25 Most Dangerous Hikes, Treks, and Climbs On Earth

From Machu Picchu to the Darien Gap these are the 25 most dangerous hikes, treks, and climbs on Earth.

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Huayna Picchu, Peru

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Hiking to Machu Picchu is one thing. But continuing past Machu Picchu and up to Huayna Picchu is another. Also known as the “Hike of Death”, the climb up this mountain takes several casualties every year. The bird’s eye view of Machu Picchu is supposedly worth it.


The Maze, Utah

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Found in a remote corner of Canyonlands National Park this red rock labyrinth is insanely hard to get to, but if you do make it watch out for rockfalls and flash floods.


Mount Hua Shan, China

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Just looking at the picture should be enough.


Bright Angel Trail, Arizona

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So many people die here that the park service has a division dedicated to rescuing hikers along the trail. Of all things it’s usually the heat that gets people because they don’t anticipate how hot it will be at the bottom of the canyon. Without enough water they usually don’t make it back.


Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea

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The scene of intense fighting during World War II, this trail hasn’t stopped taking lives. Between malaria, extreme heat, cold nights, and unstable terrain, only the brave should attempt to complete this 11 day hike.

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