The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails to Put on Your Bucket List (Part 1)

From the verdant ecosystems of Canada’s west coast, to the craggy sandstone of the American southwest, to the lush jungles and cloud-scraping alpine of South America, to the raw vastness of the Australian coastline, to the time-worn walking paths of Europe, to the snowy peaks of the Himalayas and into vibrant and diverse Africa, we searched for trails. Some are long; some are short. Some are difficult, some are (relatively) easy. Starting in North America—and weighted heavily to our home continent here are our picks .

TOUR DU MONT BLANC, FRANCE, ITALY, AND SWITZERLAND

TE ARAROA TRAIL, NEW ZEALAND

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND WASHINGTON

DOSEWALLIPS TO LAKE QUINAULT, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON

KINGS PEAK, UTAH

FRANCONIA RIDGE LOOP/TRAVERSE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK, NEPAL

OVERLAND TRACK IN TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

SOLOMON GULCH TRAIL, VALDEZ, ALASKA




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