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.

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#1. Breakneck Ridge Trail


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 ridget…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Beacon, NY - Hiking - 9.6 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ny - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Jordan Pond Path (Jordan Pond Shore Trail)


On this hike you will have expansive views of Jordan Pond, the Bubbles, and Jordan Cliffs, as well as a chance to glimpse a colorful merganser duck or watch kayakers. The graded gravel path on the e…
From the guidebook "Hiking Acadia National Park"
Northeast Harbor, ME - Hiking - 3.3 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in me - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Stillaguamish River: South Fork


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 Pa…
From the guidebook "Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest"
Arlington, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 11 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in wa - Click to view allBestFlatwater Kayaking & Canoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#4. Glacier Gorge


In my opinion this is the most beautiful spot in Rocky Mountain National Park. Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on yo…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Front Range"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - 9.6 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in co - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Half Dome


Half Dome is the symbol of Yosemite; its summit the goal of just about everybody who has ever donned a pair of hiking boots. It is a grueling workout, especially if you do it in one day, but if you sp…
From the guidebook "Hiking Yosemite National Park"
Yosemite, CA - Backpacking, Hiking - 16 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ca - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Angels Landing (Zion National Park)


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 an…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Springdale, UT - Hiking - 4.4 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ut - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Havasu Canyon


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 cent…
From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes Arizona"
Seligman, AZ - Backpacking, Hiking - 20 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in az - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#8. Alder Glen Recreation Site


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 leads…
From the guidebook "Camping Oregon"
Beaver, OR - Campgrounds Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in or - Click to view allBestCampgrounds Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Deep Creek


A cluster of natural hot springs in an isolated canyon in the high desert. Deep Creek has become a favorite spot for those who like to go without clothing. Requires a gradual 6-mile hike or a steeper…
From the guidebook "Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs"
Hesperia, CA - Hiking, Scenic Drives - 12 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ca - Click to view allBestHiking, Scenic Drives Trail - Click to view allBestHiking, Scenic Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Eagle Rock Loop


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 the Littl…
From the guidebook "Hiking Arkansas"
Glenwood, AR - Hiking - 26.8 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ar - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Camelback Mountain: Summit Trail


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 landmar…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Phoenix"
Paradise Valley, AZ - Hiking - 2.4 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in az - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Bear Mountain


From the parking area, pale-blue-blazed Undermountain Trail immediately passes a kiosk on the right with a posted map; trail maps are sometimes available here. The trail heads west and begins a gentle…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut"
Salisbury, CT - Hiking - 6 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ct - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#13. Arethusa Falls Trails


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 to Ar…
From the guidebook "Hiking New Hampshire"
North Conway, NH - Hiking - 4.5 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in nh - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Mount Whitney


This expedition takes you to the top of the highest peak in the contiguous United States, and to unparalleled views.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks"
Lone Pine, CA - Backpacking, Hiking - 22 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ca - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Mount Tammany


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 Delaware…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks in New Jersey"
Jacksonburg, NJ - Hiking - 3.5 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in nj - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#16. Bright Angel Trail


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 safe pass…
From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes Arizona"
Grand Canyon, AZ - Backpacking, Hiking - 19.2 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in az - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view allBestBackpacking, Hiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#17. Holy Jim Trail


The hike into Holy Jim Canyon is one of the most scenic and interesting in the Santa Ana Mountains. The hike passes under a multitude of trees and crosses Holy Jim Creek many times before eventu…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Orange County"
Corona, CA - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 2.7 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ca - Click to view allBestHiking, Mountain Biking Trail - Click to view allBestHiking, Mountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Black Mountain Campground


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 through t…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Burnsville, NC - Campgrounds Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in nc - Click to view allBestCampgrounds Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#19. Lincoln Woods


This is an excellent choice for families and people just getting used to riding bikes over rocks and through mud. Experienced riders in the mood for an easy ride next to one of the most beautiful rive…
From the guidebook "Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire"
Lincoln, NH - Mountain Biking - 6.4 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in nh - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#20. Old Rag


Old Rag is so popular, the park has special rules for recreational use. There’s a fee to park and use the trails on certain weekends and holidays during summer and fall. What’s the attraction? Old Rag…
From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia"
Syria, VA - Hiking - 7.4 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in va - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#21. Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve: Tall Timbers Trail


This trail skirts a bluff before looping through a broad, deep ravine.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Indiana"
Bainbridge, IN - Hiking - 1.7 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in in - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#22. Bear Mountain Loop


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. Counterclockwise…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Highland, NY - Hiking - 9.7 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#23. South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel Campground


