The 5 Perfect Hiking Spots for a Wild Happy Hour

The 5 Perfect Hiking Spots for a Wild Happy Hour

March 14, 2019

It’s still kind of cold now. Luckily, summer will be here sooner than we think.

We don’t know about you, but the idea of warmer weather gets us thinking about mountains and trails and rivers. And that gets us thirsty.

After a long day in nature, there are few things better than sharing delicious beverages with your pals.

We’ve joined forces with the team over at Dollar Flight Club to discover the best hiking spots around the world that lend themselves to unforgettable wild outdoor happy hours.

Here are five spots you’ll want to say cheers at before it’s too late.

  1. Gros Morne National Park – Newfoundland, Canada

Places like Banff and Waterton Lakes are well-known across the world.

Gros Morne National Park, on the other hand, is one of Canada’s best kept secrets.

Located in eastern Canada, Gros Morne is a 697-square mile tract of land that boasts beautiful fjords, towering mountains and an inspiring selection of flora and fauna.

Whether you want to hike to the top of a mountain or catch some rays on a beach, you’ll find it all at Gros Morne.

 Scottish Highlands

  1. Scottish Highlands – Scotland

The Scottish Highlands are breathtakingly spectacular. The magnificent scenery can almost be overwhelming, as big beautiful skies drape across stunning landscapes.

Climb a mountain or take a dip in a loch. It’ll change your life.

Word to the wise: Before you venture out, grab some delicious Scottish whiskies to enjoy when you get to where you’re going. Few drinks will ever be tastier.

 Mooney Falls

  1. Mooney Falls – Supai, Arizona (near Grand Canyon National Park)

If you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, you’re missing out.

Even if you’ve been there, and you’ve only trotted around the North Rim or the South Rim, you haven’t seen the best of what the canyon has to offer.

Hike down the South Rim far enough and you’ll end up at Mooney Falls, a gorgeous 200-foot waterfall embedded deep in the American backcountry.

When you’ve made it this far, you’ve earned a drink.

A side note: That blue-green water you’re seeing? Thank you, calcium carbonate.


  1. Torres del Paine National Park – Patagonia, Chile

The Patagonia backcountry showcases some of the most impressive geological formations in the world.

If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll find it at Torres del Paine. 

One of South America’s treasures, Torres del Paine has it all: glaciers, mountains, rivers, lakes, grassy plains, and more. The nearly 450,000-acre park is a bucket-list must.


  1. Fiordland National Park – New Zealand

New Zealand is isolated. And it’s beautiful. Everyone who ends up there is lucky.

If you’re looking for a great spot to enjoy a pop in New Zealand, head to the southwestern corner of the South Island. There, you’ll find Fiordland National Park, an enchanting place travellers can’t afford to miss.

Once you’ve found a mountain or valley you’ve fallen in love with, it’s time to relax.

You’ve made it to one of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand, and you deserve a drink.


All five of these spots are sick.

But now, you’re probably wondering how you can afford to make a trek to any of them.

Good news: With Dollar Flight Club, traveling doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg, and it doesn’t have to make you drink schwill either.

Learn how you can experience the world on the cheap while drinking tasty beverages here.


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