The Best Hiking Trails in the United States

Most Popular Hiking Trails

We've ranked the best places to hike in the United States using our unique hiking trail popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a trail, the number of people who have hiked or wish they could hike at that hiking trail. Sign up for a free account and vote for your favorite hiking trails by submitting a trail review or creating a hiking wishlist today!

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Tallulah Gorge State ParkTallulah Falls, Georgia
2. Raven Cliff FallsWhite County, Georgia
3. Kennesaw Mountain National ParkKennesaw, Georgia
4. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
5. Pisgah National Forest: BrevardBrevard, North Carolina
6. Stone Mountain State ParkAtlanta, Georgia
7. Congaree National ParkHopkins, South Carolina
8. Benton MacKaye Trail: GeorgiaDahlonega, Georgia
9. Appalachian Trail 003: Woody Gap to Neels GapSuches, Georgia
10. Cloudland Canyon State ParkFawn Rising, Georgia
11. Panther Creek FallsTurnerville, Georgia
12. Appalachian Trail: North CarolinaFranklin, North Carolina
13. Dauset Trails Nature CenterJackson, Georgia
14. Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka, Florida
15. Daniel Boone Scout TrailBlowing Rock, North Carolina
16. Stokes State ForestBranchville, New Jersey
17. Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)Manitou Springs, Colorado
18. Garden of the GodsColorado Springs, Colorado
19. Elise Chapin Wildlife SanctuaryChattanooga, Tennessee
20. Dupont State ForestBrevard, North Carolina
21. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
22. Orlando Wetlands ParkChristmas, Florida
23. Fort MountainChatsworth, Georgia
24. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
25. Cumberland FallsCorbin, Kentucky
26. Indian FallsFort Payne, Alabama
27. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
28. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
29. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
30. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
31. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
32. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
33. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
34. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
35. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
36. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
37. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
38. Helton Creek FallsBlairsville, Georgia
39. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
40. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
41. Great Smoky Mountains National Park: North CarolinaCherokee, North Carolina
42. Buford Dam Trail (Georgia)Buford, Georgia
43. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
44. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
45. Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin, Florida
46. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
47. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
48. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
49. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
50. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
51. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
52. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
53. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
54. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
55. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
56. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
57. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
58. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
59. Looking Glass RockBrevard, North Carolina
60. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
61. Mcdowell Nature PreserveCharlotte, North Carolina
62. Mount MonadnockMarlborough, New Hampshire
63. Barn BluffRed Wing, Minnesota
64. Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
65. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
66. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
67. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
68. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
69. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
70. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
71. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
72. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
73. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
74. Lost Lake TrailBuena Vista, Colorado
75. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
76. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
77. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
78. Ricketts Glen SP Falls Trail LoopBenton, Pennsylvania
79. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
80. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
81. Honeymoon Island Nature Trail (Florida)Dunedin, Florida
82. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
83. Petit Jean State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas
84. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
85. Mount YonahCleveland, Georgia
86. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
87. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
88. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
89. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
90. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
91. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
92. Providence Canyon State ParkLumpkin, Georgia
93. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
94. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
95. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
96. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
97. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas
98. High Falls WaterfallJackson, Georgia
99. Noccalula FallsGadsden, Alabama
100. Ozone FallsCrab Orchard, Tennessee