12 FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKES IN THE UNITED STATES
12 FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKES – Exploring the United States via the Great Outdoors is an adventure worth pursuing over and over. And in the United States, trails and paths are abundant Even city dwellers don’t have to venture far to find a path or trail to traipse. If you’re looking for places to take the family, we have a list of family friendly trails to hike, we have a list of 12 for you to explore.
1. Alum Hollow Trail
Distance: 2.2 miles
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
This wooded trail includes excellent views, a creek, and a waterfall.
2. Walking Dunes Trail
Distance: 2.6 miles
Location: Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware
The journey through Walking Dunes will be an experience! View the Fire Control Towers, hike through maritime forest, and climb the Great Dune for a spectacular scenic view.
3. Tarrywile Park
Distance: 1 mile
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
The entire park is enchanting and makes for an enjoyable hike with the whole family.
4. Winner Creek Trail
Distance: 3 and 9 miles
There are two branches to the Winner Creek Trail; Lower Winner Creek Trail is 3 miles, and Upper Winner Creek Trail is 9 miles. Stick to the lower for gentle terrain and elevation change. The Upper trail is more challenging with greater rewards.
5. Lost Valley Trail
Distance: 2.1 miles
This trail near Buffalo National River takes you on an expedition to Explore Eden Falls and caves, too.
6. Painted Canyon Trail
Distance: 1.1 miles
Location: Medora, North Dakota
The trail enters the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota, and drops down into the ancient canyons for a unique perspective of the impressive formations.
7. Granite Gardens
Distance: 1.5-mile loop
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Massive rock formations and a staircase with a well-marked trail lead you through breathtaking granite backdrops.
8. Boy Scout Tree Trail
Distance: 4.8 miles
Jedadiah Smith State Park, California
Explore the giants under the shade of the Redwoods in the peaceful Jedediah Smith State Park.
9. Enchanted Mesa
Distance: 2 miles
Location: Chautauqua, Boulder, Colorado
This trail winds through forest and overlooks Boulder. There are many other connecting trails nearby to choose from as well.
10. Alfred A. Ring Park
Distance: 1.5 miles
Location: Gainesville, Florida
The dense forest trail connects to the Emily S. Ring wildflower garden offering immense beauty as the family walks along.
11. Hardin Ridge Trail
Distance: 2 miles
Location: Bedford, Indiana
The easy-going wooded trail takes you through beautiful Hoosier National Forest.
12.Occoneechee Mountain Loop Trail
Location: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Hillsborough, North Carolina
The 2-mile loop takes hikers to the highest point in Orange County and along Eno River.
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