Warmer weather means it's finally hiking season. But with 200,000 miles of trails across the country, the options can be dizzying. To help take the sweat out of finding a trail near you, log on to, which recently rated the best ones in the country. The winner: New York's 9.6-mile Breakneck Ridge Loop in Hudson Highlands State Park. Or buy one of the "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles" guidebooks ($15.95) that list places to stroll outside 11 U.S. cities, from Birmingham, Ala., to Portland, Ore. Feeling ambitious? Try the American Discovery Trail (, which loops through 15 states from Delaware to California. Or get high on the Continental Divide Trail (, which spans the Rockies from Canada to Mexico. Don't forget your gorp.