Let us answer the question “which hike?” by suggesting the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A refuge is that which protects native flora and fauna from environmental degradation, which in this case will also enable you to hike the balls of your feet flat if you so desire. The Wichita Mountains trails are 15 miles long, which travel through a variety of terrain and which reward hikers with all sorts of great views and potential Wichita wildlife sightings, and which (as an added bonus for you folks from Salem) are witch-free. Yes, Wichita is that place in which you can gain an appreciation for hiking as well as at which you can see many outdoorsy things, which is also great, which is what we strive for, amirite?
Anyway, the only question now is, which trail are you going to choose?