Lots of people have turned to hiking as a hobby because it is an inexpensive yet adventurous pastime. All you need is a good pair of hiking boots, comfortable clothing and possibly some sunblock. Oh, and pack good food in your backpack too so you can chow down when you reach the end of the trail. Here are 5 sites in the US you could try out:

 

Grand Canyon National Park’s Tonto Trail in Arizona

The Grand Canyon is impressive to behold, even if you just see it through pictures or videos. Not surprisingly, the Tonto Trail of Arizona qualifies as one of the best hiking sites you could explore within the USA. One reason this trail is a hiker’s dream is that it is open for visitors for almost the whole year. Don’t go there in the summer though because of the searing temperatures.

Hawaii’s Kalalau Trail in Napali Coast

Hawaii in itself is a tourist attraction that draws in visitors from all over the world. The Kalalau Trail is notable though because the “Jurassic Park” films were shot here. If you are a fan of the movie “Avatar” you may be surprised to know it was also shot here. It pays to visit this place at least once (or maybe more) to see what the hubbub was about.

Glacier National Park’s Cracker Lake in Montana

Though other national parks and hiking trails may be more famous than Glacier National Park, you may want to get an up-close-and-personal look. The location is renowned for its unspoiled beauty (because fortunately foot traffic is more controlled here). You may take up to two days for the journey so you may want to plan an overnighter if you choose to visit.

Washington’s Mount Adams

Some hikers like to visit this place because the summit is always covered in snow. That might change in this era of climate change so why not pay a visit now? The trails are available year-round as well but some hikers have been known to get lost here. So use the buddy system when you go here.

Utah’s The Narrows within Zion National Park

Many hikers seem to like this destination because of the sheer rock walls that rise up from the banks of the river traversing the canyon. Take note of the river because you may have to wade or even swim to go very far.

Don’t forget to use your ESTA USA to check if you can visit the US. Your journey is just a hike away.