Top 100 Trails - Best Trails in North America

The results are in! After analyzing over 10 million "votes" from users over the past year, Trails.com is proud to announce its annual Top Trails list, based on trail popularity and usage. This list represents the most popular trails and outdoor destinations in North America. Use this list to get ideas for your upcoming outdoor excursion. Select a state and/or an activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Breakneck Ridge Trail

    49 Reviews

    Beacon, NY

    On the east side of the Hudson River in Hudson Highlands State Park, this trail makes a rugged ascent from near river-level to roll along a knobby ridge to an old fire lookout tower. From the ...
    •  5.5-7 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    On the east side of the Hudson River in Hudson Highlands State Park, this trail makes a rugged ascent from near river-level ...

  • #2 Stillaguamish River: South Fork

    2 Reviews

    Arlington, WA

    The South Fork of the Stillaguamish is another favorite steelhead stream flowing through a rural area. Its background bluffs give it the appearance of an Ozark river, but its vegetation is strictly ...
    •  4 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    The South Fork of the Stillaguamish is another favorite steelhead stream flowing through a rural area. Its background bluffs ...

  • #3 Glacier Gorge

    19 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on your hike into Glacier Gorge. Bring along a fishing rod and a camera. Cross ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on your ...

  • #4 Half Dome Trail

    44 Reviews

    Yosemite National Park, CA

    Half Dome Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 8,748 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 ...
    •  1.8 miles

    Half Dome Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 1.8 miles long ...

  • #5 Angels Landing (Zion National Park)

    34 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    This trail provides a spectacular day trip for well-conditioned hikers who have no fear of heights. It receives heavy use, so chances for solitude are slim. Beyond Scout Lookout, the trail becomes ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail provides a spectacular day trip for well-conditioned hikers who have no fear of heights. It receives heavy use, ...

  • #6 Havasu Canyon

    30 Reviews

    Seligman, AZ

    Havasu is one of those places where a spectacular natural setting combines with the fascination of Native peoples to create a uniquely memorable backcountry excursion. Living for the past several ...
    •  2 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Havasu is one of those places where a spectacular natural setting combines with the fascination of Native peoples to create ...

  • #7 Eagle Rock Loop

    24 Reviews

    Glenwood, AR

    This is the longest loop trail in the state of Arkansas. The Eagle Rock Loop Trail is very popular with out-of-state hikers as well as native Arkansans. The loop is a combination of parts of ...
    •  26.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the longest loop trail in the state of Arkansas. The Eagle Rock Loop Trail is very popular with out-of-state hikers ...

  • #8 Alder Glen Recreation Site

    7 Reviews

    Beaver, OR

    In a moss-draped alder and maple setting, this welcoming Nestucca River campground sits across the river from a lacy, pyramid-shaped waterfall. Sites have paved parking spaces, and a paved path ...
    •  Guide

    In a moss-draped alder and maple setting, this welcoming Nestucca River campground sits across the river from a lacy, pyramid-shaped ...

  • #9 Camelback Mountain: Summit Trail

    24 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    This is an excellent, strenuous, and popular hike to the summit of 2,704-foot-high Camelback Mountain. Camelback Mountain, towering above Phoenix and Scottsdale, is a well-known and prominent ...
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an excellent, strenuous, and popular hike to the summit of 2,704-foot-high Camelback Mountain. Camelback Mountain, ...

  • #10 Bright Angel Trail

    23 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    In addition to offering the most convenient access to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Bright Angel Trail is also one of the most popular hiking routes in the park. Wide enough to allow ...
    •  2 days
    •  19.2 miles
    •  Guide

    In addition to offering the most convenient access to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Bright Angel Trail is also one ...

  • #11 Mount Tammany

    23 Reviews

    Jacksonburg, NJ

    The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. The 1,527-foot ridge plunges 1,200 feet into the ...
    •  3 - 4 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular ...

  • #12 Arethusa Falls Trails

    19 Reviews

    North Conway, NH

    Dropping more than 200 feet in a swath of lacy mist, the plunge of Bemis Rock creates New Hampshire's highest falls and a premier natural wonder. But seasoned hikers understand that there's more ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Dropping more than 200 feet in a swath of lacy mist, the plunge of Bemis Rock creates New Hampshire's highest falls and a ...

