42 1 Day Treks in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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42 1 Day Treks to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Akaka Falls State Park875 Akaka Falls Rd, Honomu, HI 96728, USA

This is a beautiful state park which was located in Hawaii. It comprises of so many huge trees and a vast collection of flora and fauna. The main highlight of this state park is the 442 feet high waterfalls named Akaka.  The falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park.  This park is a good trekking destination and also an escape from a busy life.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

4,163 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury ("quicksilver") mines. The park is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.

Alum Rock Park15350 Penitencia Creek Rd, San Jose, CA 95127, USA

The 720 acres (2.9 km2) park offers 13 miles (21 km) of trails. The narrow floor of the valley includes a visitor center, a small museum/animal rehab facility, picnic areas, playgrounds, lawns, sand volleyball pits, mineral springs, lush plant life, woodlands, creek play opportunities, and occasional group camping.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine ForestWhite Mountain Rd, Bishop, CA 93514, USA

The Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is the location of the "Methuselah", a Great Basin bristlecone pine that is 4,851 years old. It is considered to be the world's oldest known and confirmed living non-clonal organism. The Methuselah Grove trail includes the side valley of the Methuselah Grove where the oldest tree lives

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve18000 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA

A nature reserve to protect a coastal wetland, and its resident threatened and endangered species.

Bright Angel TrailBright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

The Bright Angel Trail is a hiking trail located in Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. state of Arizona. This is the most popular long-distance trail in the national park.

Cabrillo National Monument1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. This event marked the first time a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States.

Caladesi Island State ParkCaladesi Island State Park, Florida, USA

A three-mile nature trail, a marina, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a park concession stand, and a beach is what you will encounter in Caladesi Island State Park. The Caladesi Island beach was listed as the best beach in United States by Dr. Beach in 2008.

Camelback MountainCamelback Mountain, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA

Camelback Mountain is a mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The English name is derived from its shape, which resembles the hump and head of a kneeling camel. The mountain, a prominent landmark of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Cucamonga PeakCucamonga Peak, California, USA

This is one of the highest peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains. It is within the Cucamonga Wilderness of the San Bernardino National Forest. Trekking and adventure lovers can explore this place very well. This is one of the coolest summits in this area.

Diamond HeadDiamond Head, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

A volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu . And is the most popular Hawaii State Park. Hawaiians call it Lēʻahi (brow of the tuna) in reference to the formation’s ridgeline, which resembles the tuna fish’s dorsal fin. It offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu that you can hike to via a trail that takes you to the edge of the 300,000-year old crater.

Hillsborough River State Park15402 US-301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592, USA

A popular park due to its proximity to the city of Tampa. The park consists of over 2,990 acres, and there are more than seven miles of trails.

Hole in the Mountain PeakHole in the Mountain Peak, Nevada 89835, USA

Highest mountain in the East Humboldt Range of mountains, it is 11,311 feet (3,448 m) high. The arch named Hole in the Mountain or Lizzie's Window, which gives the peak its name is in the ridge about one third of a mile (0.5 km) south of the summit at about 11,127 feet (3,392 m).

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA

Among the wildlife of the park are the gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, butterflies, and turtles. Visitors also can see gray squirrels, marsh rabbits, and opossums, as well as more than 200 species of wading birds, hawks, and ducks. Recreational activities include canoeing, bicycling, fishing, swimming, Segway tours and group camping. Visitors can also enjoy inline skating, hiking, picnicing, and wildlife viewing.

Kelso DunesKelso Dunes, California, USA

This is the largest field of aeolian sand deposits in the Mojave Desert. The region is protected by the Mojave National Preserve. The dune field covers 45 square miles and includes migrating dunes, vegetation-stabilized dunes, sand sheets, and sand ramps.

Koko HeadKoko Head, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA

Koko head is an ancient tuff cone that is somewhat dwarfed by its neighboring tuff cone, Koko Crater, with its peak.  Koko Head itself has three significant depressions or old vents, the largest of which forms the well-known Hanauma Bay. Koko Head's last eruption was 30,000–35,000 years ago and it is part of the Honolulu Volcanics. This is the best place for trekking and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Kualoa Ranch49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA

Kualoa is a 4000-acre private nature reserve and working cattle ranch, as well as a popular tourist attraction and filming location on the windward coast of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻ. The best tourist spot in Honolulu county which consists of 3 beautiful valleys. There are so many things to explore around this area and we can explore the life of the local Hawaiians.

Mauna KeaMauna Kea, Hawaii 96720, USA

This is a dormant volcano and the highest point in the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world. Trekkerrs and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Mingus MountainMingus Mountain, Arizona 86326, USA

It is a mountain located in the U.S. state of Arizona in the Black Hills mountain range. It is located within the Prescott National Forest traversed by State Route 89A approximately midway between Cottonwood and Prescott.  There is a complex of the fire tower and associated buildings at the top of the mountain and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mount CharlestonMt Charleston, NV 89124, USA

At 11,916 feet (3,632 m), it is the highest mountain in Clark County, and the eighth-highest mountain in Nevada. Well separated from higher peaks by large, low basins, Charleston Peak is the most topographically prominent peak in Nevada.