This is a list of the Top Ten hikes and is just a handful of the many hiking trails that can be enjoyed in North America. Some are short and others would take an entire season to complete. No matter the type of hiker you are and no matter your skill level, there is something here for everyone. Every trail offers a new and exciting experience along with a venture through the various seasons and environments that make up our great country. Click on any of the trail names for a link to more information.
1. Zion National Park – Zion comes from the ancient Hebrew word meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary. Protected within the park’s 229 square miles is a dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs. Zion is located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert provinces.
2. Glacier National Park – Glacier preserves over million acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. Its diverse habitats are home to over 70 species of mammals and over 260 species of birds. The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers paradise containing 700 miles of maintained trails that lead deep into one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states.
3. Yosemite National Park – Yosemite National Park embraces spectacular mountain and valley scenic views in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the California side. Yosemite was elected a national park in 1890. The park harbors a grand collection of meadows, waterfalls, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world’s largest living things.