  • #13 Old Rag Fire Road

    27 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 3,329 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.3 miles

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #14 Black Mountain Campground

    3 Reviews

    Burnsville, NC

    Black Mountain Campground has been around a long time. Over the years it has been well maintained. Now it is like an antique, treasured by families that have been returning to Black Mountain ...
    •  Guide

    Black Mountain Campground has been around a long time. Over the years it has been well maintained. Now it is like an antique, ...

  • #15 Linville Falls Trail

    28 Reviews

    Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Linville Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Burke County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 3,182 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Linville Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Burke County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles ...

  • #16 Bear Mountain Loop

    12 Reviews

    Highland, NY

    This demanding 9.7-mile loop rolls through the steep wooded terrain of Bear Mountain State Park, topping Bear and West Mountains and offering views of the Lower Hudson River area. Counte ...
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This demanding 9.7-mile loop rolls through the steep wooded terrain of Bear Mountain State Park, topping Bear and West ...

  • #17 Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve: Tall Timbers Trail

    19 Reviews

    Bainbridge, IN

    This trail skirts a bluff before looping through a broad, deep ravine.
    •  1 hour
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail skirts a bluff before looping through a broad, deep ravine.

  • #18 South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel Campground

    18 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    A backpack of two or more days, following one of the most popular trails in the Grand Canyon.
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A backpack of two or more days, following one of the most popular trails in the Grand Canyon.

  • #19 Boynton Canyon

    13 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    Boynton Canyon is considered one of Sedona's most scenic canyons and a powerful vortex site. The canyon has lush riparian vegetation, towering red sandstone formations, hoodoo rock spires and ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Boynton Canyon is considered one of Sedona's most scenic canyons and a powerful vortex site. The canyon has lush riparian ...

  • #20 Virgin Falls Trail at Virgin Falls State Natural Area

    18 Reviews

    Sparta, TN

    The trail into Virgin Falls is a favorite among backpackers inTennessee because of the abundance of sights along the trail. Not only do you get the spectacular Virgin Falls, but also Big Branch ...
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail into Virgin Falls is a favorite among backpackers inTennessee because of the abundance of sights along the trail. ...

  • #21 Verde Hot Spring

    6 Reviews

    Strawberry, AZ

    The remains of an extensive hot-spring resort, with several pools still available for bathing. Verde Hot Spring was at one time a thriving resort complete with hotel and several baths. Today, ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The remains of an extensive hot-spring resort, with several pools still available for bathing. Verde Hot Spring was at one ...

  • #22 Brasstown Bald, Wagon Train Trail

    18 Reviews

    Blairsville, GA

    The final hike descending from Brasstown Bald is along the Wagon Train Trail. This path is the longest of the trails off the mountain. The pathway runs along old roadbeds to the north, ending ...
    •  About 4–5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The final hike descending from Brasstown Bald is along the Wagon Train Trail. This path is the longest of the trails off ...

  • #23 Mount Major

    12 Reviews

    Laconia, NH

    Locate a short hike to a beautiful view on one of the main tourist arteries in the Lakes Region and you’re sure to generate plenty of interest. Within easy driving distance of Meredith, Weirs ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Locate a short hike to a beautiful view on one of the main tourist arteries in the Lakes Region and you’re sure to generate ...

  • #24 Slide Mountain Loop

    17 Reviews

    Pine Hill, NY

    Southwest of Woodstock, this hike strings together the yellow Phoenicia–East Branch Trail, the red Wittenberg–Cornell–Slide Trail, and the blue Curtis–Ormsbee Trail for a rolling exploration ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Southwest of Woodstock, this hike strings together the yellow Phoenicia–East Branch Trail, the red Wittenberg–Cornell–Slide ...

  • #25 Peninsula to Olds Hollow Trail

    8 Reviews

    Zaleski, OH

    Lake Hope is a dammed, salamander-shaped body of water that’s the central feature of this state park, which is adjacent to Zaleski State Forest. Begin a 4.2-mile day hike from the Hope Furnace, ...
    •  About 1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Lake Hope is a dammed, salamander-shaped body of water that’s the central feature of this state park, which is adjacent to ...

  • #26 Eagle Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake

    15 Reviews

    Dodson, OR

    The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the Gorge. Eagle Creek Trail is second only to Multnomah Falls in popularity, being the hike with more waterfalls than any other in the ...
    •  5 to 8 hours or overnight
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the Gorge. Eagle Creek Trail is second only to Multnomah Falls ...