A backpack of two or more days, following one of the most popular trails in the Grand Canyon.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Grand Canyon National Park"
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - 13.8 miles Best Trail in az - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#24. Brasstown Bald, Wagon Train Trail


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 in the t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - 6.8 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#25. Ganier Ridge Loop


This loop explores the high and the low of Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Depart from the less-used east side of the park, then climb steeply up the Ganier Ridge Trail into the highest hills in Nashv…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition"
Brentwood, TN - Hiking - 2.4 miles Best Trail in tn - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#26. Alum Cave Bluffs


It doesn’t get much better than this! Every able person who visits the Smokies is encouraged to make this hike at least once, even if you can’t stand a crowd. If continuing the 2.7 miles from the bluf…
From the guidebook "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - 4.6 miles Best Trail in tn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#27. Mount Major


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 Beach, a…
From the guidebook "Hiking New Hampshire"
Laconia, NH - Hiking - 3 miles Best Trail in nh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#28. Slide Mountain Loop


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 at the we…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Pine Hill, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 7.2 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#29. Virgin Falls Trail at Virgin Falls State Natural Area


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 Falls,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Tennessee"
Sparta, TN - Hiking - 8.4 miles Best Trail in tn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#30. American River Bike Path


Arguably one of the most successful and beautifully paved bike paths in northern California, this 32-mile gem of a trail stretches from downtown Sacramento eastward to Folsom Dam (64 miles round-trip)…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Northern California"
Sacramento, CA - Mountain Biking - 64 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#31. Peninsula to Olds Hollow Trail


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, a left…
From the guidebook "Hiking Ohio"
Zaleski, OH - Hiking - 4.2 miles Best Trail in oh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#32. Eagle Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake


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 Columb…
From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Dodson, OR - Backpacking, Hiking - 13.3 miles Best Trail in or - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#33. Van Hoevenberg Trail


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 first rec…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Lake Placid, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 14.8 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#34. Boynton Canyon


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 ancient…
From the guidebook "Day Hikes in Sedona, Arizona"
Sedona, AZ - Hiking - 6 miles Best Trail in az - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Day Hike Books

#35. Cross Timbers Trail


About 35 miles NW of Sherman. A moderate overnight trip along undeveloped southern shoreline of Lake Texoma. Special Attractions: Lake. Permit required for camping.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Texas"
Dallas, TX - Hiking - 18 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#36. Northshore Trail


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 trail…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Flower Mound, TX - Mountain Biking - 18 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#37. Mount Marcy - New York Highpoint


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 Loj – e…
From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - 14.8 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Colorado Mountain Club Press

#38. Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort


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 new gue…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Carson, WA - Scenic Drives Best Trail in wa - Click to view allBestScenic Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#39. Verde Hot Spring


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, all that…
From the guidebook "Touring Arizona Hot Springs"
Strawberry, AZ - Hiking, Off-Highway Drives - 2 miles Best Trail in az - Click to view allBestHiking, Off-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view allBestHiking, Off-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#40. Uwharrie National Forest


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 used…
From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Troy, NC - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - Several options Best Trail in nc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#41. James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park Trails


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 the Geor…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Summerville, GA - Hiking - 3.8 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#42. Chain Lakes


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 to Mexic…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Scenic, WA - Backpacking, Hiking - 22 miles Best Trail in wa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#43. Old Rag


A climb to the top of one of the park’s most famous peaks presents incredible views from the summit. The rocks of Old Rag are among the park’s oldest. Billions of years ago, the granite that forms th…
From the guidebook "Hiking Shenandoah National Park"
Sperryville, VA - Hiking - 9.2 miles Best Trail in va - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#44. Mount LeConte via Rainbow Falls and Bull Head


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 Falls is…
From the guidebook "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
Gatlinburg, TN - Backpacking, Hiking - 13.6 miles Best Trail in tn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#45. Blue Mountain Trail


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 view. B…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Blue Mountain Lake, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#46. Enchanted Rock


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.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Texas"
Austin, TX - Hiking - 5 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#47. The Narrows of Zion Canyon (Zion National Park)


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 t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Springdale, UT - Hiking - 15.4 miles Best Trail in ut - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#48. High Shoals Scenic Area Trail


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 feet…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Hiawassee, GA - Hiking - 2.6 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#49. Blue Lake


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 hi…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Front Range"
Ward, CO - Hiking - 5 miles Best Trail in co - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#50. Olympic Hot Springs


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 Olympi…
From the guidebook "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - 5 miles Best Trail in wa - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#51. Courthouse Rock and Double Arch


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 of the…
From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Slade, KY - Hiking - 6.2 miles Best Trail in ky - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#52. Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail


