10 Of The Best Cities For Hiking In The US

Known for its proximity to the Columbia River Gorge and Forest Park, one of the largest urban forests in the US.

Portland, Oregon

Nestled at the foothills of the Rockies, Boulder offers easy access to trails in the Flatirons and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Boulder, Colorado

Located near the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a haven for hikers.

Asheville, North Carolina

Surrounded by mountains, this city provides access to trails in the Wasatch Range and nearby national parks like Zion and Arches.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Offers access to the Cascade Mountains and Olympic National Park, with diverse hiking options from coastal trails to alpine hikes.

Seattle, Washington

Besides the urban trails, it's close to Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, and Point Reyes National Seashore.

San Francisco, California

Offers unique desert hikes in the Sonoran Desert and is close to Tonto National Forest.

Phoenix, Arizona

Surrounded by mountains and natural areas like the Santa Monica Mountains and Angeles National Forest.

Los Angeles, California

Located in the Sonoran Desert, it's known for its scenic trails in Saguaro National Park and the surrounding mountains.

Tucson, Arizona

Offers access to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and is rich in both natural beauty and cultural history.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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