10 Best Hiking Spots in the United States

Hiking is one of the best ways to escape from civilization for a while and just explore. Especially if you love the serene feeling of nature, finding a perfect hiking destination is a must. Whether you’re already planning your next hiking trip or just want to scope out some locations for the future, here are 10 breathtaking hiking spots in the United States (in no particular order because they’re all great!)

1. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

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Notable trail: Harding Icefield Trail in the Exit Glacier Area of the park

Length: 8.2 miles roundtrip

2. Olympic National Park, Washington

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Notable trail: Mount Ellinor

Length: 3.2 miles roundtrip

3. Lake Tahoe, California

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Notable trail: Mount Rose in North Lake Tahoe

Length: 10 miles roundtrip

4. Yosemite National Park, California

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Notable trail: Four Mile Trail

Length: 9.6 miles roundtrip

5. Zion National Park, Utah

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Notable trail: Angels Landing

Length: 5 miles roundtrip

6. Glacier National Park, Montana

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Notable trail: Highline Trail

Length: 11.4 miles roundtrip

7. Paint Mines Trail, Colorado

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Notable trail: Paints Miles Trail

Length: 3.6 miles roundtrip

8. Grand Canyon, Arizona

Michael Quinn / National Park Service

Notable trail: Rim Trail

Length: 13 miles roundtrip

9. Acadia National Park, Maine

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Notable trail: Gorham Mountain Trail

Length: 2 miles roundtrip

10. Koke’e State Park, Hawaii

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Notable trail: Awaawapuhi Trail

Length: 6.2 miles roundtrip

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