5 Can’t Miss Backpacking Trails in the US

DemotiX (April 12, 2021) by

Camping is one of the most enjoyable activities that you can do. One of the best ways to experience camping is by putting all of your camping gear in a backpack and hiking into the backcountry! This is known as backpacking. Backpacking connects us to the pioneer spirit that embodied many of the settlers that moved to the West during the 1800s. Thankfully, we have much better technology today to make the backpacking experience much more enjoyable than it was back then! So be sure to collect your gear and learn the skills you need to thoroughly enjoy your backpacking trip (purifying water is a big one, be sure to check this guide out for more info on getting safe drinking water!) before heading out on one of these amazing backpacking trails in the US!

1. Pacific Crest Trail
2. Continental Divide Trail
3. Appalachian Trail
4. Arizona Trail
5. Collegiate Peaks Loop

4. Arizona Trail

Once you have conquered all 3 of the longest national scenic trails (or you’ve decided that they are a bit too long for right now!) you’ll want to turn your sights to one of the most beautiful state in the US, Arizona. The Arizona Trail follows an 800-mile-long footpath that starts on the Mexican border and ends where Arizona meets Utah.

One of the coolest things about this hike is the contrasting nature of it. While you’re in the southern region, you definitely are in the land of cactus and sand! As you travel north, you enter forested mountains that have babbling brooks, which is a stark contrast to where you started!

You’ll also travel through Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the most iconic national parks in the US!

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