travel The Best Countries for Hiking  

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List Rules Upvote 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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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
New Zealand Wellington

2
174 64
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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160 59
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Canada Ottawa

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160 60
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Sweden Stockholm

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146 53
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Iceland Reykjavik

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142 51
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Germany Berlin

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141 54
Australia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Australia Canberra

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129 49
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Scotland Edinburgh

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116 47
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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113 47
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Spain Madrid

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113 50
France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
France Paris

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115 54
Greece is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

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95 45
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

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91 42
Principality of Wales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
dazter added wales Abergwyngregyn, Dolwyddelan

The Best US Cities for Hiking

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105 53
England is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
England London

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157 93
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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93 45
Liechtenstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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95 47
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Andorra Andorra la Vella

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89 43
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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95 54
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Slovakia Bratislava

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93 53
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
pan__Ali added Czech Republic Prague

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86 49
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Argentina Buenos Aires

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70 42
Russia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
юлия-остапенко added Russia Moscow

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118 87
Italy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Italy Rome

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73 50
Peru is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Peru Lima

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76 54
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kazakhstan Astana

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66 45
Chile is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Chile Santiago

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61 45
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mexico Mexico City

The Best U.S. States for Hiking

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133 118
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Nepal Kathmandu

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60 46
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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67 54
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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56 46
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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55 45
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kenya Nairobi

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50 41
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Uganda Kampala

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50 41
Mali is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mali Bamako

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50 42
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Tanzania Dodoma

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51 44
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Venezuela Caracas

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10 4
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Indonesia Jakarta

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11 9
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Portugal

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8 6
Greenland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Greenland Nuuk

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10 9
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Belarus Minsk

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5 4
China is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added China Beijing

The Best US States for Fly Fishing

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2 2
Iran is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
sogol added Iran Tehran

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Bhutan Thimphu

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5 6
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Taiwan Taipei

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Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Jerusalem

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is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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Marquesas Islands is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Marquesas Islands Taiohae

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2 5
Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Papua New Guinea Port Moresby