Grow your list with our 5 bucket list trails…
If you’re a hiker by heart, your bucket list is hardly complete without any of our list of 5 must hike trails. Spanning to virtually every corner of the globe, we think you’ll agree these scenic destinations are the cream of the crop for experienced hikers everywhere.
Laugavegurinn/Fimmvörðuháls Pass, Iceland
Atop many hiker’s ultimate trail list includes this roughly 50 mile stretch of Icelandic paradise. Best known for its endless variances in scenery, considerable for such a moderate trail, this is one eye-poppig hike.
Trekkers will be treated to 20 different waterfalls within the first leg of the trip. Any fan of J.R.R. Tolkien will also relish the chance to pass through “the woods of Thor,” a marvelous expanse said to have inspired Middle-earth.
Caribou Tracks, Alaska
Consisting of various trails and measuring roughly 400 miles in totality, the Caribou Tracks of Alaska have long been considered a premiere destination for serious hikers. The Alaskan wilderness is truly one of the most breathtaking trails in America, let alone the northern hemisphere.
With over 325,000 animals and counting, this massive Western Arctic Caribou Herd Arctic is hailed as the largest in all of Alaska. To put it bluntly, there’s nowhere else in America as undisturbed or altered by modern man.
The Long Range Traverse, Newfoundland, Canada
This 25 mile trail is a serious crowd pleaser, perfect for just about anyone regardless of their personal experience. Located along the Long Range Mountains near the Gulf of St. Lawrence, just within reach of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula and considered one of the most remote areas within Canada.
This hike boasts unbeatable cliffs and makes for an experience beyond compare. If you’re looking to leave the modern world behind completely, the swallowing wilderness will envelop you and provide you with absolute clarity.
If you ever have the luxury of spending weeks adventuring through France and you’re looking for a challenge, there’s no better hike than the GR20. With unreal landscapes brimming with deep forestland, moonscapes, glacial lakes and snow-capped peaks, you’d be certifiably insane not to bring along a camera.
Only experienced hikers need apply; the rocky terrain and tumultuous traverses will test your endurance and resolve. It has commonly been said that making it through the GR20 will forever change you – that’s quite the upsell.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
One of our favorite international hikes, the Everest Base Camp is the perfect trail for just about anyone with the ability to reach it. Yielding the best scenery from any hike you’re likely to experience, you’ll enjoy full views of Everest, the highest recorded point on Earth. The base of Everest is a lot more forgiving than its peak.
With friendly people along your journey, this area is more populated than you might expect. Modern revamps even allow for you to pop in for a pint in select areas, where you can knock one back and be regaled with stories of epic human achievement.