When people sing about America’s spacious skies and purple mountain majesties, they are not whistling Dixie. The US all but overflows with natural beauty and great hiking opportunities. With a durable, portable cooler bag or insulated backpack cooler, hikers can enjoy cold water and fresh food as they take advantage of these opportunities.


Here are just a few of the country’s excellent hiking trails:

Grand Canyon National Park (South Kaibab Trail)

The South Kaibab Trail is not for unattended novices, but it is a fantastic day hike option for more seasoned travelers. It offers some stunning views of the Grand Canyon’s Cedar Ridge—there is even a spot called the “Ooh-Aah Point”—but requires careful preparation. This includes packing plenty of food and water into your backpack cooler, watching out for mules and being ready for a long, tough hike back.

Koke’e State Park (Awa’awapuhi Trail)

There might be more gorgeous places in the world than Kauai, Hawaii, but you would be hard pressed to think of them. The Awa’awapuhi Trail in Kauai’s Koke’e State Park winds through high desert-like areas and rainforest down to the rim of the Nualolo and Awa’awapuhi Valleys. Hikers should bring some good, broken-in shoes and plenty of water and high-energy snacks in a cooler backpack. Also, be prepared for the uphill walk back.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Ewoldsen Trail)

Located along the coast of central California, Big Sur has inspired writers, artists and other seekers for decades. It boasts several fantastic hiking and sightseeing opportunities. The most famous of these is probably the McWay Waterfall Trail in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

There is certainly nothing wrong with the McWay Trail—its 80-foot waterfall is truly stunning—but dedicated hikers might enjoy the nearby Ewoldsen Trail much more. At 4.5 miles roundtrip, this trail’s inclines and rough patches require some caution and careful planning. However, its dense groves of redwoods and beautiful coastal views make it more than worthwhile. Be sure to bring sunscreen and some drinks in a cooler bag or backpack.

Yosemite National Park (Mist Trail)

Arguably the most famous of Yosemite’s many trails, the Mist Trail lets people gaze upon the astonishing beauty of the Nevada Fall, the Liberty Cap and the Half Dome. Be warned: The trail gets pretty slippery in the Spring and early Summer. You can also expect a lot of company along the trail at that time of the year.

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