A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Jericho, VT - Hiking - 6.6 miles Best Trail in vt - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#53. San Diego Area Campgrounds


On Presidio Hill in the city of San Diego stands the Serra Museum. A short distance down the hill, Old Town provides another sense of the state’s early settlement. Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, a nat…
From the guidebook "Camping Southern California"
San Diego, CA - Campgrounds Best Trail in ca - Click to view allBestCampgrounds Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#54. Matson Hill Park


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 hollows…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Augusta, MO - Hiking - 2.75 miles Best Trail in mo - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#55. Pinnacles Campground


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, on t…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Paicines, CA - Campgrounds Best Trail in ca - Click to view allBestCampgrounds Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#56. New River Trail State Park


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 tidbi…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Galax, VA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 57 miles Best Trail in va - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#57. Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach


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 to…
From the guidebook "Day Hikes on Kauai: 55 Great Hikes"
Lihue, HI - Hiking - 4 miles Best Trail in hi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Day Hike Books

#58. Aliso / Wood Canyons Regional Park: Rock-It / Cholla Loop


One of Orange County's most popular riding spots, Aliso/ Wood Canyons Regional Park-part of Laguna Niguel Regional Park lies hidden between Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills. It is a unique combination of…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California's Best 100 Trails"
Laguna Beach, CA - Mountain Biking - 10.2 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Fine Edge Productions

#59. Charlestown State Park


A loop trail through dense floodplain forest along exposed rock outcroppings above Fourteenmile Creek.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Indiana"
Madison, IN - Hiking - 2.2 miles Best Trail in in - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#60. Deer Creek Canyon Park


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 fee…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Front Range"
Morrison, CO - Hiking - 5.6 miles Best Trail in co - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#61. Blue Hills Reservation


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 for…
From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Milton, MA - Hiking - 4.5 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#62. Wildlands Loop, Gunpowder Falls State Park


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. Watchi…
From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - 5.2 miles Best Trail in md - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#63. Glen Helen Loop Trail


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 Miami S…
From the guidebook "Hiking Ohio"
Yellow Springs, OH - Hiking - 4.4 miles Best Trail in oh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#64. McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area


Wedged between the Potomac River and River Road in western Montgomery County, lies a little-known wildlife management area where careful hikers can roam a splendid expanse of bird-rich crop fields, we…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Poolesville, MD - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Walking - 5.1 miles Best Trail in md - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#65. Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path


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 it is i…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Massapequa, NY - Road Biking - 8 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#66. Mount Mitchell-Mileposts 344.1-355.3


Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It’s a crowning part of the Blue Ridge Parkway experience—the only motorized access to the mountain is from the Parkway, at Milepost 355.3.…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - 0.8-11.4 miles Best Trail in nc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#67. Selden Neck Campground


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 them,…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New England"
Haddam, CT - Campgrounds Best Trail in ct - Click to view allBestCampgrounds Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#68. Big Santa Anita Loop (Mt. Zion Loop) (Backpacking)


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 Angeleno…
From the guidebook "Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State"
Arcadia, CA - Backpacking, Hiking - 9.4 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#69. Canyon Creek Lakes and L Lake (Backpacking)


A hiking companion posed this question on a recent trip, “What if you could hike only in one mountain range for the rest of your life, which would it be?” After careful thought, I firmly responded, “T…
From the guidebook "Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State"
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking, Hiking - 16.5 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#70. Guadalupe Peak


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, Guadalupe…
From the guidebook "Hiking Carlsbad Caverns & Guadalupe Mountains National Parks"
Salt Flat, TX - Hiking - 8.4 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#71. Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint


Highpoint rank by height: 15th. Be sure to bring along a camera with plenty of film as well as your binoculars, if you have them. The lookout tower on the summit is listed on the National Historic Loo…
From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Custer, SD - Hiking - 6 miles Best Trail in sd - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Colorado Mountain Club Press

#72. The Superior Hiking Trail


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 the Appa…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Two Harbors, MN - Backpacking, Hiking - 175 miles Best Trail in mn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#73. North-South Lake loop


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 mounta…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Haines Falls, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 9.3 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#74. Black Mountain Loop


This 7-mile lasso-shaped trail tops Black Mountain, the tallest mountain above Lake George, for a superb panorama of the lake region, with its open water, islands, and bumpy ridges; eastern looks…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Lake George, NY - Hiking - 7 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#75. Enchantment Lakes


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 is the hi…
From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking, Hiking - 25 miles Best Trail in wa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#76. Mount Avalon


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 Tra…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains"
Carroll, NH - Hiking - 3.7 miles Best Trail in nh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#77. Gunpowder Falls North and South Loop, Gunpowder Falls State Park


