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Here's Our Definitive Guide to the 50 Best Hikes in the US

Country Living Logo By Shelby Deering of Country Living | Slide 1 of 51: If you’ve been wanting to spend some time in the great outdoors, look no further than these 50 best hikes in the U.S. We all lead busy lives, so when we get a chance to escape to a national park or local preserve and go on a hike, the tall trees and quiet lakes can be like therapy for our souls. That's certainly true for the destinations we've compiled here, many of which feature awe-inspiring views, babbling brooks, mountain vistas, and towering pine trees. Others will bring you closer to animals and other wildlife, from sea turtles to herons. And whether you're a beginner or a more experienced hiker (or camper), there's something for you here: These hikes span the range from easy to challenging, with many falling somewhere in between. Happy trails!

If you’ve been wanting to spend some time in the great outdoors, look no further than these 50 best hikes in the U.S. We all lead busy lives, so when we get a chance to escape to a national park or local preserve and go on a hike, the tall trees and quiet lakes can be like therapy for our souls. That's certainly true for the destinations we've compiled here, many of which feature awe-inspiring views, babbling brooks, mountain vistas, and towering pine trees. Others will bring you closer to animals and other wildlife, from sea turtles to herons. And whether you're a beginner or a more experienced hiker (or camper), there's something for you here: These hikes span the range from easy to challenging, with many falling somewhere in between. Happy trails!

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