9 Of the World’s Best Hiking Trails

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Do you love hiking and you’re also on the hunt for your next adventure? If so, this is the right article for you that is going to give you that dose of adrenaline and your much-needed boost! When it comes to scaling breathtaking peaks and panoramic views, the world is your oyster, and it is up to you to choose your path. There are simply too many incredible hikes to do in one lifetime, but there are countless countries in the world where you can feel that same elation from up high. Here are just some that we recommend checking out.

1. Kepler Track, New Zealand

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All hiking enthusiasts should see what New Zealand has to offer in terms of long-distance adventures. The South Island is packed with staggering peaks and multi-day hikes that, thanks to New Zealand’s small population, you can often enjoy all to yourself. Not only that, but you will want to check out New Zealand and all of its beautiful attractions.

The Kepler Track is one of The Great Walks of New Zealand, and places hikers in the center of Fjordland in South Island. The 3-day hike takes you to several summits, breathtaking valleys, and lakes, and hikers can choose to take their own tents or book into a hut along the way.

2. Greater Patagonian Trail, Chile and Argentina

Stretching an immense 1,900 miles, the Greater Patagonian Trail starts in northern Chile in Santiago and finishes on Navarino Island, making it a breathtaking view for all of its visitors. Not a hike for the faint-hearted and definitely one that requires great orientation and map-reading skills, the hike doesn’t follow an established path, but rather a series of small, unofficial roads. So, only give it a go if you’re a seasoned athlete.

Not only does it challenge your body, but it challenges your mind too. Remaining an unfinished conquest for many, the trail sorts the pioneers from the experts. It is one of the few identify-defining tracks on the planet.

3. Ocean to Lake Trail, Florida

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A much more manageable trail that can be done in four days, the Ocean to Lake Trail boasts some of the most undulating, varied landscapes of any hike. It is also considered one of the more affordable tracks and is easily accessible in Florida. Much of this trail is spent navigating through swamps, forests of cypresses, and miles of sand, yet it is a fun ride for all age groups.

Of course, all landscapes in Florida come with their fair share of wildlife that can threaten your safety, This hiking tour is just as much about traversing these tropical plains as it is keeping an eye out for your own personal safety.

4. Route K, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Super easily manageable for all fitness levels, this hike winds through the emerald ponds and lakes that make up this stunning corner of Croatia. Have you ever been to Croatia before? If not, now might be the perfect time to give it a go since it is known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, friendly people, and yet this fun and amusing trail. Thanks to a complex network of serpentine trails, you can immerse yourself in every inch of this jaw-dropping national park.

5. The Thorsborne Trail, Australia

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A real venture off the East Coast, The Thorsborne Trail takes hikers along the east coast of Hinchinbrook Island off the coast from Cardwell. Thanks to governmental regulation, only 20 people are allowed on this island at any time, meaning you can enjoy the swamps, craggy cliffs, and stunning native wildlife all to yourself. If Australia is on your bucket list, this is the perfect 2-in-1 type of deal. You will enjoy the track especially since it is a small and sentimental gathering, allowing you to enjoy an intimate setting along with the rest of your group.

6. Inka Trail, Peru

The Inca Trail, a trail shrouded in legend and mystery, offers a fun and adventure-boosting journey through the mystical Machu Picchu. This ancient pathway traces its way through the formidable Andes, unfurling before hikers a breathtaking panorama of nature’s grandeur. Majestic snow-capped peaks stand as sentinels against the azure sky, while dense cloud forests envelop the trail, creating an otherworldly ambiance. You will enjoy the scenery while the trail is considered to be of medium difficulty.

7. Tour du Mont Blanc, France, Italy, Switzerland

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If you find yourself in Europe we have a challenge for you: check out the majestic Mont Blanc massif, this trail forms a serpentine pathway through the heart of the Alps, revealing a tapestry of breathtaking landscapes that captivate the senses. It is a tough track to beat, as hikers meander along the route, they are treated to sweeping panoramic vistas that unfold before them—glistening glaciers, verdant alpine meadows, and quaint mountain villages perched on hillsides. Not only it is fun, but it also allows you to understand different cultures such as French, Italian, and Swiss, enriching the hiking experience with a mosaic of traditions, languages, and culinary delights.

8. Overland Track, Australia

Did you know that this track is nestled like a hidden gem in the heart of Tasmania? In fact, this is a 40-mile odyssey through the untamed beauty of this island state. Beyond being a mere trek, it stands as a testament to the unspoiled wilderness that defines Tasmania, offering hikers an immersive experience into the very soul of Australia’s natural wonders. If you want to see ancient rainforests, draped in moss and echoing with the symphony of birdcalls – this track offers it all!

9. Kumano Kodo, Japan

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If you find yourself in Japan we have a special treat for you. The Kumano Kodo stands as an ancient pilgrimage trail, a sacred pathway that transcends time while showing you the heart of Japan’s cultural and spiritual heritage. This enchanting trail, marked by a tapestry of shrines, lush forests, and inviting hot springs, offers hikers an immersive experience amidst the tranquil beauty of the Japanese countryside. This is a track that was visited and walked through by emperors, samurai, and ascetics who have sought solace and enlightenment along its sacred route. You will love the forests, and nature, as well as the tranquil feeling it will leave on you.