Northgate Peaks Trail – Zion National Park

Easy Zion National Park hikes

If you are looking to escape the crowds and the hot Zion Canyon National Park weather, the Northgate Peaks Trail is a perfect choice. Located in a remote area northwest of the main Zion National Park area, this easy hike is a pleasant stroll through a mature Ponderosa Pine forest. The payoff is great views of the Northgate Peaks and the Zion Canyon in the distance.

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Chimney Rock Trail – Capitol Reef National Park

Chimney Rock in Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Chimney Rock is an impressive, towering natural spire which rises over 300 feet above the road. The Chimney Rock Trail takes you to the top of a mesa and allows hikers a view looking down on Chimney Rock as well as the amazing scenery up and down the valley.

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6 Kid Friendly Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

Many of the best hikes in Joshua Tree are easy and kid-friendly

Joshua Tree National Park is one of America’s great places in Southern California. Just because Joshua Tree is raw wilderness it doesn’t mean it is only for hardcore outdoorsy types; there are many excellent kid-friendly hikes in Joshua Tree National Park.

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Zion National Park with Kids

zion national park - vista from angels landing zion

We spent 5 days in Zion National Park with kids (who were 3 & 5 years old at the time) in mid-April. We love to go on family hikes to enjoy the beauty of nature, so a visit to Zion Canyon with kids was ideal for us. A lot of people visit Zion in a single day, but Zion Canyon is one of the best national parks for families in the USA, so if you have time, we encourage you to stay longer and enjoy the many great things to do in Zion with kids.  

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Best National Parks for Families

Kids hiking on a family vacation in Shenandoah National Park Virginia.

The United States of America is a beautiful country, home to some of the most beautiful natural areas I have seen anywhere in the world. Lucky for us, many of these areas of beauty have been protected to allow families to enjoy these wonders for generations to come. We have visited many of these beautiful places with our kids and are eager to share with you our list of the best national parks for families in the US.

Kids hiking on vacation in Shenandoah National Park Virginia.
Shenandoah National Park.

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The Palm Desert Cross Hike With Kids

image of family hiking in Palm Springs on Cross Loop Trail

The Palm Desert Cross hike is one of the best hikes in Palm Desert. Popular with locals and visitors alike, you’ll be sharing the trail with everyone from young families hiking with kids to power walking retirees. Everyone is in a good mood, with a big smile on their faces with a friendly “hello” as you pass by.

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