If there’s one thing hikers should know, it’s that there’s an adventure fit for everybody.
Whether you’re a newbie or a hardcore hiker, you can always find a trail that’s enough to flood your Instagram with.
Today, we’re zooming in on the toughest and most treacherous trails the world over. Be warned: All these trails require years of experience and training, not to mention a huge amount of patience and steadfast will.
Devil’s Path, New York
It’s not called a Devil’s Path for nothing. In fact, it’s the most dangerous trail in all of Eastern US. From seven peaks ascending quickly in elevation to very limited source of water, hikers are in for a very demanding experience.
Huayna Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is one of the most breathtaking sites in the world. If sightseeing isn’t enough for you, then try the “Hike of Death”. It requires you to climb over 1,000 feet in less than a mile across slippery, crumbly stones.
Mount Hua Shan, China
Despite being notoriously known as one of the world’s deadliest hikes, countless tourists still flock Mount Hua Shan. From maddening heights to barely-there wooden walkways without any other support to keep you hanging on, this trail is not kidding around.
Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa
If zigzagging across rocky and steep trek is your thing, then you should definitely check this trail out. Forget about chit-chatting in between (or keeping your sanity). You’re bound to ruthlessly hang on for dear life. Oh and did we mention the dangerous trail stretches up to 40 miles?
Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala
If the other four trails aren’t deadly enough for you, then try hiking over extremely hot lava. Never mind the fact you can slip into sweltering grounds no thanks to one tiny mistake. We understand you can’t help but wonder what it’s like to cook s’mores via volcanic heat.
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