Explore the most popular walking 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.

walking
44 minutes ago

Not a hike but more of a stroll around a manicured park. Fantastic views.

Only did 2 miles in. Very steep and fell a couple times going down on the gravel. I want to come earlier in the day and try again. Very beautiful and lots of tree coverage.

hiking
46 minutes ago

Part of the trail was washed out. It took a little exploring to find the trail again, but at the tip was beautiful. Forewarned you will get muddy. There is also a way down to the river and the walk back along the river is beautiful. There are numerous places to jump in and see the natural pools.

walking
48 minutes ago

took the dogs around the loop, nothing great, nothing bad.

great trail for walking with our dog. also good for biking.

52 minutes ago

Where does everyone park? Where is the trailhead? How long did it take you to complete the trail? Thanks

walking
55 minutes ago

Nice trail with beautiful photo op.

Great hike.the views from the top are awesome.

hiking
1 hour ago

MY husband and I brought our kiddos to hike here. It was an enjoyable and easy hike. The trail connects to two other trails making our entire hike 2 miles total. All of the trails were beautiful with lots of flora and fauna to see and identify.

DANGER! ZERO TRAIL MAINTENANCE on Mountain Beautiful Trail!
At this time 08/17/18 we strongly suggest you avoid Mountain Beautiful Trail, this hazard filled trail presented us with grown over trails with waist high ground cover, (much of it "leaves of three") making each of our steps hazardous and onto unseen thus unknown ground. There were multiple downed trees and choking vines forcing bent over tight squeezes or clambers over downed trees, staying ever aware of the potential for snakes below the downed trees.
We can confidently state that the Mountain Beautiful Trail was the WORST maintained National Parks trail we have EVER experienced.
By the time we finished our legs were red and itching, we were covered in spiders webs and brushing off spiders (freaking Maxine out) and we were just so pissed off at the trails condition that we seriously contemplated walking up the busy Scenic Highway to return to our car parked at Cravens House.
Luckily the Hardy Trail paralleled the road, this unimpressive trail follows the Hydro Pylons, but we were some thankful that it was wide and clear.
I have written a letter to the Park Superintendent, I trust he/she would want to take immediate action, but who knows???
Just be warned!

Awesome experience. Challenging in so many ways, and the views from the summits are worth it.

- Nice trail, overall.
- A little confusing to navigate in parts, especially with so many intersecting roads and paths, but doable if you print a map in advance or use a phone for directions.
- Not too many changes in elevation; pretty easy for all ages.
- The falls and view from Washington Rock were nice, but nothing too memorable. Otherwise, not much else to see along the way.
- LOTS of bugs. Must bring bug spray!

1 hour ago

It was one of our favorite national Park hikes. The hike guide book provided at the museum near the trailhead was helpful to learn about things along the hike. Super fun with a few narrow squeezes through rocks along the trail, cool caves, great grippy sandstone, a juniper forest, thousands year old history, etc.

Amazing scenery! Great for beginners

One of the bests hikes we have been on, the scrambles were a lot fun. The walk back down the fire road a little boring, but not a big deal.

Went with a group of 8. Stopped quite a bit for food/water and overlooks on the way up. About 2-3 miles up to the summit which took about 2.5 hours and then about 5 miles down which another 2.5 miles. Bring about 2L of water per person. You'll spend about 5 hours hiking, but worth every effort.

Awesome hike. Very gentle switch backs made for a pleasant climb. If you detour to the right just before the overlook, the views are spectacular. Beginner carrying 20lb pack, took about 3hrs total including a short lunch break.

Awesome loop with a few different options. I loved the massive trees. We went in late October and there wasn't much traffic, just a hand full of cyclists. Plenty of deer, turtles, and a few snakes. The elevation gains are easy and flatten out quickly.

Great hike but the real beauty is in the first mile or two waking along the river. The views throughout are amazing but the lake at the end is slightly underwhelming. Still an amazing trail and very easy to do!

Took a walk out while on vacation. Nice little stroll with plenty of spots to stop for a dip on a hot day. The trail is easy enough to do in your beach footwear. the views are great and include ocean birds and sail boats.
There are several smaller paths you can take that connect the loops 2 sides but no signage. Being a small peninsula you can't really get lost so if you want you can make the walk longer byzig zagging your way out.

mountain biking
1 hour ago

lots of roots and mud if you biking it. most of the trail was closed off. not very well maintained.

The beginning will kick your butt, but after its a nice hike with a great view at the top.

Great hike with minimal to no other hikers (we saw 1). Amazing view of Hood and Adams.

This an easy, relaxing trail. There are many options for the loop and the scenery is beautiful all seasons. great location at the base of the old mission peninsula.

The hike isn't very hard, it's just long. The trail offers many options to pick your own path. The new section of boardwalk is a nice edition. Recommended for everyone including the wheelchair accessible section that leads to the lookout.

hiking
1 hour ago

Really cool view of the lake.

Tougher than I was expecting as it is a steady incline nearly the entire way. The view is absolutely worth the climb and the fire tower is incredible from the top. 2hrs roundtrip.

This trail isn’t for me, but my 3-year-old loved it.

I didn't like it for hiking, most of the three miles of it that I did was paved and really meant for biking but even then the scenery is a lot of roadside growth and trash with traffic noise throughout most of it. You get some good looks at the river but the trash does get in the way.

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