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Explore National Parks with Moon Travel Guides

Get into the great outdoors.

Get to Know the Parks

From diverse deserts to breathtaking mountains to expansive forests, national parks across the United States, Canada, and around the world are waiting to be explored. With expert advice from our authors, you’ll be ready to experience their natural beauty in no time.

Learn trip-planning tips for national parks both domestic and international, like when to visit Utah’s national parks or where to go in Acadia National Park. Further afield, find useful information about exploring the stark, rugged beauty of the Andes in Colombia’s Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados and taking an excursion from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park.

Our park guides are packed with maps and helpful information including the best times to go, trip ideas, and activities. See our full list of national parks guidebooks:

Cover of the sixth edition of Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon travel handbook.
cover Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton 7ed.

Cover of the Moon National Parks Sampler PDF

Free Trip Planner Sampler for National Parks

Ready for your next park visit?

This free PDF version of our National Parks Sampler combines sections of our top National Parks handbooks. Newly updated in 2015, the sampler includes itineraries, trip ideas, and travel planning tips for:

Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Glacier, Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Zion & Bryce, the Grand Canyon, Four Corners, Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills, Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains, and Acadia National Park.

Download the 2015 National Parks Sampler PDF

Get Inspired With Our Most Recent National Parks Articles

Here are our four most recent National Parks articles to get you started, or view all National Parks articles.

The rocky coast of the Schoodic Peninsula.

Planning Your Time on the Schoodic Peninsula

World-class scenery and the relative lack of congestion, even at the height of summer, make the Schoodic Peninsula a special Acadia destination. Here’s a look at getting around, the biggest attractions, and the small towns dotting the peninsula.

Burr Trail Road in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) contains a vast and wonderfully scenic collection of landscapes and incredible opportunities for outdoor adventure. Use this helpful advice to plan your visit, including where to go and how much time to spend there.

Looking up to the sky in Redwood National Park's Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

Pacific Coast Road Trip: Redwood National Park Sights

It’s all about the trees! These top Redwood National Park sights include strolling beneath colossal redwoods and through landscapes peppered with lovely plantlife, long hikes up the coast of endless blue waters, and an incredible canyon with a pre-historic vibe, its walls covered in ferns and streaming water.

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Photo © Lisa Robinson/The Department of Creativity.

Best Hikes in Redwood National Park

Hiking in Redwood National Park can be a short stop to experience the forest on a few choice trails, or a longer stay for camping and a trip to the backcountry. Here’s a look at some of the park’s best trails, from short, easy hikes and long-hauls along the coast to the most scenic routes and spectacular viewpoints.