15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands on our list, we know there is plenty to discover in our greater backyard, the US. Here’s a list of 15 spectacular day hikes in the US – some of which we’ve done, some of which are recommendations from friends, and all of which we hope to do at some point in our lives!

15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

1. Half Dome

Location: Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Distance: 16 miles
Best Time to Go: April to October

This round trip hike takes you to the top of Yosemite’s famous granite dome. You get amazing views of Vernal and Nevada Falls and the Yosemite Valley. The most iconic portion of the hike is the final 400 feet to the summit where you climb up using two metal cables, and it requires a permit.

Bonus: Upper Falls Trail Hike

Location: Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Distance: 7.6 miles
Best Time to Go: March-May, September-November

In case you can’t get a permit for Half Dome, check out this equally spectacular hike. You gain 2,600 and catch amazing views of one of the tallest cascades in the world. You get to see the falls from both, the bottom and top, and once you’ve made it, you overlook the breathtaking Yosemite Valley.

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