The Yellowstone National Park Act was signed into law on March 1, 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant. This act created the world’s first national park, Yellowstone. Since that time, the number of national parks in the United States has grown to 61. Each of these federally protected areas offers something memorable.
In most parks, you’ll find breathtaking scenery along with a variety of wildlife. And, the best way to experience these natural wonders is by foot. Fortunately, hiking in a national park doesn’t require any special abilities or gear. There are countless trails for people of all skill levels. In fact, it’s amazing what you can see with very little effort.
Check out these 5 AWESOME Easy National Park hikes
Landscape Arch. Arches National Park in Utah boasts the densest assemblage of stone arches in the world! And while there are over 2000 arches to see, make sure to hike Devil’s Garden Trail to gawk at Landscape Arch.
Running Eagle Falls. Running Eagle Falls in Glacier National Park isn’t the biggest or the tallest. But, it is pretty bizarre. So, it is worth making the short trek to catch a glimpse of a waterfall coming out of a cliff.
Fossil Exhibit Trail. When in Badlands National Park, there are no excuses when it comes to hiking Fossil Exhibit Trail. From this flat boardwalk, one can take in not only the spectacular formations but also find out about this park’s rich fossil deposits.
Jordan Pond Path. In Acadia National Park, you’ll discover a trail that looks just like a painting. The wooden planks along along the sparkling lake make Jordan Pond Path an ideal place to spend a relaxing afternoon!
Pothole Point. This short loop trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park seems out of this world. But, Pothole Point is easy to access and fun for the whole family!
Whether you have a couple of hours or a couple of weeks to spend in a National Park, you’re guaranteed to experience something amazing. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there. Go. Do. Discover something awesome in America’s national parks!