  • #27 Cross Timbers Trail

    14 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    About 35 miles NW of Sherman. A moderate overnight trip along undeveloped southern shoreline of Lake Texoma. Special Attractions: Lake. Permit required for camping.
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    About 35 miles NW of Sherman. A moderate overnight trip along undeveloped southern shoreline of Lake Texoma. Special Attractions: ...

  • #28 Uwharrie National Forest

    11 Reviews

    Troy, NC

    Wonderful, woodsy circuit hikes are possible in Uwharrie National Forest, some of substantial length. Uwharrie and Dutchman’s Creek Trails form a figure eight that, when linked with forest roads ...
    •  several options miles
    •  Guide

    Wonderful, woodsy circuit hikes are possible in Uwharrie National Forest, some of substantial length. Uwharrie and Dutchman’s ...

  • #29 Van Hoevenberg Trail

    15 Reviews

    Lake Placid, NY

    In the High Peaks Region, this demanding all-day or overnight hike arriving from the north offers the shortest approach to Mount Marcy—at 5,344 feet, the highest point in New York State. The ...
    •  9-11 hours
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    In the High Peaks Region, this demanding all-day or overnight hike arriving from the north offers the shortest approach to ...

  • #30 Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort

    2 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    A once sleepy Victorian-era hotel and bathhouse that features a regimen of therapeutic hot mineral baths reminiscent of old European spas. The resort had a major renovation in 2013 and opened ...
    •  Guide

    A once sleepy Victorian-era hotel and bathhouse that features a regimen of therapeutic hot mineral baths reminiscent of ...

  • #31 Northshore Trail

    14 Reviews

    Flower Mound, TX

    This is Mecca, the trail people think of when they talk about north Texas. Most folks just call it Lake Grapevine, but there are two other nice trails on Grapevine Lake. Still, this is the only ...
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This is Mecca, the trail people think of when they talk about north Texas. Most folks just call it Lake Grapevine, but there ...

  • #32 Mount Marcy - New York Highpoint

    8 Reviews

    Lake Placid, NY

    Highpoint rank by height: 21st. We will use the trail that starts near Heart Lake and the Adirondak Loj. No, this is not a spelling error – it was named by Henry Van Hoevenberg, who opened the ...
    •  8 to 10 hours
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 21st. We will use the trail that starts near Heart Lake and the Adirondak Loj. No, this is not ...

  • #33 Courthouse Rock and Double Arch

    17 Reviews

    Slade, KY

    A commanding ridgetop view of the Red River Gorge and an unusual rock arch are the chief rewards of this hike. Courthouse Rock, a boulder the size of an office building, is one of the landmarks ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A commanding ridgetop view of the Red River Gorge and an unusual rock arch are the chief rewards of this hike. Courthouse ...

  • #34 Olympic Hot Springs

    6 Reviews

    Port Angeles, WA

    Includes: Appleton Pass and Boulder Lake. A day hike or overnighter to popular soaking pools in Olympic National Park. Skinnydippable with (much) discretion. Without a doubt the hot spot of the ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Includes: Appleton Pass and Boulder Lake. A day hike or overnighter to popular soaking pools in Olympic National Park. Skinnydippable ...

  • #35 Blue Mountain Trail

    12 Reviews

    Blue Mountain Lake, NY

    Above the east shore of Blue Mountain Lake, this quick, steep summit ascent reaches a fire tower, retired from duty but open for public viewing, and a cherished 360-degree Central Adirondack ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Above the east shore of Blue Mountain Lake, this quick, steep summit ascent reaches a fire tower, retired from duty but open ...

  • #36 James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park Trails

    17 Reviews

    Summerville, GA

    This state park is in the Ridge and Valley district of northwest Georgia, just to the south of the city of Summerville. The facility was named for local politician Sloppy Floyd, who served in ...
    •  About 3.5–4 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This state park is in the Ridge and Valley district of northwest Georgia, just to the south of the city of Summerville. The ...

