San Francisco is the best hiking city in California. This is according to Lawnstarter, a startup that analyzed the 150 biggest US cities across 11 key indicators. While San Francisco ranked No 1. in California, it also ranked No 1 in America. In fact, in the top 10 hiking cities in America for 2021, 8 California cities ranked in the top 10.
These are the top 10 best hiking cities in California.
- San Francisco
3. Los Angeles
4. San Diego
5. San Jose
6. Huntington Beach
7. Moreno Valley
8. Long Beach
Portland, Oregon was ranked No. 2 in the top cities to hike in America. Tucson, Arizona came in at No 9.
Lawnstarter’s hiking ranking was dominated by California. While almost every city in the Golden State performed well in the Climate categories due to mild weather and plentiful sunshine, the cities also are well rounded in other metrics such as number of hiking routes, number of camping sites, and variety in route difficulty. California is a hiker’s dream.
The key indicators used to determine the top cities included access rank, quality, safety and climate.
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