10. Half Dome’s cable Route, Yosemite National park, California
The hike is about 8 miles, but the last 400 foot are on the slick granite to the top. At least 5 people have died during this climb. This is America’s most deadly trail.
9. West Coast Trail, Vancouver, Canada
This 48 mile route is home to wild animals, such as wolves, bears and cougars, but adventure travelers come every year to try their luck on steep slopes, bridges and wooden ladders up cliffs where twisted ankles are not rear to happen.
8. Mount Huashan Trail, China
Just one mistake and you are bound to fall to your death. You may come across wondering monks on this path too. Ladders, cables and temples on top make this route amazing, but also very dangerous.
7. Rover’s Run, Anchorage, Alaska
Bring your bike and be prepared to pedal really fast, because roaming bears are regular in these parts. In 2008 the officials even considered to shut down this track. What brings so many bears here is the fresh salmon.
6.Devil’s Path, Catskill, New York
The path travels 25 miles through Catskill Mountains, and even though it’s just two hours from Manhattan, it is one wild route. The path goes through six major peaks of the mountain range and also one should be aware of black bears roaming the trail.
5. Peek-a-boo Gulch, Utah
If you have a fear of being in closed and narrow places, this is the perfect track for you. It is the claustrophobe’s worst nightmare. Though it is a really beautiful rock formation, if you cant deal with tight spaces (haha) you should prolly avoid this trail.
4. Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii
It is really wonderful walking on the cliffs that rise 4, 000 feet out of the ocean, with lashing vegetation and waterfalls within arms reach. The problem is the humidity and those wonderful waterfalls which make this path really slippery.
3. Route up Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala
This hike is near Guatemala City, so it has become very popular over the years. After a shower of volcanic rocks killed a reporter the trial was closed, but this didn’t stop tourist who found their way through a private farm in a nearby village to climb the top.
2. Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea
It takes 4 to 10 days for most groups to get through these 60 miles. Malaria and other tropical diseases are constant threats on this dangerous route. In 2009 four hikers died in separate incidents on this track.
1. El Caminito del Rey, Spain
This cliff path near Malaga, was originally built for hydroelectric power plant workers. The concrete paths have collapsed, so it is a very slippery and dangerous path to take.