Breathtaking mountain vistas, pine forests, and ocean shores await you.
If you’ve been wanting to spend some time in the great outdoors (and in 2020, who doesn't?), look no further than these 50 best hikes in the U.S. There's no better way to social distance than on a hiking trail in the great outdoors. We all lead busy lives, so when we get a chance to escape to a national park or local preserve and go on a hike, the tall trees and quiet lakes can be like therapy for our souls. That's certainly true for the destinations we've compiled here, many of which feature awe-inspiring views, babbling brooks, mountain vistas, and towering pine trees. Others will bring you closer to animals and other wildlife, from sea turtles to herons. And whether you're a beginner or a more experienced hiker (or if you're looking for camping ideas), there's something for you here: These hikes span the range from easy to challenging, with many falling somewhere in between. Many are even perfect for hiking with dogs! If you're planning on spending the night, be sure to check out our camping checklist, then read some hiking quotes and get moving.