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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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2022 Washington Backpacking Reservation Dates

If you’re like me, the first part of each year is all about planning where I’ll go backpacking in the summer. One of my favourite places to go backpacking is Washington state. And many of the most spectacular backpacking trips in Washington require reservations. So I’ve put together a complete list of the 2022 Washington …

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Best Places to Stay Near Joshua Tree

.Joshua Tree, California is a pretty unique place. Located in the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, it’s famous for gorgeous scenery, hiking, camping, and an eclectic arts scene. So it should be no surprise that you can find places to stay near Joshua Tree that incorporate each of those things (and sometimes a …

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10 Under-the-Radar US National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

There are 59 National Parks in America. So far I have been to only 9 of them. And some of them are so popular that it’s hard to book a trip there. It seems like most people (including me) are only familiar with the famous and crowded national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand …

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25 Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

This summer I spent 4 days in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton tends to get overshadowed by its more famous neighbour to the north, Yellowstone National Park. But after spending a few days there, I discovered that there are so many great things to do in Grand Teton! My favourites were the mountain viewpoints …

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