America The Best U.S. States for Hiking  

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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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211 81
Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Olympia

2
244 100
Colorado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Denver

3
184 78
Utah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Salt Lake City

4
97 33
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Juneau

5
123 50
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Salem

6
92 38
Montana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Helena

7
87 39
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Cheyenne

8
75 32
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jeff F added Concord

9
130 74
California is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Sacramento

10
71 33
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Boise

11
99 55
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Phoenix

12
70 35
Maine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Augusta

13
69 40
Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Honolulu County

14
61 37
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Raleigh

15
47 35
New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Albany

16
39 29
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Harrisburg

17
40 32
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Charleston

18
38 31
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Montpelier

19
49 47
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Nashville

20
37 39
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Little Rock

21
30 31
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Richmond

22
34 36
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Saint Paul

23
26 28
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Annapolis

24
2 0
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Columbia

25
2 1
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
rocky 35 added Santa Fe

26
1 0
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Trenton

27
1 0
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Pierre

28
1 0
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Des Moines

29
1 0
Rhode Island is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Providence

30
1 0
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Lansing

31
29 34
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Madison

32
26 31
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Frankfort

33
27 34
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Carson City

34
30 38
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Boston

35
25 32
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Atlanta

36
0 1
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Springfield

37
0 1
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Hartford

38
0 1
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Lincoln

39
0 1
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Indianapolis

40
0 1
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Baton Rouge

41
0 1
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Jackson

42
0 1
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Topeka

43
0 1
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Bismarck

44
0 1
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Oklahoma City

45
24 38
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jefferson City

46
34 52
Texas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Austin

47
22 38
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
NickMerchant added Columbus

48
26 52
Florida is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Tallahassee

49
7 24
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Montgomery

50
6 27
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Dover