Bucket List

Here is my ever growing, seemingly never ending bucket list, by country and state/province, in alphabetical order (yes, I am a bit OCD). If you see something that should be on the list that isn’t PLEASE let me know 🙂

United States


  • Desoto State Park
  • Walls of Jericho, Skyline Wildlife Management Area


  • Denali National Park
    • Horseshoe Lake Trail
    • Mount Healy Overlook
  • Flattop Mountain, Cugach National Forest
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Gavan Hill/Harbor Mountain Trail, Sitka
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Herring Cove Trail, Sitka
  • Katmai National Park
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
    • Exit Glacier
    • Harding Icefield Trail
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park
  • Mosquito Cove Trail, Sitka
  • Totem Trail, Sitka
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park


  • Antelope Canyon, Page
    • Canyon X
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  • Cibecue Falls, Globe
  • Horseshoe Bend, Page
  • Humphrey’s Peak
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Saguaro Wilderness Area
  • Sedona
    • Soldiers Pass Trail
  • Supai, Coconino County
    • Havasu Falls
    • Mooney Falls
    • Havasupai Falls
  • Superstition Wilderness
  • Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park
  • Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
    • Wave
    • White Pocket
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument


  • Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area
  • Buffalo National River
    • Goat Trail
    • Lost Valley Trail
    • Indiana Rockhouse Trail
    • Hemmed in Hollow
  • Glory Hole, Ozark National Forest
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Lost Valley Trail, Buffalo National River
  • Richland Creek Wilderness


  • Alabama Hills, Sierra Nevada
  • Ansel Adams Wilderness
  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Eaton Canyon Falls Trail, Eaton Canyon Park
  • Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • John Muir Trail
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Henry Cowell State Park
  • Highway 1, drive
  • Inspiration Point, Pacific Crest Trail, Wrightwood
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lizard Trail, Crystal Cove State Park
  • Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Redwood National Park
    • Tall Trees Trail
  • Sequoia National Park
    • Precipice Lake
  • The Pots, Silver Lake
  • Yosemite National Park
    • Glacier Point Ski Hut, winter
    • Half Dome
    • May Lake
    • Mist Trail
    • Taft Point


  • Barr Lake State Park
  • Black Bear Pass, Telluride
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    • Cedar point Nature Trail
    • Chasm View Nature Trail
    • Oak Flat Loop Trail
    • Rim Rock Nature Trail
    • Upland Trail
    • Warner Point Nature Trail
  • Black Ridge Canyon Wilderness
  • Boreas Pass, Breckenridge
  • Colorado National Monument
    • Liberty Cap-Ute Canyon Loop
    • Monument Canyon Trail
    • Ottos Trail
    • Rim Rock Drive
    • Window Rock
  • Conundrum Hot Spring, Aspen
  • Crystal Mill, Marble
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs
  • Herman Gulch, Dillon
  • Hoosier Pass, Breckenridge
  • Island Lake, San Juan National Forest
  • Lake Isabelle, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Roosevelt National Forest
  • Manitou Incline Trail, Colorado Springs
  • Maroon Bells, Aspen
  • Maxwell Falls, Arapaho National Forest
  • Mesa Verde National Park
    • Balcony House Tour
    • Cliff Palace Tour
    • Long House Tour
  • Mt. Sneffels Wilderness
  • North Tenmile Creek Trail, Frisco
  • Pyramid Peak, White River National Forest
  • Bear Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Dream Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Fern Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Gem Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Glacier Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Thunder Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Royal Arch Trail, Boulder
  • ST Mary’s Glacier, Idaho Springs
  • Wheeler Geological Area


  • Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve


  • Biscayne National Park
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Everglades National Park


  • Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge State Park
  • Island Loop, Cumberland Island National Seashore


  • Diamond Head, Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu
  • Haiku Stairs, Oahu
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island
  • Kalaupapa Trail, Kalaupapa Historical Park, Molokai
  • Kalulau Trail, Kauai
  • Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauai


  • Balanced Rock, Salmon Falls Creek Canyon
  • City of Rocks National Reserve
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
    • Wilderness Trail
  • Hells Canyon, Snake River
  • Mesa Falls, Caribou-Targhee National Forest
  • Mount Borah, Challis National Forest
  • Sawtooth Wilderness
    • Alice-Toxaway Loop
    • Pine Flats Hot Springs
  • Tubbs Hill, Coeur d’ Alene


  • Amtraks Empire Builder Train from Chicago to Seattle
  • Cache River State Natural Area
  • Ferne Clyffe State Park
  • Giant City State Park
  • Kankakee River State Park
  • Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
  • Shawnee National Forest
    • Rim Rock Trail


