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List of top mountain hiking ranges. What are the best places to mountain hike? This list ranks the best destinations for hiking, one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities.

Though most hikers usually follow a trail, there are different variations of hiking. There are day hikes that can be completed in one day or backpacking hikes that take multiple days to complete. Some hikes involve walking through dense forests. The reward of mountain hiking is being able to experience the beauty of nature along with the health benefits of altitude climbing. Sometimes hiking involves camping. 

Materials needed for a hike depends on the location, and choosing the right hike for your skill level is essential. Hiking in the Himalayas, for example, is very different than hiking the Grand Canyon. Most hikers carry a backpack, but heavier packs can make long-distance hiking difficult. Hiking boots, water, sunscreen, a compass and first aid kit are all essential items no matter the length or terrain of a hike. Like any recreational sport, there are dangers to hiking. Doing research on trails is the most important way to be prepared for different conditions. 

Where are the top destinations for mountain hiking? This list ranks the world's best hikes.  

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Rocky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Rocky Mountains North America

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17 5
Himalayas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Himalayas Asia

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Alps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Alps Europe

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11 4
Canadian Rockies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Canadian Rockies Alberta, Canada

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Patagonia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Patagonia Western Hemisphere, South America, Americas

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Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Grand Canyon United States of America, United States, with Territories

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10 5
Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Pyrenees Southern Europe

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10 5
Great Smoky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Great Smoky Mountains Appalachian Mountains

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Italian Dolomites is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Italian Dolomites

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Madeira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Madeira Atlantic Ocean

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Cantabrian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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7 4
San Bernardino Mountains is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Bernardino Mountains California, USA

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7 4
Appalachian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Appalachian Mountains North America

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7 4
Yosemite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Yosemite Kentucky, USA

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Hokkaido is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Hokkaido Japan

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Azores is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Azores Atlantic Ocean

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5 2
San Gabriel Mountains is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Gabriel Mountains California, USA

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5 2
Mount Kilimanjaro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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Lake District is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
babz added Lake District United Kingdom

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5 2
Transylvanian Alps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Transylvanian Alps

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5 2
Kalalau Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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Coast Range is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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4 1
Scandinavian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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Alaska Range is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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Long Range Mountains is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Long Range Mountains Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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4 1
Croagh Patrick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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4 1
Great Dividing Range is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Great Dividing Range Oceania, Pacific Ocean, World Ocean

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Cascades is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
analise.dubner added Cascades Burkina Faso

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Carpathian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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4 2
Sharah Mountains is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Sharah Mountains

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Presidential Range is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Presidential Range White Mountains, USA

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Rhodope Mountains is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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Marlborough Sounds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Marlborough Sounds Oceania, New Zealand

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Pindhos Mountains is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Pindhos Mountains

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2 1
Ruwenzori Range is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Ruwenzori Range

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Andes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Andes South America

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Hindu Kush is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Hindu Kush Asia

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Julian Alps is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
stpavel added Julian Alps Slovenia

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Santa Monica Mountains is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Santa Monica Mountains California, USA

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2 2
Yandang Mountains is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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Fjord Norway is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Fjord Norway

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Indian Head Mountain Range is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Indian Head Mountain Range