Pipiwai Trail

Pīpīwai Trail & the Bamboo Forest: The Complete Hiking Guide

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On just one hike, you can see several waterfalls, an enormous Banyan tree, and hike through a bamboo forest. The Pīpīwai Trail is a relatively short hike that is located in Haleakala National Park on the Road to Hana. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know to hike the Pīpīwai Trail. Trail Stats Distance: 3.8 miles Difficulty: …

Mount St Elias

Bagley Icefield and Mount St. Elias Flightseeing Tour of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

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Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve is home to some of the most rugged, mountainous, ice-covered scenery in the United States. If you want to see mountain peaks, glaciers, and an immense ice field that stretches as far as the eye can see, consider taking a flightseeing tour from McCarthy, Alaska. Wrangell Mountain Air, the flightseeing company that …

Triple Lakes Hike Denali

How to Hike the Triple Lakes Trail in Denali National Park

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The Triple Lakes Trail is a 9.25-mile point-to-point hike in Denali National Park. This well-maintained and well-traveled trail runs along the eastern border of the park just south of the park’s only entrance. As you hike the Triple Lakes Trail, you can enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of three separate lakes, right from their shorelines. The forested trail also offers …

Hawaii Volcanoes To Do List

Top 10 Things to Do in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is home to two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kīlauea. If you get lucky with your timing, you can catch Kīlauea in action, as molten lava oozes up from below the Earth’s crust, creating brand new land. But there is more to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park than volcanic eruptions. You can hike …

Harding Icefield Trail Hike

Harding Icefield Trail: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

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Hiking the Harding Icefield Trail is a challenging, rewarding, and unique experience all rolled into one. This memorable hike takes you past the Exit Glacier and ends with sweeping views across the Harding Icefield, the largest icefield that is located entirely in the United States. In this guide, we provide everything you need to know about hiking the Harding Icefield …

Mount Healy Overlook Trail

How to Hike the Mount Healy Overlook Trail | Denali National Park

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Hiking to the Mount Healy Overlook is one of the most popular hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve. The main reason to do this hike is for the view. From the overlook, you have 360° views of the front country of the park and, on a clear day, you will be able to see the top of Denali. The …

Sliding Sands Loop

How to Hike the Sliding Sands and Halemau’u Trail Loop | Haleakala NP

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In Haleakala National Park, you can combine two very unique trails into one big day hike. The Sliding Sands Trail, which is one of the most popular trails in the park, starts on the rim of Haleakala and ends on the crater floor. To finish the hike, you can retrace your steps back up the Sliding Sands Trail, or, for …

Things to do in Denali NP

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Eielson Visitor Center on Denali Park Road

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Eielson, which is located at mile 66 on Denali Park Road, is one of the most spectacular places to visit in Denali National Park & Preserve. On a clear day, the views of Denali are unbeatable. The drive to get here is gorgeous, there are several short hikes to choose from, and you get to venture away from the crowds …

Wrangell St Elias Flightseeing Information

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park Flightseeing Tour: What to Expect & Is It Worth It?

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One of the best ways to experience the immense size and grandeur of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is to take a flightseeing tour. This national park is massive…13.2 million acres with only a grand total of 101 miles of roads. Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve also contains the largest number of glaciers and some of the …

Thirteen Glacier Flightseeing Tour

Thirteen Glacier Flightseeing Tour | Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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The Thirteen Glacier Flightseeing Tour is a 70-minute tour of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve that is offered by Wrangell Mountain Air. This flightseeing tour offers spectacular views of the Wrangell Mountains. On this tour, we flew over numerous glaciers, spotted Dall sheep clinging to the cliffs, soared over the Kennecott and Erie mines, and got close …

Mount Rainier Photo

The Perfect Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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How do you plan the perfect Mount Rainier National Park itinerary? The answer to this question depends on how much time you have to spend in the park and how much you like to go hiking. At a minimum, you need two days in the park, in order to visit the highlights and hike a few trails. With a third …

Best Badlands Hikes

10 Great Hikes in Badlands National Park

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One of the best ways to see Badlands National Park is from a hiking trail. And one of the great things about this park is that most of the hikes are short and sweet, perfect for all ages and ability levels. In this guide, we cover the 10 best hikes in Badlands National Park. The hikes on this list range …

The Ledges Tail Cuyahoga

The Ledges Trail, A Must-Do Hike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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In Cuyahoga Valley National Park, there are many short hikes to choose from. The Ledges Trail is our favorite hike in the park. This is a beautiful hike, and it is a much different experience from the other hikes that we did in Cuyahoga Valley. For most of this hike, the trail follows along massive walls of moss-covered sandstone, aka …

Things to do in Cuyahoga Valley

14 Wonderful Things to Do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park preserves a lush river valley that is home to both natural and historical sites. Among the thousands of acres of forests and wetlands are a network of hiking and biking trails. Visit a covered bridge, ride a train through the heart of the park, learn about the Ohio and Erie Canal, and photograph the waterfalls. In …

3 Days in Big Bend

3 Days in Big Bend National Park: The Perfect Itinerary

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If you are planning a trip to Big Bend National Park, one of the first things you might ask is “how many days do I need?” Three days in Big Bend gives you just enough time to visit all three sections of the park, go hiking, and day trip into Mexico. In this Big Bend itinerary, we cover everything you …

Grand Teton Itinerary

How Many Days Do You Need in Grand Teton? A Complete Itinerary

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How many days do you need in Grand Teton National Park? How do you plan the perfect Grand Teton itinerary? The answer to these questions depends on two big factors. How much time do you have? And how much do you like to go hiking? For those who just want to see the main highlights, one day is really all …

Best Things to do in Canyonlands

10 Best Things to Do in Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park is a sprawling park that is located near Moab, Utah. This national park is made up of five sections and each of them offer a very different experience. In this post about the best things to do in Canyonlands, we cover the top experiences for all five areas of the park. Most first time visitors spend their …

Best Mount Rainier Hikes

15 Epic Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park

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One of the best ways to experience Mount Rainier National Park is from a hiking trail, of which there are many. Some of the best hikes in Mount Rainier National Park are short and sweet, offering jaw-dropping views with very little effort. But for those who crave more adventure or want to journey deep into the park, there are plenty …

White Rim Road One Day Guide

How to Drive the White Rim Road in One Day

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Driving the White Rim Road is one of the best experiences in Canyonlands National Park. For 100 miles, this road circles around the Island in the Sky mesa, taking you past canyons, buttes, and the Colorado and Green Rivers. This drive takes most people two to three days. If you have less time, it is possible to drive the White …

Colorado Itinerary

The Perfect Colorado Itinerary: National Parks & Scenic Drives

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With four national parks, numerous national forests and state parks, plus historic towns scattered throughout the Rocky Mountains, Colorado makes an awesome road trip destination. On this Colorado itinerary, you will visit all four national parks (Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Rocky Mountain National Parks), linking them together with gorgeous scenic drives. About this …