Go Take a Hike

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

Time to lace up your hiking boots! Maybe a strenuous trek up a mighty peak is what you’re after. Or maybe you see yourself walking along an ancient trail that our ancestors used. Perhaps meandering down a boardwalk is more your speed. National parks offer many opportunities to hit the trail. Get ready, adventure awaits.

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Watch this short video that highlights some of the benefits of hiking.

Two people sit on a rock looking at rolling green hills.

The Benefits of Hiking

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

a black bear in the forest

Bear Safety

Learn about hiking in bear country and how to stay safe.

Three people wearing hard hats work on a trail.

Trail Management & Maintenance

Trails don’t just take of themselves. Park staff and volunteers work hard to maintain trails.

Last updated: November 19, 2018