Hiking in Parks

Across the country, thousands of miles of hiking trails are waiting for you to explore! A rocky foot trail that reaches up into the alpine tundra. A well worn dirt path that meanders past a Civil War battlefield. The opportunities for hiking in our national parks are nearly endless. No matter your experience level, there’s a trail out there for you—go find it.

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Hiking 101

We’ve put together a list of helpful resources for your next adventure!

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Where Can I Hike?

With more than 21,000 combined miles of trails, there are plenty of options to stretch your legs.

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Hiking Smart and Staying Safe

Planning and preparation are key steps to being safe on the trail. We have a few pointers for you.

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The Benefits of Hiking

Hiking is proven to have many health benefits that comes from being in nature.

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Hiking with Pets

Hit the trail with your furry friend with these helpful tips.

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Hiking with Kids

Taking kids hiking helps them develop a life-long relationship with nature and the great outdoors.

Last updated: June 14, 2018