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Planning your trip to some of the most iconic National Parks can feel overwhelming. Hundreds of miles of trails, millions of acres of jaw-dropping wild spaces, hours between trailheads… and only days to explore.

Every time we go to explore a new place, we feel your pain. After literally hiking all 734 miles of trail in Glacier, then identifying and hiking just about every conceivable day hike in Grand Teton, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion National Parks, we’ve put together the ultimate planning resource.

We don’t just tell you about each trail in an honest way, we make recommendations.

Find your next destination below and click on it for a list of the day hikes, ordered by our recommendations. Pick up one of our maps that pairs all this information with a beautiful map to plan your adventures.

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  • Cosley Lake Looning 2022

    Cosley Lake Looning 2022

    The Belly River area of Glacier National Park is such a fantastic background location. We headed out to do Common Loon surveys at Cosley Lake and Glenns Lake which is up in the Mokowanis River drainage. Perfect weather, wildflowers, big mountains, a roaring waterfall, and pristine lakes (with not TOO many mosquitos) made for a […]

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  • Scenic Point Spring 2022

    Scenic Point Spring 2022

    The hike up to Scenic Point in the spring frequently delivers bighorn sheep and sweeping views. With few options that don’t involve copious amounts of snow travel, we set out on the trail and got both the sheep in the views in spades. This spring has been cooler and wetter than in the past few […]

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  • Carlon Falls

    Carlon Falls

    Tucked away in the remote western edge of Yosemite lies a pretty series of cascades along the South Fork Tuolumne River known as Carlos Falls. The hike is mostly level and is great in the spring with a wonderful variety of flowers and higher water. I mistakenly parked at the picnic area on the south […]

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