The 15 Best Hiking Cities In America

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This article first appeared on LawnStarter.

Take a hike if you’re itching to get outside after being cooped up for so long.Take it seriously.

Hiking is a great way to strengthen both your body and mind.Hiking is a great way to get out of the house while still adhering to current pandemic health guidelines.

But where can you go hiking among the trees, streams, native grasses, and wildflowers?

LawnStarter used 11 key metrics to rank the best cities for hiking, ranging from the number of usable trails to the average amount of sunshine.At the bottom of the page, you’ll find our methodology.

The best cities for hiking are listed below.Check out the list, then put on your hiking boots and head outside for a dose of nature.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco

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Overall, I received a 65.10

24th access rank

41st place for quality

7th place for climate

1st place for safety

Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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The overall score is 64.93

Obtaining a ranking of 10

25th in terms of quality

7th place for climate

57th place in terms of safety

Los Angeles, California

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The overall score is 64.67

2nd level of access

28th in terms of quality

24th place for climate.

138th place in terms of safety

San Diego, California

The skyline of San Diego, where median rent is well below median mortgage payments

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63 is the overall score.41

11th access rank

29th in terms of quality

2nd place for climate

113th in terms of safety.

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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63 is the overall score.28

4th level of access

37th in terms of quality

32nd place for climate.

6th place in terms of safety

San Jose, California

The skyline of San Jose, which has a lower median rent than median mortgage payment

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The overall score is 62.65

12th rank of access

22nd in terms of quality

6th place for climate

113th in terms of safety.

Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach California

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The overall score is 62.54

7th level of access

41st place for quality

12th place for climate.

117th in terms of safety.

Moreno Valley, California

Moreno Valley, California

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The overall score is 61.19

13th access rank

15th in terms of quality

12th place for climate.

121st place for safety

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ

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The overall score is 61.02

3rd level of access

12th in terms of quality

46th place for climate.

32nd place in terms of safety

Long Beach, California

Long Beach California homes

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The overall score is 61.00

6th level of access

41st place for quality

11th place in terms of climate

138th place in terms of safety

Oceanside, California

Oceanside, California

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Total score: 5992

23rd place in the ranking

41st place for quality

2nd place for climate

113th in terms of safety.

Riverside, California

Peace Bridge

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Total score: 5977

14th access rank

34th in terms of quality

12th place for climate.

121st place for safety

Las Vegas, Nevada (NV)

Las Vegas neighborhood with desert hills beyond.

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Total score: 5969

Obtaining rank 8

7th in terms of quality

34th place in terms of climate

38th in terms of safety

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

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Total score: 5930

1st-class access

30th in terms of quality

52nd place for climate.

69th place in terms of safety

Fremont, California

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The overall score is 58.88

Rank 46 in terms of accessibility

18th in terms of quality

7th place for climate

57th place in terms of safety

Techniques

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To find out which U.S. cities are the best and worst,SLawnStarter first identified quantifiable factors that affect the quality and suitability of a hike during the pandemic.We found and gathered the most recent data for 11 key indicators, which are listed below, and categorized them into four categories: route access, route diversity, route safety, and climate.

Following that, we assigned each metric a weighted score based on its significance within its indicator category.A single weight is worth four points, a double weight is worth nine points, and a triple weight is worth thirteen points.

Finally, we compared the 150 most densely populated U.S. cities.Scities by adding their scores from each of the 11 indicatorsThe city with the highest score was ranked first.The city with the highest score was ranked No. 1, while the city with the lowest score was ranked No.At the very least, 150

  • The Number of Hiking Trails
  • Number of Campgrounds
  • Countless Camping Stores
  • Difficulty Levels of Routes
  • Number of Extremely Cold Days on the Year
  • Number of Extremely Hot Days on the Year
  • The sun is shining.
  • Monthly Precipitation Average
  • The State of the Air
  • Index of Natural Hazards
  • NaturalDeathRateInTheEnvironment

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