Individuals Professionals Institutions Investors
About Athene  Careers 
Login
Individuals
Financial Professionals
Individuals
Products
Individual Annuities Group Annuities
Our Products

Protecting savings in turbulent times. Creating lifetime income for a secure retirement. At Athene, we’re always reaching higher so you can achieve more.

Learn & Plan
Smart Strategies What's your More? Build Your Plan Annuities 101 Glossary
Learn & Plan

The key to achieving emotional and financial well-being in retirement is preparation. Use these resources to help make your retirement dreams a reality.

Support
Contact Us Service Forms FAQs
Our Headquarters

Athene USA
7700 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Call 888-ANNUITY (888-266-8489)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday

Individuals Professionals Investors Institutions
About Athene Careers

Best Hiking Trails for Fall

Lifestyle

Getting out to see the changing leaves might be all the motivation you need to take a hike this fall. At the same time, you'll reap physical and mental benefits.

Like other aerobic activities, hiking can increase your cardiovascular fitness and reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease. Yet it's the mental benefits that often surprise people. "Walking in nature can reduce levels of anxiety and depression," says Wesley Trimble, the program outreach and communications manager with the American Hiking Society in Silver Spring, Md.

Ready to lace up those hiking boots? Below, Trimble recommends four beginner-friendly trails around the country. They're especially good for new hikers because of the lower elevations, which should be your first consideration when choosing a route. The higher the elevation, the steeper the trail, after all. Want more suggestions? Visit americanhiking.org to locate trails in every region of the country.

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Darien, Ill.
Why you should consider it: In the nearly 2,500-acre preserve, you'll find four mapped trails that take you through this glacier-carved area. Prairies, savannas, and woodlands will entice you to explore, and while the waterfall might be an end goal, you'll also enjoy fantastic opportunities to see birds and other wildlife. 

Upper Francis Pond Preserve, Nassau County, N.Y.
Why you should consider it: On this easy-to-navigate trail, you'll encounter one of the oldest stands of tulip trees in the area. It's also a nesting ground for great horned owls and ruby-throated hummingbirds.

Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
Why you should consider it: You'll have more than 32 miles of trails to choose from in this more than 1,700-acre park, and most of them are relatively flat. Even though the park is located within the city, it's home to lots of wildlife, including dozens of bird species.

Forest Park, Portland, Ore.
Why you should consider it: This nearly 5,200-acre urban forest has numerous trails to satisfy any level of hiker. But you won't be alone. The park is home to more than 112 bird and 62 mammal species, including the black-headed grosbeak, Douglas squirrel, and black-tailed deer.

Institutions
The institutional channel includes reinsurance and group annuity contracts related to pension risk transfers.
Reinsurance Pension Risk Transfer (PRT)
About Athene Careers Individuals Professionals Institutions Investors Privacy Legal

Annuities contain features, exclusions, and limitations that vary by state. For a full explanation of an annuity, please refer to the Certificate of Disclosure and contact your Financial Professional or the company for costs and complete details.

This material is a general description intended for general public use. Athene Annuity and Life Company (61689), headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, and issuing annuities in 49 states (including MA and D.C.), and Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company of New York (68039), headquartered in Pearl River, NY, and issuing annuities in New York, are not undertaking to provide investment advice for any individual or in any individual situation, and therefore nothing in this should be read as investment advice. Please reach out to your financial professional if you have any questions about Athene products or their features.

The term “financial professional” is not intended to imply engagement in an advisory business with compensation unrelated to sales. Financial professionals will be paid a commission on the sale of an Athene annuity.

ATHENE ANNUITIES ARE PRODUCTS OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND NOT GUARANTEED BY ANY BANK NOR INSURED BY FDIC OR NCUA/NCUSIF. MAY LOSE VALUE. NO BANK/CREDIT UNION GUARANTEE. NOT A DEPOSIT. NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY. MAY ONLY BE OFFERED BY A LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT.