Best Hiking Trail in Each U.S. State

A beautiful hike can make your weekend, but you don’t want to spend precious time researching a trail that’s reasonable and won't take your entire day.

All Trails user reviews are calculated using a five-star rating system with one star being terrible, two stars poor, three stars average, four stars very good and five stars excellent.

Wander Along The Streambank To The Rock Garden Outlook, Where You’ll Enjoy Breathtaking Views Of The Talladega National Forest.

Alabama: Mountain Laurel Trail

In the fall, this is the prime spot to go blueberry-picking. This trail circles X Lake and takes you through beautiful old-growth forests where you’re bound to see wildlife.

Alaska: X Lake Loop

Trail Catch some of the best scenery in the state here: This trail crosses several creeks that lead to waterfalls. Other sights include WPA steps and Sunrise Rock.

Arkansas: Bear Hollow Trail

This popular hike offers panoramic views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign — on clear days you can see all the way to the Pacific.

California: Runyon Canyon Trail

You can get up close and personal with a majestic waterfall and enjoy breathtaking views of the dunes on this short trail, which includes wading into a rock crevasse.

Colorado: Zapata Falls Trail

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