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So, you want to know what are the best hikes in North America?

North America offers some of the very best hiking in the world. Perhaps this is due to the many national parks and protected areas that are spread across Mexico, the USA and Canada. This region offers something for every skill level, from short day hikes to thru-hikes lasting over 20 days.

The landscapes in North America are the real drawl for hikers. There are expansive canyons, pristine lakes, snow capped peaks, active glaciers, strange rock formations and volcanoes.

We’ve already told you the best hikes in Europe, South America and Central America. So now let’s talk about the best hikes North America.


The Pacific Crest Trail (aka the PCT) is a long-distance route that spans 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) from Mexico to Canada. The trail cuts through the states of California, Oregon and Washington and closely follows the highest parts of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges. Being such a long trail, it’s extremely diverse. You’ll walk through arid deserts, glaciated valleys and thick forests as you take in the most stunning landscapes The West has to offer.

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