Though there are numerous places known in the United States which are great for hiking or climbing, my top picks are as follows:
1. Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Of the many trails at Stone Mountain park, the most remarkable one is the hike up to the summit of Stone Mountain. The trail begins from the bottom of the mountain surrounded by pine forest and reaches a small resting place at its peak. Inside, one can enjoy the many snacks sold or drink as much water as is needed to replenish the energy lost.
Though a map of the park is provided, the trail is made clear for hikers therefore making it hard to get lost. One thing that’s a must are sneakers! Sneakers are specially needed when climbing Stone Mountain since there are certain steep points.
Overall, this is a great climbing adventure that everyone should experience.
2. Grand Teton National Park located in the northwest corner of Wyoming
This trail runs from the south area of the park to Paintbrush Canyon. It offers an astonishing amount of landscape and wonderful views. Map booklets are available to help guide the hiker along the trails as well as explain the history behind the park. These trails, however, could go on for miles allowing access to streams, camping grounds, and lakes.
Due to the fact that this trail could take up to hours or even days, emergency gear is required. Things that should be included are metal matches or waterproof matches in airtight containers. Extra food and clothing is also suggested as well as blankets, a good first aid kit, a signal mirror, smoke flare, blankets, and any other important items especially if you plan on being out for several days.
3. Grand Canyon North and South Rim in Fredonia, Arizona
With a trail length of 20 miles long, this hike will not only leave you at a loss of words from the breathtaking view, but you will enjoy the wonderful scenery along the way. Either from the north rim or south rim of the canyon, it provides numerous trails. Of the many trails that it has are: the Widforss trail, North Kaibab trail, and the Ken Patrick trail, and many others. Upon hiking, be sure to bring lots of water, especially on hot days!
This hiking location is a must-see!