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Hiking in US National Parks

The best way to enjoy the beauty of the landscape in the USA is to hike in the National Parks. Here we created a list of the top hikes within the US National Parks:
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updated on: July 01, 2021
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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 2.9 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 276 m
Descent 276 m

Grand View Point Trail is an easy trail that leads us past steep rock faces to the southernmost viewpoint on the plateau of Island in the Sky in ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 19.7 km
Duration 10:30 h
Ascent 1,825 m
Descent 1,825 m

Demanding tour with fabulous views deep into the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 2.1 km
Duration 1:45 h
Ascent 159 m
Descent 159 m

This route is perfect for appreciating the natural wonders of Bryce Canyon.

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 6.3 km
Duration 1:45 h
Ascent 24 m
Descent 24 m

Great hike to the Morning Glory Pool in Upper Geyser Basin, the basin with the largest collection of geysers in the world.

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 0.9 km
Duration 0:30 h
Ascent 35 m
Descent 34 m

This easy hiking trail leads us to an impressive rock formation made ​​of red sandstone: the Double Arch.

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 3.2 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 195 m
Descent 195 m

On this short, family-friendly hike we visit the emerald green ponds at Zion Canyon.

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.6 km
Duration 1:45 h
Ascent 199 m
Descent 199 m

Easy hike through the significant tors of the Bryce Canyon

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 0.7 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 55 m
Descent 55 m

The tour takes us to  Cliff Palace,  the most beautiful rock dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park.

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 2.1 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 94 m
Descent 94 m

Delicate Arch Viewpoint trail takes us to a spectacular vantage point below the Delicate Arch, which offers a fantastic view of the famous rock arch.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.1 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 679 m
Descent 679 m

Strenuous and partly demanding climb up to a wonderfol lookout above Zion National Park

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Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 171 m
Descent 171 m

Great hike along the worlds most active geysers at Upper Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin.

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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 9.3 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,080 m
Descent 1,080 m

Strenuous hike with breathtaking views over the Yosemite Valley, the oldest national park in the United States

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 1.1 km
Duration 0:30 h
Ascent 33 m
Descent 33 m

The short loop leads us to the Mesa Arch, a narrow rock arch right on the edge of a steep cliff, where we enjoy a magnificent panorama.

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Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 3.1 km
Duration 0:45 h
Ascent 112 m
Descent 112 m

Short hike to the unique hot springs and sinter terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs.

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