15 Best Hikes In The United States Of America

1. Tongass National Forest

Let’s start off our best hikes in the USA in the final frontier of adventure travel, Alaska! Making a base in Juneau Alaska, the Tongass National Forest.

2. Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is another American gem that is full of incredible hiking trails.  

3. Mount Whitney – California

Located in California, Mount Whitney is on every hiker’s bucket list.  

4. John Muir Trail – California

One of the most iconic hikes in America is the John Muir Trail.  

5. Smith Rock

Oregon has a ton of hiking trails that take you through mountainous landscapes, dense forests, and rugged coastlines. 

6. Joshua Tree National Park

For surreal lunar-like landscape hiking in the US, make your way to Joshua Tree National Park in California. 

7. Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is not only beautiful, but it also offers a lot of opportunities to get out of the car. 

8. Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is the mother of all destinations in the United States.  

9. Glacier National Park

Located in Montana on the Canadian border, it shares its landmass with Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.  

10. Bryce Canyon

Imagine hiking through fairy chimneys, amphitheaters, and beautiful pink and orange rock.  

11. Zion National Park

Located in Utah, Zion National Park offers hiking around 250 million-year-old rock formations. 

12. Haleakala National Park

Located on the island of Maui, Haleakala National Park houses a volcano, bamboo forest, colorful eucalyptus trees, and waterfalls. 

13. Point Lobos – Big Sur

One of the most popular places for hiking in Big Sur is Point Lobos, State Park.  

14. Yellowstone

No article mentioning the best hiking in the US would be complete without including Yellowstone! 

15. Great Smokey Mountain

North Carolina (And Tennessee) is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

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