World's Most Dangerous Hiking Paths

World's Most Dangerous Hiking Paths

 

They’re cramped, extremely steep and sometimes treacherous – the most dangerous hiking paths in the world. You’ve definitely heard at some point about these paths where you have to balance on the edges of a gorge and often risk your life considering there’s sometimes only just a few rickety planks nailed into the cliff. 

 

The most dangerous hiking path in the world: Huà Shān, China

Here it is, the most dangerous one of all: Huà Shān is one of the Five Sacred Mountains in the Chinese province of Shaanxi. In some parts there aren’t even any planks, just holes in the rock for you to stick your feet in, all while pulling yourself along with the chain. 

 

Spain’s Caminito del Rey – the most dangerous path in Europe

Caminito del Rey in Andalusia is a four kilometre-long rope-lined path at a height of around 100 metres. Of course when it comes to the most dangerous paths in the world ‘safe’ is a bit of a difficult word – the equipment on the path is definitely better nowadays, but it still doesn’t change anything about the frightening route itself! 

 

Haiku Stairs – Stairway to Heaven

Whoever wants to climb these stairs better have a good stamina – to reach the peak of the path you’ll have to climb 4,000 metal steps and climb a height of around 600 metres.

 

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