10 US cities built for the urban hiker
While major cities might be most known as concrete jungles with millions of inhabitants, many hold impressive distances of trails perfect for exploring the natural world. Here are some of the best landscapes for metropolitan hiking.
Text by Greg Thilmont | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
Can't believe the editor did not even look at Anchorage, Alaska.
Anchorage has been recognized by Runners World, Bicycling Magazine and the American Hiking Society as having one of the best trail systems in the United States, and it’s easy to see why!
With the third-largest state park in the nation and hundreds of miles of backcountry trails at your doorstep, it's time to lace up the shoes and discover Alaska. But there's no reason to take the trip alone; learn about Anchorage's wild residents and Alaska's amazing geologic history on walks with knowledgeable naturalists.
what a crock of $hit, none of the cities were built for hikers.
they were built for people and commerce
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