The Best USA Day Hikes for Boomer Hikers and Travelers

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Are you looking for the best day hikes in the USA to include on your next trip? Alan and I enjoy stopping to hike local trails on our trips around the U.S. whenever possible. Hikes are ideal for stretching your legs on a road trip or when exploring a national park.

Our trail recommendations are usually geared around moderate to easy day hikes. We look for US hiking trails on national park, state park or national forest websites. The American Hiking Society website is another good resource filled with hiking tips and trail advice. We particularly like the “hike near you” feature for hikes in the United States.

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The best USA day hikes for your next boomer trip

On this page, we share the best USA hiking trails from our personal experience—or those of guest writers. You’ll want to read them before leaving on your USA hiking trip. And don’t forget to consult the My Itchy Travel Feet hiking planner to make the most of your time on the trail. Need ideas for gearing up? Check out our recommendations for day hiking essentials.

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