Top 10 U.S. Hikes


The Best Hike Blog posted a link to this story over at TrailsTV.com that lists the Top 10 Hikes in the U.S.

These treks are not listed in any particular order, so don’t expect it to end with a drumroll, fireworks, and the announcement of the definitive number one hike. The article notes that with the very diverse terrain, climates, and topography found in the States, that it’s not easy to boil it down to just ten hikes, but they gave it their best shot and came up with a very good list.

Amongst the trails making the cut are Bright Angel Trail, in the Grand Canyon, which is pretty much the trail to hike on your first visit to that place, and Half Dome which tops the list in Yosemite.

There are a few pleasant surprises to be found amongst the classic hikes on the list as well. For example, I was happy to see that Glacier Gorge in Estes Park, Colorado got a mention. TrailsTV calls it the most beautiful location in Rocky Mountain National Park, and I’m inclined to agree. Breakneck Ridge Trail in New York also makes the cut, and although I’ve never hiked it, I hear good things.

Another very good list, and a great resource for the coming Fall. When the leaves start to change, it’ll be a perfect time to hit the trail and take in the autumn colors.

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