Secrets of the National Parks, 2nd Edition by National Geographic zoom in


Secrets of the National Parks, 2nd Edition by National Geographic

Discover a side of America's national parks that you've never seen before with more than 500 tips and tricks for getting away from the crowds, exploring little-known hikes, and finding coveted secret spots - along with cool insider tips that will yield a one-of-a-kind vacation experience.

The iconic landmarks in America's national parks draw hundreds of millions of visitors every year, from Yosemite's famous Half Dome to Yellowstone's Old Faithful. But beyond these well-known wonders lies a world of hidden treasures - if you know where to look. This exceptional guide reveals these lesser-known gems, along with insider knowledge about the parks' main attractions. 

With vital tips from rangers, experts and travelers, readers can have Acadia's massively popular Sand Beach and Jordan pond to themselves, or be one of the 10 percent of Grand Canyon visitors who go beyond the rim. 

Fully updated and redesigned to include the newest national parks and featuring expert advice from rangers, park managers, frequent visitors and locals, this authoritative book will help you get out of the parking lot and off the beaten path to find interesting outlooks, challenging hikes, wildlife watching and more. With brand-new entries for Pinnacles National Park, Gateway Arch, Indiana Dunes National Park, and Denali National Park and Preserve, this book will be your go-to guide on road trips, camping getaways, and day hikes, allowing you to enjoy the rich opportunity in the country's vaunted national parks.

  • Paperback
  • Tips, tricks and lesser known facts
  • Color photographs
  • 25 maps
  • 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.4"H x 5.25"W

ISBN: 9781426220852

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