Besthike.com is an index of the best hikes, treks and tramps in the world.
Our mission is simply catalogue the best hikes. Walks that can change your life.
The West Coast Trail in Canada, for example.
The Besthike blog is a day-to-day update on what’s happening with the site. And what’s happening around the world.
Remember that this is a blog. It’s opinion, not journalism. We have no fact checkers nor lawyers. If you see a mistake we are happy to fix it. If you have a contrary opinion, we are happy to post it.
- Information of interest to independent hikers.
- Things that are NEW. DIFFERENT. ORIGINAL.
- Insider information not available elsewhere.
- Hikes in parts of the world not well covered on the internet now: Africa, China, Russia, etc.
- Technology / Apps being used by hikers
The more succinct, the better. But include visuals: graphics, photos, videos.
Send an email to BestHike editor RickMcCharles (a) gmail.
Most of our recommended hikes 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.
The best guidebooks are listed to help you plan. (Be sure to get the most recent edition.)
The site editor is Rick McCharles from Canada. The blog should be supporting our list of best hikes but sometimes verges on self-indulgence.
Our home page photo is by Tim Tiedemann who shared it on Unsplash.
Questions? Suggestions? This is a work in progress. Do you know of a fantastic hike that is not yet listed on this site? Did you notice any errors? Please message us.