Tongariro National Park, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

On Foot: Best Day Hikes On the Planet

There are such epic hiking adventures to be had in a single day, almost everywhere you go to be outside. I love the ritual of that early morning, a stuffed daypack and the reality that you have a huge, beautiful day ahead on foot. Not to mention those end-of-the-day, exhausted celebrations where you relive your favorite stretches. From the canyons of Utah, to the mountains of the French Alps, to the famous tramps (hikes) in New Zealand, here are a few of my favorites.

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Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, France

Reach Out And Touch The Sky

Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix, France
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Tongariro National Park, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro National Park
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
3
Zion National Park, Hurricane, Utah

The Narrows

Zion National Park
Hurricane, Utah
4
Uragh Wood, Kerry, Ireland

Gleninchaquin Grin

Uragh Wood
Kerry, Ireland
5
Diamond Lake, Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka Walk

Diamond Lake
163 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Chapmans Peak Dr, Cape Town, South Africa

Peak Performance

Chapmans Peak Dr
Chapmans Peak Dr, Cape Town, South A...
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Lion's Head, Cape Town, South Africa

The Pride of Cape Town

Lion's Head
Cape Town, South Africa
8
Mashatu Game Reserve, Pont Drift, Botswana

Walking Safaris at Mashatu

Mashatu Game Reserve
Pont Drift, Botswana
9
Dewey Point, Yosemite National Park, California

Badger Pass to Dewey Point Snowshoe Hike

Dewey Point
Yosemite National Park, California
10
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Follow the Light in Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
11
Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Reflection Walk at Fox Glacier

Lake Matheson
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
12
Urupukapuka Island, Rawhiti, New Zealand

Heavenly Day-Hiking in Urupukapuka

Urupukapuka Island
Rawhiti, New Zealand
13
Fjærland, Sogndal, Norway

Navigating Inspiration in Norway

Fjærland
Sogndal, Norway
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Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area, Castle Hill, New Zealand

Maori Magic on the South Island

Kura Tawhiti Conservat...
8943 West Coast Road, Castle Hill, Ne...
15
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, Citrusdal, South Africa

From Untamed Wildness to Unrivaled Luxury

Bushmans Kloof Wildern...
Citrusdal, South Africa
16
Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, California

Upper Falls Trail Hike

Yosemite National Park
Mariposa, California
17
Lake Aloha, Twin Bridges, California

Say Aloha to Desolation Wilderness

Lake Aloha
Twin Bridges, California
18
Inspiration Point, Orinda, California

Follow the Nimitz Way in the East Bay

Inspiration Point
Inspiration Point, Orinda, California
19
Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon

Smith Rock State Park Rocks

Smith Rock State Park
Terrebonne, Oregon
20
John Dellenback Dune Trail, Lakeside, Oregon

Dazzled by the Dellenback Dune Trail

John Dellenback Dune T...
Oregon Coast Highway, Lakeside, Oregon
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Row River Trail, Dorena, Oregon

Respect for the River Row Trail

Row River Trail
Row River Trail, Dorena, Oregon
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Fish Creek Falls, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Winter Hiking at Fish Creek Falls

Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Western Summit Rabbit Ears Pass, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

North Walton Peak Trail Wonder

Western Summit Rabbit ...
30820-30854 U.S. 40, Steamboat Spring...
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Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Why Not Wildlife Trail

Steamboat Ski & Resort...
2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat S...
25
Dubrovnik City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dashing Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik City Walls
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Franz Josef Glacier, Westland National Park, New Zealand

Heli-Hiking Adventure on Franz Josef Glacier in...

Franz Josef Glacier
Westland National Park, New Zealand
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Multnomah Falls, Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Magic

Multnomah Falls
Corbett, Oregon
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