America is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and while we definitely plan to indulge in the hot dogs, fireworks, and red white and blue everything, we think the best way to celebrate The Fourth of July is going out for a hike with friends and family. So head out on one of America’s 12 Best Hikes or hit up your favorite local trail and celebrate the holiday weekend by getting outside!
1. Hanging Lake, CO
The trip to Hanging Lake is a short hike but yields big rewards. Pine tree lined cliffs engulf a cascade of water falling into a very inviting mountain lake. The perfect summer escape.