Backpacking Destinations

Backpacking

Popular Backpacking Destinations in the US National Parks

There is no better way to get to know a park than by heading out into the backcountry and going backpacking. Getting away from the more heavily populated areas and surrounding yourself in the true wilderness of any park is the most rewarding experience and a true way of getting outdoors. The serenity and calm of the great outdoors is best experienced with a backpack on your back and a bivy under the big night sky. This is the ultimate way to enjoy any park that has backcountry areas and wilderness.

Featured Backpacking Destinations in National Parks

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The faster you go, the farther you get, and the farther you get, the more peaceful you feel, so strap into Salomon's...
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Featured Park
Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. The Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush...
Featured Wildlife
Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.