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