12 Life-Threatening Hikes People Brave in the U.S.
All around the world, hiking trails range from beginner difficulty to advanced terrain.
Here are 12 of the most dangerous hikes braved by hikers and adrenaline junkies each year in the USA.
Life-Threatening Hikes People Brave in the U.S.
The hike is a five-mile roundtrip journey filled with cliff dropoffs and switchbacks, and the last few hundred feet require hikers to move along a narrow passageway with the assistance of a metal chain.
1. Angel’s Landing, Utah
2. Mount Rainier, Washington
The view makes the trudge worth it to many. Other factors contributing to the danger of the hike include hypothermia, avalanches, slippery rocks, and falls.
The worst part of the hike is Crawler’s Ledge, a slim ledge averaging one to two feet for hikers to wriggle through while watching the Pacific Ocean’s waves lap the sides of the mountain.
3. Kalalau Trail, Hawaii
4. Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Hiking aficionados practice hiking for Mount Everest on this mountain.
Hypothermia is a significant risk on Mount Washington, considering the wind velocity can reach up to 200 mph, and the temperature drops forty degrees from the base to the summit.
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