If you're looking to get out on a beautiful hiking trail or explore a national park, North America boasts an embarrassment of riches. In this section you can find guides for hiking some of the most popular trails, parks and wilderness areas in the United States and Canada.
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For many people, their knowledge of America's National Scenic Trails begins with the Appalachian and ends with the Pacific Crest. But there are nine other fabulous trails that deserve attention, too.
Trailblazing means forging your own path to discovery, but in the wilderness, the word refers to marking your hiking trail for others to follow. Trail markers are like a secret language that hikers use to find their way, but it's pretty easy to learn.
Renowned naturalist John Muir once called the Sierra Nevada Mountains the "range of light," referring to the play of light on the exposed granite of the peaks. What other natural wonders await you on a hiking excursion in eastern California?
By John Kelly