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Jennifer Melroy

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

13 ABSOLUTE Best Hikes in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park for 2022

Post Summary: Best Hikes in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is located in Alaska and is America’s largest National Park. At an impressive size of 13.2 million acres, it’s the same size as Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and the country of Switzerland combined! How crazy is that? Wrangell-St. …

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15 ABSOLUTE Best Hikes in Petrified Forest National Park for 2022

Post Summary: Best Hikes in Petrified Forest National Park Petrified Forest National Park is located in Arizona and covers an area of 346 square miles (900 km2). As the name suggests the National Park is most famous for its petrified wood which can be found all throughout the park. This wood is essentially fossilized remains …

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The 20 ABSOLUTE Best New River Gorge Hikes for 2022

Post Summary: New River Gorge Hikes New River Gorge National Park is located within the Appalachian mountains in West Virginia. It’s the most recently declared national park and is home to one of the oldest rivers in the United States – The New River. Throughout the years, the river has sculpted the deepest and longest …

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The 19 ABSOLUTE Best Grand Canyon Hikes in 2022

Post Summary: Best Grand Canyon Hikes The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous places in the United States and is a popular attraction for tourists all across the world. Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park covers an area of 1,904 square miles (4,931 km2). Of course, its most popular site is …

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14 Incredible Places that are NOT National Parks (but probably should be)

Post Summary: Incredible Places that are NOT National Parks The 63 National Parks of the United States have some of the most amazing landscapes in the country but they are by no means the ONLY amazing landscapes in the United States. With over 3.7 million square miles, there is a lot of places to explore …

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Arches National Park Timed Entry Permits: What you need to know in 2022

Post Summary: Arches National Park Timed Entry Permits Arches National Park has a problem. This popular Utah National Park is often at visitor capacity from April 3 to October 3 and from mid-morning until early afternoon finding parking in the park can be difficult. Between this and the backup at the entrance station, people attempting …

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