Ho’opi’i Falls Trail in Kauai: Everything You Need to Know

The Ho’opi’i Falls Trail is the quintessential Kauai hike, with a path winding through a lush rainforest of vines and primeval ferns and two beautiful waterfalls, cascading down rocky cliff sides. While the hike is stunningly gorgeous, it definitely has a few quirks along the way, like some sections with EXTREME mud and sketchy scrambling down a steep slope. Here’s everything you need to know about the Ho’opi’i Falls Trail. 

Hanakapi’ai Falls Trail: Everything You Need to Know

One of the most bucket list-worthy hikes in Kauai is the Kalalau Trail, which winds across 11 miles of the rugged Napali Coast. But if you aren’t lucky enough to snag a backpacking permit for this coveted trail or you don’t have time to go on a multi-day adventure in Kauai, the next best option is the Hanakapi’ai Falls Trail, which consists of the first two miles of the Kalalau Trail with an offshoot to a jaw-dropping 300-foot waterfall. But you’ll still need to do some planning ahead to hike to this beauty—and there are some tips that will make your hike a whole lot more enjoyable. So here’s everything you need to know about hiking the Hanakapi’ai Falls Trail.

9 Incredible Oahu Hikes for All Skill Levels

Oahu is known for many things—swaying palm trees, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. But did you know there’s also dozens and dozens of amazing hikes in Oahu? From towering waterfalls and lush green mountains to ancient volcanic rims, there’s something for every type of hiker on this island. Here’s the 9 best Oahu hikes to add to your bucket list.

Sage Hills Loop: The Best Wildflower Hike in Washington

The Sage Hills Loop is a gorgeous hike, right outside of Wenatchee, Washington, offering views of snow-capped mountains, rolling hills, and even wildlife sighting opportunities. Come springtime, though, this already stunning trail explodes with wildflowers, with vibrant blooms of yellow, purple, and white blanketing its slopes, as far as the eye can see. Here’s everything you need to know about the Sage Hills Loop, the best wildflower hike in Washington.

3 Incredible Hoh Rainforest Hikes in Olympic National Park

The Hoh Rainforest is perhaps the most famous area of Washington state’s Olympic National Park, with its ancient trees, dripping with moss, and towering primeval ferns. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, this magical place is a must on any Olympic National Park itinerary. Here’s the most incredible Hoh Rainforest hikes that are perfect for exploring this wild and otherworldly place. 

Lanikai Pillbox Hike: One of the Best Hikes on Oahu

The Lanikai Pillbox Hike is one of the most jaw-dropping trails in Oahu, providing stunning views over Lanikai Beach, the turquoise Pacific Ocean, and the lush Koʻolau Mountains. But what makes this hike even cooler is that you’ll also get to hike to two historic army bunkers from World War II, perched on top of the rolling hilltops of Oahu. Here’s everything you need to know about the Lanikai Pillbox Hike.

Ramona Falls Hike, One of the Most Beautiful Waterfall Trails in Oregon

If you’re looking for one of the most stunning waterfalls in Oregon, Ramona Falls, sitting in the shadow of Mount Hood, may just take the cake. But to reach this jaw-dropping waterfall, you’ll have to go on an adventurous hike, with some funky obstacles that you should be prepared for along the way. Here’s everything you need to know about the Ramona Falls trail, one of the best waterfall hikes in Oregon.

Hall of Mosses Trail: Everything You Need to Know

There’s perhaps no hike in Olympic National Park that’s more iconic than the Hall of Mosses trail. Located in the lush Hoh Rainforest, the Hall of Mosses lives up to its name, with verdant moss carpeting the forest ground, larger-than-life primeval ferns, and trees soaring hundreds of feet overhead. Best of all, this easy trail is accessible for hikers of all skill levels. Here’s everything you need to know about the Hall of Mosses trail, a walk through a real-life fairytale forest.

10 Best Women’s Daypacks for Hiking

Looking for an awesome women’s hiking daypack? I’ve been down that road before and know how overwhelming the search can be, navigating between endless options of different capacities, versatility, price points, and styles. We got you covered, though- here’s ten of the best women’s daypacks for hiking, all of which have been put to the test on the trail and beyond.

Scenic Hot Springs in Washington: Everything You Need to Know

Imagine soaking in a steamy tub, perched on a mountaintop and surrounded by towering pine trees. Sound like a dream come true? Scenic Hot Springs, tucked in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, offers all of this, plus a good dose of outdoor adventure along the way. 

But getting here is not without its quirks—given that you’ll need a coveted permit and hike up 1,100 feet of elevation to visit the springs, there’s a bit of planning you’ll need to do ahead of time. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Scenic Hot Springs.

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