Hiking The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking  

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List Rules 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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22 6
Himalayas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Asia

2
23 8
Rocky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
North America

3
11 1
Italian Dolomites is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Italian Dolomites

4
13 4
Alps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Europe

5
14 5
Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
United States of America, United States, with Territories

6
13 5
Patagonia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Western Hemisphere, South America, Americas

7
12 5
Great Smoky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Appalachian Mountains

8
13 6
Canadian Rockies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Alberta, Canada

9
10 4
Yosemite National Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
California, USA

10
6 1
Alaska Range is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking

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11 6
Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Southern Europe

12
7 2
Cantabrian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Cantabrian Mountains Spain

13
8 3
Madeira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Atlantic Ocean

14
8 4
Appalachian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
North America

15
8 4
San Bernardino Mountains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Bernardino Mountains California, USA

16
7 3
Hokkaido is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Hokkaido Japan

17
6 2
Lake District is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
babz added United Kingdom

18
6 2
San Gabriel Mountains is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Gabriel Mountains California, USA

19
6 2
Transylvanian Alps is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Transylvanian Alps

20
6 2
Presidential Range is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Presidential Range White Mountains, USA

21
6 2
Azores is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Azores Atlantic Ocean

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

23
5 2
Kalalau Valley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Kalalau Valley Niger

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

25
4 1
Coast Range is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Coast Range

26
4 1
Great Dividing Range is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Oceania, Pacific Ocean, World Ocean

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

28
4 1
Long Range Mountains is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Long Range Mountains Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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

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

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

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

33
3 1
Marlborough Sounds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Marlborough Sounds Oceania, New Zealand

34
3 2
Fjord Norway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Fjord Norway

35
3 2
Yandang Mountains is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Yandang Mountains

36
2 1
Pindhos Mountains is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Pindhos Mountains

37
2 1
Ruwenzori Range is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Ruwenzori Range

38
1 0
Julian Alps is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
stpavel added Julian Alps Slovenia

39
2 3
Indian Head Mountain Range is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Indian Head Mountain Range