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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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Rocky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
North America
2
Himalayas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Asia
3
Alps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Europe
4
Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
United States of America, United States, with Territories
5
Patagonia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Western Hemisphere, South America, Americas
6
Canadian Rockies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Alberta, Canada
7
Italian Dolomites is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Italian Dolomites
8
Great Smoky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Appalachian Mountains
9
Yosemite National Park ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
California, USA
10
Appalachian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
North America
11
Presidential Range is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Presidential Range White Mountains, USA
12
Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Southern Europe
13
Cascades is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
analise.dubner added Cascades Burkina Faso
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Alaska Range is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
15
San Bernardino Mountains... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Bernardino Mountains California, USA
16
Lake District is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
babz added United Kingdom
17
Cantabrian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Cantabrian Mountains Spain
18
Transylvanian Alps is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Transylvanian Alps
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Julian Alps is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
stpavel added Julian Alps Slovenia
20
Long Range Mountains is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Long Range Mountains Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
21
Madeira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Atlantic Ocean
22
Pindhos Mountains is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Pindhos Mountains
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Rhodope Mountains is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Rhodope Mountains Bulgaria
24
Yandang Mountains is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Yandang Mountains
25
Ruwenzori Range is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Ruwenzori Range