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. Daniel Boone Scout TrailBlowing Rock, North Carolina
16. Dauset Trails Nature CenterJackson, Georgia
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. Dupont State ForestBrevard, North Carolina
22. Jacks River FallsFannin County, Georgia
23. Turkey Run State ParkMarshall, Indiana
24. Tribble Mill ParkLawrenceville, Georgia
25. Weeki Wachee Preserve TrailSpring Hill, Florida
26. Black Rock Mountain State ParkMountain City, Georgia
27. Cumberland FallsCorbin, Kentucky
28. Helton Creek FallsBlairsville, Georgia
29. Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka, Florida
30. Indian FallsFort Payne, Alabama
31. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
32. Appalachian Trail 004: Neels Gap to Tesnatee GapDahlonega, Georgia
33. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
34. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
35. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
36. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
37. Appalachian Trail 001: Springer Mountain to Hightower GapDahlonega, Georgia
38. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
39. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
40. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
41. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
42. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
43. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
44. Sweetwater Creek State ParkLithia Springs, Georgia
45. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
46. Palisades - Whitewater Creek TrailMarietta, Georgia
47. Buford Dam Trail (Georgia)Buford, Georgia
48. Devils Lake State ParkBaraboo, Wisconsin
49. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
50. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
51. Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin, Florida
52. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
53. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
54. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
55. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
56. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
57. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
58. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
59. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
60. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
61. Mcdowell Nature PreserveCharlotte, North Carolina
62. Looking Glass RockBrevard, 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. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
70. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
71. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
72. Appalachian Trail 019: Max Patch Road to Hot SpringsHot Springs, North Carolina
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. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
83. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, 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. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
91. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
92. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
93. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
94. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
95. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
96. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
97. Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park, Texas
98. Appalachian Trail: West VirginiaMartinsburg, West Virginia
99. High Falls WaterfallJackson, Georgia
100. Noccalula FallsGadsden, Alabama