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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231 87
Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Olympia

2
259 104
Colorado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Denver

3
190 79
Utah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Salt Lake City

4
100 36
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Juneau

5
127 54
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Salem

6
95 41
Montana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Helena

7
91 41
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Cheyenne

8
134 78
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Sacramento

9
80 37
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jeff F added Concord

10
104 58
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Phoenix

11
76 37
Maine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Augusta

12
73 37
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Boise

13
70 38
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Raleigh

14
72 42
Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Honolulu County

15
50 38
New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Albany

16
44 33
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Charleston

17
43 33
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Harrisburg

18
40 32
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Montpelier

19
53 47
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Nashville

20
34 31
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Richmond

21
39 41
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Little Rock

22
5 2
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Lansing

23
35 39
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Saint Paul

24
32 36
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Madison

25
4 3
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
rocky 35 added Santa Fe

26
29 33
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Frankfort

27
3 2
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Columbia

28
27 31
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Annapolis

29
28 35
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Carson City

30
27 34
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Atlanta

31
31 39
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Boston

32
2 3
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Trenton

33
1 2
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Pierre

34
1 2
Rhode Island is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Providence

35
1 2
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Des Moines

36
1 2
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Hartford

37
0 2
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Oklahoma City

38
0 2
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Lincoln

39
0 2
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Jackson

40
0 2
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Bismarck

41
0 2
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Baton Rouge

42
1 4
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Indianapolis

43
0 3
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Topeka

44
35 53
Texas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Austin

45
24 39
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
NickMerchant added Columbus

46
24 39
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jefferson City

47
0 4
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
kent787 added Springfield

48
8 25
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Montgomery

49
27 57
Florida is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Tallahassee

50
6 29
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Dover