For all those who loves hiking , here are the lists of Top 5 hiking spots of the Unites States. Hiking is also a good form of exercising. You can use the beautiful warm weather of spring and summer for exercising outdoors. It’s a best way to enjoy the nature and do something for your health.
1. The Grand Canyon: This magnificent formation of land which attracts millions of visitors every year also offers many hiking trails. Hiking in the Grand Canyon is very inspiring but you have to be very careful as well. It is not an easy hike but you will feel great when you reach at the bottom of the canyon and see the swift current of the Colorado river which carves the whole canyon. Few popular hiking trails in the Grand Canyon National Park are Bright Angels trail, South Kaibab trail, Hermit trail, Rim trail, and Grandview trail.
Yellowstone National Park has been inspiring visitors from a very long time. It is located in the western United States covering the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It is a picture perfect place displaying different colors because the acid and bacteria or other living forms lives here. You will find waterfall, natural hot springs, wild animals like bison, elk, bear running and grazing. There are lots of hiking trails throughout this huge park which offers an awesome view. Popular hiking trails are Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Observation peak, Cascade Lake, Washburn and Spur trail, and Seven Mile Hole.
3. Appalachian Trail:
This is a 2,175-mile long scenic trail with its one end in Maine’s Mount Katahdin and the other end at Georgia’s Springer Mountain. This trail is very scenic but wild. It is popularly known as A.T. About 4 million visitors enjoying this hiking trail each year. There are many short and day hikes as well for the hikers who don’t want to take the long backpacking hikes. It is a great place for exploring the scenic beauty, and for adventure.
4. Zion National Park :
Zion National Park has one of the most scenic landscape in the southwest United States. It offers number of beautiful day hikes in this region. The most popular trail in the Zion National Park are Emerald Pool, Weeping Rock, Court of the Patriarchs, and Angels Landing. These hiking trails is located in the main canyon. There are many trails which are on the other end of the canyon. Get the trail maps from the Visitor center and start the beautiful hikes of your life.
5. Glacier National Park:
Glacier National Park has over million acres of land cover by forests, lakes, and alpine meadow. The spectacular views of this beautiful landscape is a paradise for hikers. It is the most popular activity done by visitors here in Glacier National Park. There are more than 700 miles of scenic hiking trails.
The Park also offers many easy and short trails which leads you to the scenic view point. However there are many hikes which has difficulty level high as it gains significant heights. It all depends upon what hikes you prefer as there is something for everyone.
Few popular hiking trails in the Glacier National Park which you may prefer are Apgar Lookout Trail, Grinnell Glacier Trail, Highline Trail, Iceberg Lake Trail, Loop Trail, Scenic Point Trail, Swiftcurrent Pass Trail, Trout Lake Trail.
Be careful as the weather here changes drastically. It is advisable to carry sufficient amount of water, win cheater, a fleece or woolen sweater or jacket, first aid kit and food.