We all have our lists of our dream vacations or adventures we’d love to go on someday.  For many of us, the things on that list truly are just dreams.  After all, they are called dream vacations for a reason.  Maybe it’s because they are far way, really expensive, or require too much time off work. Whatever the case, we often find reasons that the things on our bucket lists aren’t feasible or practical. I am guilty of this all the time, but I figure I’ll just take the adventures on my list one at a time.  Even if I only ever check off one of them from the list, that’s better than nothing!

So, in no particular order, here are {some of} the hikes I would love to do someday.

Day Hikes:

  • Half Dome
    • Location: Yosemite National Park, California
    • Length: 16 miles
    • Best Time to Go: May – October
  • Angel’s Landing
    • Location: Zion National Park, Utah
    • Length: 5 miles
    • Best Time to Go: Spring/Fall
  • Zion Narrows
    • Location: Zion National Park, Utah
    • Length: 6 – 16 miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – September
  • Mt Whitney Summit
    • Location: Sequoia National Park, California
    • Length: 22 miles
    • Best Time to Go: July – October
  • Plain of Six Glaciers
    • Location:  Banff National Park, Canada
    • Length: 9 miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – September

Backpacking Trips:

  • Tour Du Mont Blanc (we’re doing this in August!)
    • Location: France, Italy, and Switzerland
    • Length: 110 miles
    • Best Time to Go: July – September
  • Hoh River Trail (Planning to do part of this in May!)
    • Location: Olympic National Park, Washington
    • Length: 34 miles
    • Best Time to Go: April – October
  • W Trek Patagonia
    • Location: Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
    • Length: 50 miles
    • Best Time to Go: November – February
  • The Grand Teton Loop
    • Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
    • Length: 32 miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – September
  • Via Alpina
    • Location: Austria, Germany, Italy,  France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Monaco, and Slovenia
    • Length: 3,100+ miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – October
  • Maroon Bells
    • Location: Aspen, Colorado
    • Length: 13 miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – October
  • Inca Trail
    • Location: Cusco, Peru
    • Length: 25 miles
    • Best Time to Go: May – September
  • Yosemite Grand Traverse
    • Location: Ansel Adams Wilderness and Yosemite National Park, California
    • Length: 60 miles
    • Best Time to Go: July – September
  • Fitzroy Trek Patagonia
    • Location:Parque Nacional Los Glaciers, Patagonia, Argentina
    • Length: 36 miles
    • Best Time to Go: November – April
  • Kalalau Trail
    • Location: Kauai, Hawaii
    • Length: 22 miles
    • Best Time to Go: May – October
  • Cirque of the Towers
    • Location:  Wind River Range, Wyoming
    • Length: 20 miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – September
  • La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City Trek)
    • Location: Santa Marta, Colombia
    • Length: 28 miles
    • Best Time to Go: December – March
  • The Walkers Haute Route
    • Location: France and Switzerland
    • Length:  125 miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – September
  • Highline Trail/Highline Loop/Northern Highline
    • Location: Glacier National Park, Montana
    • Length: 38 miles
    • Best Time to Go: May – October
  • High Divide Loop
    • Location: Olympic National Park, Washington
    • Length: 18 miles
    • Best Time to Go: June – September

What hikes are on your bucket list?  Have you been on any of the hikes on this list?   Share your bucket list experiences below!