Seven of the Most Beautiful Hiking Trails In The World
If you’ve grown tired of beating the same ole’ trails in your own neck of the woods and are looking for an epic adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime, then buckle up, because below we’ve put together seven of the most beautiful and renown hiking trails in the world. Perfect for any outdoor enthusiast and adventurers of all levels – from the easy-going weekend warrior to the more hardened, long-distance or challenge seeking fanatic. Pack your bags, it’s time for a new adventure.
1) The W Route and the Mount Fitz Roy Trail, Patagonia
Sometimes called ‘The End of the Earth’, Patagonia can, at times, feel very terminal and dramatically bleak. This wild, rugged, windswept landscape, however, is encrusted with some of the most delightful geological and natural jewels in planet earth’s mighty crown. Most notable are the Torres del Paine, Cerro Torre, the Fitzroy Massif, the Perito Moreno Glacier and the largely unspoiled wilderness of Lago San Martin.
There are over 1,242 miles (2,000km) of paths in Patagonia, so you’re unlikely to run out of hiking options. That said, if you’re in a hurry and have to narrow it down to one make it either the W route in Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia or the Monte Fitz Roy Trail in Argentina. Or else do BOTH…there’s no point in going all that way just for one trail! Knock down another while you’re there.
The W Route is a 5-day hike around the incredible, minaret-like fangs of Torres del Paine and is replete with lagoons, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and, of course, epic glaciers. The Mt. Fitz Roy Trail is a three-nighter boasting unparalleled panoramas of glaciers, towering granite spires, lakes and Patagonian forest, with Mount Fitz Roy itself standing state at the northern head of Parque Nacional Los Glaciers.