  • #37 Mount LeConte via Rainbow Falls and Bull Head

    16 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, TN

    The only way to hike to Mount LeConte and return to your car without backtracking or long road walking is by utilizing Rainbow Falls Trail and Bull Head Trail. The first 2.7 miles to Rainbow ...
    •  8 hours or Overnight
    •  13.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The only way to hike to Mount LeConte and return to your car without backtracking or long road walking is by utilizing Rainbow ...

  • #38 Chain Lakes

    11 Reviews

    Scenic, WA

    Don’t let the dog roam too far ahead on this trail—he could run all the way to Mexico without leaving the path. That’s right, Mexico. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) runs 2600 miles from Canada ...
    •  2 days minimum
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    Don’t let the dog roam too far ahead on this trail—he could run all the way to Mexico without leaving the path. That’s right, ...

  • #39 Enchanted Rock

    13 Reviews

    Austin, TX

    About 17 miles north of Fredericksburg. An easy day hike onto and around a large granite dome. Special Attractions: Pink granite dome, rock climbing. Permit required for camping.
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    About 17 miles north of Fredericksburg. An easy day hike onto and around a large granite dome. Special Attractions: Pink ...

  • #40 The Narrows of Zion Canyon (Zion National Park)

    16 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    Possibly the best-known hike in Zion National Park, this wading route follows the Virgin River through the spectacular Narrows of Zion Canyon. Here, fluted walls rise for a thousand feet, crowding ...
    •  8-10 hours
    •  15.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Possibly the best-known hike in Zion National Park, this wading route follows the Virgin River through the spectacular Narrows ...

  • #41 Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail

    9 Reviews

    Jericho, VT

    A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.

  • #42 Blue Lake

    13 Reviews

    Ward, CO

    A wonderful day hike leads to Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. This short hike takes you up to a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by stunning alpine peaks. This is one of my favorite ...
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A wonderful day hike leads to Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. This short hike takes you up to a beautiful ...

  • #43 High Shoals Scenic Area Trail

    15 Reviews

    Hiawassee, GA

    The High Shoals Scenic Area contains two impressive and picturesque waterfalls. High Shoals Creek originates on Tray Mountain, one of the summits on the Appalachian Trail that is more than 4,000 ...
    •  About 1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The High Shoals Scenic Area contains two impressive and picturesque waterfalls. High Shoals Creek originates on Tray Mountain, ...

  • #44 The Superior Hiking Trail

    10 Reviews

    Two Harbors, MN

    According to Backpacker magazine, Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) ranks as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the country and one of the top 10 in the world—placing it in league with ...
    •  14 to 18 days
    •  175 miles
    •  Guide

    According to Backpacker magazine, Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) ranks as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the ...

  • #45 Matson Hill Park

    6 Reviews

    Augusta, MO

    Built by the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists, the Matson Hill Trail was opened in June of 2002. This well-designed and superbly graded trail is open for hikers, too, and explores deep forests, shady ...
    •  1–2 hours
    •  2.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Built by the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists, the Matson Hill Trail was opened in June of 2002. This well-designed and superbly ...

  • #46 Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach

    13 Reviews

    Lihue, HI

    The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast is an undeveloped, ancient Hawaiian route accessible only by foot. The 11-mile trail follows the Na Pali Coast along the edge of massive, windswept cliffs ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast is an undeveloped, ancient Hawaiian route accessible only by foot. The 11-mile ...

  • #47 New River Trail State Park

    14 Reviews

    Galax, VA

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote corner of Virginia, where the river and forest and historical mining ...
    •  57 miles
    •  Guide

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote ...

  • #48 Wildlands Loop, Gunpowder Falls State Park

    15 Reviews

    Baltimore, MD

    This loop follows the upland forests of the fall zone, crossing a few streams and visiting a pleasant waterfall, then meanders downstream along Big Gunpowder Falls as it leaves the piedmont. ...
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop follows the upland forests of the fall zone, crossing a few streams and visiting a pleasant waterfall, then meanders ...

  • #49 Deer Creek Canyon Park

    11 Reviews

    Morrison, CO

    This nice hike through the beautiful foothills west of Denver features year-round access, marked trails, early summer wildflowers, and spectacular views from the summit of Plymouth Mountain (7,295 ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This nice hike through the beautiful foothills west of Denver features year-round access, marked trails, early summer wildflowers, ...

  • #50 Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path

    9 Reviews

    Massapequa, NY

    This path runs from the middle of the Island in Bethpage to the south shore village of Massapequa, paralleling the southern section of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Despite the fact that ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This path runs from the middle of the Island in Bethpage to the south shore village of Massapequa, paralleling the southern ...

