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Explore! posted this list of their top hikes in the world according to:

  1. Length (Distance)
  2. Elevation
  3. Duration
  4. Weather
  5. Instagrammability

I find it a strange mix of short day , adventures, and even one technical mountain climb (Huayna Potosi).

#2 is the Scenic Drive, Zion National . Zion is beautiful — but a drive is in a vehicle. I'm assuming they mean to day from that vehicle.

  1. Perito Moreno Glacier Trail, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
  2. Aoraki/Mount Cook Loop, Canterbury, New Zealand
  3. Scenic Drive, Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, USA
  4. Continental Divide Trail From NM 547, Grants, New Mexico, USA
  5. Lower Yosemite Falls Trail, Yosemite Valley, California, USA
  6. Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon Park, Queensland, Australia
  7. Colca Canyon:Cabanaconde – Llahuar, Cabanaconde, Arequipa,
  8. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia
  9. B'nei Hamoshavim Ascent Loop from ןיע ידג, Ein Gedi, Israel
  10. Jaffa Port – St Peter's Church Loop from יזבש, Tel Aviv, Israel
  11. World's End – Baker's Falls Loop from Ohiya, Horton Plains National Park & World's End, Sri Lanka
  12. South Kaibab Trail to Ooh Aah Point, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
  13. Okatse Canyon Loop from ზედა გორდი, Banchueti, Georgia
  14. Western Wall, Jerusalem ינמראה עבור from Loop, Jerusalem, Israel
  15. Catbells Circular, District, Cumbria, UK
  16. Piatra Craiului Ridge Walk, Magura, Brasov County, Transylvania, Romania
  17. Mirador Loop, Cotapaxi, Mejia, Cotopaxi, Ecuador
  18. Path of the Gods, Bomerano, Campania, Italy
  19. Balcony Trail, Madeira, Portugal
  20. Offa's Dyke Trail, Chepstow, Monmouthshire to Prestatyn, Denbighshire, UK
  21. Kaieteur Falls, Chenapau, Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana
  22. Birtvisi Canyon Viewpoint and Ruins Hike, Tbisi, Kvemo Kartli, Georgia
  23. El Tepozteco, Tepoztlan, Mexico
  24. Grand Canyon Track, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
  25. Shulamit-Quelle Loop ידג ןיע from, Wadi David, Israel
  26. Berber Villages, Atlas Mountains, Asni, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
  27. Robberg Peninsula, Plettenberg Bay, South
  28. Montfort Castle Loop from הפצמ הליה, Upper Galilee, Israel
  29. Cecilia Waterfall via Cecilia Forest, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa
  30. Inca Trail (Mollepata), Aguas Calientes, Peru
  31. Huayna Potosi, La Paz, Bolivia
  32. Mt Rosea Loop, The Grampians, Halls Gap, Victoria, Australia
  33. Dschelada Pavian Loop from Gich, Simien National Park, Ethiopia
  34. Annapurna Circuit, Besi Sahar, Nepal
  35. Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Route, Arusha, Tanzania

Like most of these meaningless lists, it's effective in getting me thinking about future hiking trips. I looked up the Birtvisi Canyon Viewpoint and Ruins Hike, for example, but found it's only 1.8-km long.

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View of Buttermere in the Lake District

Best in the UK – Exploring Nature's Beauty

Introduction:

Welcome to our guide on the 15 best hikes in the UK! If you're an adventure enthusiast or simply love exploring nature's beauty, you're in for a treat. The United Kingdom offers a diverse range of trails, from towering peaks to tranquil coastal paths. Lace up your boots and get ready for an unforgettable journey through some of the most stunning landscapes the UK has to offer.

#1. Snowdon, Wales: Located in Snowdonia National , Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and a must-visit for avid hikers. The trail offers breath-taking views of rugged terrain and shimmering lakes. The summit rewards hikers with panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.

#2. Ben Nevis, Scotland: Standing tall in the Scottish Highlands, Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the UK. This challenging takes you through dramatic landscapes, including steep slopes and rocky paths. The sense of achievement you'll feel when reaching the summit is unparalleled.

