|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
The perfect dozen: Embark on one of these 12 treks, and turn America's most iconic preserves into your own private paradise.
National Parks Hall of Fame
The all-time best. That's what every hiker wants on a national park trek, and that's what you'll get if you tackle one of these 25 trips.
National Parks Confidential: Q & A with Filmmaker Ken Burns
Ken Burns discusses the heroes and history of America's most precious wildlands-and the new challenges they face now.
Disappear into Yellowstone's northern fringe, where you'll find a rejuvenated landscape and total solitude.
Footprints Needed: Colorado's Undiscovered Black Canyon
Descend into Colorado's Black Canyon and explore a park that has everything–life-list scenery, challenging terrain, a revitalized river–except hikers.
Follow this circuit linking the park's many historic homesteads.
Set off on a long-forgotten loop across the Continental Divide, through moose-infested meadows, and up Longs Peak.
Hike to surprising solitude on a lost trail to Yosemite's North Rim.
The canyon's best view isn't from the rim. Trek to Royal Arch to see for yourself.
Paddle gentle swells through seacaves, then hike across this reborn island paradise.