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. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
7. Stone Mountain State ParkAtlanta, Georgia
8. Congaree National ParkHopkins, South Carolina
9. Benton MacKaye Trail: GeorgiaDahlonega, Georgia
10. Appalachian Trail 003: Woody Gap to Neels GapSuches, Georgia
11. Cloudland Canyon State ParkFawn Rising, Georgia
12. Panther Creek FallsTurnerville, Georgia
13. Appalachian Trail: North CarolinaFranklin, North Carolina
14. Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka, Florida
15. Daniel Boone Scout TrailBlowing Rock, North Carolina
16. Stokes State ForestBranchville, New Jersey
17. Dauset Trails Nature CenterJackson, Georgia
18. Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)Manitou Springs, Colorado
19. Garden of the GodsColorado Springs, Colorado
20. Elise Chapin Wildlife SanctuaryChattanooga, Tennessee
21. Fort MountainChatsworth, Georgia
22. Dupont State ForestBrevard, North Carolina
23. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
24. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
25. Orlando Wetlands ParkChristmas, Florida
26. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
27. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
28. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
29. Cumberland FallsCorbin, Kentucky
30. Helton Creek FallsBlairsville, Georgia
31. Indian FallsFort Payne, Alabama
32. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
33. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
34. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
35. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
36. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
37. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
38. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
39. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
40. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
41. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
42. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
43. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
44. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
45. Buford Dam Trail (Georgia)Buford, Georgia
46. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
47. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
48. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
49. Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin, Florida
50. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
51. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
52. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
53. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
54. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
55. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
56. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
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. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
62. Barn BluffRed Wing, Minnesota
63. Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
64. Ricketts Glen SP Falls Trail LoopBenton, Pennsylvania
65. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
66. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
67. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
68. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
69. Appalachian Trail 019: Max Patch Road to Hot SpringsHot Springs, North Carolina
70. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
71. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
72. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
73. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
74. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
75. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
76. Lost Lake TrailBuena Vista, Colorado
77. The Hunt TrailMillinocket, Maine
78. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
79. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
80. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
81. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
82. Honeymoon Island Nature Trail (Florida)Dunedin, Florida
83. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
84. Petit Jean State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas
85. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
86. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
87. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
88. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
89. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
90. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
91. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
92. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
93. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
94. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
95. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
96. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas
97. Appalachian Trail: West VirginiaMartinsburg, West Virginia
98. High Falls WaterfallJackson, Georgia
99. Noccalula FallsGadsden, Alabama
100. Ozone FallsCrab Orchard, Tennessee