Best Hikes in Pisgah National Forest (NC)

Overview Pisgah National Forest, forming a triangle around Asheville, NC, was one of the first national forests in the eastern US. The Pisgah, Grandfather and Appalachian Ranger Districts are scattered along the eastern edge of the mountains of western North Carolina and offer visitors a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the natural […]

Best Hikes in Prescott National Forest (AZ)

Overview Despite being less than 2 hours from Phoenix, Prescott National Forest is the least visited National Forest in Arizona being overshadowed by its brethren to the east: Tonto, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Coconino. The forest lies in between the Northern Arizona’s plateaus and Southern Arizona’s deserts creating a mountainous region that can provide a cool refuge […]

Best Hikes in Kaibab National Forest (AZ)

Overview Located in northern Arizona, Kaibab National Forest sandwiches the North Rim and South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is divided into 3 major districts: North Kaibab Ranger District (North), Tusayan Ranger District (South), and the Williams Ranger District (South, near Williams, AZ). Elevations range from about 3,000 feet to 10,418 feet at the […]

Best Hikes in Coronado National Forest (AZ)

Overview Coronado National Forest is an expansive national forest located in southeastern Arizona near Tucson. It is made up of five non-contiguous ranger districts, each with multiple sky island mountain ranges and its own wilderness areas. These “sky islands” are isolated mountain ranges surrounded by a radically different lowland desert area. Most notable among these […]