hiking The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking  

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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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20 5
Himalayas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Himalayas Asia

2
21 7
Rocky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Rocky Mountains North America

3
13 5
Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Grand Canyon United States of America, United States, with Territories

4
8 1
Italian Dolomites is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Italian Dolomites

5
11 4
Alps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Alps Europe

6
11 5
Great Smoky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Great Smoky Mountains Appalachian Mountains

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11 6
Canadian Rockies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Canadian Rockies Alberta, Canada

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10 5
Patagonia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Patagonia Western Hemisphere, South America, Americas

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10 6
Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Pyrenees Southern Europe

10
8 4
Yosemite National Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Yosemite National Park California, USA

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7 3
Madeira is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Madeira Atlantic Ocean

12
6 2
Cantabrian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Cantabrian Mountains Spain

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5 1
Alaska Range is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

14
7 4
San Bernardino Mountains is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Bernardino Mountains California, USA

The Best US Cities for Hiking

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7 4
Appalachian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Appalachian Mountains North America

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6 3
Hokkaido is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Hokkaido Japan

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5 2
Kalalau Valley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Kalalau Valley Niger

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5 2
Azores is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Azores Atlantic Ocean

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5 2
Presidential Range is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Presidential Range White Mountains, USA

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

21
5 2
San Gabriel Mountains is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Gabriel Mountains California, USA

The Best NBA Arenas

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5 2
Mount Kilimanjaro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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5 2
Lake District is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
babz added Lake District United Kingdom

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4 1
Long Range Mountains is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Croagh Patrick Europe

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

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4 1
Scandinavian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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4 1
Great Dividing Range is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Great Dividing Range Oceania, Pacific Ocean, World Ocean

The Best US Cities for Biking

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5 3
Carpathian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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5 3
Cascades is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
analise.dubner added Cascades Burkina Faso

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4 2
Rhodope Mountains is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Rhodope Mountains Bulgaria

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4 2
Sharah Mountains is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Sharah Mountains

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3 1
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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2 1
Ruwenzori Range is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Ruwenzori Range

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

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1 0
Hindu Kush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Hindu Kush Asia

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1 0
Julian Alps is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
stpavel added Julian Alps Slovenia

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1 0
Andes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Andes South America

39
1 0
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
Yandang Mountains

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2 2
Fjord Norway is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Fjord Norway

42
2 3
Indian Head Mountain Range is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Indian Head Mountain Range