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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188 65
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
New Zealand Wellington

2
181 70
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

3
152 58
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Iceland Reykjavik

4
163 66
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Canada Ottawa

5
163 68
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Sweden Stockholm

6
144 61
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Germany Berlin

7
142 62
Australia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Australia Canberra

8
133 57
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Scotland Edinburgh

9
117 51
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Spain Madrid

10
118 53
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

11
116 55
France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
France Paris

12
121 59
Greece is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

13
163 99
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
United States of America Washington, D.C.

14
92 48
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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95 51
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

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96 52
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Andorra Andorra la Vella

17
105 60
England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
England London

18
93 51
Liechtenstein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

19
89 50
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Luxembourg Luxembourg

20
91 52
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Argentina Buenos Aires

21
96 57
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Slovakia Bratislava

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22
93 56
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
pan__Ali added Czech Republic Prague

23
122 88
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Italy Rome

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70 46
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
юлия-остапенко added Russia Moscow

25
69 46
Chile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Chile Santiago

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75 53
Peru is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Peru Lima

27
78 57
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kazakhstan Astana

28
141 119
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Nepal Kathmandu

The Best U.S. States for Hiking

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63 49
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mexico Mexico City

30
61 48
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

31
67 58
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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57 48
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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55 47
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kenya Nairobi

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50 43
Mali is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mali Bamako

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50 43
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Uganda Kampala

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50 44
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Tanzania Dodoma

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51 46
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Venezuela Caracas

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42 51
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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44 54
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Bhutan Thimphu

40
2 4
Iran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
sogol added Iran Tehran

41
8 13
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Ozturk Yalcin added Turkey Ankara

42
0 3
is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

43
35 48
Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

44
71 100
Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Tajikistan Dushanbe

45
36 58
South Sudan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Sudan Juba

46
33 60
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Morocco Rabat

47
37 66
Jordan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Jordan Amman

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36 97
India is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
India New Delhi

49
29 111
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Pakistan Islamabad