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New Data Reveals North America’s Most Popular Hiking Trails

08 Nov | news | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
New Data Reveals North America’s Most Popular Hiking Trails
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We've revealed the most popular hiking trails in North America ahead of National Take a Hike Day.

Hiking is something that consistently helps to rebuild the human connection with nature, and also aids in maintaining healthy hearts and bodies as well. On November 17th individuals, groups of families, and friends will get out into the wild and really get a taste of what it means to be away from it all again and celebrate National Take a Hike Day. But which are the most searched-for hiking trails in the US and Canada?

Online casino Betway analysed Google search data from the past 12 months to reveal which scenic trails nature lovers across the US and Canada enjoy hiking the most. Based on the results the 2.190+ mile long Appalachian trail that traverses the scenic, wild lands of the Appalachian mountains ranks as the #1 choice for Americans.

The top 10 most searched hiking trails in the US are:

  • Appalachian Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • John Muir Trail
  • Angel’s Landing
  • Mount Rainier Summit Trail
  • Hanging Lake Trail
  • Precipice Trail
  • Highline Trail
  • Skyline Trail
  • Navajo Loop Trail

The Appalachian Trail takes the lead as the most popular trail and is the longest hiking trail in the United States, stretching 2,189.2 miles from Georgia to Maine. It is a popular trail for both experienced and novice hikers, as it offers a variety of terrain and scenery. The trail also passes through 14 states and seven national forests, making it a great way to experience the best of the American wilderness.

Top 5 most popular hiking trails in Canada:

  • Skyline Trail (Banff National Park, Alberta)
  • Plain of Six Glaciers Trail (Yoho National Park, British Columbia)
  • Lake Agnes Trail (Banff National Park, Alberta)
  • Iceline Trail (Yoho National Park, British Columbia)
  • Berg Lake Trail (Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia)

The Skyline Trail is the most popular hiking trail in Canada, with an average monthly Google search volume of 12,100, followed by the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail and Lake Agnes Trail.

The average monthly Google search volume for all 10 trails in Canada is 8,460 and as it was expected the most popular time of year to search for hiking trails is spring and summer. 

The data shows that the most searched-for hiking trails in the US and Canada are all beautiful and offer a variety of terrain and difficulty levels. So, hike to the tallest peaks, through massive canyons, and to gorgeous alpine lakes. Some are short, some are long, and all of them are amazing and this makes them great choices for hikers of all experience levels. If you are looking for a way to celebrate National Take a Hike Day, we encourage you to check out one of the trails on this list.

Methodology:

We analysed the average Google search volume for the most popular hiking trails in the US and Canada from the past 12 months.

Data correct as of 07/11/23

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