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.
Notable hikes: Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, Longs Peak, Devil's Head Lookout, Emerald Lake, Quandary Peak.
Notable hikes: Rattlesnake Ledge, Lake 22 Trail, Mount Si Trail, Wallace Falls, Snow Lake, Twin Falls
Notable hikes: Donut Falls Trail, Delicate Arch, The Narrows, Queen's Garden/Navajo Loop Trail, Angel's Landing
Notable hikes: Forest Park — Wildwood Trail, Trail of Ten Falls, Multnomah Falls Trail, Romona Falls, Paradise Park at Mt Hood, Ecola State Park
Notable hikes: Denali National Park near Talkeetna, Kenai River Trail, Exit Glacier, Winner Creek, Resurrection Pass, Mount Baldy
Notable hikes: The "M" Hiking Trail in Missoula, Ross Creek Cedars Scenic Area, Rosebud Battlefield State Park and National Historic Landmark, Sluice Boxes State Park, Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Notable hikes: Franconia Notch State Park in Franconia, Mt. Monadnock, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Champney Falls Trail, Appalachian Trail across the Presidential Range, Mt. Willard
Notable hikes: Tubbs Hill in Coeur d'Alene, Wilderness Trail to Echo Crater, Upper Priest Lake Trail to Continental Creek Trail, Toxaway to Alice Lake Loop, Sawtooth Lake, Red Mountain Trail
Notable hikes: Cadillac Mountain, Mt. Katahdin, Table Rock, Mount Battie, Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park
Notable hikes: Yosemite Falls Trail, Lands End in San Francisco, Mount Shasta, McWay Waterfall Trail, Sea Lion Point Trail in Point Lobos,
Fern Canyon at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Notable hikes: Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) in Grand Canyon Village. Camelback Mountain, Flat Iron, Browns Peak, Bright Angel Trail
Notable hikes: Summit Calloway Peak in Grandfather Mountain SP, Looking Glass Rock, Green Knob, Deep Gap Trail at Mt. Mitchell State Park, Sam Knob Loop, Linville Falls
Notable hikes: Kalalau Trail, Kaena Point, Diamond Head Trail, Koko Crater Trail, Haiku Stairs, Manoa Falls Trail
Notable hikes: Mt. Mansfield, Mt. Pisgah, Hamilton Falls, The Long Trail, Camel's Hump, Cantilever Rock
Notable hikes: Cooper's Rock, Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Falls, Lost River, Valley Falls, Dolly Sods
Notable hikes: Laurel Falls Trail, Alum Cave Bluffs, Cotton Field & Boundary Trail in Stones River National Battlefield/Murfreesboro, Sewanee Perimeter Trail
Notable hikes: Gorge and Indian Trail in Watkins Glen State Park, Overlook Mountain, Saranac Lake 6er, Mount Marcy, Cascade and Porter Mountains
Notable hikes: Mary's Rock, Old Rag, Stony Man, Bearfence Mountain, Blackrock Summit, Humpback Rocks.
Notable hikes: North Country National Scenic Trail, Iron Belle Trail, Greenstone Ridge Trail, Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks, Pyramid Point Trail
Notable hikes: Appalachian Trail, Schuylkill River Trail, The Great Shamokin Path, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Standing Stone Trail
Notable hikes: Two Rivers Park in Little Rock, Whitaker Point Trail, Seven Hollows Trail, Yellow Rock Trail, Butterfield Trail, North Rim Trail, Hemmed-in- Hollow Trail, Lost Valley Trail
Notable hikes: Devil's Lake East and West Bluff Trails, Timm's Hill Trail, Scuppernong Trail, Hidden Lakes Trail, Meyers Beach Sea Caves Trail
Notable hikes: Fall Creek Falls, Jones Gap State Park and Mountain Bridge Wilderness Preserve. Eastatoe Gorge, Pickens County, Big Rock Mountain in the Nine Times Forest, Pinnacle Mountain, Table Rock State Park, Moonshine Falls. Jumping Off Rock.
Notable hikes: Billy Goat/ Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail Loop, Annapolis Rock via Appalachian Trail, Cascade Falls Loop Trail, Sugarloaf Mountain and Northern Peaks Trail, Avalon Loop Trail.