June

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2023 June Trip Dates

U.S.A. Destinations

Arizona Hikes

View from Horseshoe Mesa in Grand Canyon National Park 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

Sunset on Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona Sedona Hiking Tours

California Hikes

Sunset in Death Valley National Park Death Valley Hiking Tours

Mammoth Lakes backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range Eastern Sierras

Sunset in Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree Hiking Tours

Sunset at Lassen Peak with reflection on Manzanita Lake Lassen Volcanic National Park

Two people backpacking on the Lost Coast of California Lost Coast Guided Hikes

Precipice Lake so still it's a mirror lake in the high sierras Sequoia - Kings Canyon

Sunset on Half Dome, Yosemite National Park Yosemite Hiking Tours

Colorado Hikes

Landscape from high up in Rocky Mountains in the Flattops Wilderness Area of Colorado with man traversing along ridge on summer day with alpine lakes below and background. Stunning mountain view. Flat Tops Trips

Bull Moose at Sprague Lake in the early morning light. Rocky Mountain National Park

Montana / Wyoming Hikes

Absaroka Mountains in Wyoming Absaroka-Beartooths

High ridge in the Gros Ventre Mountains of Wyoming Jackson Hole Guided Hikes

Jedediah Smith Wilderness in the Tetons Tetons Guided Hikes

Jagged peaks of the Wind River Range, Wyoming Wind River Range

Heart Lake and Mount Sheridan in Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone Hiking Tours

New Hampshire Hikes

view from Mount Washington in New Hampshire in afternoon light White Mountains Hut Treks

North Carolina Hikes

Quartz high in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville Asheville Hiking Tours

Sunset and storm clouds over Great Smoky Mountains National Park Smoky Mountains Guided Hikes

Utah Hiking Tours

Sunset on the cliffs of Canyonlands National Park Arches & Canyonlands

Sunset view of the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Hiking Tours

Arch in Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef Guided Hikes

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

Backpackers in Paria Canyon Wilderness Paria Slot Canyons

Stunning vista of Zion National Park Zion Hiking Tours

Vermont Hikes

Early morning autumn in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont Vermont Hikes

Washington Hikes

Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier Hiking Tours

Backpackers in North Cascades National Park North Cascades Guided Hikes

Views from Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park Olympic Hiking Tours

International Destinations

Alps Guided Treks

Hiking trail in the Italian Dolomites Alps Guided Treks

Canadian Rockies Treks

Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies Canadian Rockies Treks

Iceland Hiking Trips

Laugavegur Trail in Iceland Iceland Hiking Trips

Nepal Treks

Hikers on the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal Nepal Treks

Norway Hiking Tours

Lofoten Islands Hiking Tour in Norway Norway Hiking Tours

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Puerto Natales sunset in Patagonia, Chile Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Peru Treks

Alpine lake in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking

Machu Picchu hiking tour in Peru Guided Hikes to Machu Picchu

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Tents at sunset on Kilimanjaro Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Vietnam

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam with boathouses and cruises Vietnam

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HIKING IN JUNE

BENEFITS OF HIKING IN June

As the official first month of summer, June is a very popular and generally wonderful month for hiking. Where you go is an important factor, but there are plenty of benefits with many destinations. In June in the USA, some mountain destinations are hitting their prime, while others are still too snowy for hiking and backpacking. Yosemite, Olympic National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are close to their best in June. Yosemite is especially wonderful in June because the summer crowds have not yet arrived and waterfalls are usually running at high flows.

In desert and canyon areas, June is a great month if you don’t mind higher temperatures. The Rim to Rim hike in the Grand Canyon is going strong, Zion and Bryce are fun, and Sedona’s Red Rock Country is popular.

A huge benefit of June is the number of options available. Internationally, June is an excellent month for hiking. In mid June Kilimanjaro opens up again; Peru and the Inca Trail are excellent in June; Vietnam is still in its spring and has great trekking; the Alps season gets underway in mid June; and Iceland trekking begins in June.

DRAWBACKS OF HIKING IN June

The main drawbacks are hotter temperatures in desert and canyon areas in the USA if you don’t like the heat; lingering snowpacks in the mountains that block the high country from being full accessible; the monsoon season begins in Nepal which makes trekking less than ideal; and some mountain areas can be buggy.

WHERE TO HIKE

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

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

– USA mountain destinations – the major mountain destinations that are open, some still in their early seasons, in June are Yosemite, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Olympic National Park and Yellowstone.

– Trekking and backpacking internationally – recommended options for June are Peru, Vietnam, Kilimanjaro, Iceland, and the Alps.