Famous Hiking Trails Around the World

We have compiled a list of some of the best and most famous hiking trails from around the world. You will find them conveniently organized by region. If you think we have missed any important trails please let us know in the comments section below.

Of course, there are many more fantastic hiking trails that we could add to this list but we needed to stop somewhere. If youโ€™re wondering why the trek to Mount Everest didnโ€™t feature on this list, well thatโ€™s because we created a bucket list item, especially for that epic journey.

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13 thoughts on “Famous Hiking Trails Around the World

  1. matt40Zarchy

    This is such an awesome post, i love a good hike. the only thing is that the Cape Town hike is not really a hike but a picture of the drive and not of Lions Head. i actually wrote about this last week, Cape Town has such amazing hikes to offer. My favourite in Cape Town is the crystal pools hike

    you can read about it here if you want

    ps. why is this thing in caps, i tried to make it lower case but couldnt. im not shouting, promise ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hey Matt thanks for the kind words. I get what you mean but it was the best pic we had at the time of writing. Nice post you have going there too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Don’t worry about the caps, it doesn’t post that way.

      • matt40Zarchy

        THanks michael. really enojying the site, meet some really cool people !

        keep well ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Nyiragongo in DRC and Margharita Peak in Uganda are must-adds. Potentially higher on the list than Kilimanjaro!

  3. BHUTAN!!! You must add Bhutan to this list! So many great hikes, from day trips to Tigers Nest, shorter ones to other spectacular monasteries, and then for the more avid hikers you have the famous Snowman Trek. Would much rather be supporting governments of small, friendly countries like Bhutan than dictatorships like China who’ve destroyed Tibet (sorry, political rant over).

  4. Mike Robertson

    You have the Glen Coe range in there from Scotland but what about the West Highland Way, the 100 mile hike that takes you from Milngavie (pronounced Mull-Guy) up to Fort William with the option of going up the Ben if you feel fresh enough as you walk past.

    Aside from that it’s an excellent list and quite a few I did not know of, looks like I will be spending a lot more time hiking the world then…. Happy Days.

  5. You missed THE best hiking trail in the entire middle east. The Lebanon Mountain Trail. Check it out.

  6. Someone forgot about WHOLE EASTERN EUROPE ๐Ÿ™‚ Check trek to Morskie Oko in Poland (http://www.wsj.com/articles/great-lakes-around-the-world-1405509454) or treks in Romania (Karpathian Mountains) or Georgia (Kaukasian!).