USA Hiking & Camping trips

USA National Parks offer some of the most spectacular scenery, hiking, and outdoor experiences in the world. Our trips aim to deliver true outdoor experiences in these amazing places while keeping you safe and comfortable. You might find yourself learning to set up a tent, cook around a campfire, or better understand "leave no trace" principles while hiking in these beautiful national parks.

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Grand Canyon, Moab, & Arches

-Explore Arches National Park 
-Hike Canyonlands National Park
-Experience Grand Canyon National Park
-Take a Navajo backcountry Jeep tour  
-Camping overnight in the backcountry
-Visit the Hoover Dam

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Grand Teton & Yellowstone

-Explore Grand Teton National Park 
-View Grand Prismatic Spring - largest hot spring in USA
-Multiple hikes through Yellowstone National Park
-Visit the famous Old Faithful geyser
-Relax in natural hot springs
-Track wolves and other wildlife

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Pacific Coast Highway

-Visit Big Sur and the famous Bixby Bridge
-Explore San Luis Obispo and Bubblegum Alley
-Hike Santa Cruz Island National Park
-Enjoy Santa Monica
-Take in Venice Beach
-Relax on numerous beaches

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Las Vegas to Zion & Bryce Canyon

-Enjoy a night in historic Las Vegas
-Journey through the Mojave Desert
-Explore the deepest point of Zion Canyon
-Hiking the infamous Zion “Narrows”
-Explore Zion National Park
-Winter landscapes in Bryce Canyon

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Los Angeles to Joshua Tree

-Explore the trendy city of Los Angeles, California
-Hike through Joshua Tree National Park
-Sleep under the stars near Joshua Tree
-Take in Coachella Valley
-Enjoy the desert oasis of Palm Springs
-Take in Coachella Valley

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San Francisco to Lake Tahoe

-Explore the city of San Francisco
-Admire Giant Sequoia trees
-Snowshoe or hike in Lake Tahoe
-Enjoy a true apres-ski experience
-Enjoy Lake Tahoe Nightlife
-Wine tasting in Napa Valley

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Portland & Acadia

-Half-day Sea Kayaking
-Explore Acadia National Park
-Home cooked meals around a campfire
-Sleep under the stars at a local campsite
-Visit Coastal Towns of Camden and Portland
-Hike Beehive Loop Trail

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San Francisco & Yosemite

-Wine Tasting
-Endless Hiking Options
-See Great Sequoias
-2 nights Camping
-Explore San Francisco
-Adventure in Yosemite National Park

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Asheville & Great Smoky Mountains

-Eat famous North Carolina BBQ 
-Whitewater raft the Nantahala River
-Explore the mountain town of Bryson City
-Hike to the Lonesome Pine Overlook
-Explore the Deep Creek Waterfalls trail
-Visit a local craft brewery

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More About Hiking and Camping Trips & Tours

What's included on a hiking or camping trip?

Don't own camping gear? No worries, we provide tents, sleeping pads, and all cooking supplies needed to enjoy the campsite. Each trip also includes a trained guide to help you set up and be comfortable during your trip! Any national park entry fees and permits will be included. We do not provide sleeping bags or pillows. Please review your trip's exact itinerary for details.

Does every trip include camping?

No. Most USA National Park trips will include at least one night of camping, but some trips like Las Vegas to Zion Bryce Canyon and San Francisco to Lake Tahoe do not include camping. All trips will include some hiking and plenty of outdoor time!

How should I pack for my trip?

As we mentioned above, you will not need much camping gear but if your trip does include camping you should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If you would like to shower at the campground, please bring a towel, shower shoes, quarters (depending on the campsite), and toiletries. We also highly recommend a day hiking backpack, water bottle, hiking shoes/boots, and a lightweight rain jacket. Each trip has more recommendations on the Trip Details pages. We also strongly recommend checking the weather report before leaving for your trip. Some locations are at high elevations and can be cool even in the summer months. If traveling in the spring or fall you may encounter a variety of weather during your trip as the seasons are changing.

What is the best time of year to go hiking or camping in a National Park?

This varies by the region you want to explore. Western mountain locations like Yosemite National Park are great in the summer months and into early Fall. Eastern mountain ranges like in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are at lower elevations than most mountains out west, and great during the spring, summer, and fall. If you are looking for Winter trips then you’ll want to focus on desert trips like Joshua Tree National Park or Zion & Bryce Canyon National Park. 

We only run trips during months that we believe are great for visitors based on the weather.  Some of our trips run off-peak so you can enjoy the park to yourself while still hoping to have decent weather.

Why sign up for a group hiking or camping trip?

Here are just a few of the reasons we see travelers join our group trips:

  • Not everyone owns camping gear or has set up a tent on their own. We provide all the essential equipment and assist with setup so you can enjoy your trip without any of the hassle!
  • A full-time guide is with you during your camping trip to help with equipment, lead you on hikes and teach you about the area.
  • A full-time expert guide is with you during your camping trip to help with equipment and teach you about the area. If you encounter any wildlife like bears or moose you will know what to do.
  • Meeting great people! When you join an Under30Experiences camping or hiking trip you know you will be with a group of like-minded people in your age range. 

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