Palouse Falls (LaCrosse, Washington)
Kanerra Creek (Kanerra Creek Trail, Utah)
Rialto Beach (Washington)
- Ecosystem type: Coastal Forest and Ocean Beach
- Trail tread types: Beach
- General elevation trend: Flat with steep overland trails
- River crossings: Ellen Creek
- Unique features: Beach hiking, Natural Arch
- Level of difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 1 mile to Hole-in-the-Wall Camp Area
- Elevation change: None
- Best Season: April through October
Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)
As travelers plan their spring and summer vacations to Northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, invariably the topic of Horseshoe Bend comes up. For some, it comes with a heaping helping of trepidation about the length and difficulty of the walk to the overlook.
Since we know you’re busy, we’ll save some of you some time right now: 9 out of 10 of you who are in reasonably good health, not afraid of heights, and who walk regularly or participate in even a moderate exercise regimen will be able to make this “so-called” hike. Wear good walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and carry water. You’ll be good to go!
As for those who aren’t so sure where they stand, you’ll be glad to know that you’re not alone. Many prospective visitors in your shoes have gone to the one place people go to either assuage their fears – or confirm them.