Hiking Trails

Today it's easier than ever to find hiking trails near you. This site has turn-by-turn directions, along with maps, GPX files, and insider tips on all the hike guides The idea is that you can feel confident about where you are hiking, not get lost, and have a fun adventure.

California > LA HikesOrange County HikesRiverside County, CA Hikes –  San Diego HikesPalm Springs Area –  Yosemite National ParkJoshua Tree National Park – Hikes Around Mt Whitney – LA Mountain HikeEastern Sierras Hikes

Southwest USA > Grand Canyon National ParkLas Vegas HikesPhoenix Hikes

Other > Hikes Near PhiladelphiaColumbia River Gorge

Forests & Monuments > Angeles NF – San Bernardino NFCleveland NF –  Inyo NFSan Gabriel Mountains NMSand to Snow NM – San Gorgonio Wilderness – Santa Rosa & San Jacinto NM

Other Ways to Find Trails

You can also check out sites like, and GaiaGPS to find hikes. Search for hiking groups on Reddit for up to date tips and recommendations.

If you want to do a group hike, try Meetup or contacting a local hiking club.

Don’t forget hiking guide books. I actually prefer them over a digital resource because I can put it in my pack to help me navigate. REI has some great trail guides that offer worldwide coverage. For UK and international folks, Stanfords is the ultimate travel and map geeks store, around since 1853.

National Parks are obvious great choices, but don’t forget to Google your state and county parks for some less crowded gems. Typically parks have PDF maps online to help you plan your hike. If you’re stuck in the city, do an urban hike. The important thing is that you get outside and get moving.

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