9 Long Trails To Add To Your Bucket List

9 Long Trails To Add To Your Bucket List

 

Now that we've established that you (probably) won't be able to see every mile of every trail around the world, 's a head start to your bucket list. The following are five incredible trails explored and explained by experienced backpacking enthusiasts who want nothing more than to share the joy of the trail with you.

 

1) The Wonderland Trail

The Wonderland Trail is unique in many ways, least of all that it circumnavigates the imposing Mt. Rainier  

The Wonderland Trail is unique in many ways, least of all that it circumnavigates the imposing Mt. Rainier

 

2) The John Muir Trail

While we hold the entire PCT close to our hearts, this section is commonly considered the crown jewel of the PCT.   

While we hold the entire PCT close to our hearts, this section is commonly considered the crown jewel of the PCT. 

 

3) The Oregon Desert Trail

For those who fit the bill, exploring the high desert of Oregon (did you even know Oregon had a high desert?) is something to aim for.   

For those who fit the bill, exploring the high desert of Oregon (did you even know Oregon had a high desert?) is something to aim for. 

 

4) The Kalalau Trail

When hiking nuts take a trip to Hawaii, you better believe they aren’t sitting on a beach sipping fluorescent drinks all day.   

When hiking nuts take a trip to Hawaii, you better believe they aren’t sitting on a beach sipping fluorescent drinks all day. 

 

5) Irish Coast-to-Coast Walk

The majority of the trail crosses over balds, making sure you’re getting 360-degrees of photo opportunities every day.   

The majority of the trail crosses over balds, making sure you’re getting 360-degrees of photo opportunities every day. 

 

6) The Long Trail

That, plus the notorious mud for the 100 miles of Vermont that the AT traverses might give the Green Mountain State a bad rap, but the Long Trail is one of the oldest and most rugged long-distance trails in the country, and most people agree the northern half is > than the southern half.   

That, plus the notorious mud for the 100 miles of Vermont that the AT traverses might give the Green Mountain State a bad rap, but the Long Trail is one of the oldest and most rugged long-distance trails in the country, and most people agree the northern half is > than the southern half. 

 

7) The Ice Age Trail

The most recent period of the Ice Age (the Wisconsin Glaciation) ended about 10,000 years ago and left behind unique, fascinating terrain throughout the state.   

The most recent period of the Ice Age (the Wisconsin Glaciation) ended about 10,000 years ago and left behind unique, fascinating terrain throughout the state. 

 

8) Mountains to Sea Trail

This trail gives you the best that the state has to offer, including completed hiking sections (some miles will look familiar to AT hikers), bicycle sections, and even a ferry-hop to officially complete the trail.   

This trail gives you the best that the state has to offer, including completed hiking sections (some miles will look familiar to AT hikers), bicycle sections, and even a ferry-hop to officially complete the trail. 

 

9) Foothills Trail

This trail is incredibly well-maintained with well-placed signage, smartly planned sections, and dedicated trail crews keeping it smooth and clear.   

This trail is incredibly well-maintained with well-placed signage, smartly planned sections, and dedicated trail crews keeping it smooth and clear. 

 

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