100 Classic Hikes

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Cape to Cape Track | Western Australia, 2010

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-three 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. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, 08
  4. Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal, 08
  5. Appalachian Trail, USA, 2012
  6. Batura Glacier, Pakistan, 08
  7. Bibbulmun Track, Australia, 10
  8. Cajas National Park, Ecuador, 04
  9. Cape to Cape Track, Australia, 10
  10. Cascade Saddle Route, New Zealand, 10
  11. Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica, 00
  12. Cerro Fitzroy, Argentina, 97
  13. Chamonix to Zermatt, France / Switzerland, 09
  14. Chilkoot Trail, USA / Canada, 98
  15. Cinque Terre, Italy, 04
  16. Coast-to-Coast Walk, England, 09
  17. Colca Canyon, Peru, 96
  18. Continental Divide Trail, USA, 2012
  19. Copper Canyon Traverse, Mexico, 2013
  20. Corcovoda National Park, Costa Rica, 00
  21. Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia, 96
  22. Cordillera Blanca Traverse, Peru, 2014
  23. Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit, Peru, 2014
  24. Cotopaxi Circuit, Ecuador, 04
  25. Denail National Park, USA, 98
  26. Dientes Circuit, Chile, 97
  27. Dusky Track, New Zealand, 10
  28. Erg Chigaga, Morocco, 08
  29. Fairy Meadow, Pakistan, 08
  30. Five Passes Route, New Zealand, 10
  31. Fraser Island Circuit, QLD, Australia, 96
  32. Freycinet Peninsula, TAS, Australia, 09
  33. Ganden – Samye, Tibet, 06
  34. Gossaikund / Helambu, Nepal, 08
  35. GR20, Corsica, France, 09
  36. Great Divide Trail, Canada, 2011
  37. Half Dome, Yosemite NP, USA, 06
  38. Inca Trail, Peru, 96
  39. Jebel Sarhro, Morocco, 08
  40. John Muir Trail, CA, USA, 07
  41. Jokulsargljufur National Park, Iceland, 00
  42. Jotunheimen Traverse, Norway, 09
  43. Kerry Way / MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland, 09
  44. Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Mongolia, 09
  45. Lake Manasarovar Kora, Tibet, 06
  46. Lamayuru to Padum, Ladakh, India, 08
  47. Langtang Valley, Nepal, 08
  48. Larapinta Trail, NT, Australia, 10
  49. Lofoten Islands, Norway, 09
  50. Long Trail, Vermont, USA, 02
  51. Lost Coast Trail, USA, 2014
  52. Lowest to Highest: Death Valley to Mt.Whitney, USA, 2014
  53. Markha Valley, India, 08
  54. Milford Track, New Zealand, 95
  55. Monteverde Circuit, Costa Rica, 00
  56. Tingri – Mt.Everest Base Camp, Tibet, 06
  57. Mt.Kailash Kora, Tibet, 06
  58. Mt.Taranaki High Level Circuit, NZ, 10
  59. Nahuel Huapi Traverse, Argentina, 97
  60. Northern Kungsleden, Sweden, 09
  61. Northwest Circuit, Stewart Island, New Zealand, 10
  62. Olkhon Island, Russia, 09
  63. Overland Track, TAS, Australia, 96
  64. Pacific Crest Trail, USA, 07/12
  65. Pacific Northwest Trail, USA, 2011
  66. Padum to Serchu, India, 08
  67. Pakora Pass Trek, Pakistan, 08
  68. Pindos Horseshoe, Greece, 01
  69. Puyehue Traverse, Chile, 97
  70. Queenstown – Wanaka, NZ, 10
  71. Pyrenees High Level Route, France / Spain / Andorra, 99
  72. Rush Phari, Pakistan, 08
  73. St.Paul’s – St.Anthony’s, Egypt, 95
  74. Sarek National Park, Sweden, 09
  75. Shimshal Pamir, Pakistan, 08
  76. Sierra High Route, USA, 2011
  77. Skogar to Landmannalauger, Iceland, 00
  78. Slims River West, Yukon, Canada, 98
  79. South Coast Track, TAS, Australia, 02
  80. Southeastern Serpentine Trail, USA, 2011
  81. Southwestern Horseshoe, USA, 2011
  82. Spiti Valley High Level Route, India, 08
  83. Sprinbrook – O’Reilly’s, QLD, Australia, 09
  84. Superior Hiking Trail, USA, 2011
  85. Tararecua Canyon, Mexico, 05
  86. Tatras Mountains, Poland, 02
  87. Thorsborne Trail, QLD, Australia, 06
  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. West Coast Trail, Canada, 03
  94. Western Arthurs Traverse, TAS, Australia, 02
  95. West Highland Way, Scotland, 05
  96. Wicklow Way, Ireland, 09
  97. Wonderland Trail, WA, USA, 03/14
  98. Yakushima Traverse, Japan, 09
  99. Yuksom – Goecha La, India, 08
  100. Zion National Park Loop, USA, 13