While many hikers and other adventurers head straight towards more popular national parks such as Yosemite or Yellowstone, explorers from all over the country are slowly making their way to Glacier National Park. The vast beauty of Montana is definitely found in Glacier National Park, with more than 730 miles of mountain peaks, lakes, and meadows to fulfill any hiker’s dream. In addition to the park’s rich wildlife, an interesting fact is that the park actually gets its name from huge glaciers shaped formations from over 10,000 years ago, making it one of the most popular hiking destinations in the country right now.
Unlike other national parks or trails in the country, the John Muir Trail just north of San Francisco in Marin County is one of the most spectacular gems in the continental U.S. Due to the snow in the higher elevations of the redwood forest, it is best to visit before the end of September. The stunning depths of the redwood forest continue to bring people together from all corners of the world.
Located in Utah, Zion National Park is an incredible destination when it comes to experiencing the great canyons, cliffs, and natural crevices tucked away in valleys. The vistas of steep cliffs alongside clear water rivers are not only perfect for nature lovers, but it is also great for both amateur and professional photographers alike.