The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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List Criteria: Rank the top mountain hiking ranges

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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    Appalachian Mountains

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    Italian Dolomites is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Italian Dolomites

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

    Azores Atlantic Ocean

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    Alberta, Canada

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    San Bernardino Mountains is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    San Bernardino Mountains California, USA

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

    Cantabrian Mountains Spain

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    Kentucky, USA

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    Hokkaido is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Hokkaido Japan

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    San Gabriel Mountains is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    San Gabriel Mountains California, USA

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    Transylvanian Alps is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Transylvanian Alps

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

    Coast Range

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

    Croagh Patrick Europe

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    Long Range Mountains is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Long Range Mountains Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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    Cascades is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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    Cascades Burkina Faso

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

    Kalalau Valley Niger

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

    Rhodope Mountains Bulgaria

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    Sharah Mountains is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Sharah Mountains

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

    Presidential Range White Mountains, USA

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    Ruwenzori Range is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Ruwenzori Range

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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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    Marlborough Sounds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Marlborough Sounds Oceania, New Zealand

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    Julian Alps is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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    Julian Alps Slovenia

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    Santa Monica Mountains is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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    Santa Monica Mountains California, USA

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

    Yandang Mountains

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    Indian Head Mountain Range is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Indian Head Mountain Range

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    Fjord Norway is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

    Fjord Norway

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