If you’re the type of vacationer who wants to stay active and see the landscape, why not plan the vacation of your dreams! This year, try something different and get away from the big cities and out into nature! This is the summer for vacationing on the trails. Getting out and getting your blood pumping while seeing the best that mother nature has to offer – truly, what could be better than the best hikes in the world?
Top 10 Best Hikes in the World
- West Coast Trail, Canada
This 76.5-mile stretch is a challenging trek that is not for the faint of heart! If trekking a trail mere inches from crashing waves and winding through the rainforest sounds like your kind of hike you will not be disappointed. To make it on the West Coast Trail, campers must be one hundred percent self-sufficient for the entire trip. Do yourself a favor and pack plenty of natural meat sticks for sustenance on your journey.
- Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
Another challenging and thrilling hike to endeavor – this 44-mile long route passes glaciers and volcanoes and of course the remote Icelandic Highlands. This trek should take you about four days with rustic huts and camping along the way. These huts will have snacks for sale, but it’s never a bad idea to pack extra natural meat sticks for the trails.
- John Muir Trail, USA
You’ll begin this three week, 211-mile hike in Yosemite National Park and finish on the summit of Mount Whitney, passing through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This is absolutely one of the best hikes in the world, but there will be little opportunity to re-up your supplies along the way. So don’t forget to add Sweetwood’s FATTY Smoked Meat Sticks to your pack! Our 2 oz natural meat sticks are packed with twice the protein, so you can stay on the trails twice as long.
- Enchanted Valley, USA
This trail is 18 miles in total and takes you along the Quinault River. You’ll walk through the rainforest and pass the most picturesque waterfalls. With its breathtaking views this hike is called Enchanted Valley for good reason.
- Havasupai Trail, USA
A 10-mile descent into the Havasupai Reservation in Grand Canyon National Park that switchbacks under tall cliffs and over ancient trails. At mile 8 you reach the village of Supai. From there it’s a 2-mile trip to a stunning waterfall and another 2-miles to a gorgeous beach. Be sure to make a reservation if you’d like to stay in Supai.
- Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal
This 12-day trek through the snow-capped Himalayas passes through remote Sherpa villages and visits ornate Buddhist monasteries. The high elevation of this hike brings its rating from moderate to very challenging. For this reason you may wish to hire a guide for the hike.
- Milford Track, New Zealand
On this 33-mile hike starting at Lake Te Anau and finishing at Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island you will traverse rainforests, wetlands, and hike through Fiordland National Park. This is a tough mountain trek, moderately challenging by New Zealand Standards and absolutely worth the trip.
- Inca Trail, Peru
Roughly 25 miles, this historic route begins on the grounds of Machu Picchu and follows a traditional Inca Pilgrimage route. You’ll view countless Incan ruins. You must be with an organized tour to experience this beautiful hike.
- Tour du Mont Blanc, Switzerland, Italy, and France
This 11-day hike passing through three countries is the most popular in Europe. The route is in the heart of the Alps and is a challenging hike, but one of the best hikes in the world. There are many villages with hotels and restaurants along the way where you can rest and treat yourself.
- Torres del Paine W Trek, Chile
This is the most popular hike in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. It’s about 50 miles and passes some of the most beautiful sites in Patagonia including glaciers and rock towers. Though it is a moderately easy hike the weather can vary and changes quickly.
Wherever you choose to take your next adventure, don’t forget to add Sweetwood’s 2 oz FATTY Original Flavor Smoked Meat Sticks to your pack! Our individually wrapped natural meat sticks are perfectly portable, made with premium protein, and require no refrigeration.