8 national parks to get you off the beaten track

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Far from the madding crowd

If you are a traveler who likes to get off the beaten track and escape crowds of enthusiastic tourists seeking Instagram-worthy nature shots, then you should learn about the least-visited national parks in the United States. Many Americans do not know about these places — not because they lack natural beauty, but because they are overshadowed by their more famous counterparts which tend to be at the top of everyone’s bucket lists.

National Geographic recently published a list of 10 lesser known national parks in the U.S., which has served as inspiration for this slideshow, along with some TreeHugger staff-sourced suggestions. Make one of these parks a destination for your next camping trip and you’ll discover an especially stunning and uncrowded place.

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