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One of the great things about national parks is that after you pay your entrance fee, most of the best activities cost nothing. In <a href="http://www.nps.gov/yose/" target="_blank">Yosemite National Park</a>, for example, there are 800 miles of trails you can hike for free. 

"Ninety-four percent of this park is intact wilderness and is enjoyed by seasoned backpackers and day-hikers alike," says park ranger Sheree Peshlakai. "Granite domes, ragged peaks, lush meadows, flowing rivers, alpine lakes, blankets of wildflowers, and thundering waterfalls all add unique characteristics to a person's hike here in Yosemite."

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