The Most Spectacular Hikes In Every State

Hiking is a thrilling activity any season of the year. Trekking up a mountain is a stunning way to spend your afternoon or your week-long vacation. Along with the sheer beauty and natural appreciation that comes with rambling through a trail, mountaineering also enhances your health and improves your mood.[slideshow:86263]

People who spend time in parks cope better with stress, feel happier and have more self-esteem, according to science. Hiking is an active adventure that is also a great cardio and muscle building workout, which means lower risk of heart disease, a stronger body, and increased longevity.

Famous locations such as the Appalachian Trail and Yellowstone National Park should be on hikers' bucket lists, but getting to them is not always possible, depending on how much time you may have and if you come across any travel restraints. But, chances are, regardless which state you live in, there is a spectacular hike for you to embark on.

We chose the hikes on this list by comparing reviews on internet hiking websites, some of which include and The hikes with the best ratings and the most positive comments made our list.   

So head out, grab your hiking gear and reconnect with nature. 

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