top 10 day hikes worldwide

For at least 10 years we’ve hemmed and hawed trying to come up with a defendable list of the best day hikes around the world.

Here’s (finally) our first draft. Two from Norway!

Each is unique. Unforgettable. Each just might change your life.

top 10 day hikes

Top-10#1) Harder Ridge, Interlaken, Switzerland
#2) Besseggen Ridge, Norway
#3) Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
#4) Zion Narrows Top-Down Route, Utah
#5) Reinebringen, Lofoten, Norway
#6) Alpine Circuit, Lake O’Hara, Canada
#7) Caminito del Rey, Spain
#8) The Wave, Arizona
#9) Puez-Odle Altopiano, Dolomites, Italy
10) Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

Leave a comment if you have any great day hikes to add.

Harder Ridge
Harder Ridge


Julia recommends the Dawson-Pitamakan Loop in Glacier National Park, Montana. And one of the many great day hikes out of El Chalten in Patagonia — perhaps Laguna de Los Tres.

20 great hikes worldwide

Looks quite a good list. I’ve done 6 of these myself. All excellent.

Torres del Paine W Trek, Chile
Markha Valley Trek, India
Bechler River Trail, Yellowstone National Park, USA
Tok Tokkie Trails, Namibia
Carros de Foc, Pyrenees, Spain
Inca Trail, Peru
Lost City, Columbia
Camino de Santiago, Spain
Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia
King’s Peak, Utah, USA
Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda & Democratic Republic of Congo
Jebal Shams, Oman
Conrad Kain Hut, Bugaboos, Canada
Cordillera Real, Bolivia
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Choquequirao Ruins, Peru
Poon Hill Trek, Nepal
Jesus Trail, Israel
Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia
Albanian Alps

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20 of the Best Wilderness Hikes Around the World from Travel Bloggers

The one that appeals most to me right now is doing something in the Cordillera Real, Bolivia.

Something like Cam Honan’s 150 miles (241 km) 9-day Cordillera Real Traverse.

BEST National Parks in the World

I love National Parks. But ranking the 4000 worldwide is super difficult.

Men’s Journal gave it a try.

1. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska

2. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

3. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

4. Kakadu National Park, Australia

5. Jasper National Park, Canada

See more.

(via Adventure Blog)

15 iconic Oregon coast hikes

From towering Neahkahnie Mountain to the chasms of Cape Perpetua, there are hiking trails that run up and down our gorgeous coastline, exploring the forests, dunes, tide pools and beaches that make it up.

… One of the best things about hiking the Oregon coast is how easily you can access such incredible views …

Blacklock Point from Floras Lake Hike