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. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
33. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
34. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
35. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
36. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
37. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
38. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
39. Helton Creek FallsBlairsville, Georgia
40. Great Smoky Mountains National Park: North CarolinaCherokee, North Carolina
41. Buford Dam Trail (Georgia)Buford, Georgia
42. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
43. Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin, Florida
44. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
45. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
46. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
47. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
48. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
49. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
50. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
51. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
52. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
53. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
54. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
55. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
56. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
57. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
58. Looking Glass RockBrevard, North Carolina
59. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
60. Mcdowell Nature PreserveCharlotte, North Carolina
61. Barn BluffRed Wing, Minnesota
62. Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
63. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
64. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
65. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
66. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
67. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
68. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
69. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
70. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
71. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
72. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
73. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
74. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
75. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
76. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
77. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
78. Honeymoon Island Nature Trail (Florida)Dunedin, Florida
79. Ricketts Glen SP Falls Trail LoopBenton, Pennsylvania
80. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
81. Mount YonahCleveland, Georgia
82. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
83. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
84. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
85. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
86. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
87. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
88. Providence Canyon State ParkLumpkin, Georgia
89. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
90. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
91. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
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. Santee State ParkSantee, South Carolina
99. Morris Bridge ParkThonotosassa, Florida
100. Spring Hammock PreserveWinter Springs, Florida