The U.S. is renowned for its abundance of gorgeous national and state parks replete with natural wonders, trails, and historic landmarks. With parks spread throughout the country, there are incredible public hiking trails available no matter which state you visit. Ranging from easy trails to moderate and relatively strenuous, these paths are suitable for hikers of varying experience levels. Just make sure to lightly research the trail beforehand to figure out its difficulty rating before embarking on a hike. So lace up your hiking shoes, print out a map of the area, fill up your reusable water bottle, and pack your knapsack. Here are some of the most breathtaking—literally and figuratively—hiking trails in the nation.

These Are Our Favorite Hiking Trails In Each Of The 50 States

1. Alabama
Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail
Madison, AL

2. Alaska
Thunderbird Falls Trail
Chugiak, AK

3. Arizona
Devil's Bridge Trail
Sedona, AZ

4. Arkansas
North Bentonville Trail
Bentonville, AR

5. California
Eaton Canyon Trail
Pasadena, CA

6. Colorado
Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
Evergreen, CO

7. Connecticut
Millington Trail
East Haddam, CT

8. Delaware
Alapocas Woods Trail
Wilmington, DE

9. Florida
Wekiwa Springs Hiking Trail
Apopka, FL

10. Georgia
Kennesaw Mountain Trail Guide
Kennesaw, GA

11. Hawaii
Diamond Head (Le'ahi) Summit Trail
Honolulu, HI

12. Idaho
Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail
Coeur d'Alene, ID

13. Illinois
Saw Wee Kee Trail
Yorkville, IL

14. Indiana
Low Gap Trail
Martinsville, IN

15. Iowa
Crow’s Nest Trail
Boone, IA

16. Kansas
Kansas River Trail
Lawrence, KS

17. Kentucky
Berea Forest Trail
Berea, KY

18. Louisiana
Comite Park Trail
Baton Rouge, LA

19. Maine
Beehive Loop Trail
Bar Harbor, ME

20. Maryland
Billy Goat Trail
Potomac, MD

21. Massachusetts
Blue Hills Skyline Trail
Quincy, MA

22. Michigan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail
Munising, MI

23. Minnesota
Jensen Lake Trailhead
Eagan, MN

24. Mississippi
Fontainebleau Nature Trail
Ocean Springs, MS

25. Missouri
Weldon Springs Clark Trail
St. Charles, MO

26. Montana
Drinking Horse Mountain Trail
Bozeman, MT

27. Nebraska
Tranquility Trail
Omaha, NE

28. Nevada
Hunter Creek Waterfall Trail
Reno, NV

29. New Hampshire
Mount Major Loop
Alton Bay, NH

30. New Jersey
Ramapo Reservation Trail
Mahwah, NJ

31. New Mexico
La Luz Trail
Albuquerque, NM

32. New York
Breakneck Ridge Trail
Cold Spring, NY

33. North Carolina
Looking Glass Rock Trail
Brevard, NC

34. North Dakota
Maah Daah Hey Trail
Medora, ND

35. Ohio
Grandma Gatewood Trail
Logan, OH

36. Oklahoma
Clear Bay Trail
Norman, OK

37. Oregon
Trail of Ten Falls
Silverton, OR

38. Pennsylvania
Glen Onoko Falls Trail
Jim Thorpe, PA

39. Rhode Island
Sakonnet Greenway Trail
Portsmouth, RI

40. South Carolina
Lake Haigler Trail
Fort Mill, SC

41. South Dakota
Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail
Custer, SD

42. Tennessee
Grotto Falls Trail
Gatlinburg, TN

43. Texas
River Place Nature Trails
Austin, TX

44. Utah
Lake Blanche Trail
Salt Lake City, UT

45. Vermont
Stowe Pinnacle Trail
Stowe, VT

46. Virginia
Chestnut Ridge Trail
Roanoke, VA

47. Washington
Ellen Davis Trail
Vancouver, WA

48. West Virginia
Loudoun Heights Trail
Harpers Ferry, WV

49. Wisconsin
Lake Geneva Shore Path
Lake Geneva, WI

50. Wyoming
Jenny Lake Trail
Alta, WY

This article was written by Justina Tran.