Top 7: Thousand-Mile Treks

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Adventure Journey Magazine has posted another one of their patented “Top 7” lists, this time with their Top 7 Thousand-Mile Treks. This list, semi-obviously, is their list of the best hikes that are a thousand miles or longer in length, and is NOT a list of the top treks that are 7000 miles in length. Tricky distinction, I know. 😉

Anyway, making their list are some great, long distance, hikes from around the world, starting off with the Heysen Trail in Australia, which runs from Cape Jervis to the Parachilna Gorge. Considering this one is only 745 miles in length, it must be pretty darn good to make the list.

The milage actually ramps up quite quickly with the next pick however, as the Pacific Northwest Trail makes an appearance at number 6. This 1200 mile long trail stretches from Cape Alava, WA to Glacier National Park in the United States, crossing through seven national forests and three national parks along the way, with the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains as backdrops.

The other five treks on the list are equally amazing, and long. You’ll find suggestions for long distance hiking in Europe, Africa, South America, and more. You might even be surprised at some of the trails that Adventure Journey gives a nod to, which makes them all the better. A bit lesser known, also means a lot less crowded.

Thanks to Rick over at Best Hike for the tip on this one.

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