#3. The Lake District, England: With its rolling hills, serene lakes, and charming villages, the District is a hiker's paradise. Explore popular trails such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, and Catbells. Don't forget your camera, as the picturesque scenery will leave you in awe.

#4. Causeway Coast Way, Northern Ireland: Experience the stunning beauty of the Causeway Coast Way in Northern Ireland. This coastal trail offers magnificent views of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and the iconic Giant's Causeway. Immerse yourself in ancient legends and geological wonders along the way.

#5. Hadrian's Wall Path, England: Step back in time and hike along the historic Hadrian's Wall Path. This 84-mile trail follows the route of the ancient Roman wall, offering glimpses into the past. Marvel at the impressive remains and enjoy the rolling countryside that accompanies this fascinating journey.

#6. The South West Coast Path, England: Stretching over 630 miles, the South West Coast Path is the longest National Trail in the UK. This epic hike takes you along the rugged coastline of England's southwestern tip, offering breath-taking views of cliffs, beaches, and charming seaside towns.

#7. The West Highland Way, Scotland: Embark on a journey through the stunning Scottish Highlands on the West Highland Way. This 96-mile trail takes you through diverse landscapes, including lochs, moors, and majestic mountains. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Scotland's wilderness.

#8. The Peak District, England: Nestled in the heart of England, the Peak District is a hiker's dream. Explore scenic trails such as Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, and Stanage Edge. With its dramatic rock formations and sweeping vistas, the Peak District offers an unforgettable hiking experience.

#9. The Jurassic Coast, England: Discover the ancient wonders of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 95-mile stretch along the southern coast of England showcases stunning rock formations, fossil-rich cliffs, and secluded coves. As you hike along the Jurassic Coast, you'll be transported back millions of years, marvelling at the geological history preserved in the layers of rock.

#10. The Brecon Beacons, Wales: Escape to the enchanting landscapes of the Brecon Beacons in Wales. With its sweeping valleys, cascading waterfalls, and heather-clad hills, this national park offers a variety of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. The Brecon Beacons truly are a nature lover's paradise.

#11. The Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland: Venture to the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, where dramatic peaks and glacial valleys await. Don't miss the chance to conquer Slieve Donard, the highest mountain in Northern Ireland, and be rewarded with breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside and the shimmering Irish Sea.

#12. The Cotswolds, England: Experience the idyllic beauty of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This quintessentially English countryside is dotted with charming villages, rolling hills, and picturesque meadows. The Cotswolds offer a range of leisurely walks and challenging hikes, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of rural England.

#13. The Cairngorms, Scotland: Explore the untamed wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. With its rugged mountains, ancient forests, and sparkling lochs, this vast expanse of natural beauty is a paradise for hikers. Follow trails that lead you through breath-taking landscapes, where you might spot rare wildlife such as red deer and golden eagles.

#14. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Wales: Discover the coastal splendor of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales. This 186-mile trail winds its way along the stunning coastline, offering panoramic vistas of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and hidden coves. Immerse yourself in the refreshing sea breeze as you explore this captivating route.

#15. The Yorkshire Dales, England: Last but certainly not least, the Yorkshire Dales National Park beckons with its rolling hills, limestone valleys, and charming villages. Lace up your boots and wander along picturesque trails that meander through lush meadows and past cascading waterfalls. The Yorkshire Dales provide a true escape into nature's embrace.

Conclusion:

The UK is a treasure trove of natural beauty, and the 15 best hikes we've explored in this blog post offer a glimpse into the breathtaking landscapes that await you. Whether you're seeking rugged mountains, serene coastlines, or picturesque countryside, the UK has something to satisfy every hiker's wanderlust. So, pack your backpack, put on your hiking boots, and embark on an adventure of a lifetime as you explore the wonders of these remarkable trails. Happy hiking!

FAQs:

Q1: Are these hikes suitable for beginners? A1: Some of the hikes mentioned are suitable for beginners, while others require more experience and preparation. It's important to research each trail's difficulty level and choose accordingly.

