Outdoors The Best US Cities for Hiking  

Ranker Travel
463 votes 55 voters 35 items

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

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

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Portland Oregon, USA

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

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9 4
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Aspen Colorado, USA

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Fort Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Fort Collins Colorado, USA

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Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Jackson Hole

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

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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Asheville North Carolina, USA

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Telluride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Telluride Colorado, USA

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

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

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6 4
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
San Diego California, USA

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Los Angeles California, USA

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Seattle Washington, USA

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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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Burlington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Burlington Vermont, USA

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Santa Barbara California, USA

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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Chattanooga Tennessee, USA

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking

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Hilton Head Island is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Hilton Head Island South Carolina, USA

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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4 8
New York City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
New York City New York, USA

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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Austin Texas, USA

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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2 9
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Miami Florida, USA

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Orlando Florida, USA