With the National Parks growing in popularity year after year, it can sometimes be hard to find a good hike that really allows you to just get away from it all. If getting off on your own for a few hours (or even a few days) is something that appeals to you, then you should check out these amazing Lake Chelan Hikes in North Cascades National Park.
If you are planning a visit to northwest Washington and one of the three amazing National Parks that the state has to offer, it is likely that you are wondering what the best hikes are in Mount Rainier National Park. After all, many of us do not have the time to take on every hike in the park, nor the energy (or the money) to make an expedition to the summit.
If you want to be immersed in this amazing landscape, then staying in one of the many Lassen National Park camping options is a perfect way to do so. Lodging in nearby towns, like Susanville, are certainly viable options, but there really are campgrounds in every part of the park, making it a much easier place to stay if you want to be able to drive into the park and stay here for days at a time.
Located in Oregon’s beautiful Deschutes National Forest, Newberry National Volcanic Monument is full of unexpected treasures. Not only does the monument contain the largest volcano in the Cascades, it is packed full of beautiful vistas, a varied and rugged landscape, an impressive waterfall and plenty of places to explore. The landscape is so unique and “otherworldly” that it was once even used as a training ground for astronauts between 1964 and 1966 to help train for the lunar landing!
may not be on your “short list” of places to see in the United States. As the only National Park Service site that is solely inside the State of New Hampshire, this place is a wonderful spot to spend a half-day exploring the grounds and learning about Augustus-Saint Gaudens, the sculptor after which the park was named.