Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.John Muir
November 17th is National Take a Hike Day, a breathtaking day dedicated to embracing nature’s landscapes, moving your muscles, and spending time in the great outdoors.
This event began as a way to honor our 60,000 miles of trails and encourage Americans to step outside for some heart-pumping hikes and a breath of fresh air.
Let’s take a hike together through the many various must hike locations right at our doorsteps! Here we’ll share nine spectacular hikes across the United States, as well as some helpful resources to discover refreshing and exciting hikes no matter where you live or your level of hiking experience.
Hiking is one of the best leisure activities for mind, body, and soul. But it hasn’t always been just a fun weekend activity. This sport and pastime only became more popular among non-explorers after the Industrial Revolution.
During that time, changes in working and living behaviors, the invention train, and longer workweeks (often spent in factories) meant people weren’t living as in tune with nature as they once were.
People craved the peace and quiet of the great outdoors, and so activities like hiking grew more popular.
As technology continued to develop, so did our hiking and mountaineering gear. This led to even more ways to enjoy an outdoor adventure on the trail with skiing, rock climbing, and canyoneering.
Today, you can find a trail in every US state that fits your level of fitness and adventurousness. From gentle day hikes to challenging climbs, there is a hike out there for everyone!
We are blessed with incredible landscapes throughout our big, beautiful country. But, some areas truly stand out as hiking musts.
The United States s home to 63 national parks, and every one of them is as incredible as the last! There are countless hikes to enjoy in these natural areas. Here are just a few of the must-see spots.
The mountains are calling, and you just go. Experienced hikers, climbers, and thrill-seekers have their fair share of exciting trails to visit throughout the U.S. Here are just a few of the incredible hikes to check off your list.
Hiking is an activity the entire family can enjoy with the right preparation. Be sure to bring lots of water, snacks, layered clothing, and plan your route according to your little one’s samina and age. Here are sme of the most family-friendly hikes across the US.
Whether you live near a National Park or in the city, make time to get outdoors on November 17th! Hiking is the perfect way to de-stress for adventure-seekers and chill wanderers alike. It not only offers great exercise, but it also improves your focus, clears your head, and brings you closer to nature.
Where will you go?