[no_toc]Towering trees, dramatic sceneries, and expansive views are some of the features of the most beautiful and best summer hiking trails in America. From the routes beside Alaska’s glaciers to the pathways that balance on the rocky ledges that overlooked the Maine’s rugged coast, such trails are highly in demand for hikers. While there won’t be a universal agreement on the best summer hikes in the US, here are some of the places you can try:
Kalalau Trail in Hawaii
If you want to go for a hike instead of going to the beach, Kalalau Trail in Hawaii stretches for eleven miles along rugged, scenic coastlines. This trail offers the only land access to the coast and this cross above the towering sea cliffs and through 5 valleys before ending at the beach of Kalalau. Be sure to read this article on 20 things to know before hiking The Kalalau Trail in Hawaii
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park in California
It is a fourteen to sixteen miles roundtrip hike. When compared to other hikes, it will take your breath away literally. When you have made your way up the four hundred foot metal cables, you can step onto the diving board as well as look 4800 ft straight down to the floor of the valley below. Make sure that you cross your fingers before considering this hike. Check out this article on Step-by-Step Guide by Earth Trekkers on Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite
South Kaibob and Bright Angel Trails in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Take note that once you went to Grand Canyon during your cross country road trip with your family, it’s nothing compared to this hiking trail. Ready your backpack and experience a real trip or adventure by spending the night at the bottom of this hiking trail.
Glacier National Park in Montana
The Glacier National Park of Montana is actually a destination for millions of visitors yearly. Even if it is open all year, extreme weather during winter causes a lot of facilities to close sometimes. Majority of these are back on track during the months of May to September, which makes June a good time to visit this hiking trail. A good hiking option is Hidden Lake Nature Trail, which is a one and a half mile self-guided trail that basically runs to Hidden Lake overlook and gives you the majestic view of the water. You will also observe some abundant wildflowers during your journey and these are protected by the boardwalk.
Maroon Bells in Colorado
It’s a twin-peaked mountain, which sits above fourteen thousand feet. They’re two of the best peaks in the US. The mountain is nestled a few miles from the Aspen and the tourists often head to the area during summer time. The buses run often, yet auto traffic is actually restricted to reduce the crowd. The Maroon Valley features hundred miles of trails for the hikers of different skill levels. Explore the Maroon Bells: What You Need to Know by Colorado.com
Pacific Crest Trail
All in all, it spans 2650 miles through 3 states, 7 national parks, and passes over a thousand lakes along the way and goes over sixty mountain passes. You might not be searching for an adventure like Herculean, yet this trail has some access points near to major cities including Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Read what Caitlin “LL” Olson learnt while hiking 1,833.3 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail