Last updated on July 26th, 2017
If you are an adventurous person, then hiking is the best thing to make your vacation an extremely adventurous one. Hiking can be the most thrilling experience for you and the memories of a hiking trip really last long. So, if you want to explore the world and that also barefoot, the hiking is the best option. People who are bore of running marathons and it doesn’t actually fulfills your appetite then a perfect hiking trail will definitely inspire them. Those who want to go for a vacation but still cannot compromise on their fitness then you should plan a trip near a good hiking trail.
Hiking should always be done in groups so, do plan a trip with three to four people or families. Mountains are one of the best things offered by nature, and they are just majestic to watch out for. To make your future trip a challenging one, pack your bags and get ready to take this challenge. If even you are not a professional climber, your passion for climbing will definitely work. So, here is the list of the world’s 30 most breathtaking Hiking Trails that you must visit once.
30 Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails in the world You Must Visit:-
- INCA TRAIL
Located in Peru, this is one of the most popular Hiking Trails in America. The distance of this trail is just 26 miles i.e 43 kms and is surrounded by beautiful mountains, ruins and forest area. The final destination of the trail is the most amazing and that is the Machu Picchu known as the ‘lost city; of Inca. It generally takes 4 days to complete the trek and the best time to visit is between Aprils to October. So, all in all it is a beautiful place to visit for.
- APPALACHIAN TRAIL
The Appalachian Trail is city locates in United States from Georgia to Maine. It is a quite long Hiking Trails nearly around 2190 miles. This trail goes within 14 states which include 8 different national forests, 6 national parks and other parks as well. People at this trail generally enjoy hiking in the daylight and going back at their respective destinations at night because it is a multi day hiking trail which takes around 5-6 months. This one is more suitable for the professional hikers.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. The mountain is breathtaking to watch due to its beautiful snow-cap. It is located in the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania. It is around 19,300 feet high. You got prepare yourself mentally as well as physically to explore this mountain.
Kungsleden is situated in Sweden and covers around 65 miles. It takes around 3-4 days to cover the distance. It is also called ‘The Kings’s Hiking Trails due to its spectacular mountain view and the remote but easily accessible feature. The mountain stations offer you a get range of accommodations and eating facilities. The trail is best visited during the months of June and July. So, if you want to experience the amazing Arctic Landscape, Kungsleden is the place to visit.
- CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK
This famous national park is located in Italy and the Ligurian Coast here gives you the best view of the rocky coastline. There are two very amazing Hiking Trails, one is the ‘High Path’ which is around 22 miles and another is the ‘Blue Path’ which covers a distance of around 7.5 miles. The best time to go hiking here is between March and October. You can easily catch a train at any trail station and easily reach your destination if tired. Though a lot of towns of Blue Path were destroyed by floods several years ago but now we hope that the trail is fully functional.
- PETRA HIKING TRAIL
Petra is situate in Jordan which covers a distance of around 50 miles. It generally takes around a week or more to cover the trail distance. It is one of the best Hiking Trails on Te Middle East and is full of rocky terrains and ridges. Don’t forget to visit and explore the famous temples and tombs during your hiking session. The best time to visit here is between October to April.
- FITZY ROY TRAIL
Fitzy Roy is a 36 mile long Hiking Trails which is locate in Patagonia, Argentina. It takes around 3-7 days to cover the trail. Here you can explore the beautiful Los Glaciares National Park where you will get to see views of forests, waterfalls, glaciers and the famous Fitzy Roy Massif. You can visit this place in the months of February and March.
- FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK
The Fiord land National Park has diversified options for Hiking Trails. It is locates on the South Island of New Zealand. The two most popular hiking trails found here are the Milford Track and the Routeburn Track. Though both tracks are amazing but Milfourd is a bit much crowd as compared to Routeburn. Routeburn covers a distance of 20 miles and you can explore the spectacular view of the location.
- SCOTTISH NATIONAL TRAIL
This trail is quite a long one of covering a distance of 470 miles. It is locate in the United Kingdom and you can visit the trail in the months of April and May. This place gives you a breathtaking view of the beautiful landscapes but the adventure is full of struggle as it takes around 6 weeks to finish the trek.
- SIERRA HIGH ROUTE
This one is a very high trek location. Situate in California, United States, the mountain here are more than 9000 feet high and the hiking distance can be around 195 miles which is cover mostly within two weeks time. The place is very calm and compose. You can visit here in the summer season.
Though the name is quite complex to pronounce, but this amazing hiking trail gives you the beautiful views of the volcanic landscapes, rocks and obviously the high peak mountains. It is situate in Iceland and covers a distance of 50 miles which generally hikers cover in 4-5 days of time. You may visit for hiking here from June to September.
- THE LONG RANGE TRAVERSE
This trekking path is locates in Newfoundland, Canada at the Gros Morne National Park. The nature’s beauty here is at its best with the tundra vegetation and beautiful running water of the lakes and of course the wildlife. It is 25 miles long which can be covered in a week or so. Visit this hiking trail from July to September.
