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40 Favorite Hikes of All Time

Posted Apr 27 2009 11:39pm

Josh Steinitz on the NileGuide blog posted his 40 favorite hikes of all time.

larger version - Path of the Gods, Italy - flickr - fractalflow

It’s a good list. Click through for a photo and quickie description of each.

I’ve attempted to include a good balance of trails in North America and around the world, and to feature hikes that take in mountains, canyons, culture, jungle and tundra.

1. Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon

2. Kalalau Trail, Kauai

3. Cusin to Zuleta, Ecuador

4. Rae Lakes Loop, Kings Canyon NP, California

5. Virgin Narrows, Zion NP, Utah

6. Coast Walk, Tofino, B.C.

7. “W” route, Torres del Paine NP, Chile

8. Baseline Creek, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

9. Mt. Whitney, California

10. Everest Base Camp, Nepal

11. Mt Kenya

12. Mt Kilimanjaro

13. Picos de Europa, Spain

14. Mt Lyell, Yosemite NP

15. Tombstone Mountains, Yukon Territory

16. Cinque Terre, Italy

17. Pico Espejo to Los Nevados, Venezuela

18. Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

19. Basaseachi Falls, Copper Canyon, Mexico

20. Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

21. Path of the Gods, Amalfi Coast, Italy

22. Dusy Basin, Kings Canyon NP, California

23. Berg Lake Trail, Canadian Rockies

24. Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Mountains, Wyoming

25. Tomales Point, California

26. Payangan walk, Bali

27. Canyon Creek Lakes, Trinity Alps, California

28. Superstition Peak, Arizona

29. Peek-a-boo Loop, Bryce Canyon

30. Beehive Basin, Big Sky, MT

31. Bald Mountain, Jasper NP, Alberta

32. North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon

33. Taquesi Pass and Inca Road, Bolivia

34. The Lost Coast, California

35. The Haute Route: Chamonix to Zermatt

36. St. Marys to Lake McDonald, Glacier NP

37. Nelson Lakes, New Zealand

38. Wheeler Peak, Great Basin NP, Nevada

39. Devil’s Garden, Arches NP

40. Chicago Basin

see the details and a photo of each - NileGuidance: A Travel Blog - Top 40 Favorite Hikes of All Time

Basaseachi Falls, Mexico - larger original - Paco Espinoza - flickr

sibhusky2 - flickr - Superstition Mountain Arizona - larger version

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