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The Best Hiking Destinations in the World

The Best Hiking Destinations in the World

The Best Hiking Destinations in the World

In a world full of social media and technology, hiking is one of the best activities that you can do to unwind and relax whilst keeping healthy and active. This article is dedicated to providing you with the best destinations for you to go hiking. We have compiled a list or reviews and recommendations from people that enjoy travelling and hiking. We have split this article into three sections: The best European hiking destinations, the best hiking destinations in the US and the best hiking destinations in the world.

The Best European Hiking Destinations

Hiking in Slovenia

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Whether you are seeking relaxation or an adrenaline-filled adventure, the small country of Slovenia is one of the best hiking destinations in Europe. With over 6,000 miles of well-marked trails, the country offers visitors a range of interesting and diverse trails to explore the serene beauty of Slovenia while embracing the country’s vibrant culture and unique delicacies. From the challenging long-distance Slovenian Mountain Trail which takes visitors across mountain peaks, glacier-carved valleys, and forest plateaus throughout the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park to easy hikes on the sun-kissed, wine-growing hills of Brda, Slovenia offers a trail for hikers of all ages and skill sets.

Contributor: Jordan Barry

Organisation: Imagine, NY

Website: http://www.imagine-team.com/

Hiking in Scotland

silhouette of man walking along field leading to mountain

The immense depth and beauty within the Isle of Skye is hard to believe. The little isle is filled to the brim with fantastic geological formations and rugged landscapes for hiking, plus amazing medieval castles and coastal fishing too. Be sure to hike to the legendary Fairy Pools which houses colourful waterfalls and a picturesque backdrop of mountainous Scottish terrain.

 

Contributor: Sam Maizlech

Organisation: Glacier Wellness

Website: https://glacierwellness.co/

Hiking in Poland

aerial photography of mountains

Poland might not be the first place you think of when you think of great hiking destinations, but the Tatra Mountains offer what some consider to be some of the best hiking trails in Europe. All of the trails are beautiful, but also very accessible and perfect for beginners or more experienced hikers. Plus, compared to other hiking areas of Poland, these trails are very cheap to access!

Contributor: Sam Williamson

Organisation: WeSwap Travel Money

Website: https://www.weswap.com/en/travel-money-card/

The Best Hiking Destinations in the US

 

Russian River, California

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While this area is known its amazing wineries, the area is also known for its epic hikes. Hiking in Armstrong Woods amongst the massive and awe inspiring Redwoods is pretty amazing. Closer to the coast and about a 15 minute drive from Armstrong Woods, is a hiking trail in Duncan’s Mills. It is three miles long and begins at 935 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,986 feet. Along the trail there is a forest. This trail connects with the following: Full Monty Trail, Fern Tree and Badger Hill Vista Trail, Freeze Out Trail, Upper Old Barn Trail, Box Springs Trail and Seven Springs Trail.

Contributor: Michael Volpatt

Organisation: Larkin/Volpatt communications

Website: www.russianriver.com

Glacier National Park, Montana

man in blue T-shirt on top of the mountain under the blue sky

Although most people don’t associate Montana with vacations, Glacier National Park is home to some of the best views and most beautiful hiking in America. In fact, the national park offers over 700 miles of trails featuring breath-taking sites, diverse landscapes, and awe-inspiring wildlife. Whether you’re looking for easy nature strolls or intense hikes along the continental divide, Glacier National Park has you covered. Don’t miss Logan Pass, the highest point in the area with hiking along the west side of the continental divide filled with wildflowers and mountain goat.

Contributor: Sam Maizlech

Organisation: Glacier Wellness

Website: https://glacierwellness.co/

Olympic National Park, Washington

South Korea, Mountains, Sky, Clouds, Fog, Peaks

Eight miles from Lake Quinault Lodge guests can find interconnected trails within the Quinault Rainforest with interpretive signage or explore the Enchanted Valley, the land of 1,000 waterfalls. From Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, guests can access the famed Lover’s Lane Loop, one of the most popular trails in the area, or hike to the majestic Sol Duc Falls. Self-guided hikes from Lake Crescent Lodge along Marymere Falls Trail lead to 90-foot Falls Creek waterfall.

Contributor: Lindsey Gubler

Organisation: Bridges Media Group

Website: www.bridgesmediagroup.com

The Best Hiking Destinations Globally

The Australian Outback

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Hiking is one thing, but imagine being able to access some of the most isolated places in the world with all your needs covered – food, water & supplies – and without carrying it yourself!

If you really want to hike off the beaten tracks, enjoy isolated places & see Australian Outback scenery only possible to see by foot and with the companion of a camel – This is the package for you. Perfect to the animal loving hiker, the ‘Camel Connection’ friendly pack camels adore human contact and possibly will become one of the best trekking companions you’ve ever had.

Contributor: Tara Lea

Organisation: Camel Connection

Website: www.CamelConnection.com

South Korea

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Most people think of cities when they think of South Korea, but the young nation is home to one of the most remarkable national parks in all of Asia. The Bukhansan National Park is surprisingly close to Seoul yet feels like another world. The stunning park is covered in all sorts of flora and fauna, ancient temples, and gorgeous sites with hiking trails for every skill level. South Korea is a friendly country that is perfect for your next hiking adventure.

Contributor: Sam Maizlech

Organisation: Glacier Wellness

Website: https://glacierwellness.co/

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