The Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching and you might have grown tired of the usual Independence Day weekend theme parties and backyard barbecue and you want to escape the busy and crowded streets. 


Other people prefer to go on a road trip to get to experience the holiday weekend in a  different setting while others camp at parks or wide open spaces to get a great view of the fireworks display. You can do this or begin your own tradition and go for a hike with the family, fur buddy or loved one and appreciate the overlooking view of the metro and at the same time gaze at an unobstructed view of the spectacular fireworks.

July 4 hike

Here are some location tips for your to consider if you do plan to hike this coming Fourth of July weekend:

1. Raccoon Loop Hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado
2. Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, California
3. Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Park, Colorado
4. Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Park, Idaho Springs, Colorado
5. Sulphur Spring Fire Road Trail, Top of O’Melveny, North San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California
6. Spiro Trail, Park City Mountain, Utah
7. North Slope Trail in Lander’s Sinks Canyon State Park, Lander, Wyoming
8. Bernard Peak Loop, Farragut State Park, Idaho
9. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
10. The Living Room Trailhead, Salt Lake City, Utah

If you also plan on having a picnic outdoors and organizing some games for your friends and family, check the distance of your desired hiking trail so that you can estimate how long it would take to reach the peak, take photos and watch the fireworks before heading back down. Check if there is a campground nearby where you can pitch your tents and set the tables and enjoy a meal together after your Independence Day hike.