From slimming your waistline to improving your heart health to boosting your mood, there’s little doubt about the benefits of walking, especially for the baby boomer generation. And when you add in the beautiful scenery and fresh air that a nature trail can offer, it’s easy to see why our state and national parks serve as such popular places for people to get their steps in.
But a walking trail at a natural park can be tricky to navigate in more ways than one as it isn’t just uneven footing or wildlife you need to watch out for. Trails come in a wide variety of length, steepness, difficulty, altitude and more and choosing the right type of trail for you is as important as pulling on the right kind of walking shoes.
That’s why we’ve put together this extensive guide that identifies the top trails for baby boomers. Each one is located in a state or national park and they are all sorted by state, distance, elevation, activity type (walking, hiking, biking, etc.) and level of difficulty, along with a brief description of each. Use this information to find a trail near you that best fits your walking needs. Submitted by KS. (Submitted to this site through my contact form.)
I am an avid walker and hiker. My favorite is a long hike. I also enjoy taking off and going on a meandering walk for a few hours. I've hiked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon and I did 3 Burning Boot Walks on Vancouver Island.