Since I am trying to cover most of the US, I’ve broken things down into regions to make things easy. From the West Coast, to the Midwest, to the Southwest, to the Southeast, and the Northeast, each section contains links to each state, where you can find more information about the types of hikes and adventures available.
From the majestic mountains of Colorado, Idaho, and Montana, to the red rock canyons of Utah, to the lush forests of Oregon and Washington, and the frigid and wild Alaska, the West has something to offer everyone. For those looking for a more extreme experience, Nevada and California have some of the most challenging (and epic!) trails and backcountry adventures in the country. With hundreds of miles of trails, stunning vistas, and endless opportunities for exploration, the West is the perfect region for those looking for a truly incredible hiking experience.
Although the smallest region by state inclusion, the Southwest still packs PLENTY of punch. As a matter of fact – it’s a hiker’s paradise, offering breathtaking views and unique terrain that can’t be found anywhere else. From the towering peaks of New Mexico and Arizona, to the rolling hills of Texas, the Southwest is home to some of the most stunning trails in the country. Enjoy a variety of terrains, from desert to forest, with plenty of wildlife and stunning views. Whether you’re looking for an easy day hike or an epic backpacking trip, you’ll find plenty of options in the Southwest.
The Midwest is a treasure trove of hiking and outdoor adventures. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll in Minnesota’s North Shore State Park or a more challenging journey through Nebraska’s Sandhills, the Midwest has you covered. From the rugged bluffs of Iowa, to the rolling hills of South Dakota, to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, the Midwest offers a wide variety of terrain and trails to explore. Enjoy plenty of scenic overlooks, breathtaking views, and plenty of wildlife.
The Southeast offers a variety of terrain and trails for hikers of all skill levels. From the rolling hills of Tennessee and Virginia to the swamps of Louisiana, the Southeast is a truly unique experience with varied terrain. Enjoy stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, or go exploring in the dense forests of North Carolina. When you’re done, head on over to Florida for some beachfront hiking. The Southeast is the perfect region for those looking for a diverse selection of trails, scenery, and wildlife.
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Washington D.C.
- West Virginia
Welcome to the Northeast, a region full of diverse terrain and trails. From the rocky coastline of Maine to the rolling hills and lush forests of New York, the Northeast offers plenty of mountain views and beautiful rugged terrain. Enjoy easy hikes through the forests of Connecticut and New Hampshire, or challenge yourself on the more difficult trails of Vermont and Massachusetts. There are plenty of scenic overlooks and breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains, as well as plenty of wildlife and flora to explore.