Fit Travel: 10 Best Coastal Hikes in the United States

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Fit Travel: 10 Best Coastal Hikes in the United States

America has thousands of miles of hikeable trails stretching up the east and west coasts, ringing the Great Lakes and lining the Alaskan shoreline. Here are the 10 best walking routes for hiking junkies looking to plan a vacation.

Twenty-three of America’s 50 states are edged by thousands of miles of ocean coastline (12,479 to be exact). If you count states bordered by the Great Lakes, that brings America’s coastline mileage to a whopping 94,122. Not all of it’s hikeable—unless maybe you’re a ballsy woodsman comfortable with a compass and map—but both national and state parks services have bushwacked and prepped thousands of miles of coast creating treks prime for a hiking junkie’s vacation.

Here are the 10 best coastal hikes in the U.S. All you need is time off, a solid pair of boots, and you’re just a grueling climb away from the best views of ocean or lake in America.

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