August

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2022 August Trip Dates

U.S.A. Destinations

Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park

Backpacking Trips

Grand Canyon National Park has not yet issued backpacking permits for this month. It's extremely beneficial to register before the permit process (85+% of our guests do). You can pick any dates and you'll receive a 5% early registration discount! We have a great success rate and your deposit is fully transferrable or refundable if we're unsuccessful. Click here to read more about Grand Canyon's permit process, or get started by selecting a trip and hitting "Go!" below.

All Other Trip Types

Sedona Red Rock Country

California

Death Valley

Eastern Sierras

Joshua Tree

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Sequoia - Kings Canyon

The Lost Coast

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

Flat Tops Wilderness Flat Tops Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

Montana / Wyoming

Absaroka-Beartooths

Jackson Hole Area

The Tetons

Wind River Range

Yellowstone National Park

New Hampshire

White Mountains Hut Treks

North Carolina

blue ridge mountians Blue Ridge Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Utah

Arches & Canyonlands

Bryce Canyon National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Wide angle Horizontal composition Golden Cathedral Neon Canyon Escalante National Park Utah Grand Staircase Escalante

Paria Slot Canyons

Zion National Park

Vermont

Vermont

Washington

Mount Rainier

North Cascades

Olympic Hiking & Backpacking Tours

International Destinations

Alps Guided Treks

Alps Guided Treks

Canadian Rockies Treks

Canadian Rockies Treks

Iceland Hiking Trips

Iceland Hiking Trips

Nepal Treks

Nepal Treks

Norway Hiking Tours

Norway Hiking Tours

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Peru Treks

Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking

Guided Hikes to Machu Picchu

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Vietnam

Vietnam

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HIKING IN August

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BENEFITS OF HIKING IN August

August is arguably the top hiking month of the year! In the USA the mountain destinations are in their peak season, with the high country open and abounding trekking opportunities.  Yosemite, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, the Eastern Sierras, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Olympic National Park, the North Cascades, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone, the Tetons, Jackson Hole Area, Wind River Range, Absaroka-Beartooths, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Flat Tops, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, and White Mountains in New Hampshire are all absolutely amazing.

Two more benefits of USA mountain destinations in August are that by mid to late August the crowds are thinning out as schools and colleges reopen, and the bug season is usually well past its peak after the first week of August.

Internationally, the northern hemisphere mountain destinations like the Alps, Norway, Iceland, and Canadian Rockies are also in their prime. Kilimanjaro is going strong in July, as is the Inca Trail and other Peru hikes.

DRAWBACKS OF HIKING IN August

The drawbacks of trekking in August are that many areas can be quite crowded, especially national parks and major tourist destinations in the northern hemisphere.

In the desert and canyon destinations, August is one of the hottest months, but the summer monsoons are usually also hitting their peak in August which helps moderate the heat.

WHERE TO HIKE

There are three main categories of destinations to hike in August:

– USA desert and canyon destinations – these options include Grand Canyon, Sedona’s Red Rock Country, Zion, Bryce and more.

– USA mountain destinations – all mountain destinations in the USA are in their prime: Yosemite, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, the Eastern Sierras, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Olympic National Park, the North Cascades, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone, the Tetons, Jackson Hole Area, Wind River Range, Absaroka-Beartooths, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Flat Tops, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, and White Mountains in New Hampshire

– Trekking and backpacking internationally – recommended options for August are Peru, Kilimanjaro, the Canadian Rockies, Norway, Iceland, and the Alps.