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    National Park Hikes

    Nature's wonderland beckons – and all you need is a good pair of walking shoes, plenty of water, and a taste for adventure.

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    National Park Hikes - Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

    Queens Garden Trail at Bryce Canyon National Park in southwest Utah boasts a unique beauty, thanks to multi-hued rock formations known as hoodoos.

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    National Park Hikes - Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

    Hikers at Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia can trek along Willow Pond Trail into a forest of oak trees and find an array of wildlife, including wild horses, birds, deer, and armadillos.

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    National Park Hikes - Glacier National Park, Montana

    The Grinnell Glacier Trail at Glacier National Park in Montana takes you up 1,600 feet in elevation to the Viewpoint, where you'll marvel at three glaciers: Grinnell, Salamander, and Gem.

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    National Park Hikes - Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Forego Grand Canyon National Park's more-popular South Rim thoroughfare, the Bright Angel Trail, in favor of South Kaibab Trail. The route has great scenery on a steep descent to the Colorado River.

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    National Park Hikes - Grand Teton National Park, WY

    We recommend the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Primary Loop Hike at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, including trails Lake Creek and Woodland, for its tranquil views and summertime appeal.

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    National Park Hikes - Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

    During the Waikamoi Cloud Forest Hike at Haleakala National Park, you’ll see native Hawaiian birds like honeycreepers, feathery ferns, and perhaps ahinahina or silverswords (a silvery spikey plant).

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    National Park Hikes - Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

    When Mammoth Cave National Park's (Kentucky) man-made lighting system shuts off for the day, hikers descend 160 feet underground to explore the passageways by lantern on the guided Star Chamber Tour.

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    National Park Hikes - Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

    On the ranger-led trek to Cliff Palace at Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park, you'll climb ladders, explore kivas (religious ceremonial chambers), and learn about how the Pueblos lived.

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    National Park Hikes - Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

    The Skyland Resort to Big Meadows Lodge section of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park skirts the famed Skyline Drive and affords sweeping views of the mountains' hazy hues.

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    National Park Hikes - Yosemite National Park, California

    The appeal of giant sequoias at California's Yosemite National Park is irresistible. Hike to Mariposa Grove along the Outer Loop Trail where there are some 500 mature sequoias.

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