  • #51 Pinnacles Campground

    2 Reviews

    Paicines, CA

    Pinnacles National Monument is a fascinating park. Miles of challenging trails thread over rock outcrops, along creeks, and even through caves. Unfortunately, the park’s prime walk-in campground, ...
    •  Guide

    Pinnacles National Monument is a fascinating park. Miles of challenging trails thread over rock outcrops, along creeks, and ...

  • #52 Blue Hills Reservation

    9 Reviews

    Milton, MA

    At this 7,000-acre open space south of Boston proper, some 100 miles of interlocking trails offer visitors a plethora of hike options. The skyline hills prove natural destinations and centerpieces ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    At this 7,000-acre open space south of Boston proper, some 100 miles of interlocking trails offer visitors a plethora of ...

  • #53 Charlestown State Park

    13 Reviews

    Madison, IN

    A loop trail through dense floodplain forest along exposed rock outcroppings above Fourteenmile Creek.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A loop trail through dense floodplain forest along exposed rock outcroppings above Fourteenmile Creek.

  • #54 Mount Katahdin via the Knife Edge

    10 Reviews

    Millinocket, ME

    A day hike to the top of Mount Katahdin along a granite ridge called the Knife Edge. One of the most spectacular and breathtaking hikes in the East, with views of Moosehead Lake, the Penobscot ...
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to the top of Mount Katahdin along a granite ridge called the Knife Edge. One of the most spectacular and breathtaking ...

  • #55 Glen Helen Loop Trail

    10 Reviews

    Yellow Springs, OH

    Glen Helen is Antioch College’s very own land laboratory. Like nearby Clifton Gorge, the glen was created by glacial meltwaters 10,000 years ago. When you hike along this portion of the Little ...
    •  About 2 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Glen Helen is Antioch College’s very own land laboratory. Like nearby Clifton Gorge, the glen was created by glacial meltwaters ...

  • #56 Enchantment Lakes

    7 Reviews

    Leavenworth, WA

    The quintessential Alpine Lakes Wilderness hike to the fabled Enchantment Lakes. No hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness compares with a walk through the Enchantment Lakes. Not even close. It ...
    •  Overnight backpacking trip
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    The quintessential Alpine Lakes Wilderness hike to the fabled Enchantment Lakes. No hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness compares ...

  • #57 Peralta Trail

    11 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Few, if any, mountain ranges of the American West have stirred the imagination like the Superstitions. Rising east of Apache Junction in a great jumble of volcanic rock, these mountains have ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Few, if any, mountain ranges of the American West have stirred the imagination like the Superstitions. Rising east of Apache ...

  • #58 Abrams Falls Trail

    24 Reviews

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

    Abrams Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Blount County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 1,708 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  4.2 miles

    Abrams Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Blount County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is ...

  • #59 Alum Cave Trail

    20 Reviews

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

    Alum Cave Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 3,851 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  4.9 miles

    Alum Cave Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 4.9 ...

  • #60 Big Santa Anita Loop (Mt. Zion Loop) (Backpacking)

    11 Reviews

    Arcadia, CA

    In the lush and shady recesses of the Front Range of the San Gabriel Mountains you can easily lose all sight and sense of the hundreds of square miles of dense metropolis, and the millions of ...
    •  2 days
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    In the lush and shady recesses of the Front Range of the San Gabriel Mountains you can easily lose all sight and sense of ...

  • #61 Selden Neck Campground

    4 Reviews

    Haddam, CT

    There is absolutely no way you’ll find an RV at the Selden Neck Campground, in Gillette Castle State Park. It has no designated tent-only areas, and no inherent rules or regulations prohibiting ...
    •  Guide

    There is absolutely no way you’ll find an RV at the Selden Neck Campground, in Gillette Castle State Park. It has no designated ...

  • #62 Guadalupe Peak

    13 Reviews

    Salt Flat, TX

    For more than one reason, this trail is the high point of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Guadalupe Peak is not only the highest spot in the park, but also in all of Texas. At 8,749 feet, ...
    •  7 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    For more than one reason, this trail is the high point of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Guadalupe Peak is not only the ...

