10 Best National Park Hikes

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10 Best National Park Hikes

From Hawaii's active volcanoes to the west coast's 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, here are America's 10 hottest hiking spots.

Best Waterfall Hike

Mist Trail—Yosemite National Park, California

Most famous for its waterfalls, California’s Yosemite National Park is home to the seven-mile Mist Trail. True to its name, the trail takes you past Vernal Falls, where you will get wet, and on to Nevada Falls before looping back on the part of the John Muir Trail where you can see Liberty Cap and the famous granite Half Dome. Pick up the trailhead from Happy Isles, a group of small islands in the Merced River. Though it’s not the highest U.S. waterfall (Upper Yosemite Falls holds that title) Vernal Falls drops an impressive 317-feet and is more accessible, ideal for less intense hikers.


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