8 of the Best Recreational Trails in the US

Appalachian Trail

The 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail runs from Georgia to Maine. Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy beautiful vistas, various landscapes, and difficult adventures.

Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail runs across California, Oregon, and Washington for 2,650 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.

The High Line

A unique urban park atop a historic elevated railway in New York City. This linear park has a wonderful walking trail, gardens, art works, and city views.

Katy Trail

It passes through lovely cities, scenery, and the Missouri River on the historic Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad route.

Lakefront Trail

The 18-mile paved Lakefront Trail in Chicago, Illinois, runs along Lake Michigan. It offers lake and city skyline vistas, parks, beaches, and cultural attractions.

Burke-Gilman Trail

A 27-mile multi-use route in Seattle, Washington. It passes via varied neighborhoods, waterfronts, parks, and Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains.

The Pinellas Trail

The 38-mile paved Pinellas Trail in Pinellas County, Florida, is a lovely path for walking, running, and bicycling. It links Florida's Gulf Coast municipalities and passes through lively villages and parks.

Silver Comet Trail

The 61.5-mile rail-trail connects Smyrna, Georgia, to Alabama. Walking, jogging, cycling, and horseback riding through attractive little towns and farmland is tranquil and picturesque.