  • #63 Harding Icefield

    12 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    This long day hike in the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park winds through the forest and climbs above tree line to an ice age experience with stunning panoramic views of the ice?eld. ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This long day hike in the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park winds through the forest and climbs above tree ...

  • #64 North-South Lake loop

    9 Reviews

    Haines Falls, NY

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping up cherished views and passing cultural sites. Waterfalls, azalea and ...
    •  5-7 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping ...

  • #65 Mount Avalon

    9 Reviews

    Carroll, NH

    The narrow summit of Mount Avalon provides excellent views of Crawford Notch, the Willey Range, and the southern Presidentials, including Mount Washington. For much of its length, the Mount Avalon ...
    •  3.0–4.0 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The narrow summit of Mount Avalon provides excellent views of Crawford Notch, the Willey Range, and the southern Presidentials, ...

  • #66 The Weir Preserve

    9 Reviews

    Wilton, CT

    Enter the preserve, owned by the Weir Farm Art Center—a private, nonprofit organization that supports Weir Farm National Historic Site—on a wide former woods road blazed yellow and flanked by ...
    •  1.0 hour
    •  1.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Enter the preserve, owned by the Weir Farm Art Center—a private, nonprofit organization that supports Weir Farm National ...

  • #67 Lincoln Conservation Land (Mount Misery)

    8 Reviews

    Lincoln, MA

    The Mount Misery conservation land provides excellent views of the Sudbury River and Fairhaven Bay, while passing through a deeply shaded hemlock forest and a patch of open marsh. Wildlife flourishes ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mount Misery conservation land provides excellent views of the Sudbury River and Fairhaven Bay, while passing through ...

  • #68 Bright Angel Trail to Bright Angel Campground

    14 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    A very scenic two- to four- day backpack along the Grand Canyon’s most popular trail.
    •  18.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A very scenic two- to four- day backpack along the Grand Canyon’s most popular trail.

  • #69 Crabtree Falls-Milepost 27.2

    8 Reviews

    Tyro, VA

    One of the South’s best waterfall walks also has barrier- free access. Various publications describe this falls as the “highest in Eastern America,” the “highest in Virginia,” and the “highest ...
    •  2.6-6 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the South’s best waterfall walks also has barrier- free access. Various publications describe this falls as the “highest ...

  • #70 Cowles Mountain

    8 Reviews

    La Mesa, CA

    Touted as one of the largest urban parks in the country, Mission Trails Regional Park, in San Diego’s San Carlos district, preserves some of the last remaining open space close to the heart of ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Touted as one of the largest urban parks in the country, Mission Trails Regional Park, in San Diego’s San Carlos district, ...

  • #71 Lost Valley Trail

    13 Reviews

    Weldon Spring, MO

    Wandering through the quiet hideaway of Lost Valley, you’ll follow the scenic meanders of Little Femme Osage Creek, hike past a crystalclear spring, and startle deer and turkeys from their haunts ...
    •  3–5 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wandering through the quiet hideaway of Lost Valley, you’ll follow the scenic meanders of Little Femme Osage Creek, hike ...

  • #72 Blood Mountain Trail

    11 Reviews

    Hood, GA

    Blood Mountain at 4461 feet is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail in the state of Georgia, and is a very popular destination for both overnight and day hikers since there are magnificent ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Blood Mountain at 4461 feet is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail in the state of Georgia, and is a very popular ...

  • #73 Mount Lafayette / Mount Lincoln, Bridle Path Loop

    13 Reviews

    Littleton, NH

    Trailheads located within yards of an interstate highway seldom promise extraordinary mountain adventure. All the more special, then, is this classic loop hike that departs the Franconia Notch ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Trailheads located within yards of an interstate highway seldom promise extraordinary mountain adventure. All the more special, ...

  • #74 Toxaway - Pettit Loop

    15 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    This is a classic backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains. There are alpine lakes, waterfalls, and some of the most jagged of the Sawtooths.
    •  3-5 days
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a classic backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains. There are alpine lakes, waterfalls, and some of the most jagged ...

  • #75 Lincoln Woods Trail

    18 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    Lincoln Woods Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 1,166 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  4.8 miles

    Lincoln Woods Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.8 miles ...

