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