Adventures into the Clouds
Our goal at cloudhiking is to help you get outdoors. We try hard to give the most current information for each adventure. If you need more information, we might have an answer, just ask!
Each Adventure Guide is written to entice you to get out there. When we look at the pictures, it makes us want to re-hike the trail or re-ride the greenways. When we look at the maps, we dream of the areas. We hope the Guides do the same for you.
News ... We are collecting data in Tennessee. Among projects are an update to Pickett and Cumberland Mountain State Parks and maps of the new cross-country courses at Montgomery Bell, Henry Horton, and Cedars of Lebanon Parks. We still hope to soon visit Walls of Jericho, but the list is getting long.
(5/30) Mount Ida, North Ridge - map of Mount Ida and Timber Lake and guide to the North Ridge of Mount Ida from Milner Pass.
(4/11) Eagle Point Overnight Trail - map and guide of the popular 8.4 mile overnight trail on the banks of the Tennessee River.
(3/24) Keyhole Route - the standard route on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Longs Peak is on the bucket list of many folks, the Keyhole is the most popular route.
(3/18) Longs Peak Map - new Longs Peak Map which includes the East Longs Peak Trail to the Boulderfield, the Keyhole Route, the Loft Route, and Clarks Arrow.
(2/24) Cummins Falls - Updated Map and Adventure Guide. The Park is almost a year old and has a few added trails and variations.
(2/17) Deer Mountain Trail - Rocky Mountain National Park. The map and adventure guide for the scenic climb of the 10,013' peak.
(02/10) Alum Cave Trail - Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The adventure guide for the most popular trail on Mount Le Conte.
(02/04) New Mount Le Conte trail map - Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The new map includes all five Le Conte trails.
(01/30) Updated the Bells Bend map to match the new trail signs from an Eagle Scout Project
(01/27) Standing Stone Park map and adventure guide. The State Park located about 30 miles north of Cookeville is noted for it's marble contest, but it also has a good trail.
(12/13) Map - Amphitheater Lake in the Tetons, a great map to Amphitheater and Surprise Lakes as well as sections of other trails from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead. The guide will soon follow. (12/19 update) The Adventure Guide for Amphitheater Lake is now complete. Merry Christmas!
(12/03) New Montgomery Bell Trail Map - a great looking map for the State Park.
(11/26) Angels Landing map and adventure guide in Zion National Park (UT). The map is great and the guide depicts the exposed route.
(10/29) New Beaman Park map. We are continuing to update the area maps. The Beaman Map looks great. Please visit the Park and enjoy!
Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor - Trails - a list of trails totaling over 100 miles
Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor - Greenways - a list of greenways totaling over 100 miles
(10/11/12) Map and Adventure Guide to La Luz Trail in Albuquerque, NM is completed.
(09/27) Map and Adventure Guide to Vaughn Creek Cross Country Trail in Warner Parks, Nashville.
(09/17) New Radnor Lake trail map.
(9/03) The updated Barfield Park map is completed.
(9/02) Finished the Adventure Guide for Barr Trail. Still have a few rough spots, but just waiting on comments.
(8/26) The Hallett Peak map in Rocky Mountain National Park has been updated to include the short trail around Bear Lake.
(08/25) We have been working on a map for the famous Barr Trail on Pikes Peak. There might be a few corrections on the Barr Trail Map, but we are putting it up to be reviewed.
(05/23) Cummins Falls State Park ... the newest of the Tennessee State Parks and we already have a map and cloudhiking pages! Check it out.
(05/05) Hallett Peak Map of Rocky Mountain National Park
(04/12) we put the Falls Creek Falls Map today - we worked on it for a month!
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks for your support.
Happy trails to all, hope to see you on the trails somewhere.
Most Recently Added Guides
Mount Ida, North Ridge - Rocky Mountain National Park - CO
Hidden Passage - Pickett State Park
Eagle Point Overnight Trail - Mousetail Landing State Park, Linden, TN
Keyhole Route - Rocky Mountain National Park - CO
Deer Mountain Trail - Rocky Mountain National Park - CO
Alum Cave Trail - Great Smoky Mountain Park - Tennessee
Standing Stone Park - Hilham, TN
Amphitheater Lake Trail - Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming
La Luz Trail - Sandia Mountains - New Mexico
Vaughn Creek Cross Country Trail - Warner Parks, Nashville
Pikes Peak - Barr Trail - Colorado Mountains
Cummins Falls State Park - Cookeville, TN
Grays and Torreys - Colorado Mountains
Virgin Falls State Natural Area - Sparta, TN
Lily Lake Trails - Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Cone Peak - Rocky Mountain National Park
Short Springs State Natural Area - Tullahoma, TN
Twin Sisters Trail - Twin Sisters Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park
Ellington Agricultural Center Trails - Nashville
Wall Trail, Optional Trails - Old Stone Fort State Park
Alternate Trails, Garrison Loop - Old Stone Fort State Park
Patriot Lake Trail - Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Chickasaw and Greenline Connector Trails - Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Lake, Island, and Lake View Trails - Pickett State Park
Hazard Cave Trail - Pickett State Park
Rainbow Falls Trail - Mount Le Conte, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Most Recently Added Maps
Map - Mount Ida - RMNP - 30May13
Map - Pickett State Park Trails - 09May13
Map - Mousetail Landing Trails - 11APR13
Map - Longs Peak Trails - 18Mar13
Map - Deer Mountain Trail - 17Feb13
Map - Mount Le Conte Trails - 02Feb13
Map - Standing Stone Park - 27Jan13
Map - Amphitheater Lake Trail - 13Dec12
Map Update (new) - Montgomery Bell Park - 03Dec12
Map - Angels Landing (Zion National Park) - 26Nov12
Map Update (new) - Cedars of Lebanon - 11Nov12
Map Update (new) - Beaman Park - 29Oct12
Map - La Luz Trail (New Mexico) - 08Oct12
Map - Vaughn Creek Cross Country Trail - 27Sep12
Map Update (new) - Radnor Lake - 17Sep12
Map Update (new) - Barfield Park - 03Sep12
Map - Barr Trail, Pikes Peak (CO)- 25Aug12
Map - Cummins Falls State Park - 23May12
Map Only - Hallett Peak (RMNP) - 05May12
Map Only - Fall Creek Falls - 12Apr12
Map - Grays and Torreys (CO) - 03Mar12
Map - Virgin Falls - 17Feb12
Map Only - Warner Parks Map - 04Feb12
Map - Estes Cone and Lily Lake (CO) - 27Dec11
Map - Short Springs Natural Area - 01Dec11
Map - Twin Sisters Trail (CO) - 16Nov11
Map - Ellington Agricultural Center - 26Oct11
Map - Old Stone Fort - 07Oct11
Map Only - Upper Loop at Fall Creek Falls - 16June11
Map Only - Alum Cave Trail & the Boulevard - Mount LeConte & Mount Kephart - updated - 15June11
Map - Shelby Farms Park Conservancy - 20May11
Map - Pickett State Park Trails - 26March11
Map - Rainbow Falls & Bull Head Trails - Mount Le Conte
Colorado Fourteeners, 2009
For six months we planned the trip and in fifty-three days climbed the fifty-four peaks. It was a great summer adventure. There were things that we did right, things that we did wrong, and things that we just did because it was the next day! By the end of the summer we were fit and ready to climb, but also ready to be home in Tennessee. Thanks to all those who helped us complete our goals as well as all those who shared the experiences with us. We loved it.
The original cloudhiking site chronicling our trip with descriptions of each route is still an important part of this site. If you are interested in doing all or some of the Colorado Fourteeners, it is a must read.