10 Epic Trails for National Trails Day 2016


10 Epic Trails for National Trails Day 2016

On Saturday, June 4, trail enthusiasts across the county will celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, one of the country’s most recognized trail-celebration events. Festivities, including hikes and stewardship efforts, will take place in every state. If you are interested in learning more about what's happening in your neck of the woods, check out the official event finder page here.

To celebrate, we put together this list of ten epic hikes to add to your bucket list and share with your friends. Of course, if you are lucky enough to live nearby any of these awesome trails, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the trail tomorrow!

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National Trails Day Hiking Trails

National Trails Day Hiking Trails

Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail

4.8 (miles)

 Difficult

Point to Point

~3200 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

California

Yosemite

Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail is a tough day hike in Yosemite National Park that features truly incredible scenery.

Discovery Point Trail (CLNP)

2.2 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~100 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Oregon

Crater Lake

Discovery Point Trail in Crater Lake National Park is a family friendly hike that ends with stunning and historic views of Crater Lake. This easy 2.2 mile hike great for families.

Bench & Snow Lake Trail

2.5 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~700 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

Bench & Snow Lake Trail is a easy hike in Mount Rainier National Park that offers hikers pristine mountain scenery.

Delicate Arch Trail

3 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~480 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Arches

Delicate Arch Trail leads the iconic symbol of Arches National Park and is great choice for families.

Hellroaring Creek and Black Canyon of the Yellowstone Trail

4 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~700 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Wyoming

Yellowstone

Hellroaring Creek is a great hike kid friendly hike in Yellowstone National Park that passes by an incredible canyon.

Wind Cave NP Sanctuary Trail

7.2 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~650 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

South Dakota

Sanctuary Trail is a moderate kid friendly hike in Wind Cave National Park that is great for wildlife watching.

Andrews Bald

3.5 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~900 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

North CarolinaTennessee

Great Smoky Mountains

Andrews Bald is a moderate kid friendly day hike in Great Smoky Mountains that rewards hikers with panoramic views from the top.

Long Pine Key Trails

22 (miles)

 Moderate

Options

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Florida

The Long Pine Key Trails are easy hikes or bike rides near the Royal Palm Visitor Center in Everglades National Park. These trails are great for families with small children.

Mammoth Cave N.P. Cave Tours

Options (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Varies (Elev. Δ - ft)

Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave N.P. Cave Tours are a great way to explore the largest cave system in the world. There are options that are great for kids, the elderly and the adventurous.

Point Imperial Trail

4 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~300 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Arizona

Grand Canyon

Point Imperial Trail is a moderate hiking trail on the North Rim in Grand Canyon National Park.