6 Best Family Hikes to take on Labor Day 2020

This year has been very different in terms of holidays and outing, and many of us are wondering where this summer went. Due to social distancing restrictions and health concerns, many people try to avoid air, train, or bus travel, some even completely give up traveling or going out to crowded places.

But there's no need to give up or compromise, there are plenty good holiday options that you and your family could consider while keeping safe, and with Labor Day being probably the last chance to enjoy the great outdoors before the fall, you can plan a wonderful local getaway for this weekend like road trips and hikes, to short-distance destinations. 

To help you plan, we've listed some of the best family hike destinations for you to explore during Labor Day. Enjoy!


CHINA COVE TRAIL LOOP

Donner Memorial State Park, California

 

China Cove Trail Loop is ideal trail for family hike and to bring your kids. This 5.1 Kilometer trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round! Take an easy stroll around the lakeside and through areas of forest and along the coastline of Donner Lake. CHINA COVE TRAIL LOOP

 

THE LOCH LAKE TRAIL VIA GLACIER GORGE

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

 This beautiful 8.7 kilometer trail located near Estes Park, Colorado offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

The trail is moderate and great for a half day hiking. Make your way to The Loch to experience some of the pristine beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the canyon and surroundings and a view of Andrew's Glacier. 

THE LOCH LAKE TRAIL VIA GLACIER GORGE

 

THE ZION NARROWS RIVERSIDE WALK

Zion National Park, Utah

The Zion Narrows Riverside near Springdale, Utah, is a 3.1 kilometer trail that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels and is a perfect way to cool off during hot weather. Best visit from March until October, for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching, so Labor Day would be a wonderful timing!

Zion Narrows Riverside Walk

 

CORONA AND BOWTIE ARCH TRAIL

Moab, Utah

The 3.7 Kilometer Corona and Bowtie Arch trail is one of the best short hikes in the Moab area. Both of these hikes are excellent for children, offering lots of adventure to keep them entertained.

During hot season, be sure to bring plenty of water and wear good shoes.

CORONA AND BOWTIE ARCH TRAIL

 

MARYMERE FALLS TRAIL

Olympic National Park, Washington

Marymere Falls Trail is an amazing 2.7 Kilometers long easy hike located near Joyce, Washington. Featuring a lake, lush greenery and beautiful waterways this trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

 Marymere-Falls

SANTA FE LAKE NORTH TRAIL

Augusta, Kansas

The Santa Fe Lake North Trail loop is located near Augusta, Kansas and is about is a 7.1 kilometer long. Primarily used for hiking and mountain biking, but also features a lake that's good for all skill levels, children included. 

Come early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the waterfalls.

SANTA FE LAKE NORTH TRAIL

While this article was accurate to the best of our knowledge upon publication, we strongly suggest confirming with organizers before making plans to visit the aforementioned sites. You can search for official websites of the parks, look up open hours on Google Maps, or download the AllTrails mobile app for more updated information. 

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