If you are against increased fees for American National Parks, plan your next hiking trip to one of the free ones.
The national park with the system’s greatest annual visitation, of around 9 million folks, Great Smoky Mountains, is, and will remain, free to enter. …
Other national parks with no entrance fees include Glacier Bay, Channel Islands, Isle Royale, Voyageurs, North Cascades, Congaree, Great Basin, Redwood, and Mammoth Cave. Combined, these parks had 2005 visitation of roughly 3.5 million folks.
Great Smoky Mountains has 850mi (1368km) of hiking trails, including 70mi of the Appalachian Trail.
Sunset from Clingman’s Dome – Wikipedia