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Little Huson Caves on Vancouver Island

The Little Huson Caves are a hidden gem on Northern Vancouver Island. It’s a spectacular location where a rushing creek funnels through a steep canyon into a cave, then comes out the other side. You can reach the caves via a short and easy trail. I’m surprised that few people know about Little Huson Caves. …

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The Best Hikes in Squamish, BC (From a Local)

I’ve lived in Squamish for over a year, but before I moved here, I hiked in Squamish all the time. I’ve done tons of hikes near Squamish so I’ve put together a list of the best hikes in Squamish. Between hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and dirt bike trails, there are literally hundreds of hiking …

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300+ Hiking Terms Explained: A Hiking Glossary

Like many outdoor sports, there are a lot of confusing hiking terms to learn. I spend a lot of time writing about hiking and teaching hiking skills and it can be easy to forget that not everyone knows all the hiking slang, jargon, and terminology. To help everyone out, I put together a comprehensive glossary …

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Hike the Bear Gulch Cave Trail in Pinnacles National Park

If you’re visiting Pinnacles National Park in California, the first thing you’ll read about is the Bear Gulch Cave Trail. It’s a popular hike and one of the top things to do in the park. Happiest Outdoors contributor Rasika and her husband hiked this trail in October 2021 and found it to be an unforgettable …

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Most Instagrammed Hikes in Vancouver in 2022

This list of the most Instagrammed hikes in Vancouver was first published in February 2017. I updated the numbers each year. I’ve run the numbers fresh for 2022… (drumroll please)… and this year the hikes on the list haven’t changed. (But you’ll still have to read the whole post to see which hike is number …

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Snow-Free Hikes in Vancouver: 100+ Year-round Trails

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you need to stop hiking. Since it can be tough to find trails without snow, I’ve put together the an absolutely enormous list of snow-free hikes in Vancouver for you. These are trails in Vancouver that you can hike year round… and there’s over 100 of them! I’ve got …

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