Walking Holidays in the USA

USA National Park Walking Tours

This is a huge country, so it’s no surprise that a walking holiday in the USA can take many forms. Exodus offers trips in this incredibly varied landscape of mountains, coastlines, lakes and canyons, and it is best enjoyed on foot. If you ask virtually any of our tour leaders and most of our travellers to name their favourite activity on tour, the walks and hikes in the American National Parks and wilderness areas invariably rank first.

Our USA walking holidays are designed for active adults and offer a well-paced mix of walks for all levels of fitness. Most walks are of moderate to strenuous difficulty and range from 3 to 5 hours in length. For the less adventurous, there are often shorter, easy to moderate hikes up to 2 hours in some destinations. There is truly a no more inspiring or exhilarating way to experience some of the most captivating and wondrous areas of this continent.


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USA National Park Walking Holidays

Our Top 5 USA National Park Hikes

  • Angels Landing, Zion National Park - Fortune favours the brave, and if you have a head for heights, the Angels Landing hike offers incredible rewards. With a pleasant and scenic start, you then encounter ‘Walter's Wiggles’, a series of 21 tight switchbacks with a fast elevation gain. As you climb higher, chains are provided to aid your steep ascent, but at the summit, you’ll experience the much-lauded panoramic view over Zion National Park.
  • Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon - For a different perspective of the Grand Canyon that far less visitors experience, why not hike into the canyon itself? The Bright Angel Trail snakes its way down from rim to river, although it’s not recommended to hike all the way in one day. Plateau Point offers a great stopping point, where you can enjoy incredible views of the canyon from a whole new angle.
  • Peekaboo and Navajo Loop, Bryce Canyon - Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its towering spires of rock, known as ‘hoodoos’ – and this trail gives park visitors the opportunity to walk amongst the hoodoos, staring up in awe as the sun against rock formations create shadows across the park. Eerie and fascinating, this landscape is the perfect place for photographers too.
  • Delicate Arch Trail,Arches National Park - One of Utah's finest national parks offers a less strenuous short hike with views over one of the Southwest’s most photographed landmarks, make your way through Arches National Park to see its most famous rock formation, Delicate Arch. The red sandstone arches here have been created over millions of years by the winds that brush down the western slope of the Rocky Mountains.
  • The John Muir Trail - For experienced backcountry hikers looking for their next challenge, the John Muir Trail is one of America’s most famous hiking routes. It’s not for the faint hearted – you’ll need endurance, experience and preparation for all weathers. But on an uninterrupted three week trekking holiday along the trail, you’ll be rewarded well for your efforts.