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The Best Countries for Hiking

Updated June 14, 2019 7.9k votes 795 voters 11.6k views48 items

List RulesUpvote the country that has the best terrain, mountains or hills to go for a leisurely hike

This is a ranked list of the best countries for hiking as voted on by men and women. These places include some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the world such as Luxembourg, Switzerland, and South Africa. These are all some of the top places to go hiking in the world. This list answers the question, “what are the best countries in the world to go hiking?” Whether you are looking for beautiful mountain ranges, gorgeous bodies of water, or luscious greenery, these places offer all the lovely landscapes you could ever wish to trek upon. Many countries in Europe offer vast hiking routes while other countries just offer gorgeous open landscapes to tread upon. Each of these best countries for hiking offer distinct features as well. Those seeking the thrill of being one with the land and discovering new countries by foot might want to venture to far off lands like Bhutan. Excellent hiking can also be had in North America in the United States and Canada as well.  Whether looking for an extreme activity or a leisurely stroll these ranked places offer great hiking in every part of the world. As a traveler looking for the world’s best hiking you might ask yourself, “Where are best spots to hike around the world?”. Well here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.

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    Uganda

    English Language, Swahili Language

    Best trails: The Sir Samuel and Lady Florence Baker Trail, Mount Morungole Climb, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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    Tanzania

    English Language, Swahili Language

    Best trails: Olmoti Crater, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano

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    Kazakhstan

    Kazakh Language, Russian Language

    Best trails: Almatinskiy Terrenkur, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Left Talgar Gorge

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    Canada

    French Language, English Language

    Best trails: Great Divide Trail, Bruce Trail

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    Iran

    Persian Language

    Best trails: Tâlysh Mountains, Alam Kuh and Takhte Soleymân, Zard Kuh

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    Iceland

    Icelandic Language

    Best trails: Glymur, The Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trek, Landmannalaugar Hike

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    Turkey

    Turkish Language

    Best trails: Lycian Trail, Uludağ Mountain, Cappadocia

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    France

    French Language

    Best trails: Le Chemin des Rognes, Lac Blanc, GR 20

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    Argentina

    Spanish Language

    Best trails: Fitz Roy Trek, Aconcagua

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    Morocco

    Arabic Language, Berber languages

    Best trails: Mount Toubkal, Mount Toubkal, Paradise Valley

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    Peru

    Spanish Language

    Best trails: Machu Picchu, Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz

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    India

    English Language, Hindi Language

    Best trails: Roopkund, Hemkund and Valley of Flowers, Zanskar Frozen River

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    Pakistan

    Urdu Language, English Language

    Best trails: Margalla Hills, Dunga Gali-Ayubia Track, Miranjani

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    Nepal

    Nepali Language

    Best trails: Everest Basecamp, Great Himalaya Trail and the Annapurna Circuit Trek

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    Russia

    Russian Language

    Best trails: Mount Elbrus, Northern Urals, Vottvovaara

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    Mexico

    Spanish Language

    Best trails: Iztaccihuatl, Iztaccihuatl, Los Picachos

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    Italy

    Italian Language

    Best trails: Sentiero Azzurro, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Alta Via

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    Monaco

    French Language

    Best trails:  The Heritage Trees Trail, Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail

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    Bhutan

    Dzongkha Language

    Best trails: Druk Path Trek, Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek, Jomolhari Loop

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    Malaysia

    Malaysian language

    Best trails: Bukit Tabur, Pine Tree Trail, Gunung Kinabalu

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    Tajikistan

    Persian Language, Russian Language

    Best trails: Istaravshan Walk, Khidorjiv to Yeal, Peak Estonia

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    Papua New Guinea

    Hiri Motu language, English Language

    Best trails: Kokoda Trail, Mt Giluwe, Mt Wilhelm

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    Jordan

    Arabic Language

    Best trails: Wadi Mujib, Dana Biosphere Reserve, The Jordan Trail

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