  • Asherwood Nature Preserve (ACRES)
  • Chain O’ Lakes State Park
  • Clark State Forest
  • Columbia Mine Preserve
  • Deam Lake SRA
  • DePauw Nature Park
  • Eagle Slough Natural Area
  • Fall Creek Gorge Nature Preserve
  • Ferdinand State Forest
  • George Roger Clark National Memorial
  • Ghurye Arboretum Nature Preserve
  • Greene-Sullivan State Forest
  • Hardy Lake
  • Harrison-Crawford State Forest
  • Jackson-Washington State Forest
  • Jeremy Keith Oakly Preserve
  • JE Roush Lake
  • Labyrinth Hedge, New Harmony
  • OBannon Woods State Park
  • Ouabache State Park
  • Patoka Lake
  • Pokagon State Park
  • Powell Preserve
  • Prophetstown State Park
  • Salamonie Lake
  • Scarlet Oak Woods
  • Shakamak State  Park
  • Summit Lake State Park
  • Tippecanoe River State Park
  • Trine SRA
  • Turkey Run State Park, Trails 4, 8, and 10


  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Ledges State Park


  • Prairie Fire-Palmer Creek Loop, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve


  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    • Pinnacle Overlook
    • Tri State Peak
  • Daniel Boone National Forest / Red River Gorge
    • Grays Arch
    • Hidden Arch
  • Natural Bridge State Resort Park
    • Battleship Rock
    • Laurel Ridge


  • Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve


  • Baxter State Park
  • North Bubble Loop, Acadia National Park
  • Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park
  • Tumbledown Mountain, Weld


  • Assateague National Seashore
  • Billy Goat Trail


  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Purgatory Chasm Trail


  • Isle Royale National Park
    • Rock Harbor Lighthouse
    • Rock Harbor Trail
    • Scoville Point Trail
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
    • Chapel Basin Loop
    • Mosquito Falls
  • Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park


  • Gooseberry Falls State Park
  • Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Itasca State Park
  • Palisade Head, Tettegouche State Park
  • St. Croix State Park
  • Voyageurs National Park


  • Gulf Islands National Seashore


  • Elephant Rocks State Park
  • Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park
  • Lone Wolf Trail, Castlewood State Park
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverway
  • Pickle Springs State Park


  • Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
  • Avalanche Lake Trail, Glacier National Park
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park
  • Hidden Lake Trail, Glacier National Park
  • Highline Trail, Glacier National Park
  • Granite Park Chalet, Glacier National Park
  • Lack McDonald Trail, Glacier National Park
  • Mount Brown Lookout, Glacier National Park
  • Siyeh Pass Trail, Glacier National Park
  • Swiftcurrent Pass Trail, Glacier National Park


  • Indian Cave State Park


  • Highland Ridge, Great Basin National Park
  • Historic Railroad Trail
  • Kraft Mountain Loop, Calico Basin
  • Turtle Head Peak, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

New Hampshire

  • Mount Major Trail, Mt. Major State Forest
  • Mount Washington, White Mountain National Forest

New Jersey

  • Deleware Gap national Recreation Area
  • Peanut Leap Trail, Palisades Interstate Park

New Mexico

  • Brantley Lake State Park, New Mexico
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    • Bat flight ranger program
    • Kings Palace Tour
    • Lower Cave Tour
    • Natural Entrance Trail
    • Self Guided Big Room Tour
    • Walnut canyon Dessert, drive
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Trail, Cochiti Pueblo
  • White Sands National Monument

New York

  • Adirondack State Park
  • Breakneck Ridge Trail, Hudson Highlands
  • Sam’s Point Ice Caves, Minnewaska State Park Preserve

North Carolina

  • Blue Ridge Parkway – drive all of it
  • DuPont State Forest
  • Grandfather Mountain State Park
    • Calloway Peak
    • MacRae Peak
  • Looking Glass Rock Trail, Pisagah Forest
  • Shining Rock Wilderness

North Dakota

  • Buck Hill, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Caprock Coulee Trail, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Painted Canyon Trail, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Petrified Forest Loop, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Sperati Point on the South Achenbach Trail, Theodore Roosevelt National Park


  • Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
  • Cascade Park


  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area


  • Bend
  • Bridge of Gods, Cascade Locks
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    • Bridal Veil Falls
    • Multnomah Falls
    • Punchbowl Falls
    • Wahclella Falls
  • Crater Lake National Park
    • Wizard Island Summit Trail
  • Ecola State Park
  • Oregon Coast Highway – U.S. Route 101, drive
  • Saddle Mountain, Saddle Mountain State Natural Area
  • Shotgun Creek Recreation Area
  • Smith Rock State Park
  • Tom McCall Preserve


  • Glen Onoko Falls Trail
  • Ricketts Glen State Park

South Carolina

  • Congaree National Park
  • Table Rock State Park

South Dakota

  • Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak), Black Hills National Forest
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Mountain Table Road, Badlands National Park, drive
  • Notch Trail, Badlands National Park


  • Alum Cave Bluff Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Roan Mountain State Park


