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. Appalachian Trail: North CarolinaFranklin, North Carolina
4. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
5. Kennesaw Mountain National ParkKennesaw, Georgia
6. Pisgah National Forest: BrevardBrevard, North Carolina
7. Stone Mountain State ParkAtlanta, Georgia
8. Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka, Florida
9. Stokes State ForestBranchville, New Jersey
10. Garden of the GodsColorado Springs, Colorado
11. Elise Chapin Wildlife SanctuaryChattanooga, Tennessee
12. Dupont State ForestBrevard, North Carolina
13. Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)Manitou Springs, Colorado
14. Daniel Boone Scout TrailBlowing Rock, North Carolina
15. Dauset Trails Nature CenterJackson, Georgia
16. Orlando Wetlands ParkChristmas, Florida
17. Franconia RidgeLincoln, New Hampshire
18. Amicalola River TrailDawsonville, Georgia
19. Panther Creek FallsTurnerville, Georgia
20. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
21. Welaka State ForestWelaka, Florida
22. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
23. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
24. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
25. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
26. Helton Creek FallsBlairsville, Georgia
27. Great Smoky Mountains National Park: North CarolinaCherokee, North Carolina
28. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
29. Petit Jean State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas
30. Indian FallsFort Payne, Alabama
31. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
32. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
33. Silver Lake Recreation ComplexBrooksville, Florida
34. Cumberland FallsCorbin, Kentucky
35. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
36. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
37. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
38. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
39. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
40. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
41. Cloudland Canyon State ParkFawn Rising, Georgia
42. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
43. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
44. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
45. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
46. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
47. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
48. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
49. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
50. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
51. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
52. Buford Dam Trail (Georgia)Buford, Georgia
53. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
54. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
55. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
56. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
57. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
58. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
59. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
60. Providence Canyon State ParkLumpkin, Georgia
61. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
62. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
63. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
64. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
65. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
66. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
67. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
68. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
69. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
70. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
71. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
72. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
73. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
74. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
75. High Falls WaterfallJackson, Georgia
76. Noccalula FallsGadsden, Alabama
77. Ozone FallsCrab Orchard, Tennessee
78. Santee State ParkSantee, South Carolina
79. Morris Bridge ParkThonotosassa, Florida
80. Spring Hammock PreserveWinter Springs, Florida
81. Torrey Pines State Natural ReserveDel Mar, California
82. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
83. Bulow CreekOrmond Beach, Florida
84. Big Tree TrailheadLongwood, Florida
85. Bluffs Trail (Florida Caverns State Park)Marianna, Florida
86. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
87. Lake Proctor Wilderness AreaGeneva, Florida
88. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
89. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas
90. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
91. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
92. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
93. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
94. Kentucky Down UnderHorse Cave, Kentucky
95. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
96. Cady Way TrailWinter Park, Florida
97. Radium Springs Hiking TrailAlbany, Georgia
98. Sabal Point Wildlife Sanctuary TrailLongwood, Florida
99. Rock House Cave Trail (Arkansas)Morrilton, Arkansas
100. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado