I’ve been to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
But until yesterday I’d never heard of hiking in Nigeria.
By BestHike editor Rick McCharles
Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, offers many challenging multi-day adventures. And many very challenging day hikes.
In this post, however, I focus on easy highway-accessible day hikes recommended for kids, families, everyone.
I hiked most of these. All good.
Almost everyone stops for the short walk to the viewing platform at Lady Falls.
Without question Lower Myra Falls is best of the easy day hikes. Don’t miss it. And bring a bathing suit if weather is good.
Auger Point Fire Trail was interesting in seeing how some trees can survive major forest fires.
If you stay at Buttle Lake campground, I loved their Beach Access Trail.
I was cycling this trip, hiding my bike in the trees between each short nature walk.
Guest post by Nem, editor at TheGearHunt.com.
Packed with hidden gems, the Old Continent is a real treat for avid hikers! Europe is the home to some of the most amazing hikes on the planet. From historical sights to natural scenery, there is something for every hiker out there.
If you are on the lookout for new exciting treks, make sure not to miss the six hiking areas listed below!
Georgia and the Caucasus mountains are full of hidden treasures, and what’s even more exciting is that few others have been wondering these stunning places. The country is opening up to the world lately after a period of instability.
While traversing the trails, you will enjoy passing through medieval towns and villages, spotting wildlife like deer, marmot, and chamois, viewing turquoise, white, and green lakes, while surrounded by scenic peaks.
Mestia to Ushguli is one of the best trails this country has to offer. This accessible trek connects a remote mountain village of Ushguli with Mestia, the center of the Svaneti region while offering amazing natural and historical sights.
Avid hikers from all over the world are rushing to explore the ancient Black Forest. Westweg trail, the oldest and most famous long-distance hiking trail in Germany, provides a magical experience.
Green meadows, ancient forests, quiet mountain lakes, glacial valleys, panoramic rock crests, and mountains make this trail so unique.
Leading through quiet forests and over lonely plateaus, Westweg is ideal for more experienced hikers.
Before hitting the outdoors and exploring the trails, it is always advisable to learn to signal SOS and other necessary survival skills, as you may find yourself in an emergency. You’ll feel more confident, and if you are in a sticky situation, you will know exactly what to do to stay safe.
With their unique geology and stunning rock formations, The Dolomites are trekkers’ paradise. While exploring the Alta Via 1 trail, you will see incredibly beautiful surroundings, from spiky peaks, lush forests, vast pastel meadows, to pristine alpine lakes, limestone cliffs, and even old battle sites from World War I!
You can explore steep rocky hillsides and tunnels, like famous Galleria Lagazuoi, or visit the Ladin shepherds in their villages.
With so much diversity, it is no wonder this entire picturesque area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And as a bonus, when you get tired or need refreshment, there are rifugios with home-cooked meals and a clean bed.
If going off the beaten path excites you, then Carpathian trails are the perfect fit. Located in Western Serbia, Tara Mountain offers incredible landscapes, especially the popular Zaovine triptych route.
Diverse topographical makeup of Dinarides with striking and deep gorges between mountain peaks makes this region particularly exquisite. Drina Gorge is one of the most beautiful ones, offering views of western Serbia and nearby Bosnia.
One of the five official lookouts, Banjska Stena, provides spectacular views of the Drina canyon, Lake Perućac, and mountain ranges. The mountain’s slopes are covered with dense forests and numerous meadows with cliffs and limestone caves.
The entire Alpe Adria trail usually takes over a month to hike, since it is a 466 miles long, 43-stage trail. Ever walked through the Garden of Eden? Well, here’s your chance.
A route from Carinthia’s mountain lakes to the Dolomites Mountains has been described just like that. The trail runs through non-alpine terrain most of the time, and the landscape is sure to capture your heart.
You will experience the Southern Alps’ beauty while enjoying views of sheer cliffs and vertical walls of Friuli-Venezia Giulia’portion of the Dolomites, charming villages, and breathtaking waterfalls.
If you are looking for seldom traveled routes, start your adventure in Karytaina, and continue north to Dimitsana. Babbling streams, an abundance of wildflowers, and meadows with olive groves and cypress trees will sweep you off your feet.
The unpaved trail will get you to stunning mountaintop monasteries while walking parallel to the rushing Lousios River. The impressive and well preserved Prodromou monastery built on the cliffs of the gorge is not far from the church of Saint Athanasios.
When you get to the church, a panoramic view of the spectacular gorge and the Byzantine monasteries of Philosophou (the oldest monastery in Arcadia) emerges.
Whichever trail you choose to take, there is a fantastic adventure waiting for you! Pack your backpack, and off you go to explore the best hiking treks in Europe!
This list was posted by CareerGappers who certainly haven’t hiked them all.
On the other hand, it’s quite good. We’ve bolded the best of the best.
Here’s her list of Patagonian BestHikes you can do independently.
We’ve bolded the best of the best.
Related – our information pages:
Locked down for COVID-19, we’ve had time to do some housekeeping / updating on our dozens of BestHike information pages.
Any hiker visiting this page for the first time should start with our top 10 lists.
The West Coast Trail in Canada is our #1 hike in the world, for example.
Harder Ridge, Switzerland, our #1 day hike.
We feel the best hiking destination anywhere is New Zealand. Particularly right now.
Information pages are detailed descriptions for those planning a future hiking holiday.
We’ve just added a Norway hiking information page, for example:
And we’ve added a Turkey information page:
We’d rank Chilkoot Trail the best hike in Yukon.
Click through to see the full list with details.
Dientes Circuit, Chile
Chinese Wall, Montana
Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
Rockwall, British Columbia
Jomolhari Loop, Bhutan
John Muir Trail, California
Pinhoti Trail, Alabama & Georgia
I’m planning on the Chinese Wall in Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana myself. June 2020.
Start about 85 miles west of Great Falls, at the South Fork Sun River Trailhead, and hike 23 miles northwest. You’ll climb along the Continental Divide and spot elks, moose, and mountain goats along the way. Once you reach White River Pass, at the southern end of the wall, you’ll find a choice of multiple routes, including an eight-mile trail along the wall that ends at a lookout called Larch Hill Pass.