This guide describes 55 hikes ranging in distance from very short to my-feet-are killing-me. The hikes are scattered across one of America’s most popular national parks, averaging approximately 3 million visitors each year. (Do not despair; they do not all hike.) Each hike description begins with decision-making data to help you determine whether this hike is for you. Following a short overview, you’ll find where the hike starts, distance, average hiking time, difficulty, trail surface, elevation, the best season to make the hike, other trail users, whether you can bring your pet, whether a fee or permit is required, trail contacts for additional information, useful topo maps (in addition to the maps provided in this book), trail highlights, and wildlife you may encounter along the way.
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