20 Best Hikes of a Lifetime for 2018

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Ancient paths, pilgrimage routes, inn-to-inn trails, and cross-country journeys have inspired travelers and explorers for eons. Following courses that have been carved out across dramatic landscapes, you too can experience the thrill of the journey and the many rewards of making it to the end. In fact, we’ve also been inspired by one of our guests who explained her passion for loop treks, which enable her to go full circle back to the start, but with a new perspective. On our best hikes of a lifetime list, we’ve picked many timeless endeavors, plus a new trip to watch for 2018. How many have you done?

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Recently shown in all its glory on the big screen in Everest, base camp is a place of wonder—even if you’re not heading to the top—and the journey through the Himalayan landscape to get there is nothing short of a true quest.

2. England Coast to Coast

There are few treks as satisfying to serious hikers as England’s classic 192-mile “Coast-to-Coast” trail. Beginning at the Irish Sea and ending at the North Sea, you’ll cross the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and North Yorkshire Moors. Read more from the guides here.

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