Random House, Inc. Park rangers and local guides uncover sights seldom seen and experiences often missed in 32 amazing national parks. Leave the crowds behind and discover Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, the Everglades' Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, and Yosemite's exquisite Snow Creek Trail. Lamar Valley is home to many of the park's wolf packs; the Everglades is the domain of the pink flamingo; and astounding views of Yosemite's Half Dome and Tenaya Canyon are accessible on an easy day hike. The majority of national park visitors often stick to the most celebrated trails and scenic overlooks, missing a whole world of stunning scenery in the process. National Geographic’s best picks, informed by rangers, superintendents, and frequent park visitors offer all the inspiration and information you need to plan your visit beyond the well-trodden, touristy spots in these 32 great national parks. Stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and easy-to-use maps will help make your next national park adventure memorable.
FEATURED PARKS: EAST: Acadia - Shenandoah - Great Smoky Mountains - Biscayne - Everglades SOUTHWEST & ROCKIES: Big Bend - Petrified Forest - Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon - Zion - Capitol Reef - Mesa Verde - Canyonlands - Arches - Rocky Mountain - Wind Cave - Badlands - Theodore Roosevelt - Yellowstone - Grand Teton - Glacier PACIFIC: Mount Ranier - Olympic - Crater Lake - Redwood - Yosemite - Channel Islands - Sequoia & Kings Canyon - Death Valley - Joshua Tree - Hawaii Volcanoes - Haleakala
Baker & Taylor Identifies hidden treasures and lesser-known points of interest in each of America's national parks.