Culture 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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32 9
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Utah, USA
2
21 7
Moab is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Utah, USA
3
18 6
Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Jackson Hole
4
21 12
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
North Carolina, USA
5
13 9
Boise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Idaho, USA
6
13 9
Fort Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
7
13 10
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
8
20 18
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Oregon, USA
9
12 9
Durango is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
10
11 8
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA
11
6 3
Sedona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA
12
13 11
Portland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Maine, USA
13
13 11
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Arizona, USA
14
5 2
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska
15
5 3
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
kent787 added Minnesota, USA
16
4 2
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA
17
10 10
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
New Mexico, USA
18
9 9
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Vermont, USA
19
13 14
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Minnesota, USA
20
17 19
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
California, USA
21
14 16
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Washington, USA
22
9 10
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Tennessee, USA
23
10 12
Telluride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
Colorado, USA
24
2 3
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added New Mexico, USA
25
2 3
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Hiking
rocky 35 added California, USA