Welcome to Hike 734!
If you're heading to Glacier, Zion, Yellowstone, or Grand Teton, this site will help you choose the perfect hike to explore through the blogs and shop where you can pick up the day hiking maps that I create. Scroll down and explore through the national parks, the blog, and the shop to get the perfect day hiking maps for your next national park adventure!
Looking to spend a night or two in Glacier National Park's backcountry? Get outfitted with the right knowledge to secure a permit, discover your perfect trip, and get general advice on backpacking.
Glacier National Park is a day hiker's paradise. From flower meadows, to alpine landscapes, there's plenty to explore. Click below to find the perfect hike to fill up your day.
The tall, red walls of Zion National Park beg to be explored. The Virgin River snakes through this canyon where words like "temple" are used. Click below to find the perfect hikes to fill up your day.
At the heart of Yellowstone National Park lies a volcano that influences every aspect of this diverse landscape. From Yellowstone Lake to the vast grasslands to the surrounding peaks, there are an abundant array hydrothermal features and wildlife. Trails lace through this wild country waiting for you to explore it. Click below to find the perfect hikes to fill up your day.
The sawtooth silhouette of the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park has to be one of the most iconic in all of the National Park System. Trails lace through these mountains and explore the lakes at the foot of them. They continue out into the vast Jackson Hole area. Click below to find the perfect hikes to fill up your day.
The chain of lakes at the base of the Tetons beginning with String Lake, then progressing through Leigh Lake and Bearpaw Lake, all the way to Trapper Lakes in Grand Teton National Park is a wonderful level walk with loads of variations for all sorts of hikers. Each lake is unique and can make for a
The trail from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park forks to two wonderful alpine destinations. The north fork heads to a pair of beautiful alpine lakes tucked beneath the rugged, rocky summits, Amphitheater Lake and Surprise Lake, while the south fork wraps around and up into G
Grand View Point in Grand Teton National Park offers wonderful, high views of the Tetons, Jackson Lake, and Two Ocean Lake. The trail is short and steep. Cool mornings give more comfortable hiking and better lighting, while afternoon hiking is hotter, but illuminates Two Ocean Lake wonderfully. On a
The quiet loop around the beautiful Two Ocean Lake in Grand Teton National Park is a tale of two halves. Along the north shore, you have drier meadows with ample views of the lake, while the south shore is in the shadow of a ridge making for damp, treed walking. It's mostly level and a great day hik
The world is always transitioning, even when it feels static. In the middle of winter, transition is happening, but it feels just like, well, winter. Spring and fall are notable as they are not only part of this perpetual transition, they feel like transitions. I spent last summer hiking Grand Teton
We had a nice sunny day to head on up to go for a hike. While snow is still easy to find in Glacier National Park, we were hoping to find some dry trails. After going through a quick list, we decided that the South Boundary Trail would fit the bill. It is south facing and runs through lower elevatio
Dunanda Falls in the Bechler area of Yellowstone National Park falls 110 ft in a lovely curtain. While hiking it as a day hike is 16.9 miles, it's mostly level through the meadows and along Boundary Creek and the falls are worth it. You'll even get a bonus waterfall in Silver Scarf Falls. As Septemb
Colonnade Falls in the Bechler area of Yellowstone National Park embody the reason why this area is called "Cascade Corner". It's a long, level day hike to get to these falls, but you are treated to a two stage waterfall and another bonus waterfall called Iris Falls (which I LOVED!) 1/4 mile up the
The slow moving Slough Creek snakes through two large, beautiful meadows in the northern region of Yellowstone National Park. If you're a fisherman, it offers ample opportunities to fly fish. If you're a hiker, it's full of gentle grades and wide open spaces. I tried hiking to the meadows along Slou
Access to Cave Falls and Bechler Falls in the Bechler area of Yellowstone National Park requires a long drive on a gravel road, but gives you easy access to these beautiful waterfalls. Cave Falls is at the end of the road right at the parking lot while Bechler Falls is a short, fantastic walk along
Rescue Creek and Lava Creek in the north section of Yellowstone National Park, can be connected to an almost loop that covers a great variety of habitats. This variety of habitat usually delivers a variety of wildlife to accompany the beautiful, open scenery along the way. A windy, September morning
Union Falls has to be one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park, but because of its inaccessibility, you'll share it with few others. It is formed by two creeks coming together (thus the name Union Falls) and fans out into a beautiful and complex waterfall as it drops 250ft