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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: December 03, 2020
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Top easy
2.9 km
1:00 h
276 m
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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Hiking Route · Coconino County
Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon
Top difficult
19.7 km
10:30 h
1,825 m
1,825 m

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

4
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Hiking Route · Garfield County
Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon
Top easy
2.1 km
1:45 h
159 m
159 m

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

2
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Top easy
6.3 km
1:45 h
24 m
24 m

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

2
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Hiking Route · Grand County
Double Arch Trail, Arches National Park
Top easy
0.9 km
0:30 h
35 m
34 m

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

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Hiking Route · Washington County
Emerald Pools Trail - Zion National Park
Top easy
3.2 km
1:00 h
195 m
195 m

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

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Hiking Route · Garfield County
Queen's Garden Trail - Bryce Canyon
Top easy
4.6 km
1:45 h
199 m
199 m

Easy hike through the significant tors of the Bryce Canyon

2
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Top easy
0.7 km
1:00 h
55 m
55 m

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

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Top easy
2.1 km
1:00 h
94 m
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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Mountain Hike · Washington County
Angels Landing Trail (Zion NP)
Top moderate
7.1 km
5:00 h
679 m
679 m

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

5
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Hiking Route · Wyoming
Upper Geyser Basin Trail
Top moderate
10.4 km
3:00 h
171 m
171 m

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

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Mountain Hike · Mariposa County
Upper Yosemite Falls Trail
Top difficult
9.3 km
7:00 h
1,080 m
1,080 m

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

5
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Hiking Route · San Juan County
Mesa Arch Trail at Canyonlands National Park
Top easy
1.1 km
0:30 h
33 m
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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Nature Trail · Wyoming
Mammoth Hot Springs
Top easy
3.1 km
0:45 h
112 m
112 m

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

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