  • #76 Cuivre River State Park

    12 Reviews

    Troy, MO

    In Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres of rugged, Ozark-like terrain, you can explore 38 miles of trail. Along the way you’ll see clear streams, springs, bluff overlooks, glades, and patches ...
    •  4–5 hours
    •  38 miles
    •  Guide

    In Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres of rugged, Ozark-like terrain, you can explore 38 miles of trail. Along the way ...

  • #77 Shades State Park: Pearl Ravine

    7 Reviews

    Crawfordsville, IN

    A loop trail through a rugged ravine, with a spur trail to the scenic Lover’s Leap overlook.
    •  1 hour
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A loop trail through a rugged ravine, with a spur trail to the scenic Lover’s Leap overlook.

  • #78 San Francisco Bay Area Campgrounds

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    Ocean access, marvelous views, and temperate weather—these define the San Francisco Bay Area. Add the human contributions—the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, the ...
    •  Guide

    Ocean access, marvelous views, and temperate weather—these define the San Francisco Bay Area. Add the human contributions—the ...

  • #79 Four Peaks Mine

    8 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    Very popular mountain drive with several great hiking trails. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. Heavily used ATV and dirt bike area. Stay on roads and trails at all ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Very popular mountain drive with several great hiking trails. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. ...

  • #80 Glen Artney / Avalon / Orange Grove / Hilton Areas

    8 Reviews

    Elkridge, MD

    Known simply as the Avalon area by most cyclists, this small corner of the Patapsco Valley State Park is quite possibly one of Washington, D.C./Baltimore’s most popular mountain-biking playgrounds. ...
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Known simply as the Avalon area by most cyclists, this small corner of the Patapsco Valley State Park is quite possibly one ...

  • #81 Memorial Park Trails

    7 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. The older maze of ridiculousness and general foolish riding has become ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. ...

  • #82 Angels Landing

    15 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    The trail from here is not for the squeamish or faint of heart as it crosses the top of a thin sandstone fin with high exposure on both sides. Many are content with the view from Scout Lookout ...
    •  5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail from here is not for the squeamish or faint of heart as it crosses the top of a thin sandstone fin with high exposure ...

  • #83 Coalton Trail

    12 Reviews

    Superior, CO

    This trailhead, established in 2011, offers several options for hiking on the high prairie near the town of Superior.
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trailhead, established in 2011, offers several options for hiking on the high prairie near the town of Superior.

  • #84 Table Rock State Park

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    A very difficult but immensely rewarding day hike featuring spectacular views from the top of the dramatic cliffs of Table Rock Mountain, as wall as a visit to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain. ...
    •  Day hike
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    A very difficult but immensely rewarding day hike featuring spectacular views from the top of the dramatic cliffs of Table ...

  • #85 San Antonio Hot Springs

    7 Reviews

    Los Alamos, NM

    Yet another fabulous collection of hot springs in the Santa Fe National Forest. Flowing out of a steep hillside, the springs form several bathable pools.
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Yet another fabulous collection of hot springs in the Santa Fe National Forest. Flowing out of a steep hillside, the springs ...

  • #86 Big Meadows Campground

    7 Reviews

    Shenandoah, VA

    Big Meadows is Shenandoah National Park’s largest treeless area, encompassing a barren plateau that is approximately 640 acres. It’s believed that American Indians cleared the area to create ...
    •  Guide

    Big Meadows is Shenandoah National Park’s largest treeless area, encompassing a barren plateau that is approximately 640 ...

  • #87 Wilderness Trail

    17 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This trail, which is the most difficult trail in this entire guidebook, extends along rugged bluffs of the Cumberland River at Cordell Hull Lake. The trail, also known as Cordell Hull Lake Horse ...
    •  6 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail, which is the most difficult trail in this entire guidebook, extends along rugged bluffs of the Cumberland River ...

  • #88 Mission Trails Regional Park: Combined Trails Loop

    7 Reviews

    La Mesa, CA

    This nature lovers’ mecca in the middle of suburbia is a favorite of hikers, cyclists, and dog walkers.
    •  3 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This nature lovers’ mecca in the middle of suburbia is a favorite of hikers, cyclists, and dog walkers.

  • #89 Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Hanakapiai Beach to Hanakapiai Falls

    9 Reviews

    Lihue, HI

    The Hanakapiai Falls Trail begins two miles up the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast at Hanakapiai Beach. This side trail leads up Hanakapiai Valley, a steep-walled, stream-fed valley, to a ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hanakapiai Falls Trail begins two miles up the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast at Hanakapiai Beach. This side trail ...

