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The Best Trails to Explore on National Hike Day

Best Trails to Explore on National Hike Day

Best Trails to Explore on National Hike Day

“Take a hike” – and we mean this in the nicest way. Fun fact – America has over 60,000 miles in the National Trails System spread throughout the country. Plus, many of our campgrounds have great hiking trails on and around the property. Hiking has been proven to improve your sense of balance, improve your heart health, decrease respiratory issues, and build stronger bones and muscles. So, when November 17 rolls around, why not take a hike and celebrate National Take a Hike Day? We will highlight some popular hiking trails near our campgrounds, but check out for more options around the country by great hiking trails. And for an excellent resource on nearby hikes, check out


The Glacier Point Trail is an easy hike and if you’re staying at Thousand Trails Yosemite Lakes, make a point to fit this in your schedule. For starters, it’s good for beginners or family hiking. Plus, the views are incredible, from Vernal Falls and El Capitan to the wildlife. 


Florida’s National Scenic Trail encompasses 1,300 miles throughout the Sunshine State and is divided into regions, so with more than 40 campgrounds around the state you’re bound to be a part of this great hiking trail. A stay at our Orlando locations provides opportunity to hike in the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, which has three great trails recommended by The White Loop is considered easy at 4.4-miles while the Florida Loop Trail is just under 15 miles. The Rice Creek Conservation Area is a hiking option if you’re staying at Encore Bulow. Rice Creek has beautiful ancient cypress trees on land that was once a rice plantation in the 1700s. The 5.2 mile loop will bring you right past Florida’s 7th largest cypress tree. 

Encore Bulow
Rice Creek Conservation Area


 Book a stay at Thousand Trails Diamond Caverns and head over to Mammoth Cave National Park where there are more than 30 hiking trails. An easy hike could be the less than one-mile Heritage Loop Trail which has a concrete path along a boardwalk, or the Sinkhole Trail, which is dog-friendly and has views of the Mammoth Dome Sinkhole.


Planning a stay at Thousand Trails Las Vegas? You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hike in the Valley of Fire State Park. One of the most popular hikes here is the easy 1.3-mile loop that is the Fire Wave Trail. It is called the Fire Wave Trail because of the swirling pink, orange, and white rock formation. 

Thousand Trails Las Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park

North Carolina:

Just a little over 30 miles from Thousand Trails Green Mountain in Lenoir, NC, is Pisgah National Forest which is home to just under 300 different trails. Popular, yet moderate level, is the Looking Glass Rock Trail, which is just over six miles out and back, but worth the hike for the view from the top of Looking Glass Rock. The Max Pass Loop is an easy hike at 1.5 miles and breathtaking panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains. 


 Prepare to be enchanted! A stay at Thousand Trails Leavenworth will provide proximity to The Enchantments, which are part of the Cascade Mountain Range. The top easy trails here include the Blackbird Island Trail at 2 miles and the Enchantment Park Loop which is more of a beautiful stroll at under 1 mile, but the views are spectacular.

Thousand Trails Leavenworth 

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