Going on a hike to bask in nature is not just for humans, but also for dogs. Taking your four-legged friend with you on your next exploration allows your pup to enjoy the outdoors and get a little bit of exercise in. There are many dog-friendly National Parks (and there are a few that are not). Keep reading to learn about which national parks you should explore with your dog and what gear to bring with you when you go on your next adventure.
The summer months are the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy a hike. Enjoying the magnificent scenery and wondrous views can be exciting, especially when you have ventured to the top of a mountain or along a trail to see them. But before you plan your next hiking adventure, be sure to plan accordingly to make sure you have everything you need. Keep reading to learn a few tips for hiking for beginners!
Being safe is one of the most important things to keep in mind when hiking. Now more than ever, carrying the right gear is imperative. Keep reading this guide to learn about the 10 things you should always pack with you when hiking.
Camping immerses yourself in nature and allows you to experience the outdoors more intimately. Whether you’re traveling to a different state or simply seeing what your own home has to offer, camping for the first time requires some preparation to make sure you’re ready to take on the wilderness.
Shelton Johnson is a park ranger with the U.S. National Park Service and works in Yosemite National Park. As of 2015, he had worked in Yosemite for 22 years of his 28-year career. Johnson began his career in Yellowstone National Park in 1987. He shares the magic of the Yosemite Valley and Yellowstone with us and what makes them so special.
As temperatures rise and winter melts into spring, ecosystems across North America get ready to show off. All this snowmelt means it’s almost wildflower season—and because our national parks encompass so many different biomes and latitudes, you can string together wildflower hikes at parks across the United States from February until September. There’s no shortage of places to take in blooms, and these seven parks are the cream of the crop.
With an ample amount of parks to choose from, you may wonder where to begin! Helping you on your journey to explore our most cherished wild places, we’ve narrowed down the top 10 national parks to explore. Comprised of the hidden gems, scenic views, and trailblazing activities everyone can enjoy, take a look and see why more than 300 million people visit the national parks every year.