Permian Reef Trail

How to Hike the Permian Reef Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Permian Reef Trail is an awesome hike in the McKittrick Canyon section of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Leave the crowds behind as you ascend to the top of a Wilderness Ridge with spectacular views into McKittrick Canyon and the surrounding area. While everyone else is hiking the other two trails in this area, the McKittrick Canyon Trail and the McKittrick …

Joshua Tree National Park

14 Best Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park (+ Maps & Photos)

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One of the best ways to explore Joshua Tree National Park is on foot. Hike to the highest peaks, learn about the Joshua Trees and Cholla cacti on the nature trails, explore hidden slot canyons, and hike to remote oases. In this guide, we share the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. About the Hikes on this List These …

Best Hikes in Europe

Best Hikes in Europe: Our 20 Favorite Day Hikes

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Europe is one of our favorite places to go hiking. There’s no better way to explore the dramatic and varied landscapes here, from the snow-capped Alps to coastal trails to the remote, volcanic interior of Iceland. In this guide we list 20 of the best hikes in Europe, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful continent. About the Hikes on …

Devils Hall Trail Guide

How to Hike the Devil’s Hall Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Devil’s Hall Trail is one of the best hikes to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It’s also one of the most unique. For a good portion of this hike, you will be walking through a wash. On this part of the trail, you rock scramble up and over boulders of all sizes. For those who like rock scrambling, …

McKittrick Canyon

How to Hike the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto & the Notch

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Hiking the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto, and the Notch is one of the most popular hikes in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This hike starts off relatively easy, as it is a mostly flat walk through the canyon to get to the first two sights, the Pratt Cabin and the Grotto. Beyond the Grotto, the trail gets …

How to Hike the Hall of Horrors

How to Hike the Hall of Horrors | Joshua Tree National Park

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The Hall of Horrors is one of the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. It’s short, it’s scenic, and adding on the slot canyon is one of the most thrilling experiences in the park. The Hall of Horrors is a short slot canyon that is located in the giant stacks of boulders in the Hall of Horrors area. Getting …

Top of Texas

How to Hike to Guadalupe Peak, the “Top of Texas”

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At 8,751 feet, Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas. Hiking to this peak is one of the best things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This is a tough hike but the views from the top are unbeatable. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know to hike to Guadalupe Peak and climb to the …

How to Hike The Slot Anza Borrego

Ultimate Guide to The Slot, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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The Slot is one of the best hikes to do in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It’s also one of the most popular, so there are some very important things you need to know before you go. In this guide, we cover the best hiking routes (there is more than one way to do this hike), and important planning details, such …

Things to Do in Joshua Tree

Top 10 Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park

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With its desert scenery, hiking trails, rock climbing routes, hidden oases, scenic drives, and trees that look like they have been plucked from the pages of a Dr. Seuss book, Joshua Tree National Park is a joy to explore. In this guide, learn about the best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park with tips to have the best …

Sea Stacks Kenai Fjords

9 Amazing Things to Do in Kenai Fjords National Park

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Hike to one of the largest icefields in North America, spot humpback whales and orcas on a wildlife cruise, kayak in front of glaciers, go ice climbing or glacier hiking, and soar over the fjords in a helicopter…these are all things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park. This is one of the few national parks in Alaska that you …

Petrified Forest Trail Guide

How to Hike the Petrified Forest Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Badlands, grasslands, bison, and the Little Missouri River are not the only attractions in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. You can also visit the Petrified Forest to see ancient, mineralized trees, similar to what you will see at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Millions of years ago, this part of North Dakota was once a swamp, much like the Everglades …

Bonanza Peak Alaska

How to Hike the Bonanza Mine Trail | Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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The Bonanza Mine Trail is a tough hike that features panoramic views over the Kennicott and Root Glaciers. It’s not the most thrilling hike at first but once above the tree line the views really open up. The pay-off comes at the end…the chance to see the abandoned Bonanza Mine and sweeping views across Wrangell – St. Elias National Park …

New River Gorge Itinerary

New River Gorge National Park Itinerary for 1 to 3 Days

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If you are planning your New River Gorge National Park itinerary, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan the “perfect New River Gorge itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. The things to do in New River Gorge National Park are scattered along the New River. To get from …

Kilauea Iki Photo

How to Hike the Kīlauea Iki Trail in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

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The Kīlauea Iki Trail is a great experience to add to your Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to-do list. On this relatively short hike, walk through a rainforest, cross a solidified lava lake, and gaze out at the crater from the rim. You also have the option to add on the Thurston Lava Tube. This hike was one of our favorite …

Root Glacier Hike

Hiking the Root Glacier Trail in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

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Hiking the Root Glacier Trail is one of the best things to do in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve. This national park is covered with a huge amount of glacial ice and the Root Glacier is the most accessible glacier in the park. Whether or not you have been glacier hiking before, this is an awesome experience. …

Savage Alpine Trail Denali

How to Hike the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park

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If you want sweeping views of Denali National Park, and a great view of Denali without venturing too far into the park, put the Savage Alpine Trail on your to-do list. This is one of our favorite hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve. On a clear day, you can see Denali from the high points of this hiking trail. …

South Unit TRNP

Complete Guide to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park is made up of three separate units: the South Unit, the North Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The South Unit is the most commonly visited area of the national park, mainly due to its convenient location on Interstate 94. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the South Unit of Theodore …

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ekblom Trail and Big Plateau Loop: The Complete Hiking Guide

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The Ekblom Trail and Big Plateau Loop is one of the best hikes to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Along this hike, you have numerous chances to spot wildlife, gaze out across the grasslands and colorful badlands, and get up close to the Little Missouri River. When we did this, we saw mule deer, two coyotes, a feral horse, …

Kauai Hike

How to Hike the Nu’alolo Trail and Awa’awapuhi Trail Loop | Kauai, Hawaii

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Located in Kokee State Park in Kauai, the Nu’alolo Trail and the Awa’awapuhi Trail are two separate trails that head out along the ridgelines of the Na Pali Coast. From the endpoint of each of these trails, you get spectacular views of the coastline. You can hike each trail separately or combine them into one big day hike, by connecting …