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. Pisgah National Forest: BrevardBrevard, North Carolina
5. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
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. Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka, Florida
14. Daniel Boone Scout TrailBlowing Rock, North Carolina
15. Stokes State ForestBranchville, New Jersey
16. Dauset Trails Nature CenterJackson, Georgia
17. Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)Manitou Springs, Colorado
18. Garden of the GodsColorado Springs, Colorado
19. Elise Chapin Wildlife SanctuaryChattanooga, Tennessee
20. Fort MountainChatsworth, Georgia
21. Dupont State ForestBrevard, North Carolina
22. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
23. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
24. Orlando Wetlands ParkChristmas, Florida
25. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
26. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
27. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
28. Cumberland FallsCorbin, Kentucky
29. Helton Creek FallsBlairsville, Georgia
30. Indian FallsFort Payne, Alabama
31. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
32. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
33. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
34. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
35. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
36. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
37. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
38. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
39. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
40. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
41. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
42. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
43. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
44. Buford Dam Trail (Georgia)Buford, Georgia
45. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
46. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
47. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
48. Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin, Florida
49. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
50. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
51. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
52. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
53. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
54. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
55. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
56. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
57. Looking Glass RockBrevard, North Carolina
58. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
59. Mcdowell Nature PreserveCharlotte, North Carolina
60. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
61. Mount MonadnockMarlborough, New Hampshire
62. Barn BluffRed Wing, Minnesota
63. Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
64. Ricketts Glen SP Falls Trail LoopBenton, Pennsylvania
65. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
66. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
67. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
68. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
69. Appalachian Trail 019: Max Patch Road to Hot SpringsHot Springs, North Carolina
70. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
71. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
72. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
73. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
74. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
75. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
76. Lost Lake TrailBuena Vista, Colorado
77. The Hunt TrailMillinocket, Maine
78. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
79. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
80. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
81. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
82. Honeymoon Island Nature Trail (Florida)Dunedin, Florida
83. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
84. Petit Jean State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas
85. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
86. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
87. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
88. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
89. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
90. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
91. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
92. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
93. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
94. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
95. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
96. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas
97. High Falls WaterfallJackson, Georgia
98. Appalachian Trail: West VirginiaMartinsburg, West Virginia
99. Noccalula FallsGadsden, Alabama
100. Ozone FallsCrab Orchard, Tennessee