Watch your step! Not only are these hikes around the world jaw-dropping, but incredibly risky. For the outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy intense weather, perilous wildlife and remote locations—travel experts Atlas & Boots have compiled a list of the riskiest hikes around the world, that we believe are pretty interesting!
Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala
Everyone loves a good molten lava cake, but at Pacaya Volcaneo, this lava is actively erupting. Since 1965, the volcano has brutally derailed hikers from hiking to the top of the mountain. Pro Tip: Go at night so you can spot the lava flow easily.
Mount Hua Shan, China
This hike is a game of chutes and ladders, without a safety net. Located in the Western Mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China, this sacred site is known for taking lives, about 100 a year experts say. The trail encompasses vertical ascents, falling wooden platforms and steep stairways.
The Maze, USA
Famously known as the site where hiker Aron Ralston spent 127 hours trapped in the Canyonlands National Park in Utah, The Maze is a sight to behold. But, don’t bother bringing your GPS, there is no signal in canyons. Be sure to pack a life jacket as flash floods are a regular occurrence.
So, be safe before you book your next adventure to these locations or anywhere around the globe! For more information on how to make your next trip unforgettable, visit Atlas & Boots.
Until next time,