There are countless hiking trails in the United States, but three North/South national scenic trails stand out. These three trails are commonly referred to as the “Triple Crown”: the Appalachian Trail, (perhaps the most famous hiking trail in the world); the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail, which offers the most rugged long-distance hiking in the contiguous 48 states.
Click the following links to learn more about each of the trail systems.
Appalachian Trail (2,174 miles)
Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles)
Continental Divide Trail (3,100 miles)
Hayduke Trail (800 miles)
Sea-To-Sea Route (7,778 miles)
Great Western Loop (6,875 miles)
Pacific Northwest Trail (1,200 miles)
Grand Enchantment Trail (730 miles)