Q2: Can I bring my dog along on these hikes? A2: Dog policies vary for each trail and national park. Make sure to check the rules and regulations regarding dogs before planning your hike.

Q3: Are there camping facilities available along these trails? A3: Many of the trails mentioned have designated camping areas or nearby campgrounds. However, it's essential to plan and book in advance, especially during peak seasons.

Q4: What is the best time of year to hike in the UK? A4: The best time to hike in the UK is typically during the spring and summer months, from April to September. However, it's important to check the specific trail and region, as weather conditions can vary.

Q5: Are there any guided hiking tours available for these trails? A5: Yes, guided hiking tours are available for many of these trails, especially the popular ones. These tours can provide valuable insights, local knowledge, and additional safety measures. Consider booking a guided tour if you prefer a more organized hiking experience.

Q6: What essentials should I pack for these hikes? A6: Some essential items to pack for these hikes include sturdy hiking boots, appropriate clothing layers, a backpack, a map or GPS device, plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes.

Remember, always prioritize safety when embarking on any hiking adventure. Check weather forecasts, inform someone about your plans, and be prepared for unexpected situations.

So, whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner looking to explore the beauty of nature, these 15 best hikes in the UK offer a plethora of breathtaking trails to satisfy your wanderlust. Lace up your boots, follow the path less traveled, and immerse yourself in the remarkable landscapes that await you. Happy hiking!

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Explore! posted this list of their top hikes in the world according to:

  1. Length (Distance)
  2. Elevation
  3. Duration
  4. Weather
  5. Instagrammability

I find it a strange mix of short day hikes, adventures, and even one technical mountain climb (Huayna Potosi).

#2 is the Scenic Drive, Zion National . Zion is beautiful — but a drive is in a vehicle. I'm assuming they mean to day from that vehicle.

  1. Perito Moreno Glacier Trail, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
  2. Aoraki/Mount Cook Loop, Canterbury, New Zealand
  3. Scenic Drive, Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, USA
  4. Continental Divide Trail From NM 547, Grants, New Mexico, USA
  5. Lower Yosemite Falls Trail, Yosemite Valley, California, USA
  6. Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon Park, Queensland, Australia
  7. Colca Canyon:Cabanaconde – Llahuar, Cabanaconde, Arequipa,
  8. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia
  9. B'nei Hamoshavim Ascent Loop from ןיע ידג, Ein Gedi, Israel
  10. Jaffa Port – St Peter's Church Loop from יזבש, Tel Aviv, Israel
  11. World's End – Baker's Falls Loop from Ohiya, Horton Plains National Park & World's End, Sri Lanka
  12. South Kaibab Trail to Ooh Aah Point, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
  13. Okatse Canyon Loop from ზედა გორდი, Banchueti, Georgia
  14. Western Wall, Jerusalem ינמראה עבור from Loop, Jerusalem, Israel
  15. Catbells Circular, District, Cumbria, UK
  16. Piatra Craiului Ridge Walk, Magura, Brasov County, Transylvania, Romania
  17. Mirador Loop, Cotapaxi, Mejia, Cotopaxi, Ecuador
  18. Path of the Gods, Bomerano, Campania, Italy
  19. Balcony Trail, Madeira, Portugal
  20. Offa's Dyke Trail, Chepstow, Monmouthshire to Prestatyn, Denbighshire, UK
  21. Kaieteur Falls, Chenapau, Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana
  22. Birtvisi Canyon Viewpoint and Ruins Hike, Tbisi, Kvemo Kartli, Georgia
  23. El Tepozteco, Tepoztlan, Mexico
  24. Grand Canyon Track, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
  25. Shulamit-Quelle Loop ידג ןיע from, Wadi David, Israel
  26. Berber Villages, Atlas Mountains, Asni, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
  27. Robberg Peninsula, Plettenberg Bay, South
  28. Montfort Castle Loop from הפצמ הליה, Upper Galilee, Israel
  29. Cecilia Waterfall via Cecilia Forest, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa
  30. Inca Trail (Mollepata), Aguas Calientes, Peru
  31. Huayna Potosi, La Paz, Bolivia
  32. Mt Rosea Loop, The Grampians, Halls Gap, Victoria, Australia
  33. Dschelada Pavian Loop from Gich, Simien National Park, Ethiopia
  34. Annapurna Circuit, Besi Sahar, Nepal
  35. Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Route, Arusha, Tanzania

Like most of these meaningless lists, it's effective in getting me thinking about future trips. I looked up the Birtvisi Canyon Viewpoint and Ruins Hike, for example, but found it's only 1.8-km long.

