The Best Hidden Spots In US National Parks

The United States has hundreds of national parks, so you’re never short on options for your next vacation or day trip if you’re looking to experience the beauty that each state has to offer.

The problem is that the more well-known places are such a great experience that everyone wants to visit them—so they can feel a bit overcrowded. That’s why you need to know where the hidden or lesser-known spots within the national parks or forests are.

East Inlet Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Photo Credit: Flickr / Wally Gobetz
Photo Credit: Flickr / Wally Gobetz

The East Inlet Trail is situated on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park (confusing, we know), and is far less traveled than locations on the eastern side. The trail is a 16-mile round trip to Spirit Lake, starting with Adams Falls, and the views get better the further you climb.