  • #90 Salmon River

    12 Reviews

    Zigzag Mountain, OR

    The Salmon River, which starts on the slopes of Timberline Ski Area, is the only river in the lower 48 states that is classified as a Wild and Scenic River from its headwater to its mouth. (To ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Salmon River, which starts on the slopes of Timberline Ski Area, is the only river in the lower 48 states that is classified ...

  • #91 Smithgall Woods State Park Trails

    9 Reviews

    Helen, GA

    The 5,604 acres of mountain woodlands here were acquired in 1994 as a gift to the state from conservationist Charles A. Smithgall. The park is dedicated to the purpose of protecting existing ...
    •  About 1.5–2 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The 5,604 acres of mountain woodlands here were acquired in 1994 as a gift to the state from conservationist Charles A. Smithgall. ...

  • #92 Mount Ascutney-Weathersfield Trail

    10 Reviews

    Windsor, VT

    A half-day hike to a challenging peak on Vermont’s eastern border. Don’t be fooled by the lumpish profile of Mount Ascutney; this hike is more challenging than it looks. As you approach the base ...
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to a challenging peak on Vermont’s eastern border. Don’t be fooled by the lumpish profile of Mount Ascutney; ...

  • #93 Devil's Den Preserve

    6 Reviews

    Redding, CT

    In Weston and Redding. A broad-swinging loop travels several of the named trails, touring much of the preserve; side spurs visit granite ledges and a boulder ravine. Special attractions: Rich ...
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    In Weston and Redding. A broad-swinging loop travels several of the named trails, touring much of the preserve; side spurs ...

  • #94 Oleta River State Park

    11 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    North of Miami, the Oleta River drains a portion of the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. Between these two bodies of water, over six miles of trail have been developed for whoever chooses to roll ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    North of Miami, the Oleta River drains a portion of the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. Between these two bodies of water, ...

  • #95 Grapevine Lake

    11 Reviews

    Ft. Worth, TX

    About 10 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. A moderate day hike along the shores of Grapevine Lake. Special Attractions: Lakeshore views, natural area in urban setting.
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    About 10 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. A moderate day hike along the shores of Grapevine Lake. Special Attractions: ...

  • #96 Hanna Park

    10 Reviews

    Jacksonville, FL

    The nearly ten miles of looping single-and doubletrack inside this city park offer trails for ever class of off-road biker: beginner, intermediate, and expert. In addition to hosting sanctioned ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The nearly ten miles of looping single-and doubletrack inside this city park offer trails for ever class of off-road biker: ...

  • #97 Reed Bingham State Park Trails

    8 Reviews

    Adel, GA

    Reed Bingham State Park is in South Georgia, about midway between the ocean and the Alabama line. The centerpiece of the 1,613-acres facility is the 375-acre impoundment on the Little River, ...
    •  About 2–2.5 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Reed Bingham State Park is in South Georgia, about midway between the ocean and the Alabama line. The centerpiece of the ...

  • #98 Appalachian Trail (VA) - Chester Gap to Harpers Ferry (Segment 5)

    6 Reviews

    Front Royal, VA

    The Blue Ridge of northern Virginia have none of the 4,000-foot-plus heights so plentiful on the Appalachian Trail farther south. Still, the northern Virginia leg is one exhausting climb after ...
    •  54.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Blue Ridge of northern Virginia have none of the 4,000-foot-plus heights so plentiful on the Appalachian Trail farther ...

  • #99 Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail

    13 Reviews

    Berlin, CT

    Located in Berlin, CT. Within this 563-acre open space acquired through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a demanding loop journeys through restful mixed woods and traverses a stirring cliff ...
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in Berlin, CT. Within this 563-acre open space acquired through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a demanding ...

  • #100 Emerald Pools (Zion National Park)

    16 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    There are three Emerald Pools—Upper, Middle, and Lower—and visitors may choose from as many trails: a short, 1.2-mile round-trip loop to the Lower Pool; a 1.9-mile round-trip visit to the Middle ...
    •  0.5-1.25 hours
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    There are three Emerald Pools—Upper, Middle, and Lower—and visitors may choose from as many trails: a short, 1.2-mile round-trip ...