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Spectacular short hikes you can take in the US

Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 51: America has some epic national trails, some of which cross several states and even the entire continent. But the most scenic hikes aren’t necessarily the ones that require the most effort. We’ve picked the most picturesque walks around the US, each doable within a day and, in many cases, an hour or two – so you have more time to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. From beach boardwalks to lakeshore paths and incredible overlooks, these are the most scenic day hikes in every state.

The prettiest paths

America has some epic national trails, some of which cross several states and even the entire continent. But the most scenic hikes aren’t necessarily the ones that require the most effort. We’ve picked the most picturesque walks around the US, each doable within a day and, in many cases, an hour or two – so you have more time to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. From beach boardwalks to lakeshore paths and incredible overlooks, these are the most scenic day hikes in every state.

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