If you’ve been on a few hikes in your hometown and find yourself feeling hungry for more, you’re going to need to start planning more adventurous routes to satisfy your needs. There are so many incredible hiking routes, we couldn’t possibly list them all here! However, below you’ll find some of the best ones to help you to get your search started.
Te Araroa Trail In New Zealand
On this trail, you’ll get to enjoy many diverse landscapes with 2,000 miles of coastal sand, alpine ridges, and jungle bushwhacks amongst other things. You’ll trek through farmland and hike past volcanoes for a grand total of 1,864 miles.
West Highland Way, Scotland
This hike is 96 miles through the Scottish Highlands, and noted as one of the most beautiful in the world. There’s plenty of greenery to enjoy and a picturesque landscape that you’ll remember forever. Just be warned that the weather is unpredictable, even in summer, so make sure you take the appropriate gear with you. You’ll want plenty of layers!
Long Range Traverse In Newfoundland, Canada
This trek is almost 25 miles, and is perfect for those who want pristine camps and solitude. Canada is already renowned for having some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and this hike is certainly no different. It won’t take you too long but you’ll still get a good stretch!
Pacific Crest Trail In California, Oregon, And Washington
With this trail you get to enjoy beauty and variety for 2,650 miles. Want to know what to expect? Read the book ‘Wild’ or even watch the film Cheryl Strayed took a cleansing trip here when she went through a rough patch, and it helped her to become the successful person she is today.
Overland Track In Tasmania, Australia
Here you’ll get to enjoy wild, natural, and beautiful terrain for 40 miles. You’ll see rainforest and alpine lakes, and get plenty of opportunities for watching wildlife. If you want to go off the beaten path a bit, you’ll need to take a hiking GPS to stay safe. Wild hiking is a joy, but staying safe is crucial!
Kungsleden (The King’s Trail), Northern Sweden
This 275 mile trail is full of untouched wilderness and sunshine that doesn’t seem to end. You’ll actually need a sleep mask to get some darkness! There are many rustic huts for shelter, as well as four national parks and a nature reserve. You might even spot some reindeer if you’re lucky.
Yoshida Trail, Mount Fuji, Japan
If you want to experience a Japanese cultural tradition for yourself, this is the way to do it. There are several trails to the top of the mountain, but Yoshida covers around 8 miles and is the most popular one. This will be a memorable climbing experience like no other. You won’t get tranquility, as there are so many other climbers, but you can stop for noodles and enjoy the sunrise with hundreds of new friends. It’s important to note that this is not a wilderness experience, but a cultural trip.
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