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. Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshoreEmpire, Michigan
9. Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka, Florida
10. Stokes State ForestBranchville, New Jersey
11. Garden of the GodsColorado Springs, Colorado
12. Elise Chapin Wildlife SanctuaryChattanooga, Tennessee
13. Dupont State ForestBrevard, North Carolina
14. Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)Manitou Springs, Colorado
15. Daniel Boone Scout TrailBlowing Rock, North Carolina
16. Dauset Trails Nature CenterJackson, Georgia
17. Orlando Wetlands ParkChristmas, Florida
18. Franconia RidgeLincoln, New Hampshire
19. Amicalola River TrailDawsonville, Georgia
20. Panther Creek FallsTurnerville, Georgia
21. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
22. Welaka State ForestWelaka, Florida
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. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
37. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
38. Cloudland Canyon State ParkFawn Rising, Georgia
39. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
40. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
41. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
42. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
43. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
44. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
45. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
46. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
47. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
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. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
54. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
55. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
56. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
57. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
58. Providence Canyon State ParkLumpkin, Georgia
59. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
60. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
61. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
62. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
63. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
64. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
65. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
66. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
67. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
68. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
69. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
70. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
71. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
72. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
73. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
74. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
75. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
76. High Falls WaterfallJackson, Georgia
77. Noccalula FallsGadsden, Alabama
78. Ozone FallsCrab Orchard, Tennessee
79. Santee State ParkSantee, South Carolina
80. Morris Bridge ParkThonotosassa, Florida
81. Spring Hammock PreserveWinter Springs, Florida
82. Torrey Pines State Natural ReserveDel Mar, California
83. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
84. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
85. Bulow CreekOrmond Beach, Florida
86. Big Tree TrailheadLongwood, Florida
87. Bluffs Trail (Florida Caverns State Park)Marianna, Florida
88. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
89. Lake Proctor Wilderness AreaGeneva, Florida
90. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
91. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas
92. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
93. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
94. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
95. Kentucky Down UnderHorse Cave, Kentucky
96. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
97. Cady Way TrailWinter Park, Florida
98. Radium Springs Hiking TrailAlbany, Georgia
99. Sabal Point Wildlife Sanctuary TrailLongwood, Florida
100. Rock House Cave Trail (Arkansas)Morrilton, Arkansas

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