Often overlooked by its flashier sibling, the National Park System, the best national forests in the U.S. offer some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the country. From giant redwoods in California to the vast lake network in Minnesota, these pristine stretches of wilderness (most of them containing millions of acres!) draw visitors with first-class hiking, biking, camping and canoeing, but also serve to protect and house thousands of endangered wildlife such as hawks, wolves and raptors. So this summer, we recommend you experience everything the USA has to offer, including these gorgeous national forests.
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