Have you ever wondered where some of the best hiking locations are around the world? I know I have!
As someone who loves hiking, it’s been my mission to try out as many locations as possible in addition to learning from other travelers.
Below you’ll find some pretty amazing hiking locations to add to your hiking bucket list! Get ready to start planning your next trip.
1. Arenal National Park – San Carlos, Alajuea – Costa Rica
Why it’s awesome: This was an absolutely amazing hike! First, there’s no way to beat the scenery. As we were hiking we came across water falls and monkeys. Plus some interesting vegetation including the tree that produces the world’s scariest drug, the scopolamine which turns its victims into walking zombies. Luckily for us it’s not dangerous in its plant state, and is ironically very beautiful.
This hike was also pretty amazing since there are a variety of trails to choose from ranging from 30 minutes to a few hours. It allows for customization based on who you’re hiking with, your fitness levels, and how long you want to be out and about. Lastly, this hike can’t be beat due to the fact that you’re hiking around an active volcano! The volcano was rather quite on the day we were hiking, but we heard some pretty crazy stories from our friends about past eruptions.
Contributor: Kate – fitGevity
2. Havasu Falls, Arizona
Why it’s awesome: Famous for its milky water pouring over red rocks, the Havasu Falls are a fantastic 20-mile round trip hike from the Hualapai Hilltop, down a 2,000-feet cliff drop, and along the dry Hualapai and Havasu wash canyons. The trail reaches the Havasupai Reservation, where the Havasu Creek provides for greener vegetation and ranches. There are actually four or five different waterfalls, depending on how much water flows. The most spectacular are the actual Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, and Beaver Falls, which are as beautiful or even more if possible than any photo can show. One of our most memorable hikes!
Contrubutor: Patricia & Bruno – Ze Wandering Frogs
3. Mission Trails – Mt. Fortuna Hike – San Diego, CA
Rating: Difficult – 6.2 Miles
Contributor: Lisa Siefert
4. The Jemez Mountains, New Mexico
5. Upper Slot Canyon – Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Why it’s awesome: Sweden is not as famous for it’s nature as their neighbors to the west, Norway. But Sweden had nothing to be ashamed of.
This Kungsleden trail will take you trough three different National Parks which are the first national parks that got established in Europe back in 1909, so you got some complete wilderness to explore that hasn’t changed in a century.
The most impressive thing with the hike is how easy and well marked it is, so even the biggest beginner can do it, but it also offers a lot of side trips for the more experienced hiker.
Contributor: Christian Lindgren – The Unusual Traveler
7. Blue Hole National Park – Belize
8. Doi Suthep, Pui National Park – Chiang Mai, Thailand