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. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
22. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
23. Orlando Wetlands ParkChristmas, Florida
24. Fort MountainChatsworth, Georgia
25. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
26. Cumberland FallsCorbin, Kentucky
27. Indian FallsFort Payne, Alabama
28. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
29. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
30. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
31. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
32. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
33. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
34. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
35. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
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. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
44. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
45. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
46. Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin, Florida
47. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
48. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
49. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
50. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
51. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
52. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
53. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
54. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
55. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
56. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
57. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
58. Looking Glass RockBrevard, North Carolina
59. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
60. Mcdowell Nature PreserveCharlotte, North Carolina
61. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
62. Mount MonadnockMarlborough, New Hampshire
63. Barn BluffRed Wing, Minnesota
64. Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
65. Ricketts Glen SP Falls Trail LoopBenton, Pennsylvania
66. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
67. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
68. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
69. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
70. Appalachian Trail 019: Max Patch Road to Hot SpringsHot Springs, North Carolina
71. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
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. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
80. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
81. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
82. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
83. Honeymoon Island Nature Trail (Florida)Dunedin, Florida
84. Petit Jean State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas
85. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
86. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
87. Mount YonahCleveland, Georgia
88. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
89. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
90. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
91. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
92. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
93. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
94. Providence Canyon State ParkLumpkin, Georgia
95. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
96. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
97. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
98. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
99. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas
100. High Falls WaterfallJackson, Georgia