6 Breath Taking State Parks to Visit

 6 Breath Taking State Parks to Visit

Do you enjoy going on long hikes, or do you prefer a more relaxed stroll? Perhaps you’re looking for a place to take your family or want to explore new parts of the country. No matter what type of park excursion interests you, there’s one thing that all five of these state parks have in common: breathtaking views. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top and give tips on how best to experience each location.

  1. Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park is located in Arizona, and it’s the first state park on our list. It has often been one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. If you’re planning a visit there, it might be best to go during late spring or early summer; this way, you can avoid some crowds (many people head here right at Christmas). Though you’ll find many trails throughout this massive national park, we suggest taking the South Kaibab Trail for an adrenaline-pumping hike with incredible views. The rim trail that follows along both rims of Grand Canyon will also provide stunning scenery if that feels like more your speed. For families who want something less intense than hiking but still want to take advantage of the views, opt to take a stroll on the Rim Trail. This is an easy walk that anyone can do.

  1. Yellowstone National Park

Our next state park is in Wyoming, and it’s called Yellowstone National Park. It’s a place that every people dream of visiting at least once in their lifetime. This national park was the very first ever created in 1872, so if you’re planning to go there for your big anniversary or birthday celebration, consider going on the exact day to commemorate its creation. This location has plenty of trails throughout—more than 800 miles worth. But we think Old Faithful makes a great starting point because not only does it offer incredible views, but also one can easily hop from this area into other parts of the park without feeling too exhausted after hiking just yet.

  1. The Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Our next park on our list is located in Texas, called the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This national park covers over 85,000 acres of land, so not only will you be hiking through some breathtaking scenery but also exploring quite a large area as well. It’s home to the highest point within Texas at around 8749 feet tall. So if you’re planning on climbing this mountain for an incredible view, we suggest going early in the year before things start getting too warm (and staying hydrated throughout your hike.)

  1. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountain location is another national park within the south of America. There are over 500 different species of trees and flowers, making it a popular place for photographers who like taking pictures in nature (especially during springtime when everything comes alive with color.). If you’re planning on going here, we suggest trying one of two trails: Abrams Falls Trail or Cades Cove Loop Road; both offer up beautiful views but also get your heart racing as well.

  1. Glacier National Park

This park is located in Montana and called Glacier National Park; if you’re looking for a place where both waterfalls and mountains meet within an incredibly scenic area—this location will more than fit the bill. There are over 700 miles of trails throughout this massive location so if you can’t find one that interests you yet, make sure to go back again another time until something catches your eye because there’s no way of running out of options here.

6. South Toledo State Park

The south Toledo state park is located in Louisiana, just at the Louisana-Texas border. So if you’re looking for a place where the water meets the trails, this location has plenty of options within its beautiful forests. This state park has numerous routes throughout the area and also offers sightseeing, birdwatching, and fishing. It’s a great place to start if you’re looking for something that’s both easy and scenic. South Toledo falls offer up beautiful views of tall trees surrounding you where you can go hiking, and even ride ATVs. This location also happens to be the home base for camping in Louisiana.


All of these locations are perfect for those who love hiking. They’re all beautiful and offer up some incredible views.

Maggie Bloom

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