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
14 6
Canadian Rockies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Alberta, Canada

8
12 5
Great Smoky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Appalachian Mountains

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

11
7 2
Presidential Range is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Presidential Range White Mountains, USA

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

13
11 6
Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Southern Europe

14
8 3
Madeira is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Atlantic Ocean

15
8 4
Appalachian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
North America

16
8 4
San Bernardino Mountains is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Bernardino Mountains California, USA

17
7 3
Hokkaido is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Hokkaido Japan

18
6 2
Lake District is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
babz added United Kingdom

19
6 2
San Gabriel Mountains is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
San Gabriel Mountains California, USA

20
6 2
Transylvanian Alps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Hiking
Transylvanian Alps

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