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The Best US Cities for Hiking 

Ranker Travel
Updated January 17, 2019 1.1k votes 148 voters 2.5k views 49 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
Utah, USA
2
Moab is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Utah, USA
3
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
North Carolina, USA
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Oregon, USA
5
Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Jackson Hole
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Maine, USA
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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA
8
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
kent787 added Minnesota, USA
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Boise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Idaho, USA
10
Durango is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska
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Aspen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
13
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Tennessee, USA
14
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA
15
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
New Mexico, USA
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Sedona is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Minnesota, USA
18
Fort Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
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Burlington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Vermont, USA
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Juneau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA
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Marquette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
kent787 added Michigan, USA
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Telluride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA
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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Washington, USA
25
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA