12 of the Deadliest Hiking Trails Around the World

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Hiking is one outdoor activity that is enjoyed by people all over the world. Some like peaceful and slow hikes, while others seek thrill and adventure wherever they go. There are some dangerous trails in the world where only the bravest and passionate hikers would dare to go. In this Buzzle article, we tell you about some of the most dangerous and challenging hiking trails that you can consider experiencing.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”


– T.S. Eliot

Did you know that one of the most dangerous adventures in the world is hiking? You must be wondering how can hiking be dangerous; it’s just a long, long walk, with a little ups and downs in the mountains. The hikes that we are talking about here are not meant for the fainthearted. Imagine yourself walking through dangerous holes, on old, rotten planks that are supported by rusted cables that sway sideways as the wind grows stronger, and below lies a deep, deep creek that causes dizziness the moment you look down. It seems as if you are flirting with death! These are some hikes that only daredevils and people with immense guts would attempt. While others may call it inviting death, passionate hikers call it ‘truly living.’ If you too are one big adventure-seeking hiker, who needs a dose of adrenaline every now and then, then take a look at some of the most scariest and challenging trails that you may want to consider for your next adventure hike.

World’s Best and Terrifying Hiking Trails

Put on your hiking boots, and of course, your BRAVEST hat, because you will definitely need it here!

1. Mt. Hua Shan Plank Path, China

This trail definitely tops this list, with it being the most dangerous, challenging, and nauseating hike in the world, that you can ever imagine. This route will guarantee full thrill and adventure, that can make even the most experienced hiker think twice. It consists of wooden planks and platforms that are bolted onto the sides of a cliff. The path is about a couple of hundred feet long, and 2,000 feet above the ground. It has a religious history that dates back to centuries. This path leads to a temple at the top. If you go there, you’ll be provided with safety harnesses at the base of the cliff to clip into the wires and chains along the path that will prevent you from falling down. Looking at people’s thirst for adrenaline, there was a brave soul that traversed the whole path without any harness or safety equipment! So, watch your step, and dare you not look down here!

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