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Where to Find the Best Hikes in National Parks

Here's your guide to the top trails in national parks around the country. You'll get recommendations on the best trails in national parks from Maine to Hawaii. Everyone from beginners to experts will find tips on day hikes that lead into the country's most gorgeous and dramatic landscapes.

Top 5 Grand Canyon Hikes
Here's a look at five top Grand Canyon hikes on the South Rim. The day hikes range from easy routes along the South Rim to more challenging outings that give you a chance to see the world of the canyon's depths.

Zion National Park's Top 5 Hikes
Head out on Zion National Park's top 5 hikes. Take these trails and you'll experience Zion hiking at its very best.

Hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers some of the world's most unique hiking. Trails lead through rugged lava flows, past active craters, and into lush Hawaiian forests.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
With nearly 2.5 million visitors, Cuyahoga Valley ranked as the tenth most visited national park in 2010. In addition to many historic sites, Cuyahoga Valley offers 125 miles of hiking trails that explore its diverse habitats.

Shenandoah National Park Trail Maps
The second national park established in the eastern U.S., Shenandoah stretches for 105 miles in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. With more than 500 miles of trails, Shenandoah's hiking opportunities are virtually endless.

Wind Cave National Park
Wind Cave only gets a fraction of the visitors of Mount Rushmore, its more famous South Dakota neighbor. But Wind Cave's hiking is outstanding, including the Highland Creek Trail—named one of the five top national park hikes by National Geographic Adventure.

5 Great Grand Teton Hikes
With mountain lakes, hidden canyons, and beautiful views of towering peaks, Grand Teton hikes let you explore the best of one of the country's most impressive national parks.

Fall Foliage Hikes in Maine
With its vast open spaces and forests, Maine is one of the country's prime destinations for fall color hikes. Here's a look leading destinations for autumn foliage hikes in Maine.

Free Access Days for National Parks
Get the dates for free National Parks access in 2013.

5 Top Joshua Tree Hikes
Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park explore a landscape of desert forests and surreal rock formations. Joshua Tree hikes also lead to hidden palm oases and to areas filled with spring wildflowers.

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