Just when I thought I was finally starting to make headway on my bucket list, along comes Best Hike to add a few new things to that list. Over the past two weeks, site editor/creator Rick McCharles has been revealing his picks for the 10 best day hikes in the world, offering readers some amazing ideas on where to do when looking for a short, but spectacular, trail to wander on their travels.
For my money, Best Hike is the top resource on the web when it comes to finding excellent places to go for a trek, both short and long. Rick started his blog about the same time as I originally launched The Adventure Blog, and over the years he and I have traded content and shared ideas. I’ve also come to rely on his expertise in offering up suggestions on where to go hiking or backpacking. After all, I don’t personally know a single person who has walked more trails around the world than Rick has. As often as I get to travel to some unique places, he’s usually visiting an equally interesting place and exploring it on foot, before writing about those adventures on his website.
So, with that in mind, exactly which hikes does Best Hike recommend? I’m not going to give away too many of the entires on the list, suffice as to say that there are a number that you’ll recognize, as well as a few that you may not have heard of before. Hence the reason your bucket list is probably going to grow. For instance, I am of course familiar with the Zion Narrows and the Caminito del Ray, which came in at number 2 and number 7 respectively. But I wasn’t aware of Reinebringen, on Lofoten in Norway, which ranks number 5 on Rick’s list. As for the others, you’re just going to have to check out the post for yourself.
Rick’s rundown of the top day hikes in the world started with him offering one such hike each and every day. Those summaries offer a wealth of information about the various trails, including some basic information about what makes that particular hike special, why it was chosen for the list, and the things that hikers need to consider before setting out on the trail. Rick also offers up pricing info, logistical assurance, and even his suggestions for the best guidebook on the various trails. In short, the daily summaries provide everything you need before you set out.
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