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