Perito Moreno glacier photo
my Perito Moreno photos
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10 Adventures put together a good list.

Click through for details.

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  2. Mount Mulanje, Malawi
  3. Mount Toubkal, Morocco
  4. Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  5. Otter Trail, South
  6. Amatola Trail, South Africa
  7. Outeniqua Trail, South Africa
  8.  Mount Meru, Tanzania
  9. Naukluft Trail, Namibia
  10. Drakensberg Grand Traverse, South Africa

10 Spectacular in Africa: Explore the Preserved Wilderness

We'd agree that South Africa and Namibia are the best destinations for the hiker.

Otter Trail is one of our top 10 hikes in the world.

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One of our top 10 day hikes in the world

Why?

Once called the most dangerous pathway  in the world.

  • Caminito del Rey is near Ardales in the province of MálagaSpain, Andalusia
  • first built 1905, the walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for nearly 15 years due to deaths
  • re-opened in 2015
  • new pathway still offers a walk of 2.9 km
  • 1 metre (3 ft) wide climbing over 100 metres (330 ft) above the Guadalhorce river
  • the entire trip from the start at the town of Ardales to finish at Álora would be about 8km and might take 3-4 hours
  • originally built to provide access to workers at hydroelectric power plants Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls

World → Europe

For details click over to our Caminito del Rey information page.

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Gocta (SpanishCatarata del ) is a perennial waterfall with two drops located in Peru‘s province of Bongara in Amazonas, …

… its existence was not made known to the world until after an expedition made in 2002 by a GermanStefan Ziemendorff, with a group of Peruvian explorers. …

Citing various encyclopedias, reference books, and webpages accessible through Google, Gocta Cataracts are unofficially listed as the world's fifth-tallest, after adding Ramnefjellsfossen (Norway) and Mongefossen (Norway).

Furthermore, The World Waterfall Database ranks Gocta as the 16th tallest. …

Tourists can now the trails by foot or horse to the misty base of the waterfall. The nearby town of Chachapoyas is located at an altitude of 2,235 meters (7,333 feet).

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BC – area day

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By BestHike editor Rick McCharles

Strathcona Provincial Park,  Vancouver Island, offers many challenging adventures. And many very challenging day .

In this post, however, I focus on easy highway-accessible day hikes recommended for kids, families, everyone.

I hiked most of these.  All good.

Almost everyone stops for the short walk to the viewing platform at Lady Falls.

  • Elk River Viewpoint
  • Lupin Falls
  • Auger Point
  • Karst Creek
  • Wild Ginger
  • Shepherd Creek

Without question Lower Myra Falls is best of the easy day hikes.  Don't miss it.   And bring a bathing suit if weather is good.


Auger Point Fire Trail was interesting in seeing how some trees can survive major forest fires.


If you stay at campground, I loved their Beach Access Trail.

I was cycling this trip, hiding my bike in the trees between each short nature walk.

BestHike editor Rick McCharles
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This list was posted by CareerGappers who certainly haven't hiked them all.

On the other hand, it's quite good. We've bolded the best of the best.

35 best hikes and essential tips

Huayhuash

related – our Central Andes TOP 10 BestHike information pages:

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Steph Dyson @worldlyadventur is a writer, guidebook author & blogger. Author of Chile @MoonGuides, and  @RoughGuides.

Here's her list of Patagonian BestHikes you can do independently.

We've bolded the best of the best.

The 15 Best Hikes in Patagonia that You Can Do Without a Guide

Huemul Route

Related – our information pages:

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