hiking guides

Hiking Guides

From the deserts of Arizona to alpine tundras of Colorado, we’ve reviewed some of the best places to hike and explore across the country. Here’s a look at our favorite hiking trails and routes by state, with more being added every month.

Arizona

21 Must-See Waterfall Hikes in Arizona
30 Incredible Flagstaff Hikes
Rugged Beauty: 20 Hikes in the Superstition Mountains
Rim Country: Ultimate Guide to Arizona’s Mogollon Rim
Red Rock Hiking: 16 of the Best Sedona Hikes
Ride the Desert Surf on Arizona’s Wave Cave Trail
Butcher Jones Recreation Site: Soak Up Saguaro Lake
Cacti & Canines: Best Dog-Friendly Hikes Near Phoenix
The Most Livable Trails: Best Hikes Near Scottsdale
The Best Hiking Trails in Glendale and Peoria
Boulder Canyon Trail: Where the Water Meets the Desert
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve: A Miniature Desert Wilderness Suspended in Suburbia
Cookstove Trail: A Respite in the “Cool” Pines
Vulture Peak Trail: A Summit to Die For
Mooney Falls: Adventure and Lore at the Mother of Waters
Back Way to Cathedral Rock: How to Hike it + Where to Grub & Catch Some Z’s Nearby
Canyon Stewards: The 7 Best Grand Canyon Hiking Tour Companies

California

Marmots & Minarets: 10 Best Hikes In Mammoth Lakes, CA
Hikin’ Sandi: 12 Best Hikes Near San Diego
14 Hikes Near San Jose With Stunning South Bay Views
High Seas and Summit Breeze: The 10 Best Hikes in Big Sur
Surf City Hiking: 11 Stunning Hikes Near Santa Cruz

Colorado

Easy Hikes Near Durango: Purgatory Flats Trail
Potato Lake Trail: Easy Hikes Near Durango
10 Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
Telluride Hikes: 10 of the Best Hiking Trails Near Telluride
Trekkin’ Breck: 10 Best Hikes Near Breckenridge
Mile-High Hiking: The Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder
Rocky Mountain High: Colorado’s Best Waterfall Hikes
Trek the Springs: The 10 Best Colorado Springs Hikes
Western Slope Trails: 10 Best Hikes Near Grand Junction

Northeast

Vacationland Treks: Best Hikes at Acadia National Park
Beantown Trails: 15 Of The Best Hikes Near Boston

Oregon

Headlands & Beaches: 25 Stunning Hikes on the Oregon Coast
The Essential Guide to Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail
21 Spectacular Hikes Near Eugene, Oregon
Rose City Trails: 18 Unforgettable Portland Hikes
15+ Must-See Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls
Timberline Trails: 12 Breathtaking Hikes at Mount Hood
Hike Through History on These Stretches of The Oregon Trail
Land of Falls: Stunning Waterfall Hikes Throughout Oregon

Southeast

Taste Of The South: 14 Best Hikes Near Chattanooga
Land of the Sky: 13 Best Hikes Near Asheville

Utah

Desert Mirage: 15 Hikes to Utah’s Most Refreshing Waterfalls
Gateway To Adventure: The 15 Best Hikes Near Moab
Cougar Territory: The Best Hikes Near Provo, Utah
Arches Unlimited: 12 Best Hikes in Arches National Park
Wasatch Wandering: The 17 Best Salt Lake City Hikes
Hoodoos Galore: The Best Hikes At Bryce Canyon National Park

Washington

Forest Walks: 8 Family-Friendly Hikes in Olympic National Park
The Mountains are Calling: 15 of the Best Hikes Near Seattle
Hit the Trail on These 12 Epic Waterfall Hikes in Washington
14 Jaw Dropping Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park