With mountains vistas, glacier lakes, and serene landscapes, there is no doubt that the West Coast has some of the best hikes. Below are five ideas for the top unforgettable hikes and views.
Lost Lake Trail, Alaska
Take in Alaska’s stunning scenery with this dreamy lake surrounded by glaciers in the Chugach National Forest. This is known as one of the best places to camp in Alaska. A moderate trail that leads to an unforgettable view. Mountain biking is also a great alternative to discover Lost Lake.
Jasper National Park Indian Ridge, Alberta
A remarkable vista of majestic snow-capped mountains including Mount Robson the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies and multiple mountainous ranges in the distance. After taking the Skytram this is a 12.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail.
Panorama Ridge, British Columbia
An unbelievable landscape of snow-capped mountains and a turquoise glacier lake make Panorama Ridge one the most scenic hikes in B.C. This hike is challenging and is more of a two-day adventure. The trail is well marked, and several large maps on the way give directions.
Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon
Explore stunning views of Oregon’s Mount Hood and dense forests it reflects from Mirror Lake. This is a moderate hike and is kid-friendly. For a more difficult and elevated experience hike to McNeil Point which looks towards the giant volcano’s west side.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Explore grand vistas of granite cliffs, the iconic Bridalveil Fall, clear streams, and the giant sequoia groves. The Mist Trail goes halfway to Half Dome which is one Yosemite’s most iconic rock faces. You will get panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra.