The best places to go backpacking in America


Planning on heading to the States this summer? Why not make it a little different by backpacking around for a few days

Big Bend National Park, Texas
This 30 mile gorgeous park is pretty secluded from tourists and is full of mountains, woodlands and arroyos. The trail is pretty rugged but you’ll experience sunsets and night skies that you would never have imagined existed.

Mahoosuc Mountains, Maine
This is a 40 mile trail around Grafton Notch and you will be introduced to peaks, swimming holes and granite walls. You might even bump into a moose.

Appalachian Trail, Georgia to Maine
This is the longest trail in America so is a must see if you are a keen hiker. It spans 3,505km and goes through six national parks and eight forests. This is for the professional, so if you just fancy a nice walk with pretty views avoid it at all costs!