Outdoors The Best US Cities for Hiking  

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List Rules Vote up any American city that is great for hikers.

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Luckily, there are so many good cities for hiking all across the United States. Some great U.S. cities for hikes feature shady parks, while other good American cities for hikers boast mountaintop trails and ocean view paths.

What destinations will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for hikers? Besides the pedestrian-friendly Strip, Las Vegas is a stones throw from many of the best hiking areas in the country. Trails in Echo Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, and Potato Knoll are all nearby. Portland is another top city for people who love to hike. Chicago is known for being flat, but it's surrounded by scenic forest preserves and prairies perfect for a weekend adventure. Other good American cities for hiking include San Francisco, Seattle, and Salt Lake City.

It's up to you to determine which U.S. city is the best for hiking. Vote your personal favorites up to the top of the list, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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25 6
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Utah, USA

2
15 4
Moab is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Utah, USA

3
13 3
Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Jackson Hole

4
19 10
Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Oregon, USA

5
10 2
Fort Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

6
11 3
Durango is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

7
11 4
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

8
12 5
Boise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Idaho, USA

9
11 5
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Maine, USA

10
14 8
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
North Carolina, USA

11
9 5
Telluride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

12
8 4
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA

13
12 10
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Washington, USA

14
8 6
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Tennessee, USA

15
2 0
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

16
2 0
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added California, USA

17
2 0
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

18
2 0
Sedona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

19
2 0
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added New Mexico, USA

20
7 6
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA

21
12 12
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA

22
8 8
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA

23
8 8
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
New Mexico, USA

24
7 7
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Vermont, USA

25
1 1
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

26
9 10
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

27
5 6
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA

28
1 2
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Ohio, USA

29
7 9
Boston is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Massachusetts, USA

30
7 11
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Minnesota, USA

31
6 10
Hilton Head Island is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
South Carolina, USA

32
4 8
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Tennessee, USA

33
6 11
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Pennsylvania, USA

34
5 10
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

35
6 12
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Contiguous United States, USA

36
5 11
New York City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
New York, USA

37
5 12
Austin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Texas, USA

38
4 12
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Wisconsin, USA

39
3 12
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Tennessee, USA

40
5 15
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Nevada, USA

41
2 13
Miami is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Florida, USA

42
0 11
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Florida, USA