A thrilling new adventure awaits you at one of the top places to hike around the world! Whether you are a dedicated mountaineer or just looking to spend some time enjoying nature, each of these thrilling hikes will transport you to a world of wonder and leave you with a lasting sense of accomplishment. Experience rich cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and nature’s finest wildlife at one of these incredible destinations.
Zion’s National Park
Zion’s is home to a variety of rugged trails that capture the unique beauty of the Western United States. Stunning hikes are available to fit all ranges of activity level and desired distance. From Angel’s Landing to the Emerald Pool Trail, Zion’s is guaranteed to go above and your outdoor experience expectations!
Nature preserve located in southern Utah, USA
Towering red cliffs, verdant vegetation, turquoise pools, waterfalls and hanging gardens
Trails are open year round, but Spring and Fall are the best times to avoid extreme heat
A thrilling trek also known as “The King’s Trail” will take you through the most beautiful parts of the Swedish Lapland area and to the shoulder of Mount Kebnekaise. Begin your expedition in Abisko and take in the pristine beauty of glaciers, reindeer, and clear mountain lakes all the way to Hemavan. Several different route options to the top of Kebnekaise provide hikers with a variety of difficulty levels to suit their needs.
65 miles round trip
June through September is the best time to go
During the summer season, huts spaced about a day apart on the trail are manned by wardens and can be used by hikers to stay overnight
Fitz Roy Trek, Patagonia, Argentina
A neighbor to Torres del Paine on the Chilean side of Patagonia, the Fitz Roy Trek in Argentina is located within Los Glaciares National Park and is part of Helio Sur, the largest ice cap outside of a polar region. On average, hiking trails through Fitz Roy are easier than Torres del Paine but still provide sensational views of jagged mountains, untamed landscapes and exotic wildlife.
36 miles round trip
The best time to visit is February or March to avoid crowds and enjoy the Fall weather
World Heritage Site since 1980
Looking to hike somewhere with warmer weather? Begin your route from Dana and pass through miles of striking desert land dotted with vibrant oases, Bedouin camps, the Sharah Mountains and rolling canyonlands. At the end of your journey, enter the Red Rose city of Petra from “The Back Door” and avoid the majority of other sightseers.
45 miles from Dana to Petra
October through April provide the best conditions for hikers
Visit the Siq, the Treasury and the Monastery as well as the Place of High Sacrifice and the Great Temple
Inca Trail, Peru
Take a hike along the ancient Inca Trail to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. Over 500 years ago, this trail was constructed by the Inca people and spans 25,000 miles through Chile, Ecuador and Peru. The classic Inca Trail hike begins in Cusco, passes through Ollantaytambo, and concludes at the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu.
51 miles from Cusco to Machu Picchu
We recommend spending a few days in Cusco before hiking the Inca Trail in order to allow your body to acclimatize to the thinner air and to avoid altitude sickness while hiking
Best time to hike is during the dry season that runs from May to October, avoid trying to go in February as the trail undergoes a month long closure for maintenance.
Mountains of the Moon, Uganda
If you are searching for a hike that will take you through lush jungles, alpine valleys and glacial landscapes, the journey through the Rwenzori Mountains provides hikers with each of these impressive environments. Margherita Peak is the third highest mountain top in Africa, making it a bold new challenge for experienced hikers who would like to avoid crowds.
Best time to climb is from June to August or December to February
Take a side trip to the nearby Bwindi National Park to track gorillas
Bird watching and cultural interactions with locals
Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Located just five miles outside of the town of Westport, the holiest mountain in Ireland offers a remarkable hiking experience to people from all around the world. A faithful tradition of pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick spans from the present day back 5,000 years to the stone age when people gathered at the the mountain to celebrate the start of the harvest season.
9 miles round trip from base to summit and back
Summer months of April-September provide the best hiking conditions
Take part in a cultural celebration and join 1 million pilgrims in hiking the mountain on Reek Sunday on the last Sunday in July of each year