5 Best Hiking Hill Stations for Families in Uttarakhand

Hiking is the most exciting family & solo outdoor activity while holidaying at hill stations. Particularly when you are in the mountains of  Uttarakhand is one northern state which is popular for its enchanting countryside landscapes &  hiking trails.

Hiking is an outdoor activity that is suitable for all age group adventure enthusiasts & who love to be simply in nature too.  Uttarakhand has myriad hiking trails to enjoy the mountain’s landscapes.

Here, I have explored some exciting hill stations where you enjoy hiking in the neighborhood surroundings.

Ruins of Banasur Ka Kila Lohaghat
Ruins of Banasur Ka Kila Lohaghat

1- Banasur Ka Kila, Champawat

The Banasur Ka Kila is an impressive fort dating back to the 12th century that lies in the district of Champawat. The fort is quite popular among nature lovers and outdoor activity seekers. This fort was erected by the Chand Dynasty which is about 6 km from the town Lohaghat at an elevation of 1900 meters.

The hiking offers you eye-sweeping views of the Himalayas, is quite enchanting &  and absolutely amazing for solo or family like-minded travelers.

Best Time to Visit

Banasur has very pleasant & suitable weather for solo, Adventure, and Family travelers throughout the year.

Suggested Read -Champawat- Known for its Beauty History and Legends
George Everest House, Mussoorie
George Everest House, Mussoorie
2-George Everest House, Mussoorie

The house sits  6 km away from  Mussoorie’s Gandhi Chowk,  The George Everest House is one of the most significant tourist places in the hill station Mussoorie. The place is isolated out of the scheduled itinerary but It has very tranquil and enchanting views. It’s also a punch among day hikers who like to go on a hike for 6 km up to the house of Sir George Everest. You relish the stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and appealing views of the Doon Valley.

Best Time to Visit

Banasur has very pleasant & suitable weather for solo, Adventure, and Family travelers throughout the year.

Suggested Read -George Everest House Hiking, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Village Hiking - Binsar
Village Hiking – Binsar
3-Binsar

The Binsar sits around at an elevation of 2430 m from sea level in the eastern part of  Uttarakhand.  Binsar town is the most picturesque destination in the  Kumaon division.  The town, Binsar gives some tremendous opportunities to real hikers. From the town, you can enjoy eye-sweeping views of the Himalayan peaks.

Best Time to Visit

Binsar has very pleasant & suitable weather for solo, Adventure, and Family travelers throughout the year.

Suggested Read – Binsar Mahadev Temple -Ranikhet, Almora, Uttarakhand
Gairsain Uttarakhand
Gairsain Uttarakhand
4-Gairsain

The Gairsain is a lesser-known tourist destination in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Now, this town under process to be the Summer Capital City of Uttarakhand.   The town sits at an elevation of 1,650 m and the town is situated about 250 kilometers from Dehradun sprawling around 7.53 square kilometers with a population of around 12000.

The place offers many hiking trails such as Nanda Devi National Park, Vasundhara Falls. Adi Badri, Vridha Vadri. From here you can go in the forest that offers some of never beaten trails with an awesome experience of nature.

Best Time to Visit

Gairsain has very pleasant & suitable weather for solo, Adventure, and Family travelers throughout the year.

Suggested Read –The wonderful Nanda Devi National Park and the Nanda Devi Temple
Hiking Trail Gwaldham
Hiking Trail Gwaldham

5-Gwaldam, Uttarakhand

Gwaldam or Gwaldham sits at a height of  1620 meters from sea level about 40 km far from Kausani Hill stations. It is like a sandwich between the Garhwal and Kumaon divisions and offers some of the most elegant green forests, filled with apple orchards.

From here, you get bewitching views of Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Devi, and Trishul peaks. The hiking trails take you through dense forests and green fields. Badhangarhi Trail is most popular among hikers and hiking along the Pindari river is the most sought activity by adventure seekers.  

Best Time to Visit

Gwaldam has very pleasant & suitable weather for solo, Adventure, and Family travelers throughout the year.

Suggested Read –Buddhist Khamba Temple, Gwaldam
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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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