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The US has 63 national parks that span a diverse variety of ecosystems. Nevertheless, many travelers only visit the most iconic national parks. Here are nine underrated US national parks worthy of your consideration.

Underrated US National Parks

1.  New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia

This is reportedly the newest official national park in the US as it was just upgraded. This park includes over 70,000 acres of land. The Appalachian canyon is the focus here and there is much to do.

Here you can go camping, and go rock climbing on the sandstone cliffs. You can also go whitewater rafting along approximately 53 miles of water that includes Class IV and V rapids. You can even go hiking and mountain biking over hundreds of miles of trails. All of this available just an hour out of Charleston.

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