Outdoors and Adventure

Best Long-Distance Hiking Trails

Combine serious wanderlust with a hunger for scenic views, and what do you get? The best long-distance hiking trails in the US. From the Big 3 to lesser-known gems, these trails are made for walking.

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Appalachian Trail

The famed Appalachian Trail spans more than 2,180 miles. A thru-hike usually takes between 5 and 7 months, cutting through 14 states between Georgia and Maine. Along the way, enjoy views of pink rhododendrons along the trail’s Tennessee-North Carolina state line and in southwest Virginia, from late spring to early summer.

Best times to hike: Spring to fall.

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