Find Hiking Trails Throughout the United StatesThere are two routes to finding hiking trails near you, or in the location where you are going to travel. One way is to click on the national map page, then click on the state or specific city of interest and see what pops up. Click on Colorado, for example, and more than 20 markers show up. Click on one of the markers and the name of the trail pops up. Click on the trail name for lots of details.
The other way is to put the name of a trail, or a city and state in the search boxes and some interesting choices come up. For example, I put Frisco (a city in Colorado's Rocky Mountains up near the Continental Divide) in the search box to see what showed it. The result was a mix of trails from Frisco as far downhill as Boulder, Colorado, about 1 ½ hours away. The grid that popped also indicated near each trail name if there was a map, the trail length, and the types of activities allowed on that trail. (Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, etc.) When I clicked on the Blue Rive Bikeway, which connects the town of Breckenridge with Frisco, I was sent to a page with a description of bikeway, a list of trail facts, and links to nearby trails. It was an interactive page, so there were comments from two people who have been on the trail.