Yosemite National Park (California)
With 800 miles of hiking trails, Yosemite National Park gives its hikers the greatest experience of hiking. The dense and exciting forests, white glacier formed mountains, waterfalls that are more than 200 feet tall, tranquil meadows, clear lakes and rivers, beaches and a spectacular variety of wildlife awaits the hikers. The most popular trails include the climb to the peak of El Captain and the forest of giant prehistoric sequoia trees.
Explore the popular family destination the Yosemite Valley and visit Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake and the Half Dome. The other trails to explore are Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point and the Mono Meadow in order to see the whole Yosemite Valley from atop.
Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
The Grand Canyon is the king of hiking trails in the United States. Thousands of hikers come to the Grand Canyon every year to get the unique and mesmerizing view of the vast valley from below. There are 15 trails leading downwards. But don’t be fooled, the descent can be very tiring and even experienced hikers find themselves worn out while coming back.
The best way to enjoy the experience of hiking in Grand Canyon is hiking to the bottom of the valley and camping. You have to apply beforehand for night camping for the camping permit and can have a waiting list as long as up to 6 months. The best trails of the Canyon are Bright Angel trail, South Kaibab Trail and the least crowded North Rim.
Zion National Park (Utah)
Zion National Park offers the adventure of standing at the edge of beautiful cliffs or hiking through some of the narrowest trails in the world. It is a well-organized park with a shuttle system and backpacking options for the campers. It is a paradise for the hikers and the climbers. One can explore the waterfalls, cliffs, and the sandstone canyon walls of the beautiful valley of the Virgin River.
Explore the well-travelled trails like the narrow pathways of Angels Landing, the different exciting trails of the West wall and the Virgin River Narrows.
Glacier National Park (Montana)
Explore the thrill of hiking in more than 730 miles of hiking trails of the Glacier National Park. The extraordinary rugged mountain peaks, alpine lakes, astonishing meadows and amazing variety of wildlife are all available in the Glacier National Park. Away from the maddening crowds, and in the lap of Mother Nature, hikers enjoy the most popular hikes of the park like the Two Medicines region, with its beautiful wildflowers, and the Many Glacier Area.
Denali National Park (Alaska)
Venture to Alaska to experience the untamed and rugged hiking in the Denali National Park. The most appealing aspect of this uneven terrain is that there are no trails. You have to make your own trail in the dense forests, thick bushes, and wide streams and you must avoid the dangerous wild animals to experience this nature in its most raw form. The Mount Haley Overlook trail with the beautiful view, from the valley to the summit of Mount Haley and the Savage River Loop trail can take you into the wilderness that is Denali.