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