Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

100 Best Trails in North America

The results are in! After analyzing over 10 million "votes" from users over the past year, Trails.com is proud to announce its annual Top Trails list (learn more about Top Trails), based on trail popularity and usage. This list represents the most popular trails and outdoor destinations in North America. Use this list to get ideas for your upcoming outdoor excursion.
101 Pins1.33k Followers

#100 North-South Lake loop: This Catskill Mountains loop travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North-South Lake, snaring views and passing cultural sites. Special Attractions: escarpment ledges, vistas, a monument and nineteenth-century hotel sites, waterfalls, azalea and mountain laurel blooms, fall foliage. Fee area.

7
2

North-South Lake loop | Catskill New York Hikes | Trails.com

trails.com

#99 Little Grand Canyon Trail: Little Grand Canyon is a little-known hideaway that’s worth the drive from St. Louis. You’ll hike down stone steps cut in steep, fantastically-eroded slickrock chutes, into a moist bottomland guarded by 300-foot cliffs. Your reward for climbing out of the canyon’s depths is a panoramic view of the Mississippi River valley and the distant Missouri hills. Unless you compare it to its namesake natural wonder, Little Grand Canyon is anything but little.

1.9k
226
1

Matson Hill Park | Augusta Missouri Hikes | Trails.com

trails.com

#86 Olympic Hot Springs: Includes: Appleton Pass and Boulder Lake. A day hike or overnighter to popular soaking pools in Olympic National Park. Skinnydippable with (much) discretion. Without a doubt the hot spot of the Olympics, this cluster of steaming springs and pools lies sandwiched between a lush forest of fir and hemlock and the whitewater rapids of Boulder Creek. There are a total of seven bubbly soakers in a variety of sizes and temperatures, including one by a small waterfall.

98
13

Pinned from

trails.com

#84 Appalachian Trail in Georgia said to be the longest continually marked trail in the world, begins at Springer Mountain in Georgia and ends 2,100 miles north at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Because of the many approach trails on public land, this trail presents a many-faceted hiking opportunity for thousands of hikers each year. Congress authorized the Appalachian Trail as the first National Scenic Trail in 1968. The Appalachian Trail Conference now has responsibility for the trail.

21
3

Pinned from

trails.com

#94 Grandma Gatewood Trail - Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave: Begin walking the 5.0 miles from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave and it won’t take long to see why this is one of the state’s most popular trails. Descend into Old Man’s Creek Gorge and walk by rock features with such names as the Devil’s Bathtub and the Sphinx Head. Explore Old Man’s Cave, a large recess cave of blackhand sandstone, before continuing downstream in the gorge all the way to Cedar Falls, the area’s highest-volume waterfall.

14
1

Pinned from

trails.com

#77 Whiteoak Canyon Falls (Stanley, VA)

13

Pinned from

trails.com

#91 Eagle Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake: The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the Gorge. Eagle Creek Trail is second only to Multnomah Falls in popularity, being the hike with more waterfalls than any other in the Columbia Gorge. It is also one of the most flexible, offering day, overnight, and extended backpacking options.

10
1

Pinned from

trails.com

#88 Indian Head Mountain Loop: This loop rewards with a classic Catskills setting, vistas, and challenge. Special attractions: Vistas, the 500-foot cliffs of Indian Head, wildflowers, fall foliage, and wildlife sightings. At times porcupine, deer, red eft, mouse, and toad draw attention away from the rolling trail.

8

Pinned from

trails.com

#79 Mount Princeton Hot Springs: Family lodge and restaurant, with multiple pools. Several hot mineral pools, creekside soaking, and water slide. Enjoying some of the hottest water in the State of Colorado, the area around Mount Princeton Hot Springs is also some of the most scenic mountain country to be found. Nearby, the Collegiate Peaks and more than a dozen others honor you with impressive elevations between 13,000 feet and 14,000 feet or more.

7

Pinned from

trails.com

#80 Sacramento and Western Sierra Foothills Campgrounds: Tourists traveling to the Sacramento and Western Sierra Foothills Area from the north via the Golden Chain Highway are welcomed to the region by the gold rush towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley. Once rivaling San Francisco and Sacramento in population, Nevada City has reinvented itself, turning from gold fields to grape fields as it hosts a flourishing wine industry.

6

Pinned from

trails.com