The USA offers a variety of walks and treks, from easy to challenging. The Zion Narrows is one of the most popular short walks in the USA; National Geographic named it number five on their best adventures in the USA list. This hike is largely done in the river, with walkers wading up to waist high at some points.
Yellowstone, the first national park in the USA, has long attracted walkers with its combination of lakes, canyons, rivers, as well as half the world’s geothermal features including Old Faithful geyser, which erupts every 91 minutes.
There are several long distance walking routes in the USA, the most well-known is probably the Appalachian Trail. It is 3500 kilometres in total, from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Some walkers attempt to hike the whole trail in a season but it is also possible to hike shorter sections.
Mount McKinley in Alaska is the highest mountain in the USA at 6194 metres and measured in topographic prominence, it is the third most prominent peak after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. The mountain is regularly climbed today but is extremely challenging. However, it provides a breathtaking backdrop for easier walks in Denali National Park.