Hiking, walks or backpacking – it’s the best way for people of all ages to experience nature up close and enjoy some of the most beautiful wilderness and wide variety of recreational and historic trails that criss-cross the Real America states.

Mountainous Montana

Montana is a word derived from the Latin expression meaning “mountainous.” The rugged Continental Divide zigzags across western Montana from the jagged peaks of Glacier Park to the ancient Beartooth plateau. In all there are 77 mountain ranges in Montana. The potential for hiking and backpacking in Big Sky Country is endless and inviting. And don’t forget; when you’re in the backcounty, it pays to be prepared if you get into an unexpected situation. For more information visit www.VisitMT.com

North Dakota: Paved Paths to Extreme Wilderness

From paved paths to extreme wilderness, North Dakota will exceed your expectations. Day Hikes to the Maah Daah Hey trail or the North Country trail, North Dakota has terrain for the experienced hiker to the day tripper.

Public lands in North Dakota, including state parks, wildlife management areas and refuges, grasslands, national parks, historic sites and recreation areas are open for day hiking of various lengths. Hiking sites include trails with historic or natural features specifically marked for self-guided interpretive walks. These short hikes are excellent for individuals, families or large group learning experiences. For more information visit www.NDTourism.com

Something for Everyone Hiking South Dakota

South Dakota’s hiking trails offer something for everyone with many different skill levels. Explore wooded trails, climb rugged peaks, or walk through native prairie grasses. Countless trails lead to scenic landscapes, thundering waterfalls and invigorating overlooks. Conquer a hiking trail in South Dakota and the journey stays with you forever. For more information visit www.TravelSouthDakota.com

Hiking in Wyoming

With seven national forests, two national parks, numerous state parks and more than 18 million acres of public land, hikers have plenty to do and see throughout the Cowboy State. Whether you want to scale a mountain or stroll across the prairie, Wyoming has the perfect hike for you. For more information visit www.TravelWyoming.com