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. Little Big Econ State ForestOrlando, Florida
35. Etoniah CreekFlorahome, Florida
36. Ludington State ParkLudington, Michigan
37. Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina)Highlands, North Carolina
38. Woodring Branch (Amadahy)Ellijay, Georgia
39. Colorado TrailDenver, Colorado
40. Appalachian Trail 001: Springer Mountain to Hightower GapDahlonega, Georgia
41. Brooker Creek PreserveTarpon Springs, Florida
42. Mushroom RockFort Payne, Alabama
43. Mistletoe State ParkThompson, Georgia
44. Muir WoodsMill Valley, California
45. Arroyo SecoPasadena, California
46. Alum Cave Bluffgatlinburg, Tennessee
47. Greenbriar Hodges DamOxford, Massachusetts
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. ColumbineColorado Springs, Colorado
53. Starved Rock State ParkUtica, Illinois
54. Hawn State ParkSte. Genevieve, Missouri
55. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordSandy Springs, Georgia
56. Hamilton CreekNashville, Tennessee
57. Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveMosca, Colorado
58. Hike InnDahlonega, Georgia
59. Little River Canyon FallsFort Payne, Alabama
60. Mount PisgahBrevard, North Carolina
61. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
62. Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
63. Pyramid PointGlen Arbor, Michigan
64. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
65. Mcdowell Nature PreserveCharlotte, North Carolina
66. Looking Glass RockBrevard, North Carolina
67. Castle GardensSalida, Colorado
68. Dry FallsHighlands, North Carolina
69. Barn BluffRed Wing, Minnesota
70. Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
71. Ricketts Glen SP Falls Trail LoopBenton, Pennsylvania
72. Al SaboKalamazoo, Michigan
73. Indian Fort TheaterBerea, Kentucky
74. Red Mountain ParkBirmingham, Alabama
75. Grace's High FallsFort Payne, Alabama
76. Appalachian Trail 019: Max Patch Road to Hot SpringsHot Springs, North Carolina
77. Susquehanna State ParkHarve De Grace, Maryland
78. Circle B Bar ReserveLakeland, Florida
79. Cummins FallsCookeville, Tennessee
80. Burgess FallsSparta, Tennessee
81. Waterdog LakesSalida, Colorado
82. Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsville, North Carolina
83. The Hunt TrailMillinocket, Maine
84. Sand Canyon TrailCortez, Colorado
85. Black Creek TrailGadsden, Alabama
86. Garland Mountain Hiking TrailsWaleska, Georgia
87. Laurel Ridge TrailBuford, Georgia
88. Lost Lake TrailBuena Vista, Colorado
89. Honeymoon Island Nature Trail (Florida)Dunedin, Florida
90. Mt. Greylock State ReservationLanesborough, Massachusetts
91. Petit Jean State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas
92. Mount SanitasBoulder, Colorado
93. Chantry FlatsArcadia, California
94. Appalachian Trail 163: Abol Bridge to KatahdinSherman, Maine
95. VedauwooLaramie, Wyoming
96. Enterprise SouthChattanooga, Tennessee
97. Devils BackboneLoveland, Colorado
98. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkFort Oglethorpe, Georgia
99. Indian Springs State ParkFlovilla, Georgia
100. Azalea Trail at Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia