There is something about exploring nature by foot that cannot be explained. Simply driving through an area or seeing pictures never does a place justice.

Smelling the air, seeing the leaves and flowers firsthand, and challenging yourself to accomplish a hike you thought would be too difficult is such a rush. You go girl!

We want to share with you some of the best places to experience hiking in nature. There are too many uh-mazing places to choose from, not only in the world, but right here in the U.S. We have included only a handful of places to explore, but encourage you to look into Arizona, Colorado, and Hawaii as places you may want to adventure too also. Happy trails to you!

static1.squarespaceAppalachian Trail
This trail passes through 14 states on and near the East Coast, and is over 2,000 miles long. Some people take a couple months to backpack the whole thing, yet many people choose a day hike within the trail. Enjoy the scenery and experience the U.S. by foot!

Devil's Backbone Trail

Mount Baldy
The best Southern California hiking trails are available at Mt. Baldy.  It is the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains, just 60 minutes from LA and the OC. Hike to the very top for an 11 mile adventure!

ATTRACTIONS0615-machu-picchuMacchu Picchu
We are taking you all the way to Peru with this recommendation! No wonder this was voted one of the new seven wonders of the world, because it is simply stunning. Book your guide months in advance, as you can only go up with one and plan on spending at least a week there!

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier
With over 260 miles of trails to choose from, this National Park is a must-do for hikers. The 93 mile Wonderland Trail that encircles the majestic mountain.

shutterstock_150949913Glacier National Park
Be sure to spot mountain goats, elk, and bears, oh my! Hike this breathtaking area that not only spans Montana, but heads into Canada as well.

Whether you want to find overnight backpacking, ranger led hikes, or simple day hikes, Yosemite has it all. If you feel really adventurous get a permit to climb Half Dome in advance. It’s on our bucket list!

xx, The FabFitFun Team