Top 10 Hiking Trails in the U.S.
There are places in this country that can’t be accessed by any four-wheeled vehicle. If you want to get a glimpse of these off-the-beaten-path locations, you must go afoot on some of the best hikes in America.
#1 Pacific Crest Trail
Over 2,650 miles long, this trail runs through three states, seven national parks, 24 national forests, and past more than 1,000 lakes. You can reach it from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
#2 Appalachian Trail
This lengthy trail stretches from Georgia to Maine–or Maine to Georgia, depending on which direction you’re traveling. Be prepared to pass through six national parks and eight national forests, making for the longest marked trail in the whole country!
#3 Grand Canyon National Park
15 trails of varying degrees lead into the Grand Canyon; but be prepared for a workout no matter which one you choose. Just ask the five million people that visit yearly.
#4 Yosemite National Park
#5 Glacier National Park
#6 John Muir Trail
#7 Zion National Park
This trail offers incredible cliffs and canyons that rival any national park in the country–literally. Zion has some of the highest and most narrow canyons in the world. Utah’s desert is surely a sight to behold.
#8 Arches National Park
#9 Mount Whitney
#10 Denali National Park
Much of the trails in this Alaskan park are unmarked, giving hikers a true backwoods experience–risky terrain, thick brush you can’t navigate through, and even threatening wildlife.
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