Best hiking trails in USA

Scrambles in United States

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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    Longs Peak

    Very Hard
    25.2 km
    1,600 m
    10+ hours

    Longs Peak is one of Colorado’s most popular 14ers and is the highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park. Many people think of Longs Peak as a hike, but it’s actually a scramble. Despite its popularity, it is also one of the most difficult Class III 14er scrambles in Colorado. The majestic scramble is worth every ounce of sweat and perseverance but do not underestimate its difficulty.

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