and most of the trail is above 10,000 feet (3,000 m). LEARN MORE…
The Florida Trail runs 1,000 miles (1,600 km), with 300 miles (480 km) planned, from Big Cypress National Preserve to Fort Pickens at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida. LEARN MORE…
The 335 mile (540 km) Pinhoti Trail lies within Alabama and Georgia. Its southern terminus is near Weogufka, Alabama, and its northern terminus is located at the BMT trail junction. LEARN MORE…
The Grand Enchantment Trail (GET) runs 770 miles (1,240 km) between Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico. It crosses the Arizona Trail and Continental Divide Trail. LEARN MORE…
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail stretches 1,200 miles (1,900 km) in the state of Wisconsin. The trail roughly follows the location of the terminal moraine from the last Ice Age. LEARN MORE…
The 900-mile (1,448 km) Idaho Centennial Trail (ICT) winds its way through ecosystems from high desert canyonlands in southern Idaho to wet mountain forests in Northern Idaho. LEARN MORE…
The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a 211 mile (340 km) trail located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. It passes through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. LEARN MORE…
The 233 mile (375 km) New England Trail (NET) is located in southern New England and includes most of the Metacomet-Monadnock, Mattabesett and Metacomet Trails. LEARN MORE…
The North Country Trail (NCT) stretches 4,600 miles (7,400 km) through seven states from Crown Point, New York to Lake Sakakawea State Park, North Dakota. LEARN MORE…
The 750 mile (1,207 km) Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) leads across the High Desert from near Bend, Oregon, to Lake Owyhee State Park at the Idaho border. LEARN MORE…
The 323 mile (520 km) Sheltowee Trace Trail runs primarily through the David Boone National Forest of Kentucky and Tennessee, passing through many National Recreation Areas, Wildlife Areas, and State Parks. LEARN MORE…
The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT), is a 310-mile (499 km) long footpath in northeastern Minnesota that follows the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior for most of its length. LEARN MORE…
The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile (266 km) trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada.
The Wonderland Trail is a 93 mile (150 km) trail that circumnavigates Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington with a cumulative 22,000 feet (6,700 m) of elevation gain. LEARN MORE…
THE GREAT TRAIL
The Trans Canada Trail at just over 15,000 miles (24,000 km) is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. This multi-use trail stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic oceans with the main sections running along the southern areas of Canada connecting most of Canada’s major cities and most populous areas.
GREAT DIVIDE TRAIL
The 746 mile (1,200 km) Great Divide Trail (GDT), is located in the Canadian Rockies and closely follows the Great Divide between Alberta and British Columbia, crossing the divide over 30 times. It begins in Waterton Lakes National Park at the Canada-US border (where it connects with the CDT) and ends in Kakwa Provincial Park.
The Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is New Zealand’s long distance tramping route, stretching 1850 miles (3000 km) along the length of the country’s two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff. It is made up of a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks and link sections alongside roads.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
The Camino de Santiago (375 to 500 miles (600-800 km) varies with route) is a network of pilgrims routes to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. Many follow its routes as a form of retreat or spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts.
SENDERO DE CHILE
The Sendero de Chile is a network trails that cross the Chilean territory from north to south. The routes allow you to discover the great diversity of landscapes, cultures and ecosystems of Chile on foot, on horseback or by bicycle. Currently only 1118 miles (1800 km) of trails have been cleared, with completion due north to south by 2040.
MORE INTERNATIONAL TRAILS
The 1900 mile (3058 km) International Appalachian Trail (IAT) runs from the northern terminus of the AT at Mount Katahdin, Maine, to the NE point of the Appalachian Mountains at Belle Isle, Newfoundland, Canada. LEARN MORE…
The 47 mile (75 km) West Coast Trail follows the edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 1907 to facilitate the rescue of shipwrecked survivors along the treacherous Graveyard of the Pacific. LEARN MORE…
There are currently nine New Zealand Great Walks (hikes). They range from 20 miles (32 km) to 51 miles (82 km) in length and take between 3 and 6 days to complete. Discover the best of New Zealand on a Great Walk. LEARN MORE…
The West Highland Way is a linear long distance footpath in Scotland. It is 96 miles (154.5 km) long, running from Milngavie north of Glasgow to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands with a bit of hill walking in the route. LEARN MORE…