100 Classic Hikes

 

Listed below are 100 multi-day hikes that I have had the good fortune of doing from 1995 to the present day. In my opinion they are all “great”  or “classic” hikes, however I have refrained from assigning them any type of order other than alphabetical. How can one compare the jaw-dropping grandeur of high alpine regions to the stillness and timeless quality of the desert?

The hikes take place in thirty-six countries on six different continents. Click on the hike in which you are interested for a summary and attached photo gallery.

  1. Abel Tasman Track, New Zealand, 10
  2. Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland, 97
  3. Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Mongolia, 09
  4. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, 08
  5. Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal, 08
  6. Batopilas to Urique, Mexico, 01
  7. Batura Glacier, Pakistan, 08
  8. Bibbulmun Track, Australia, 10
  9. Cajas National Park, Ecuador, 04
  10. Cape to Cape Walk, Australia, 10
  11. Cascade Saddle Route, New Zealand, 10
  12. Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica, 00
  13. Cerro Fitzroy, Argentina, 97
  14. Chamonix to Zermatt, France / Switzerland, 09
  15. Chilkoot Trail, USA / Canada, 98
  16. Cinque Terre, Italy, 04
  17. Coast-to-Coast Walk, England, 09
  18. Colca Canyon, Peru, 96
  19. Corcovoda National Park, Costa Rica, 00
  20. Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia, 96
  21. Cotopaxi Circuit, Ecuador, 04
  22. Cusarare to Divisadero, Mexico, 01
  23. Denail National Park, USA, 98
  24. Dientes Circuit, Chile, 97
  25. Dusky Track, New Zealand, 10
  26. Erg Chigaga, Morocco, 08
  27. Fairy Meadow, Pakistan, 08
  28. Five Passes Route, New Zealand, 10
  29. Fraser Island Circuit, QLD, Australia, 96
  30. Freycinet Peninsula, TAS, Australia, 09
  31. Ganden – Samye, Tibet, 06
  32. Gossaikund / Helambu, Nepal, 08
  33. GR20, Corsica, France, 09
  34. Half Dome, Yosemite NP, USA, 06
  35. Heaphy Track, New Zealand, 10
  36. Inca Trail, Peru, 96
  37. Jebel Sarhro, Morocco, 08
  38. John Muir Trail, CA, USA, 07
  39. Jokulsargljufur National Park, Iceland, 00
  40. Jotunheimen Traverse, Norway, 09
  41. Kerry Way / MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland, 09
  42. Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Mongolia, 09
  43. Lake Manasarovar Kora, Tibet, 06
  44. Lamayuru to Padum, Ladakh, India, 08
  45. Langtang Valley, Nepal, 08
  46. Lanin National Park, Argentina, 97
  47. Larapinta Trail, NT, Australia, 10
  48. Lofoten Islands, Norway, 09
  49. Long Trail, Vermont, USA, 02
  50. Markha Valley, India, 08
  51. Milford Track, New Zealand, 95
  52. Monteverde Circuit, Costa Rica, 00
  53. Tingri – Mt.Everest Base Camp, Tibet, 06
  54. Mt.Kailash Kora, Tibet, 06
  55. Mt.McGinnis Route, Juneau, Alaska, USA, 98
  56. Mt.Taranaki High Level Circuit, NZ, 10
  57. Nahuel Huapi Traverse, Argentina, 97
  58. Northern Kungsleden, Sweden, 09
  59. Northwest Circuit, Stewart Island, New Zealand, 10
  60. Olkhon Island, Russia, 09
  61. Overland Track, TAS, Australia, 96
  62. Pacific Crest Trail, CA / OR / WA, USA, 07
  63. Padum to Serchu, India, 08
  64. Pakora Pass Trek, Pakistan, 08
  65. Pindos Horseshoe, Greece, 01
  66. Pinnell Mountain Trail, Alaska, USA, 98
  67. Puyehue Traverse, Chile, 97
  68. Pyrenees High Level Route, France / Spain / Andorra, 99
  69. Queenstown – Wanaka, New Zealand, 10
  70. Quebrada Honda, Peru, 96
  71. Routeburn Track, New Zealand, 10
  72. Rush Phari, Pakistan, 08
  73. Santa Cruz Trek, Peru, 96
  74. Sarek National Park, Sweden, 09
  75. Shimshal Pamir, Pakistan, 08
  76. Sinforosa Canyon, Mexico, 01
  77. Skaftafell Circuit, Iceland, 00
  78. Skogar to Landmannalauger, Iceland, 00
  79. Slims River West, Yukon, Canada, 98
  80. Spiti Valley High Level Route, India, 08
  81. St.Paul’s – St.Anthony’s, Egypt, 95
  82. South Coast Track, TAS, Australia, 02
  83. Sprinbrook – O’Reilly’s, QLD, Australia, 09
  84. Tararecua Canyon, Mexico, 05
  85. Tatras Mountains, Poland, 02
  86. Thorsborne Trail, QLD, Australia, 06
  87. Tongariro Northern Circuit, New Zealand, 10
  88. Torres Del Paine Circuit, Chile, 97
  89. Toubkal Circuit, Morocco, 08
  90. Tour de Mont Blanc, France / Switz./Italy, 09
  91. Volcan Misti, Peru, 96
  92. Wadi Rum, Jordan, 96
  93. Waimakariri – Harman Pass Route, NZ, 10
  94. West Coast Trail, Canada, 03
  95. Western Arthurs Traverse, TAS, Australia, 02
  96. West Highland Way, Scotland, 05
  97. Wicklow Way, Ireland, 09
  98. Wonderland Trail, WA, USA, 03
  99. Yakushima Traverse, Japan, 09
  100. Yuksom – Goecha La, India, 08