29 Amazing And Terrifying Trails

Categories: Nature, Inspiration

Hiking is fun and is a great travel experience, but walking is also an awesome way to immerse yourself in nature for a day; and a super easy microadventure that you can have on the weekend, to escape the grind andrefresh the hell out of yourself for Monday morning.

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary

The Narrows, Longs Peak, Colorado

The “Keyhole” is the route of choice for most Longs Peak climbers, but it’s also no stranger to fatalities.

Half Dome Cable Route, Yosemite National Park, California

Crowded? Sure. But Yosemite’s Half Dome is dangerous indeed, with climbers occasionally loosing their grip on the cables and slipping off sheer granite cliffs.

Rover Run, Alaska

Rovers run smack dab into brown bears on this former ski slope; ironically the mauling bears are also responsible for attracting much of the tourist traffic here.

Via Ferrata, Italy

Hang off of the side of the mighty Dolomites, following the footsteps Italian soldiers who pioneered these death-defying routes out of necessity during the First World War.

Aokigahara, Japan

Nicknamed the Suicide Forest, this small patch of woodland doesn’t offer particularly difficult trekking, but it does see around 100 suicides every year, making it a spine-chilling yet popular tourist destination.

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