Hiking

Brunet Island State Park

Size: 
1225 acres

Location

Brunet Island State Park
23125 255th South
Cornell, WI 54732
United States
Phone: (715) 239-6888
45° 10' 52.8168" N, 91° 10' 10.3656" W

Brunet Island State Park is located on an island on Chippewa and Fisher rivers. It is part of the Wisconsin state park system and was developed in the late 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) contributed to the construction of the park.

Grand Teton National Park

Size: 
310044 acres

Location

Grand Teton National Park
101 Moose
Jackson, WY 83001
United States
Phone: (307) 739-3300
43° 28' 49.1772" N, 110° 45' 10.98" W

Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming and includes the major peaks of the Grand Teton mountain range. The tallest peak is the 13775-foot Grand Teton, which towers above Jackson Hole. The park is 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park and is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Wind Cave National Park

Size: 
28291 acres

Location

Wind Cave National Park
26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747
United States
Phone: (605) 745-4600
43° 29' 30.8544" N, 103° 27' 40.0644" W

Wind Cave National Park is located in western South Dakota. It was the seventh National Park to be established in the United States and the first cave to be designated a national park anywhere in the world. Wind Cave is the fifth-longest cave system in the world and 137 miles of caves have been explored. Above ground are mixed-grass prairie and ponderosa pine forest which provide habitat for a range of wildlife.

Sourland Mountain Preserve

Size: 
4000 acres

Location

Sourland Mountain Preserve
East Mountain Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
United States
40° 28' 34.2588" N, 74° 41' 35.1996" W

Sourland Mountain Preserve is located in Hillsborough, New Jersey and is part of the Somerset County Park System. The preserve contains the northeast portion of the Sourland Region and features many outcrops.

The preserve offers family several opportunities within a quiet setting, including hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The white-blazed Ridge Trail is 5 miles long and ranges in difficulty from easy to moderate. An extension to the trail extends to Roaring Brook and a large boulder field.

Stony Brook Park

Size: 
11 acres

Location

Stony Brook Park
Ledge Road
Darien, CT 06820
United States
41° 4' 19.344" N, 73° 28' 48.1404" W

Stony Brook Park is a municipal park in Darien, Connecticut. The park is a great location for a short family-friendly hike next to a waterfall. There are benches located near the waterfall for families to stop and enjoy the sounds of the water.

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

Size: 
365 acres

Location

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Four Mile Cove Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33990
United States
Phone: (239) 549-4606
26° 37' 3.4068" N, 81° 55' 50.7252" W

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is located within Cape Coral, Florida. The preserve protects mangrove forest within the city of Cape Coral which represents habitat for the threatened burrowing owl.

A nature trail offers families with opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. A great way to take in the preserve is by kayak and seasonal rentals are available.

Big Spring State Park

Size: 
382 acres

Location

Big Spring State Park
1 Scenic Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720
United States
Phone: (432) 263-4931
32° 13' 59.8188" N, 101° 29' 20.0688" W

Big Spring State Park is located in Big Spring, Texas at the former site of a natural spring. The original natural Big Spring was replaced with an artificial spring. A 200-foot bluff is a prominent natural feature within Big Spring.

Beavers Bend State Park

Size: 
3482 acres

Location

Beavers Bend State Park
Hwy 259A
Broken Bow, OK 74728
United States
Phone: (580) 494-6300
34° 7' 13.854" N, 94° 42' 16.5528" W

Beavers Bend State Park is located in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. The park is situated in the mountains of the southeastern portion of the state and features Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River. The landscape is known for its tall trees and rugged terrain and offers scenic fall foliage.

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Size: 
45000 acres

Location

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
15316 County Road 4201
Pawhuska, OK 74056
United States
Phone: (918) 287-3623 ‎
36° 51' 24.192" N, 96° 25' 20.0856" W

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is located at the southern end of the Flint Hills in Osage County, Oklahoma and is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy. The preserve is the largest protected portion of the Tallgrass Region of the Great Plains.

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Size: 
464304 acres

Location

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Highway 26
Arco, ID 83213
United States
Phone: (208) 527-1300
43° 23' 47.2164" N, 113° 27' 50.3496" W

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is located in central Idaho at the site of volcanic lava flows and sagebrush grasslands. The monument contains over 25 volcanic cones plus various cracks and craters which give the area its name.

There are a number of hiking trails for families to explore, however many are rugged backcountry trails. The campground offers 51 tent and RV campsites with central water and restroom facilities.