Hiking National Parks

Hiking in National Parks

Hiking Destinations in National Parks

National Parks, Monuments, BLM Sites, Forest Service, your local State Parks as well as other federal and local public lands are excellent places to go hiking. Hiking is a wonderful way to stay healthy and fit. Exploring parks on foot is one of the best ways to get to know your parks. The majority of visitors don’t usually explore past scenic viewpoints or short walks so going further and venturing into a park will always be a much more rewarding experience. The best experiences are typically day hikes so bring your backpack, food and water bottle and go explore your parks on foot!

Popular National Parks for Hiking

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.