- TOUR DU MOUNT BLANC
It is situated in France, Switzerland and Italy which means while hiking on this trail you can explore three countries which is quite amazing. Apart from that you may find here beautiful mountains, glacial valleys and alpine meadows. It is quite a long trail of 150 miles to be covered in around 10 days or so.
- MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON
As the name suggests, these peaks of mountains are the highest in Africa with a height of 16000 feet. Locates in Ruwenzori Range, Uganda, the trek is 38 miles long which is mostly covered within a week. You may find a large population of elephants over here along with huge glaciers.
- KALALAU TRAIL
This hiking trail is quite steep and the weather over here is generally hot. It is situates in Kauai, Hawaii and United States covering a distance of 22 miles. There is a beautiful jungle having amazing waterfalls and beach view. You can visit here from May to September.
- QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK
It is locates at the north end of the South Island of New Zealand having beautiful hills and water running in between them. It is 44 miles long hiking trek and the best thing is that you can visit the trail any time in the year.
- BAY OF FIRES
This hiking trail is locates in Tasmania, Australia. This trek will let you explore the blue water beaches of the area covered with white sand. This trek is not a self guided one, mean you have to take a guide along with you. It covers a distance of 16 miles.
- TONQUIN VALLEY
Tonquin Valley is situates in Alberta, Canada covering a distance of 27 miles which can be complete within 3-5 days of time. The valley has a beautiful view and it is the most in demand hiking trail. The view of the valley is quite alike a scenery.
- YOSEMITE GRAND TRAVERSE
Situated in the Yosemite National Park in California, United States, this hiking trail includes two famous trails, one is John Muir Trail and the other is Cathedral Range covering a distance of 60 miles. During your hiking trek you may get to explore beautiful waterfalls, meadows, granite basins etc.
- CHILKOOT TRAIL
The best time to visit the Chilkoot Trail is between June to October. This is one of the best hiking trails located in Alaska and Yukon Territory, United States and Canada. It was basically a gold mine which is now convert into a trek for the hikers.
- THE TORRES DEL PAINE “W” CIRCUIT
The route of the trek takes you to the Torres del Paine National Park which is locates in Patagonia, Chile covering a distance of 37 miles. The highlights of the place are the volcanic peaks, glaciers and beautiful lakes. Every hikers follows the “w” circuit because it can be easily cover.
- PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
This trek covers 7 national parks which cover California, Oregon and Washington. It is an extremely long trek with a distance of 2650 miles. During the trek you get to explore the Mojave Desert. The mountains here also cover a height of around 13000 feet.
- GRAND CANYON HIKE
This trail is 44 miles long situated in Arizona, United States. Here you will get to explore the nature Earth. The view here is kind of jaw dropping and obviously worth remembering. You can visit the trail almost any time in the year except from the month of June, July and August.
- SNOWMAN TREK
This trek is located in Bhutan which is more than 200 miles long. It is one of the most challenging hiking trails in the world due to the changing weather conditions of the Himalayan Range. The mountain peaks are very high, around 16000 feet. Take a guided tour along with you if you go on a hiking trek here otherwise you will lost.
- EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
Situated in Nepal on the famous Mount Everest, this trek is 70 miles long. The best thing about this trek is you get to see the highest peak of the world. The best time to visit this trail is from March to November.
- THE NARROWS
This hiking trail is locates in the Zion National Park in the United States which is surround by the beautiful Virgin River covering 26 miles. Most of the hiking takes place in the river area only and in some areas you need to swim as well.
- PAYS DOGAN
The Pays Dogan is locates in Africa and is one of Africa’s most beautiful trails. This place is visited by a lot many hikers every year. The trek may take up to 10 days to complete covering the marvelous landscapes, ancient cliffs and the Dogan Villages. It will be an amazing experience for sure.
- GR20 TRAIL
The GR20 is a very old hiking trail situated in Corsica, France. It is 104 miles long trek covering the amazing mountains, ice, rivers, forests and wildlife. This trek was build in the year 1972. You can reach the destination by local ferries.
- THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS TRAIL
Situated in Himachal Pradesh, India this hiking trail is surely an adventurous one. The route travels from Spiti to Ladakh which is cover in almost 10 days of time. People start their trek from Manali which is easily accessible for the hikers to reach.
- BALTORO GLACIER AND K2
K2 is the world’s second highest mountain situates in Pakistan. You can hike along these icy mountains and endure a totally different trekking experience. It takes around 15 days to cover the whole trail trespassing Paiju, Great Trango Tower and finally K2.
So, these are the 30 fantastic hiking trails that will make your trip a memorable one. These trails will challenge you and make you more enthusiastic as a hiker. Do explore these trails for an extraordinary experience.