Hiking & Treking

22 Most Dangerous Hiking Trails Ranked

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When ranking the most dangerous hiking trails in the world, it may seem like a no-brainer that steep drop-offs and narrow paths crowd the top of the list. While this is somewhat true, most of the deadliest hikes have less to do with heights and more to do with temperature, weather, and animals. We’ve ranked them in order so you can see just how deceiving these hikes can be. Interested in trying them out for yourself? Make sure you have plenty of water, good shoes, and a whole lot of guts.

A man going through the difficult part of ferrata - Dolomiti mountains, Dolomiti di Brenta, Italy

Image: Shutterstock/Jiri Vavricka

Kate Wilke is the content manager at 301brands, and she's the editor of DailyBeautyHack.com, and the lifestyle editor at OhMyVeggies.com. When she's not paddle boarding or skiing, she's informing someone about global warming (or cats) over a local double IPA. Follow her on Instagram — @kateewilke