Best Hiking Trails in the World
Text and drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt, Founder of Hiking.org
Amazing hiking trails are all over the planet, just looking at Wikipedia’s list of long distance hiking trails gives an impression of how many places walking is more than just walking.
Tough 200 miles / 320 km. high altitude trail, that takes around 25 days, through the Himalaya mountains in Bhutan between India and China
Kalalau Trail – Hawaii
11 miles / 18km. short, (2-3) days. Slippery, dangerous and breath-taking coastal hike on Hawaii.
Nidaros Pilgrim’s route Trail (Norway)
3-4 weeks, 643km. / 400 miles long marked pilgrimage trail running South to North in Norway between Oslo and Tronheim. Now additional trails has been added all leading to Nidaros ( Tronheim)
Mount Everest Base camp Trail
15-20 days hike to one of the Basecamps of Mount Everest, ( Nepal or Tibet, to the highest mountain on Earth.
7-10 Days hike to the top of the highest mountain of Africa: Kilimanjaro ( Tanzania – summit: 5895m. / 19.341ft)
A legendary 4-5 days mountain hiking trail in Peru along ancient paths, to the 15 th century Inca ruins Macchu Picho at an altitude of 2430m./ 7970ft.
Corsica Gr 20 Trail
Corsica’s 180km. / 112 miles ( 2 weeks ) long hiking trail across the high mountains of this Mediterranean island (France) – a hike with official huts/camp-areas along the trail
440km. / 270 miles, 1-4 weeks. A mostly flat mountain trail with many streams and lakes. situated in Northern Sweden, Most hikers only walk the first most Northern (110 km. / 70 miles / 1 week) Mountain huts along the way.
Mountains of the Moon trail
Rwenzori Mountains – 8-10 days trekking in Uganda, Africa – a trek from dense tropical rain forest and up through five vegetation zones to +5000 m. / 16,000ft. high snow covered peaks in one of the most biodiversity rich areas on Earth.
Torres Del Paine
8-9 days approx. 130km. long hike in Patagonia, Chile. Round one of the world’s most legendary National parks. Voted fifth most beautiful places on Earth by National Geographic
Camino de Santiago
30 days, 780 km. / 585 miles. Spain. Spiritual and cultural trail, ( some walk more or less ) Ends at the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. More than 250.000 yearly hikers and pilgrims
A 6 months hike on the legendary, social and marked 3500km. /2200 miles long mostly forest trail on the east side of the USA
Tour de Mont Blanc Trail
Around 10 days ( 105 miles / 170km.) – Hiking by the highest mountain of Europe (4808 m. / 15574 Feet ). A hike through both France, Italy and Switzerland
Bay Of Fires Trail – Tasmania
Tasmanian 20 miles / 33km. long Coastal trail along the beaches of North Eastern Tasmania ( Australia )