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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28 8
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Utah, USA

2
19 6
Moab is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Utah, USA

3
20 8
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
North Carolina, USA

4
15 5
Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Jackson Hole

5
12 4
Fort Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

6
12 5
Durango is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

7
19 13
Portland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Oregon, USA

8
13 7
Boise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Idaho, USA

9
12 6
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

10
12 9
Portland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Maine, USA

11
10 7
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA

12
12 10
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA

13
9 7
Telluride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA

14
15 14
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA

15
10 9
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
New Mexico, USA

16
9 8
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Vermont, USA

17
3 2
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

18
3 2
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

19
3 2
Sedona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

20
13 14
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Washington, USA

21
2 2
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added New Mexico, USA

22
2 2
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added California, USA

23
8 9
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Tennessee, USA

24
8 9
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA

25
1 1
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
kent787 added South Carolina, USA