When visiting a national park, you’re usually looking for the best trails to hike. Here are some of the best National Park hikes in America. Make sure these are on your bucket list next time you visit these parks!
1. Angels Landing – Zion National Park
Anyone visiting Zion National Park in Utah knows of the steep climb of Angel’s Landing. The views from the top of this near 6 mile round trip hike are some of the most stunning views you’ll ever see. With Zion’s red rock and green brush, you are sure to have a well-deserved reward at the end of the steep hike. Make sure you are prepared for long waits at the top! This is a very busy hike.
2. The Mist Trail – Yosemite National Park
The Mist Trail of Yosemite National Park is a popular hike for good reason. If you’re looking for fantastic views, this is the hike to do! While hiking this trail, you can hike 3 miles round trip to Vernal Falls or 7 miles to Nevada Falls. Either way, you’ll be met with spectacular views and lots of water. Make sure you’re prepared to get wet. It is advised to hit the trail early in the day to beat the crowds.
3. Iceberg Lake Trail – Glacier National Park
Iceberg Lake Trail in Glacier National Park is a top destination for many. This hike is a bit long (10 miles round trip) but well worth the time. As you make your way through the trail, you will encounter many different scenes of the Montana park and may even see some wildlife. Iceberg Lake will greet you with bright colors or ice, depending on the season you travel.
4. Cadillac Mountain Loop – Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park has plenty of beautiful trails to follow but Cadillac Mountain Loop provides the best experience of them all. As you walk along the coastline, you’ll be able to look at the mountains surrounding the area as well as the islands off the coast. This 3.5 mile hike provides plenty of scenic landscapes for your enjoyment.
5. Hoh River Trail – Olympic National Park
You don’t have to travel out of America to experience a full rainforest. This hike isn’t for the faint of heart, clocking in at about 32 miles round trip. The trail is packed with greenery and it’s well worth traveling multiple days through the area to experience the full hike.