A walk through mixed hardwood and conifer woodlands along and above scenic Gunpowder Falls. You can make a day of hiking in the wooded stream valley of Gunpowder Falls and the ridges above it, or you…
From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Hereford, MD - Hiking - 9.6 miles Best Trail in md - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#78. Rocky Point


Cross-country skiers can pretty much ski anywhere, providing there is the minimum snow ground cover. A well-groomed track can do wonders for a skier’s technique, rhythm, and efficiency in covering the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Port Jefferson, NY - Mountain Biking - 13 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#79. The Weir Preserve


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 stone wa…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut"
Wilton, CT - Hiking - 1.1 miles Best Trail in ct - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#80. Bright Angel Trail to Bright Angel Campground


A very scenic two- to four- day backpack along the Grand Canyon’s most popular trail.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Grand Canyon National Park"
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - 18.8 miles Best Trail in az - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#81. Peralta Trail


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 earned wh…
From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes Arizona"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking - 4.8 miles Best Trail in az - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#82. Cowles Mountain


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 this sp…
From the guidebook "101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert"
La Mesa, CA - Hiking - 2.8 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#83. Crabtree Falls-Milepost 27.2


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 in the…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway"
Tyro, VA - Hiking - 2.6-6 miles Best Trail in va - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#84. Mount Katahdin via the Knife Edge


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 River,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Maine"
Millinocket, ME - Hiking - 9.5 miles Best Trail in me - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#85. Harding Icefield


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. Sta…
From the guidebook "Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Seward, AK - Hiking - 4 miles Best Trail in ak - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#86. Mount Lafayette / Mount Lincoln, Bridle Path Loop


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 Parkway…
From the guidebook "Hiking New Hampshire"
Littleton, NH - Hiking - 8 miles Best Trail in nh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#87. Shades State Park: Pearl Ravine


A loop trail through a rugged ravine, with a spur trail to the scenic Lover’s Leap overlook.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Indiana"
Crawfordsville, IN - Hiking - 1.3 miles Best Trail in in - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#88. Lost Valley Trail


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 in t…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Weldon Spring, MO - Hiking - 9.5 miles Best Trail in mo - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#89. Cuivre River State Park


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 of tall…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Troy, MO - Hiking - 38 miles Best Trail in mo - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#90. Lincoln Conservation Land (Mount Misery)


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…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusetts"
Lincoln, MA - Hiking - 3 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#91. Chimney Tops


This hike offers cascading streams, wildflowers, scenic forest views, rugged rock outcrops, and unparalleled vistas. Access to the trailhead is easy, and the hike is relatively short. What it doesn’t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - 4 miles Best Trail in tn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#92. Glen Artney / Avalon / Orange Grove / Hilton Areas


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. Av…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area"
Elkridge, MD - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 20 miles Best Trail in md - Click to view allBestHiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking Trail - Click to view allBestHiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking Trail - Click to view allBestHiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#93. Bagby Hot Springs


Includes: Bull of the Woods and Bull of the Woods to the Welcome Lakes Loop. A day hike through lush woods to the Shangri-La of hot soaks. No need to pack a swimsuit. The 1.5-mile Bagby Trail is a del…
From the guidebook "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest"
Estacada, OR - Hiking - 3 miles Best Trail in or - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#94. Angels Landing


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 and tur…
From the guidebook "100 Hikes in Utah"
Springdale, UT - Hiking - 4.5 miles Best Trail in ut - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#95. Coalton Trail


This trailhead, established in 2011, offers several options for hiking on the high prairie near the town of Superior.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Front Range"
Superior, CO - Hiking - 5.8 miles Best Trail in co - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#96. Blood Mountain Trail


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 views…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Georgia & South Carolina"
Hood, GA - Hiking - 7.2 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#97. Big Meadows Campground


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 favorable…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Virginia"
Shenandoah, VA - Campgrounds Best Trail in va - Click to view allBestCampgrounds Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#98. San Francisco Bay Area Campgrounds


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 Embarcad…
From the guidebook "Camping Northern California"
San Francisco, CA - Campgrounds Best Trail in ca - Click to view allBestCampgrounds Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#99. Table Rock State Park


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. Table R…
From the guidebook "Hiking South Carolina"
Greenville, SC - Hiking - 10 miles Best Trail in sc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#100. Mission Trails Regional Park: Combined Trails Loop


This nature lovers’ mecca in the middle of suburbia is a favorite of hikers, cyclists, and dog walkers.…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Diego"
La Mesa, CA - Hiking - 4.2 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press