Hiking Trails : These are the 12 most terrifying, dangerous and deadly hiking trails (click for mean) or walks or “routes” in the world.
Half Dome California
Hiking Trails : The Half Dome, the “half dome”, is one of the most prominent figures in Yosemite National Park. More than 60 people have died in Half Dome and the path leading to it. Although steel cables help climbers in the latter part of the climb, rain makes them very slippery.
Hua Shan, China
Hiking Trails : It is known as the “most dangerous path in the world. During the walk you will arrive at “the throat of the hundred steps” with a verticality of 90º. Small footbridges embedded in the rock, barely a few trembling boards, are the only step to access other higher points of the path.
It is rumored that 100 people die annually in Hua Shan, although there are no official death statistics.
Striding Edge, United Kingdom
Hiking Trails : It is one of the most difficult tours in the UK. The most dangerous part is during descent on Swirral Edge, as the road may be slippery, especially in winter conditions.
El Caminito del Rey, Spain
Hiking Trails : It is a route of three kilometers of way, to more than 100 meters of the ground. The one meter wide road is built on the walls of the impressive Gaitanes Gorge.
The Caminito del Rey is so dangerous that parts of it had to be repaired after it collapsed. In fact, it was officially closed in 2000, after four people lost their lives. Since then, the road has been set, reinforced and reopened. While it is safer than before, the park has now limited the number of visitors to 600 per day.
The Maze (Canyonlands National Park), Utah
Hiking Trails : The access routes to The Maze offer a combination of dirt roads and all-terrain trails only suitable for the more experienced. This is the least visited area. Of the half million tourists that Canyonlands has throughout the year, only 4000 pass through The Maze.
The maze is almost impossible to navigate. There are also dangerous rock falls, and the risk of fatal flooding. Although The Maze has not taken any life yet, it is still one of the most dangerous walks in the world. The walk is so remote that if you needed help, it would arrive in three days.
Kjeragbolten, Kjerag Mountain, Norway
Hiking Trails : It is a very popular tourist destination and is accessible without climbing equipment. Although the ascent of the Kjerag mountain is not difficult, the famous rock that is suspended between two cliffs can be the most dangerous.
So far no one has fallen off the rock, but caution is needed.
Via Ferrata, Italy and Austria
Hiking Trails : During World War I, on the front of the Dolomites, mountains located in the north of Italy bordering Austria, aerial paths were traced through the vertiginous walls. They served for the displacement of troops and their war material.
They are little more than metal cables stuck in steep cliffs that hikers adhere to in order to avoid certain death. The walk has taken some lives, including that of a woman in 2009 who slipped in the snow and fell.
Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa
Hiking Trails : The hardest crossing in South Africa. It is known that in this route 55 people died until 1985. The most dangerous part of this trail may be at first, since hikers have to climb two deteriorated chain stairs to a narrow top where animal tracks, trails of grazing, and the rocks make up the route.
Angels Landing, Utah
Hiking Trails : It has become the most famous route in Utah. Despite a fairly moderate hike, what makes it so dangerous is how narrow it is. The final ascent, the road is just wide enough for one person.
A total of 5 deaths have been officially posted at Angels Landing.
Huayna Picchu, Peru
Hiking Trails : It is known for its “stairs of death”, dating back to the Incas. Although well preserved, moisture causes them to become very slippery. No deaths have been reported falling from the stairs, however, two hikers have died during the tour.
Bright Angel Trail the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Hiking Trails : During the warmer months Bright Angel is extremely dangerous. Hikers die from heat stroke, and rangers have found people dead from dehydration.
Park officials claim that 90% of incidents occur in a section of the trail, a part of the South Rim, where the Shining Angel Trail follows Garden Creek to Pipe Creek.
Hiking Trails : More than 231 kilometers per hour of winds have been recorded on Mount Washington, the highest wind speed ever recorded. This walk is not only advantageous, but can become extremely cold, this walk has caused more than 139 deaths, many of them caused by hypothermia. Volcano Pacaya, Guatemala The Pacaya volcano is an active volcano, which means it could erupt at any time. In fact, a 2010 rash took three lives. That prevents hikers from attempting to climb it as the place may become warm enough to melt the soles of their shoes. Devil’s Path, New York The trail is easy at first, but Do not let that fool you. It is dangerous for the sinuous and slippery corridor that takes a life to the year. In addition, the numbers of rocky trails, cliffs, and limited water make the tour more extreme. Kalalau Trail, Hawaii Increasing water levels, narrow trails, rain, mud and falling rocks make this trail extremely difficult. The statistics speak for themselves: in recent years, a hiker was swept by Hanahoa Stream, another fell to his death on the road, and 121 stranded walkers had to be rescued from the path.