What turns a humble hike into something bucket-list-worthy? Location, location, location. Some of the best hiking trails in the world are destinations in and of themselves.these hiking trails are extreme in unique ways that deliver unparalleled beauty. They’re also worth conquering just to say you did.
Pennine Way, United Kingdom
Some of the best hiking trails in the world sit in the heart of England on the Pennine Way, a rugged 268-mile stretch that meanders over mountains, beside waterfalls, and past friendly pubs and cheese farms where you can stop for a pint or a bite.
High Cup Nick’s far-flung countryside views and High Force waterfall’s rapids are among the many wonders along this backbone of England—and extremes you can enjoy between stops in cozy English villages like Cowling and Greenhead.