Hike Mount Hua (Hua Shan)

Huashan National Park, China

Though it’s recently been featured on tons of “World’s Craziest Hikes” lists, the truly treacherous section of the trail is only a small portion on the huge, winding trail up the westernmost of China’s Five Great Mountains. This portion is quite terrifying, with its dilapidated wooden planks over top a sheer drop off, and not much to hang on to. The multiple trails scattering the five mountains were originally meant as imperial pilgrimage sites scared to the Taoists, but now the7.5 mile trail from the gate to the top of the highest peak, South Peak, is visited by both spiritual travelers and tourists.

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