Whether you’re looking for a relaxing stroll through nature or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, there are plenty of incredible summer hikes available at our nation’s parks.
Summer is the perfect time to explore the hiking trails at America’s National Parks. From alpine lakes and towering peaks, to rugged canyons and ancient forests, you’ll find a hike suitable for everyone.
Keep reading for our tips about hiking gear and trails in the National Parks you can explore in the summer.
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In the southwest you’ll need to watch out for the summer monsoons, especially in slot canyons! And humidity makes it difficult to enjoy the outdoors in the midwest, eastern and southern states.
If you’re wondering what it’s like to hike at other times of the year, check out our guide for finding the best National Parks to visit by month. During each season and month of the year, national parks will have different hiking (and snowshoeing) opportunities!