Best Hiking Trails in the U.S.
Hiking through the wilderness is a great way to experience the outdoors.
There are a lot of opportunities for the adventurous minded to connect with nature.
If you would like to go on a trip but not quite sure where to go hiking, we have prepared a list of some of the best hiking trails in the U.S. that are sure to give you a great time.
Acadia National Park
Located in the state of Maine, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this park is considered the crown Jewel of the North-Atlantic coast. More than 3 million people visit the park every year to enjoy its peaks and hikes. The park has over 120 miles of hiking trails, a dozen stone bridges, 45 miles of carriage roads and four lighthouses.
Cadillac Mountain Ridge and Precipice are two of its popular hiking trails
Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail
It is the tallest mountain on the North-Atlantic coast and the star attraction at the park. There is a road that gives access to the summit. A lot of visitors prefer to make the trip on foot enjoying the lush green view along the way.
It is a four-mile upward hike and some people take it for the challenge.
This high rising trail runs steep, climbing a thousand feet up on the eastern side of Champlain Mountain. It provides a dazzling view of the ocean and the coast. Though it only runs 1.6 mile in length, it is quite strenuous and not suitable for people with acrophobia.
Zion National Park
Utah’s first national park offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to experience nature and wilderness. Massive sandstone cliffs, of red, pink and grey soar into the brilliant blue sky. As hikers make their way across the trails, the unique flora and fauna of this park captivates them. It has a rich history. Ancient natives and recent pioneers made their way through this park and it offers plenty of opportunity for adventure.
You will love this 2.4 mile hike that runs close to the Virgin River, ascending to a series of steep spinning roads that join together. The path narrows down at the final stretch before opening into the summit of the Angel’s landing, a 1,488 foot high natural rock formation that gives a gorgeous view of the whole park.
Kenai Fjords National Park
The park lies on the edge of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. It is a land of Ice, Mountains and Ocean and the perfect spot for a good hiking trip. Around 40 glaciers float across the Harding Icefield, the most popular attraction which is home to wildlife and lush forests.
Harding Icefield Trail
The 4-mile trail gives an amazing view of the expansive park, which is spread over 700 square miles. Hikers make their way through forests, alpine meadows and enormous sheets of snow. The hike is considered challenging where you have to deal with both the terrain and temperature.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is a wonder of nature and attracts millions of visitors every year, both from within and outside the U.S. Located in the state of Arizona; the park is spread over an area of almost 2,000 miles.
It has canyons, river tributaries and hiking trails running for miles. Two of the more popular trails are Mooney Falls and South Kaibab.
South Kaibab Trail
This 6-mile trail descends on ridges that offer an amazing and unique view of the canyon that you would not find anywhere else in the park. The trail runs along a narrow tributary and considered moderately strenuous.
This 3-mile trail is both beautiful and adventurous. Starting near the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the trail runs through a couple of tunnels and descends into a beautiful natural basin at the bottom. Hikers get a view of the mesmerizing 200-foot river fall during the length of the course. The trail ends at the base rewarding hikers with a view of the majestic pool with water splashing down the red walls of the rock canyon.
Olympic National Park
This Washington state park offers a lot of diversity to visitors. The park is spread over almost a million acres and a wildlife sanctuary. It protects thousands of years of human history and home to natural ecosystems. It has temperate rain forests with trees that are more than hundreds of years old, glacier capped mountains overlooking the horizon and runs seventy miles across the Pacific coastline.
Hoh River Trail
This trail stretches over 17-mile and is the crown jewel of the park. It runs through a temperate rain forest with plenty of opportunities to observe wildlife, and offers views of Mount Olympus and Blue Glacier which lie at the end of the hike. It is highly recommended for people who want a good hiking trip challenge while also wishing to experience nature.
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