9 of the best hiking trails in the US

Appalachian Trail (Georgia to Maine) This 2,000-mile path crosses 14 states and traverses through forests, mountains, and meadows. Through-hikers and day hikers consider it a bucket-list trek.

Pacific Crest Trail (Mexico to Canada) The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (Mexico to Canada) crosses California, Oregon, and Washington, giving breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges.

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Trail (Arizona) This challenging trek crosses the Grand Canyon from the North Rim to the South Rim (or vice versa) and offers breathtaking vistas of its grandeur and geological marvels.

Angel's Landing (Utah)  This exhilarating and steep trek in Zion National Park leads to a beautiful overlook with panoramic views of Zion Canyon.

Half Dome (California): This renowned walk in Yosemite National Park involves climbing Half Dome's cables for a tough but rewarding vista of Yosemite Valley.

Kalalau Trail (Hawaii) This mountainous walk along Kauai's Na Pali Coast provides spectacular coastline vistas, waterfalls, and lush landscapes but requires careful preparation owing to its difficulties.

 Enchantments (Washington) The Alpine Lakes Wilderness provides routes through breathtaking alpine lakes, rugged peaks, and vivid meadows.

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