about this site
Our mission is simply to list the best, most memorable hikes, long & short, in the world. Hikes that can change your life.
Most are challenging, multi-day adventures. But we also include the very best day hikes: the Tongariro Crossing (New Zealand) & Zion Narrows (USA), for example. We do not (yet) include off-trail scrambles or climbs.
This site helps you get started organizing the trek of a lifetime. The best guidebooks are listed to help you plan. (Be sure to get the most recent edition.)
Currently we are researching the best hikes on Earth adding an information page overview for each. Note: a link tagged with this symbol opens in a new window.
Check South America first, the most neglected hiking destination.
This is a work in progress. Can you help? Do you know of a fantastic hike that is not yet listed on this site? Did you notice any errors? If so, please e-mail us through contact links on every page.
We appreciate your feedback! E-mail the BestHike.com editor.