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5 Amazing Hikes to Do for your Bucketlist

5 Amazing Hikes to Do for your Bucket List

Summertime is perfect for hiking but there are a number of incredible hikes to complete, during other times of the year, that are worthy of being on your bucket list. From Iceland to Canada, Peru to Nepal, here are five amazing hikes to do in your lifetime. Get that bucket list ready!


West Coast Trail


Where: Canada (Vancouver Island)

Distance: 47 miles

Average Time: 5-7 days


The West Coast Trail is one of the best ways to explore the West Coast. Taking you through the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in Canada’s British Columbia, the trail is a part of the Pacific Rim National Park and is often considered as one of the world’s most popular hiking trails. Explore waterfalls, lush forests, bogs, beaches, and more as the trail highlights the area’s extremely rugged terrain. If you’re planning on tackling this hike, be sure to make a reservation here.


Inca Trail


Where: Peru

Distance: 26 miles

Average Time: Around 4 days


The Inca Trail leads to one of the most mesmerizing destinations in the world: Machu Picchu. While incredibly popular, it’s not without its trials as it takes you through jungles, ancient ruins, and beautiful mountain ranges for some grueling inclines and declines. If the Inca Trail is a bit too intense for you, the Ancasocha Trail is a great alternative, clocking in at 19 miles and is considered to be less challenging.


Laugavegurinn & Fimmvörduháls Pass


Where: Iceland

Distance: 50 miles

Average Time: Roughly 4 days


Iceland already boasts a fascinating landscape but this stunning hike takes you through volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, valleys, and more. The country’s diverse terrain makes Laugavegurinn and Fimmvörduháls Pass a breathtaking and memorable adventure.


Appalachian Trail


Where: United States (Georgia to Maine)

Distance: 2,180 miles

Average Time: 5-7 months


You’ve probably heard of the Appalachian Trail. This incredibly strenuous hike is considered to be the longest hiking-only trail in the world. Taking you through 14 states, it’s one that allows you to truly explore what America has to offer as you explore the Appalachian Mountains, Bear Mountain State Park, and many other points of interest.


Everest Base Camp Trek


Where: Nepal

Distance: 70 miles

Average Time: 16 days


Don’t let its 70 mile distance fool you—the Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most arduous hikes in the world, as well as being one of the most popular hikes in the world. In addition to summiting at the earth’s highest point, hikers also get to experience the local culture of the people who live on the mountain.


Hiking is a great way to encourage the community to stay active. Spark an interest in those who use your parks and recreation organization with local, less strenuous hikes and help them work their way towards these amazing, bucketlist hikes.


PerfectMind’s management software can help you grow and connect with those in your community. With it, you can increase sign-ups an enrollments using loyalty and referral programs, manage user accounts, allow for online booking, and more. Learn more about it here.


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PerfectMind is an industry-leading member management and facility booking software provider. Its robust Platform as a Service (PaaS) serves organizations of all sizes in parks & recreation, health & wellness, fitness, and education sectors. With over 5,000 customers in 21 countries, PerfectMind streamlines business processes so organizations can focus on supporting and growing their communities.

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