Top 5 Hikes in the USA National Parks

Right now is a perfect time to strap on the hiking boots and get out into nature. The weather could not be more perfect, keeping you cool and comfortable while hiking along these beautiful trails. Check out these top 5 hikes in the USA National Parks. 

Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail, Mount Rainer National Park

Mount Rainer State Park

Starting out strong with a 9.4 mile loop trail. Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail in Mount Rainer National Park is located in Washington state. It is 14,410 feet above sea level. You will be in the clouds once you reach the summit. The best time to use this trail is between May and October so head over there this month for a wonderful hike.

Canyon to Rim Loop, Smith Rock State Park

smith rock state park hike

Canyon to Rim Loop at Smith Rock State Park is located in Oregon. This is a 3.4 mile round trip hike with easy to moderate terrain. This would be a wonderful hike to start your morning. Which is perfect because it is suggested to make this hike in the early morning to see the most wildlife. You might even see a bald eagle! They nest along the rim. But you will absolutely see some incredible canyon views. 

Cadillac North Ridge Trail, Acadia National Park 

Cadillac Mountain View of Bar Harbor

The Cadillac North Ridge Trail in Acadia National Park is located in Maine. This is a 4.4 mile round trip trail which will take 2.5-4 hours to hike depending on how many times you stop to enjoy the incredible views. It is said to be the most beautiful route to the top of Cadillac Mountain which reaches 1,528 feet high and is the tallest mountain in Acadia. You will have incredible views of Bar Harbor, Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands on the trail and once you reach the summit. 

Upper Emerald Pool Trail, Zion National Park 

Zion National Park Red Mountains

Upper Emerald Pool Trail in Zion National Park is located in Utah. This is a 3.2 mile hike which will take around 3 hours round trip. Upper Emerald Pool Trail is an easier level hike which leads to breathtaking waterfalls. You can get stunning pictures at sunrise and sunset when the orange glow lights up the red, pink and cream sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park and glitters on the water. 

Devils Garden Loop, Arches National Park 

Devils Garden Loop in Arches National Park is located in Utah. This is a 7.9 mile loop trail where you will get to see eight of the park’s incredible rock formations. In Devils Garden there are arches, spires and large rock walls called “fins”. Fins are made over time by rainwater erosion. This is the beginning of what becomes the famous arches of Arches National Park. Devils Garden Loop starts as an easy hike to Landscape Arch which is the longest arch in North America and a must see. The trail transitions to a little more challenging terrain with some narrow ledges which lead to other landmarks in the park like the Double O, Navajo, and Partition Arches. 

When planning out your next hiking or camping adventure make sure to check out these top 5 hikes in the USA National Parks you will not be disappointed. 

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Safe Travels xoxo -Rachel G 

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