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List Rules Upvote the state that has the best hiking trails or top overall hiking experience

This is a ranked list of the best U.S. states for hiking as voted on by men and women. These states include Oregon, Utah, Tennessee, Hawaii and more. Some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the country are included on this ranked list. This list answers the question, “what are the best US states for hiking?”

Whether you are looking for beautiful mountain ranges, gorgeous bodies of water or luscious greenery, these places offer all the lovely landscapes you could ever wish to trek upon. Many states offer vast hiking routes while other countries offer more simplistic, although equally as gorgeous open landscapes to tread upon. Each of these best states for hiking offer distinct features as well. This list is for those seeking the thrill of being one with the land and discovering new states by foot might.

Whether looking for an extreme activity or a leisurely stroll, these ranked places offer great hiking in every part of the U.S. As a traveler looking for the country’s best hiking you might ask yourself, “Where are best spots to hike around the U.S.?” Well, here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.
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Colorado is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Colorado 1876-08-01

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53 29
Utah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Utah 1896-01-04

3
54 33
Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Washington 1889-11-11

4
40 25
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Oregon 1859-02-14

5
55 40
California is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
California 1850-09-09

6
34 22
Montana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Montana 1889-11-08

7
26 15
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Idaho 1890-07-03

8
29 19
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Wyoming 1890-06-10

9
29 20
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Alaska 1959-01-03

10
33 24
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Arizona 1912-02-14

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27 21
Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Hawaii 1959-08-21

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18 13
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jeff F added New Hampshire 1788-06-21

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24 21
Maine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Maine 1820-03-15

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22 19
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Tennessee 1796-06-01

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19 16
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
North Carolina 1789-11-21

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18 17
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Vermont 1791-03-04

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16 15
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
West Virginia 1863-06-20

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20 20
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Arkansas 1836-06-15

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19 19
New York is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
New York 1788-07-26

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13 13
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

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15 16
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Nevada 1864-10-31

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15 17
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Missouri 1821-08-10

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14 16
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Virginia 1788-06-25

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12 15
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Wisconsin 1848-05-29

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15 19
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

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11 15
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Kentucky 1792-06-01

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15 20
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Minnesota 1817-12-10

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9 13
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Georgia 1788-01-02

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17 25
Texas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Texas 1845-12-29

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14 22
Florida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Florida 1845-03-03

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9 18
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Maryland 1788-04-25

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8 17
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
NickMerchant added Ohio 1803-03-01