As much as hikers enjoy exploring the trails of foreign lands, let’s not forget our own backyards. (Let’s be honest about another fact of life. International travel can be expensive too.) Keeping all that in mind, we researched the best day hikes right here in the US. Without further adieu, here is our list of 15 of the best day hikes in the USA.

1. Half Dome, California

Distance: 16 miles
Best Time To Hike: April till October
Hiking through Yosemite National Park in California is also an international favorite. This specific hike will take you to the very top of the park’s famous granite half dome. From there you can see the Nevada Falls the Vernal Falls and pretty much all of the valley.
Perhaps the most memorable section of the hike is the last 400 feet up to the summit. Here you’ll climb with the aid of cables. A permit is required.

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  1. Hello!
    Yes! I agree! Some places are worth seeing more than once. (I have been to England 3 times and would go back again!)
    Yeah, any place where you can truly relax like you can on some of these islands are worth visiting more than once too!
    Thanks for your kind words, I’m glad you liked it and thanks for reading my stuff!

  2. Sad valley of fire in Nevada didn’t make your list or red rock some great trails for all levels of hikers

  3. Hi!
    No worries! I am pretty sure I have written about the Valley of Fire elsewhere! Thanks for your comment and support!


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