Venture into the great wilderness scattered across the vast territory of the United States. From the extreme north in Alaska and the western Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains across to the eastern Adirondacks and Appalachians, there are endless hiking opportunities for all levels of skill and ability. Visit during the warmer months between May and September for prime hiking conditions.
The United States is located in North America, sandwiched between Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. At 3.8 million square miles, the US is the fourth-largest country in the world after Russia, Canada and China. And its population of 327 million makes it the third-most populous after China and India. It is home to deep ecological and geographic diversity.
Regions with higher altitude, such as the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, receive an alpine climate. While the state of Alaska is home to a subarctic climate.
Visit during the warmer months between May and September for prime hiking conditions.
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