  • Big Bend National Park
    • Pinnacles Trail
    • Window Trail
  • Friedrich Wilderness Park
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    • Guadalupe Peak
    • Devils Hall Trail
  • Pedernales Falls State Park


  • Bears Ears National Monument
    • House on Fire
  • Bowtie and Corona Arches, Moab
  • Broken Arch Trail, Arches National Park
  • Buckskin Gulch via Wire Pass Trailhead
  • Capitol Gorge, Capital Reef National Park
  • Cascade Springs, Unita National Forest
  • Cathedral Valley Loop, Capitol Reef National Park, drive
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Confluence Overlook Trail, Canyon Lands National Park
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
    • West Rim Trail
  • Dinosaur Tracks Trail, Moab Giants Dinosaur Park
  • Double O Arch Trail, Arches National Park
  • Donut Falls Trail, Sandy
  • Ensign Peak, Ensign Park Nature Park
  • Fairland Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Fifth Water Hot Springs, Springville
  • Flint Trail, Canyonlands National Park, drive
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    • Coyote Gulch
  • Grand Viewpoint at Sunset, Canyonlands National Park
  • Hickman Bridge, Capital Reef National Park
  • Hidden Canyon Trail, Zion National Park
  • Homestead Crater, Midway
  • Horseshoe Canyon Trail, Canyonlands National Park
  • Kanarra Creek Canyon, Kanarraville
  • Manti La Sal National Forest
  • Mesa Arch at sunrise, Canyonlands National Park
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Navajo Nobs, Capital Reef National Park
  • Paria View Point at sunset, Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Park Avenue Trail, Arches National Park
  • Schafer Switchbacks to Potash Road, Canyonlands National Park (drive)
  • Snow Canyon State Park
  • Taylor Campground, Canyonlands National Park (camp)
  • The Narrows, Zion National Park
  • Tower Arch Trail, Arches National Park


  • Hellbrook Trail
  • Sunset Ridge Trail, Mansfield Mountain


  • Apple Orchard Mountain, Jefferson National Forest
  • McAfee Knob, Appalachian Trail
  • Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
  • Three Ridges Wilderness
  • Shenandoah National Park
    • Hawksbill Summit
    • Skyline Drive, drive
    • Mill Prong Trail
    • Old Rag Ridge Trail (no dogs allowed)
    • Rose River Loop


  • Bridle Trails State Park
  • Enchantments Area Wilderness
  • Henry M. Jackson Wilderness, Snohomish County
  • Hidden Lake, Skagit County
  • Lake Stuart, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • Mailbox Peak, North Bend
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
    • Burroughs Mountain Trail
    • Eagle Peak
    • Sunrise Rim Trail
    • Wonderland Trail
  • Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
    • Ape Cave
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
    • Enchanted Valley
    • Hoh River Trail
    • Point of Arches
    • Shi Shi Beach
    • Queets River Trail
  • Rattlesnake Ledge, North Bend
  • Salmo-Priest Wilderness

West Virginia

  • Maryland Heights, Harper’s Ferry
  • New River Gorge National River


  • Apostle Island National Lake Shore
    • Mainland Ice Caves
  • Devils Lake State Park
  • Ice Age Trail
  • Muir Park State Natural Area
  • Point Beach State Forest


  • Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
  • Bighorn National Forest
  • Canyon Rim North Trail, Yellowstone National Park
  • Canyon Rim South Trail, Yellowstone National Park
  • Cascade Lake Trail, Yellowstone National Park
  • Death Canyon Trail, Grand Teton National Park
  • Elephant Back Mountain Trail, Yellowstone National Park
  • Fairy Falls Trail, Yellowstone National Park
  • Lake Solitude Trail, Grand Teton National Park
  • Lone Star Geyser Trail, Yellowstone National Park
  • Loop Road, Lander, drive
  • Paintbrush Divide Trail, Grand Teton National Park
  • Sevenmile Hole Trail, Yellowstone National Park
  • Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park
  • Union Falls Trail, Yellowstone National Park

U.S. Territories

  • American Samoa National Park
  • Virgin Islands



  • Banff National Park, Alberta
    • Johnston Canyon
    • Moraine Lake
    • Tea House Challenge
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia
  • Waterton Lake National Park, Alberta
    • Crypt Lake Trail
    • Carthew-Alderson Trail
  • Yoho National Park, British Columbia
    • Lake O’Hara

Czech Republic

  • Bohemian Switzerland National Park


  • Meteora


  • Fjadrargljufur Canyon
  • Vatnajokull National Park
    • Svartifoss


  • Alta Via 1, Dolomites
    • Lago di Braies
  • Cinque Terre

New Zealand

  • Fiordland National Park
  • Mount Cook National Park
    • Mueller Hut


  • Sommaroy, Tomso


  • Torres del Paine National Park
    • Cascada del Rio Paine


  • Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain


  • Wet Highland Way


  • Hardergrat Trail, Interlaken to Brienz