Who doesn’t love a hike? Especially with so many amazing National Parks to choose from. Here is an introduction to the top 10 U.S. National Parks for hiking.
The Grand Canyon National Park
There’s not much that needs to be said about the Grand Canyon, featuring plenty of scenic trails that you’re sure to love. While hiking the Grand Canyon can be challenging, there are plenty of paved paths that will make it more convenient.
Bryce Canyon, Utah
This is one of the best for families and groups, with all sorts of hiking options available. The most popular is the Rim Trail, ranging between 0.5 and 5.5 miles. The 0.5-mile path is even wheelchair accessible. The Navajo Loop Trail is also popular.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Here hikers will find more than 100 miles of hiking trails to sink their teeth into, suitable for beginners and those seeking a real challenge. The Jordan Pond Nature Trail is perfect for beginners, while the Acadia Mountain Trail will be sure to give seasoned hikers a great workout.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite is a paradise for hikers, with a great range of trails in all sorts of difficulties. The Half Dome Hike is infamous for hikers visiting the area, offering a breathtaking view of the Yosemite Valley.
Big Bend, Texas
With elevations up to almost 8,000 ft, hikers can expect an amazing hike over the largest expanse of roadless public lands that Texas has to offer.
While Death Valley’s heat can become overwhelming, taking a hike at the right time of year can be a great experience. The Darwin Fallas provides hikers with spectacular scenes that you’ll be sure to remember forever.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is unquestionably one of the best, with more than 900 miles of trails on offer, ranging from tough to easy to even wheelchair accessible, such as the Lone Star Geyser Trail. Hikers can expect to see the geyser erupt around every three hours.
Isle Royale, Michigan
This is one of the quieter destinations on the list, offering hikers a unique experience for sure. From the Windigo or Rock Harbor areas, hikers can pick a long or short trail — whatever works for you.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Home to the tallest peak in America, Denali National Park and Preserve offers hikers breathtaking views from Sugar Loaf Mountain in a 4-mile round-trip hike.
Kenai Fjords, Alaska
Kenai Fjords feature the 8.2 mile Harding Icefield Trail, taking hikers through forests and meadows and above the tree lines for amazing views of the icefield. The wilderness can be quite daunting, however, so backcountry hiking isn’t recommended.
Everyday that includes the sky overhead is a good day. So, get out there and enjoy the beauty of nature!