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What are the best hikes in the United States? There are simply so many incredible hikes in the USA that it’s almost impossible to answer. Many of the best hikes in the United States can be found in the mountain chains that cover the American West. Here you’ll find hikes that take you through untouched wilderness, up high above the forests and to beautiful mountain lakes. The American Southwest offers a different hiking experience in wonderful arid regions that are best explored on foot.

The US is so vast that you can’t even dream of seeing everything in one visit. The country contains a huge variety of hiking terrain, from protected National Parks to cool mountain towns like Aspen or Vail.

To help you plan your hiking holiday, we have found the best hikes in most of the Western US states. We find the best hikes in National Parks, National Forests and Wilderness Areas across California, Oregon, Washington State, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. We share the best hikes for world-famous National Parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Olympic and Glacier. We also help you plan your trip to other great places, like Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Salt Lake City, Vail and Aspen.

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    Best Walking Tours in United States

    Open details for Fens and Back Bay

    Fens and Back Bay

    Easy
    6.3 km
    23 m
    1.5-2h

    This action-packed Boston walking Tour will show you some of the best of Boston. Explore the Greenery of The Fens and the Brownstones of the Back Bay, two of Boston's best neighborhoods. The walk stops at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), The Fens, Fenway Park, Kenmore Square, Newbury Street, and Copley Square before finishing at the impressive Christian Science Church.

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    Easy (Circle)
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for The Best of Midtown

    The Best of Midtown

    Easy
    5.3 km
    224 m
    1.5 - 2h

    A walk in Midtown Manhattan is a wonderful way to explore some highlights of NYC. Midtown is the area between 34th street and 59th street in Manhattan and home to many of NYC’s most iconic buildings. This walk takes you through all the New York City biggies – from the theaters of Broadway to the bright lights of Times Square, up to the iconic Grand Central Terminal and over to the world-famous Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and beyond. Pack some water and prepare for sensory overload!

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    9.7
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for Financial District to Theatre District

    Financial District to Theatre District

    Very Easy
    5.2 km
    32 m
    1.5-2h

    This Boston walking tour will allow you to explore the waterfront and Boston’s Financial District. Don’t let the name confuse you though, there are many must-see historical and fun stops in the area! After time walking through the Financial District head to the more-lively Theatre District. Filled with great restaurants and bars as well as a variety of shows, and of course historically significant buildings housing them all - this makes for a great afternoon into evening walk!

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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for Highline, Greenwich Village and Soho

    Highline, Greenwich Village and Soho

    Easy
    6.7 km
    118 m
    1.5 - 2h

    This great walk in NYC will take you along the Highline, through Greenwich Village and Soho, along the way showing you some of the highlights of New York City. From the redeveloped High Line, to the mouthwatering Mamouns falafel, the tranquil Washington Square Park, and the world-famous Comedy Cellar. It is a great day out in NYC!

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    9.3
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for Freedom Trail

    Freedom Trail

    Easy
    6.7 km
    71 m
    1.5-2h

    The best walk in Boston for history lovers, The Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s most popular walks. Follow the painted red line on the ground throughout this historic Boston walking tour and see the sites that were most instrumental in the American Revolution.

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    Easy (Circle)
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    Easy (Circle)
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    Open details for Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty

    Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty

    Easy
    6.5 km
    294 m
    1.5 - 2h

    This route of this NYC walk will take you through some highlights of New York City’s history. Begin at the Brooklyn Bridge, head past City Hall, pay homage at the World Trade Center memorial site, venture deep into the financial hub of Wall Street, check out birthplace of the American government at Federal Hall and finish at Battery Park – the place where it all began. Make sure to pay attention to the details here, from the intricate architecture to the expertly crafted Charging Bull.

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    9.3
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for City Hall to North End

    City Hall to North End

    Very Easy
    3.3 km
    15 m
    1-1.5h

    This short Boston walking tour shows off a huge number of Boston’s historical attractions. The bulk of Boston’s historical sites and tourist destinations are located around Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the North End. This area is flooded with culture, great restaurants, interesting shops, and sites dating back to the beginning of America.

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    Easy (Circle)
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    Open details for Central Park and the Museums

    Central Park and the Museums

    Easy
    9.4 km
    278 m
    2.5 - 3h

    Dating back more than 150 years, New York’s Central Park is the most visited urban park in the US and a National Historic Landmark since 1962. With extensive walking paths, lush grassy areas, and several picturesque ponds and lakes, the Park provides the perfect respite from the city’s daunting skyscrapers and constant buzz of activity. Combine that with stops at some of the best museums on earth, including the Met, the Guggenheim and the American Museum of Natural History and it is one great day in NYC!

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    9.3
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for Harvard to MIT

    Harvard to MIT

    Easy
    8.5 km
    10 m
    2-2.5h

    This Boston walking tour takes you to adjacent Cambridge, famous for Harvard Business School, Harvard University and MIT. This is an interesting area to explore, and it’s best done by walking. Across the Charles River is Boston, known for its rich history and cultural attractions, but Boston’s sites should not overshadow the ones across the river. Harvard and MIT both have their own interesting landmarks and attractions that are well worth a visit.

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    10.0
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for Grand Central, Empire State, Greenwich Village

    Grand Central, Empire State, Greenwich Village

    Easy
    5.8 km
    278 m
    1.5 - 2h

    This walk takes you through some of Manhattan’s most iconic landmarks – from the bustling Grand Central Terminal to the towering Empire State Building. See the world’s biggest store and indulge in a 30-day cured pastrami sandwich from one of the city’s most famous Jewish delis.

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    9.7
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.

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    Open details for Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

    Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

    Greece
    Trekking
    Self-Guided
    4 days
    From $175
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    This tour is your chance to trek one of the most mystical mountains on earth: Mount Olympus. This self-guided journey starts in Litochoro, an enchanting town at the foot of Greece’s highest peak. Then you’ll spend two days on the mountain, sleeping in a mountain hut on the second night. You should be comfortable hiking up some serious elevation on this tour to reach the summit, a worthy reward for your effort.

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    Open details for Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour

    Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour

    Israel
    Trekking
    Self-Guided
    2 days
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    Open details for Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

    Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

    2 days
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    Open details for Walking and Dining in Athens Tour

    Walking and Dining in Athens Tour

    Greece
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    3 days
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    Athens is the oldest city in Europe and the city with the longest history! Strolling through Athens, you will be thrilled to discover this rich history as Ancient, Roman, Byzantine and modern monuments abound. Pedestrian walkways lead you through green parks connecting major sites like the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the Pnyx Theater, which is considered the birthplace of democracy. Dine on multiple courses at fine restaurants and sample the fare at local taverns in each spot. A unique food-on-foot tour!

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