Explore the most popular Hiking trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great trail with awesome overlooks and a unique tower. bring a lunch and sit a the pavilion and soak in the view. parts are overgrown but that made the hike better. why do some people think every trail has to be like a sidewalk and take away stars.

hiking
9 hours ago

My favor ( love it) a lot of fun if you have 4 wheels drive, easy hike and so much to see Good place to camp too

hiking
10 hours ago

A lot of fun Would love to go back here soon

hiking
10 hours ago

Easy and pretty

hiking
rocky
10 hours ago

Watch out for rattle snakes!! 4 spotted next to the trail. Great hike but won’t be going back until winter.

Great Views and Easy!

hiking
10 hours ago

Nice easy to moderate hike depending on fitness level and ability to deal with altitude

Short and easy, be sure to go down the stairs and out to the rocks

hiking
11 hours ago

We did a modified version of this trail that worked it’s way towards the Pelosi mountains. The trails are clearly marked with light to no foot traffic. Limited to non existent cell coverage. Lots of horned lizards scampering about. The incline gets the heart rate going quickly. Great views! Round trip about 5 miles.

Amazing trail. My first hike in Death Valley. Started around noon with a friend and kept quite a good pace, getting to the top in just under 3 hours. Peak had amazing views, although we had some clouds. We were the only ones at the top, so cooked lunch in all peace. Got back down in just over 2 hours, so overall hiking time was 5 hours and the full hike about 6 hours. Getting to the trailhead by a car was a bit bumpy, so reserve enough time and patience for the last 3 miles.

hiking
11 hours ago

Beautiful 6 mile hike (not 7 miles)!!

hiking
no shade
12 hours ago

This is a good trail. Doesn’t take too long and has a good incline. There are several paths and some are easy and pincushion is more strenuous. If you’re a little big you might hate it so go left when you can. If you want a legit workout choose the right path. PARKING: To avoid a $10 fee from millerton lake employees you can park on the side of the road next to the dead end then walk down. Some troll left a note that they “reported” our parking error on my friends car while we were trying to get our hike on in peace. We weren’t parked in a red zone and perfectly fine where we were and obviously someone doesn’t like how popular this place has become and needs to get a life. We’re here and we’re not going anywhere. Plus, we need nature and a good workout.

hiking
12 hours ago

Great loop hike. It’s about 1.25mi from where you leave the Bard trail to the summit of Parnassus, and that part is pretty steep. From the top, go north down the slope (not east towards Bard), and just keep going down until you hit the Waterous Gulch trail. I will definitely do this hike again!

An absolute stunner from start to finish - easily the best (and hardest!) day walk I’ve done. Our trackers clocked 44km total. Did this in mid sept, weather was perfect (not too hot or cold), parked at trailhead at around 7am. Shelter from the sun but trees not dense enough to block your views. Bring 3 litres each of water and make sure your knees are prepared for some intense work! Took us 10.5 hours but didn’t stop for a swim at the top of the falls which I regret. Saw a bear on the way down too! Loved the whole thing!

Wouldn't call it a hike. Paved scenic trail, yes, but lots of photo-ops and no elevation. Great exposure to the hoodoos for folks with a dog, though, since the other trails don't allow my mutt.

hiking
12 hours ago

Great hike, I hiked on Tuesday October 15th. I started at the trailhead at 5:30am, it was about 23 degrees out and there was decent illumination from the moon when the trees weren’t too thick. I took the Cottonwood Lakes Trail to New Army Pass up to the top and then followed Old Army Pass back down. Beautiful views along the entire route. Maintained over 2 mph with 10 minute breaks every 2 miles. I reached the top around 12:30 and started back down around 1:20. That time could probably be shaved down, but I was alone and didn’t want to overdo things. I saw no else on the trail whatsoever throughout day. After plenty of stops for water, snacks, and photos....I reached the end of the trail at 5:45pm with 23 miles on the day. I would say approximately 1 mile was going off trail for stops/photos. There were two small areas that had snow/ice blocking the trail coming down New Army Pass. It was no major issue as there are already paths worked around the snow. I took a 40oz hydro flask with me and filled up in the streams along the route as needed. A flowing stream just past High Lake was the last water spot on New Army Pass, I recommend topping off here. I had trail mix, gummy bears and a couple emergency health bars for food. I suggest following the red highlighted routed to summit verse the black trail lines on the map unless bouldering/rock climbing is your thing. Follow the cairns to the top and you’ll be in good shape. The notebook has been replaced......but writing on the sign is getting worn down, a sharpie could be a quick fix. I’m a fairly experienced hiker/outdoorsman but by no means a pro. Challenging hike, know your limits and have a plan.

hiking
12 hours ago

Nicely paved path, definitely not a hike. There is even a bathroom along the path. High traffic path with runners and cyclists. If you go all the way to the end, you will end up at the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservatory.

hiking
bridge out
12 hours ago

Easy trail to and from bridge. Half way to the bridge there is a broken sign saying side view and it’s beautiful. There is razor wire around the base of the bridge (so if you have a kid it’s not worth trying to shimmy up it). But I’ve heard it’s so-able.

hiking
12 hours ago

I can’t get enough! My fav trail for hiking and running. Beyond gorgeous!

The trailhead shows that this is a 5 mile round trip hike. I did it in less than 2 hours with lots of time for pictures and relaxing at the top.

hiking
12 hours ago

Loved this hike! We were not able to take the baby in a backpack and our six year old over the last little bit due to some climbing with a rope that was required. The kids loved staying back and playing in the sand as we took turns exploring past that point. Lots of exploring along the trail that both kids and adults loved! Already planning a trip back in the Spring to experience the water features. There was no water this time of year.

hiking
12 hours ago

It’s amazing what this trail goes through in just a half mile. Towering rock banks narrow until you must squeeze between 2 boulders! 2 excellent blue trail loops add beautiful options, still within a very modest distance.

Such a fun hike! Perfect mix of some elevation, private feeling but not desolate, tricky but safe footing on a clearly marked trail. Had some great views of the gap and surrounding area. Definitely will come back for more!

hiking
no shade
13 hours ago

Great view of the surrounding mountains. Completely in the sun though so come very prepared. Wasn’t difficult and a good distance if you have enough water

hiking
snow
13 hours ago

Easy trail for any skill level. You could complete this in a suit with no problem. Very crowded, even on weekdays. Take the shuttle if arriving later in the morning. Great views of surrounding mountains. Once you’re done with this, do yourself a favor and try the Nymph/Dream/Emerald lakes trail.

Loved this trail especially for this time of year! The temperature is perfect right now and it’s basically all shaded in forest. So many lady bugs at the rope so be on the lookout for that

Pretty steep but very short. A nice vein of the mountains but if you’re looking for something more submerged in nature this is not the trail you’re looking for!

hiking
13 hours ago

Just moved to the desert and this was an amazing hike to right out the gate. Not very difficult and perfect for seeing what the desert has to offer. Lots of shade in the morning too so it’s not too hot. Still bring lots of water though.

Love this trail. It’s definitely a difficult hike but the pay off is so worth it. Every turn is breathtaking

Load More