Easy U.S. National Park Hikes

Dive in and check out these easy national park hikes for families and then get your kids outside and on the trail this year.  No More Excuses.

Acadia National Park (maine)

Cadillac Mountain Summit Loop

Ocean Path Trail

Arches National Park (UTAH)

Lies North of Moab, Utah. The park has 2000+ natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles,  rock fins, and giant balanced rocks.

Windows Trail

The trails are flat and paved in most areas, but there are steps and rocky places so its not stroller conducive, but the short distance should make using a carrier easier.

Sand Dunes Arch

It is basically one giant sand box complete with fins for climbing, slot canyons for squeezing into, and rocks for making funny pictures!

Big Bend National Park (TExas)

Located in West Texas. The park protects over 1,200 species of plants, 450+ species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.

The Lost Mine Trail

This is a shorter trail at 4.6 miles in and out. There is a pretty substantial elevation gain, so it’s best for the bigger kids versus toddlers.

Bryce Canyon National Park (UTAH)

What's unique about the park are the  geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks.

The Rim Trail

Perfect way for families to enjoy the Bryce Canyon National Park views of the amphitheater without the steep hike down the canyon and back up.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park(NC & TN)

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is absolutely FREE to enter making it one of the best US National Parks for a family vacation.

Laurel Falls Hike

The trail offers beautiful views of Laurel Falls, Laurel Creek, and the surrounding area, making it an excellent spot for anyone who loves nature and outdoor activities.

A Few Essentials To Pack In Your Day Pack

Passport To The National Parks book

Trail maps

National Park Guides

National Park Pass

Trail maps and a compass

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