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. Appalachian Trail: GeorgiaDahlonega, Georgia
2. Tallulah Gorge State ParkTallulah Falls, Georgia
3. Raven Cliff FallsWhite County, Georgia
4. Kennesaw Mountain National ParkKennesaw, Georgia
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. Appalachian Trail: North CarolinaFranklin, North Carolina
12. Panther Creek FallsTurnerville, Georgia
13. Elise Chapin Wildlife SanctuaryChattanooga, Tennessee
14. Daniel Boone Scout TrailBlowing Rock, North Carolina
15. Dauset Trails Nature CenterJackson, Georgia
16. Dupont State ForestBrevard, North Carolina
17. Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)Manitou Springs, Colorado
18. Garden of the GodsColorado Springs, Colorado
19. Orlando Wetlands ParkChristmas, Florida
20. Fort MountainChatsworth, Georgia
21. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
22. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
23. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
24. Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin, Florida
25. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
26. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
27. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
28. Cumberland FallsCorbin, Kentucky
29. Helton Creek FallsBlairsville, Georgia
30. Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka, Florida
31. Indian FallsFort Payne, Alabama
32. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
33. Appalachian Trail 004: Neels Gap to Tesnatee GapDahlonega, Georgia
34. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
35. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
36. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
37. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
38. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
39. Appalachian Trail 001: Springer Mountain to Hightower GapDahlonega, Georgia
40. Brooker Creek PreserveTarpon Springs, Florida
41. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
42. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
43. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
44. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
45. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
46. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
47. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
48. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
49. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
50. Buford Dam Trail (Georgia)Buford, Georgia
51. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
52. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
53. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
54. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
55. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
56. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
57. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
58. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
59. Mount PisgahBrevard, North Carolina
60. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
61. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
62. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
63. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
64. Mcdowell Nature PreserveCharlotte, North Carolina
65. Looking Glass RockBrevard, North Carolina
66. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
67. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
68. Barn BluffRed Wing, Minnesota
69. Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
70. Ricketts Glen SP Falls Trail LoopBenton, Pennsylvania
71. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
72. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
73. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
74. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
75. Appalachian Trail 019: Max Patch Road to Hot SpringsHot Springs, North Carolina
76. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
77. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
78. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
79. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
80. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
81. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
82. The Hunt TrailMillinocket, Maine
83. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
84. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
85. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
86. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
87. Lost Lake TrailBuena Vista, Colorado
88. Honeymoon Island Nature Trail (Florida)Dunedin, Florida
89. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
90. Petit Jean State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas
91. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
92. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
93. Appalachian Trail 163: Abol Bridge to KatahdinSherman, Maine
94. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
95. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
96. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
97. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
98. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
99. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
100. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas