Top 4 Hikes That You Need to Experience with Your Survival Strap
Are you an avid hiker looking to experience new scenic and awe-inspiring trails? Or are you just starting out with your outdoor journey and wanting to reach right for the top shelf of mountain hiking? Regardless of your experience level, there are plenty of trails to choose. We have narrowed down the top 4 hiking destinations that are challenging but offer the greatest reward. These are also trails where you’ll find the most use for your Survival Strap. Suit up with your survival bracelet, pack a camera, and get ready to hit one of these trails.
ARIZONA- GRAND CANYON- BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL
As cliché as the Grand Canyon may sound, it is anything but. Pictures will never do this magnificent natural structure justice. Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon, regardless of the trail, you will be left speechless. We recommend getting there before the sun comes up and leaving after it goes down. (Side note: getting there before sunrise means free admission!) Pack plenty of snacks. If you run out, there is a café and snack shop in the visitor center.
If you want the most bang for your buck, then tackle the Bright Angel Trail. You will get an up close and personal view of the Canyon with more than enough opportunities for selfies.
CALIFORNIA- YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK- UPPER FALLS
Again, don’t let the idea of Yosemite National Park being cliché fool you. There’s a reason that it’s one of the most visited parks in the States. From breath-taking waterfalls to gorgeous shades of Fall, Yosemite has a trail for everyone to enjoy. If you want to challenge yourself and reap the benefits at the end, then we recommend the Upper Falls trail. Prepare to ascend 2,425 feet. There are three sections (upper, middle, lower) but you should choose the Upper Falls because it offers the best opportunity to take pictures and bask in the moment.
NORTH CAROLINA- LOOKING GLASS TRAIL
Asheville is a city that is impossible to dislike. Amazing breweries, friendly people, and some of the best hikes you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing. Out of the dozens of trails to choose from, we highly recommend Looking Glass Trail, which is off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Keep in mind that this trail is not going to be easy. Its lowest elevation point is 2,320 feet and its highest elevation point is 3,969 feet. If you feel that you can take on this obstacle course of a trail, then you will be handsomely rewarded with one of the most famous viewing points in North Carolina. Prepare for an epic panoramic view of blue skies, mountain ranges, and soaring wildlife.
PENNSYLVANIA- APPALACHIAN TRAIL- PINNACLE
Offering a direct access road for beginners and a challenging trail for the more experienced, Pinnacle off the Appalachian Trail is a must-see. Overlooking Berks County in Pennsylvania, you will receive an amazing view of farmland, natural structures, and the towns below. Pinnacle also offers you the chance for rock climbing, cave spelunking, and wildlife photography. Be careful when hiking in May and June because lots of snakes are out and about. Pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery while snacking.
The varying difficultly levels of all these hikes allows every type of hiker to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the great outdoors. Best of all, you’ll be prepared for anything that happens with your Survival Strap. If you don’t have a survival bracelet yet, check out our huge selection here.