21 Great Mountain Hikes in the U.S.

There are certain mountain hikes that stay with you forever. There’s just something about mountain hiking, with the rush of adrenaline required to climb up—and, sometimes, serious altitude thrown into the mix. But whether you choose to explore the underappreciated peaks of the East Coast, the very top of Texas, or a hidden paradise in Hawaii, the best mountains hikes will reward your efforts with memorable views.

If nature is Earth’s love language, seldom will you feel more alive, or more connected to the planet, than when you’re walking atop these mountains.

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