The Best Camping and Hiking Spots In The US

The summer is the perfect time for camping and hiking. If you're looking to make your vacation a relaxing one, spend time in the great outdoors with Simon's picks for the top camping and hiking spots in the USA!

best camping and hiking spots in the usa

1. Denali National Park & Preserve
Denali, Alaska
Six million acres of land make up this beautiful national park reserve. If you're looking for the wilderness, you'll find it here. Bike, hike, camp, or find some wildlife in this national park that is absolutely stunning.

2. Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree, California
The Mojave desert and colorado join to create a beautiful spot for camping, stargazing, and more! 

3. Yosemite National Park
California
With a beautiful valley and the mountains in the distance, camping here is a great choice for solitude. Perfect for first-time campers!

4. Everglades National Park
Florida
From boating to camping, this is a great option for those who might be on vacation that wants a more low key getaway. Plus, this area protects endangered species  - if you're feeling frisky, you can get up close and personal with some alligators.

5. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii
If you're on vacation and looking for some adventure, take a trip to this national park. Do you dare to camp in this national park with some of the world's most active volcanoes?

6. Acadia National Park
Maine
Hiking, camping, and so much more are available at your disposal at Acadia National Park. This jewel tucked on the Atlantic Coastline encapsulates the beauty that is New England.

7. Ludington State Park
Michigan
With 5,300 acres displaced upon Lake Michigan, you can explore this land and immerse yourself with nature when you camp, hike, and explore this land.

8. Glacier National Park
Montana
Plan your stay at Glacier National Park and enjoy the mountains and beauty that surrounds it. Camping, hiking, boating, and more awaits you.

9. White Mountain National Park
New Hampshire
New Hampshire offers some of the most beautiful surroundings in New England. From mountains to forests, explore the beauty and wildlife of the northern USA.

10. Minnewaska State Park Reserve
New York
Take a hike - literally - right in the Hudson Valley. Catch the sunset or a waterfall in what's called "the worst kept secret in New York."

11. Crater Lake National Park
Oregon
Crater Lake is one of the most unique wonders of America. The deepest lake in the United States also offers campgrounds and lodging for visitors to enjoy.

12. Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Pennsylvania
Cumberland Valley is home to Pine Grove Furnace State Park, where almost 700 acres of land plays host to a variety of activities. Explore this hidden gem in Pennsylvania.

13. Badlands National Park
South Dakota
Why do they call it the badlands? You'll just have to find out for yourself! This beautiful landscape provides visitors with the opportunity to hike, camp, and cycle their way through this park.

14. Shenandoah National Park
Virginia
Waterfalls, hollows, trees, and more - Shenandoah has it all. If you're around the Metro DC area, head out of the city and into this beautiful valley where you can bike, hike, and lodge by this breathtaking area.

15. Green Mountain National Forest
Vermont
While we've already touched on Green Mountain's cousin, White Mountain Park, this New England area has its own unique beauty. Vermont is small, but by camping in this park, you'll see it's mighty!

16. Arches National Park
Utah
The arches are some of Utah's crowning characteristics. Explore the reason millions flock to this national park and stargaze your way as you camp out under the stars with one of the clearest views of the sky around.

17. Olympic National Park
Washington
The Olympic wilderness is a sight to see. The lush green forests of the pacific northwest can't even be described. From the coast to the trails, explore this area of the country the right way by camping in this famed national park.

18. Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Remember Jellystone National Park from Yogi Bear? He only wishes he could live in Yellowstone National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the USA. Spanning over Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, this is America's largest national park. Experience the history of this area and camp out under the stars.



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