Traveling to hike might be off the docket right now, but adventures abound right outside your door. Three members of our pack recently grabbed their best hiking buddies and set out to find their own local Wolftrails. Here are the trails they explored, the gear they used along the way, and their best advice to get you out there.
Mount Olympus Trail,
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City boasts plenty of local trail options, but Alicia and her friend Amy wanted a hike where they could enjoy the sunset and avoid crowds. The Mount Olympus Trail is west-facing, making it the perfect vantage point for sunset over the city. And because they hiked late in the day, Alica and Amy got the rare experience of having the trail all to themselves.
Alicia’s Wolftrail Tip:
“Use local Instagram or Facebook hiking groups to find a buddy. You can ask tons of questions and see where the "locals" like to hike, what gear they use, and learn from more seasoned hikers.”
Alicia’s wolftrail essentials
Scenes From the Trail
Stepstone Falls Trail, Arcadia, RI
Jack and his girlfriend Elizabeth set out in search of trails within an hour’s drive from their home in Newport, RI. The two hiked Stepstone Falls, explored the surrounding woods, had lunch with a view, and even stumbled upon a rope swing that Jack took for a test ride. Staying local allowed Jack and Elizabeth to have a full day of adventure without too much car time—and make it home in time for dinner.
Jack’s Wolftrail Tip:
“Embrace your location. Nature is beautiful, and regardless of where you live, there are guaranteed to be stunning views, wildlife, and other people eager to point you in the right direction.”
Jack's wolftrail essentials
Scenes From the Trail
Cecret Lake Trail, Alta, UT
One huge bonus of hiking locally? You can hit the trail after (or before) work! Darby and her roommate Erika hiked Cecret Lake Trail to unwind and exercise during the workweek. The trail ends at the namesake lake, where the pair snapped some photos, snacked, and basked in the views of the nearby peaks, Sugarloaf and Devil’s Castle, before racing the sun to get back to the car before dark.
Darby’s Woltrail Tip:
“Always bring enough water and snacks to keep your energy up, and research the trail beforehand so you know what to expect. The hike will be more enjoyable!”