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Epic day hikes around the globe

Stephanie Dietze

Epic day hikes around the globe

Hiking Collection by komoot

15

Tours

98:43 h

167 mi

38,125 ft

Visit the breathtaking Emerald Lakes, climb the Half Dome, trek along the Eiger north face, hike through the Zion Narrows. These hikes are truly epic experiences — once in a lifetime adventures that should be firmly etched onto your bucket list by now. To help you start scratching them off, we've prepared a rundown of the world's most stunning day hikes, pre-picked and pre-planned.

All of these hikes are completely doable in one day and are, therefore, perfect additions to a holiday/trip. Of course, you could spend way more than just one day in all of these places — and we recommend that you do so if you are able to.

All of these hikes have been curated with the help of real user feedback. It constantly amazes us where the komoot community goes, what they discover, and the awesome Tours they record. We look forward to discovering even more Highlights, Tours and epic outdoor places together with you — ready to inspire the whole world to explore more of the great outdoors.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    07:10
    11.4 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Canadian Rockies in all their splendor. From pastel-colored Lake Louise, head across the Plain of Six Glaciers Lake up to the Tea House and the foot of the Victoria Glacier. Up here, it takes your breath away to experience so much of Canada's diversity in just one day. Then down to the breathtaking

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  • Difficult
    08:36
    13.4 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,500 ft
    3,500 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    One of the most photographed outdoor motifs in the world. The rock that juts out over the deep blue lake, but is also a uniquely beautiful picture. That's worth every effort. The hike starts and ends at the Mogelii car park in Skjeggedal.

    

    For the first 4 kilometers, the majority of the vertical meters

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  • Difficult
    08:38
    17.2 mi
    2.0 mph
    4,825 ft
    6,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The hype about the Tongariro Crossing as New Zealand's absolute must-do is absolutely justified. The nearly 20-kilometer hike (excluding Mt. Ngauruhoe & the summit of Mt. Tongariro) is a single firework of wonders of nature. The path leads up and into a beautiful volcanic landscape, past the most colorful

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  • Intermediate
    04:32
    8.15 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Cradle Mountain is THE highlight on Tasmania's weeklong Overland track. The great, you can look at this great mountain in just one day. Along the Overland Track, up to Marion's Lookout and the Kitchen Hut shelter, continue on challenging trails to the summit. But the view from the mountain and its unusual

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  • Intermediate
    04:16
    7.93 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The red rocks and deep gorges in the southwestern United States inspire with their wild-threatening beauty. If you want to experience this landscape so deeply, you should definitely walk into the Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah. Basically very simple, you either follow the Virgin River directly

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  • Difficult
    10:08
    15.2 mi
    1.5 mph
    4,600 ft
    4,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    A rock that can hardly be beaten, gets a ladder made of steel cables in the summer and thus becomes the sky ladder in the Rocky Mountains. The mountain is with 2,693 m not particularly high for this region but above all its form inspires its conquerors.

    

    If you want to climb this spectacular semi-domenps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm

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  • Difficult
    03:48
    5.27 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    To be honest, any hike on the Isle of Skye could easily make it into this collection. We chose this because it offers the most fantastic, least expensive, because the Quiraing Mountains are hard to beat.

    

    A landscape, as if from a fairy tale book - rocks that jut out like needles, steep cliffs and other

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  • Difficult
    07:29
    13.9 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A vertical, 8 kilometer long, 1000 meter high wall over which falls even the second highest waterfall in the world. Sounds incredible? It is also and therefore you should look at it with your own eyes. You can walk in the direction of the so-called amphitheater along the often dried up Tugela River

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  • Difficult
    07:26
    11.2 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,825 ft
    2,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You can look at one of Chile's most spectacular sights in just one day, and you do not have to go on a multi-day trek. The hike to the three towers of Torres del Paine will take you through the Ascencio Valley and finally up to the lake below the massif.

    

    In the valley you come through the wonderful Lenga

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  • Difficult
    08:27
    15.7 mi
    1.9 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You can not climb one of the most beautiful and famous mountain silhouettes in the world, unless you're called Alex Honnold, but you can get pretty close. And you will never forget that look.

    

    Especially the last hour, it goes steeply uphill, where in the main season hikers on hikers push up the stairs

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  • Difficult
    05:25
    12.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The South West Coast Trail, which runs along the rolling cliffs and coastline of Cornwall and Devon, may be one of the most spectacular coastal walks in the world, yet over 1,000 kilometers long. It is a real blessing that one of the most beautiful sections can also be hiked in one day. The road from

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  • Intermediate
    04:48
    8.80 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Take a "lost" Andean city, exotic wildlife and a coastline with South America's finest sandy beaches and a great jungle hike is done. The trail takes you through the jungle to the ancient city of Pueblito, which today has only abandoned but well-preserved ruins. Do not be frightened by the loud crying

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  • Difficult
    05:06
    8.86 mi
    1.7 mph
    825 ft
    4,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Eiger north face is - like many north walls of this world - impressive and intimidating at the same time. The film "Nordwand" from the year 2008 tells of the tragic story around the dramatic first ascent attempt of the Eiger north face in the year 1936. Much feared and meanwhile often defeated the

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  • Difficult
    07:23
    10.8 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,225 ft
    3,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Start and finish are at a gondola lift, so the hike over the Grand Balcon Sud is a wonderful and easy day trip that leads up to the Lac Blanc. The unbelievable and endless view of the Mont Blanc massif and its highest peak, make you stand there again and again with open mouth.

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  • Difficult
    05:31
    6.75 mi
    1.2 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Nice day tour on Ireland's west coast. The path is relatively easy and the view of the coves is phenomenal. The summit named after Saint Patrick can be reached via beautiful easy paths. It definitely pays off to hike a bit further over the ridge.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    15
  • Distance
    167 mi
  • Duration
    98:43 h
  • Elevation
    38,125 ft

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