Top 10 hiking trails
This is a staff selection based on years of working with these organizations. Of course you will get different lists from different people. Without any criteria for selection "best" trails we picked what we think is important: first, longer trails with great scenic experiences, but also sustainability and community involvement. There are another 100 trails that should be recognized on those criteria.
Here is our Top 10 Hiking Trails list. What these trails have in common an active and essential volunteer organization to care for each of these trails, to promote safety and stewardship, to work with the land managing agencies, produce guidebooks and maps, and help deal with the ongoing problems of maintaining these great trails while planning for their future preservation.
The National Recreation Trails (NRT) Program recognizes the diversity of trails across America that connect people to local resources and improve their quality of life. More than 1,000 trails have been designated on Federal, State, local, and privately owned land throughout the country to pick from!
In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps built a hanging walkway trail following the path of an old pipeline.
The objectives of the Missouri Riverfront Trail project are bringing people together, protecting natural resources, and enhancing the wellness and vitality of Platte County citizens and the region.
The Lake Wobegon Trail travels through the heart of the mythical land celebrated in the Prairie Home Companion radio show.
Encouraging visitors to stay on the trail is the most important issue, and is made easier by providing attractive, well-designed trail systems. Managers should also identify populations of plants that have been designated as threatened, endangered, or sensitive.
This National Recreation Trail is a major link in the Denver Metro system of trails and greenways.
Intriguing rock formations on the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.