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Hiking is a fun way to spend the day. It’s nice to get out and enjoy the fresh air and the sunshine. Hiking is even more fun when there is a lot of interesting scenery to view along the path of the hike.

Those who like to hike in various locations throughout the world have a number of destinations where the hiking is exceptional. These countries are among the very best places to hike on earth.

The United States

The United States is a vast nation with many different terrains that hikers can enjoy. There are three long hiking trails that traverse large sections of the United States. The Appalachian Trail is one of the most famous trails. This trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, and many people hike the entire trail each year.

In addition to the long trails, there are a number of interesting trails to hike in the numerous national parks located throughout the United States. Hiking in Yellowstone National Park and in Yosemite is a popular activity. Hiking is also great in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and in the Grand Canyon area.


Peru is a great place to hike for those who love to hike on mountain trails. One of the favored hiking paths in Peru is the trail that leads to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

New Zealand

New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of nice hiking trails. The South Island is especially noted for its hiking opportunities with over 500 trails to take advantage of. There are several different terrains to hike through on the South Island, including lush forests and mountains.

South Africa

South Africa is the hiking destination for those who love to see wild places. South Africa offers rugged places, such as the Wild Coast that offers diverse terrains like dessert, mountains and forests along the path. Hiking opportunities are also available in Kruger National Park where hikers can go on a safari walk with armed guards provided for safety.


Andorra is a very small country located between France and Spain. This small country offers trails with several caves to explore along the route. Andorra is small enough that a good hiker can hike across the country in just one day.

These countries top the list, but many of our world’s countries have great hiking opportunities. Don’t be afraid to get out and enjoy nature while exploring a new country!