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Best Summer Hikes in US National Parks

If you’ve got a long list of national parks to visit but only a limited amount of time, you may not be able to spend multiple days at each site. If this sounds like you, check out this list of 15 of the best summer hikes at 5 of the most popular US national parks!

Glacier National Park, Montana

Hiker resting at Grinnell Glacier in GNP

While you may not be crossing the border and heading to Banff just yet, Glacier still holds stunning views on its own. Located in northwestern Montana, Glacier is one of the most undeniably scenic places in North America.  Here are three of Glacier’s best hikes at three different difficulty levels to go on!

Trail of the Cedars

A great option for beginner hikers or parents with kids in tow, this loop is just under a mile long. This popular trail includes a nearby river. Plan for it to be heavily trafficked, so going first thing or towards the end of the day will likely be your best option. Reachable from the popular Going-to-the-Sun Road, this short, flat trail does feature sections of boardwalk and pavement.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 0.9 miles

Total Elevation Gain: 49 feet