List of long-distance footpaths

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This is a list of some long-distance footpaths used for walking and hiking.

Africa[edit]

Namibia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Asia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Jhiri Path: ascent of Keokradong, one of the highest mountains in Bangladesh.

Bhutan[edit]

  • Snowman Trek: 328 km (204 mi) trek through high passes near the border with Tibet [1]

Hong Kong[edit]

Georgia[edit]

India[edit]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

An aruki-henro or walking pilgrim, marked out by his distinctive sedge hat, white shirt, and kongō-zue
  • Hokkaidō Nature Trail: 4,585 km (2,849 mi) all over the island of Hokkaidō (in planning)
  • Tōhoku Nature Trail: 4,374 km (2,718 mi) within Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures
  • Chubu Hokuriku Nature Trail: 4,029 km (2,504 mi) within Gunma, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Nagano, Gifu and Shiga prefectures
  • Kantō Fureai Trail: 1,665 km (1,035 mi) within Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tōkyō and Kanagawa prefectures. Also known as the Capital Region Nature Trail.[2]
  • Tōkaidō Nature Trail: 1,697 km (1,054 mi) from Tokyo to Osaka via Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi, Shiga, Gifu, Mie, Kyōto and Nara prefectures
  • Kinki Nature Trail: 3,291 km (2,045 mi) within Fukui, Mie, Shiga, Kyōto, Osaka, Hyōgo, Nara, Wakayama and Tottori prefectures
  • Chugoku Nature Trail: 2,211 km (1,374 mi) within Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures
  • Shikoku Nature Trail: 1,637 km (1,017 mi) within Ehime, Tokushima, Kagawa and Kōchi prefectures
  • Kyushu Nature Trail: 2,587 km (1,607 mi) within Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures
  • Michinoku Coastal Trail: 1,025 km (637 mi) within Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures

Japan is also home to several lengthy pilgrimage routes, such as the 1,200 km (750 mi) Shikoku Pilgrimage that visits 88 temples and Mount Kōya. Today these temples and shrines are easily accessible by car and mass transit, but many visitors choose to walk the traditional routes.

Jordan[edit]

  • Jordan Trail: 600 km (370 mi) north-south, cross country from Um Qais to Aqaba[3]

Lebanon[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Path through Lete on the Annapurna Circuit

The Great Himalaya Trail is a proposed 4,500 km (2,800 mi) trail from Namche Barwa, Tibet to Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, with sections in Bhutan, China, and India. It uses existing trails, many of which are trekking, trade, or pilgrimage routes, but no new trails have been built. Starting near Kanchenjunga in the east and ending in Humla in the west, the Nepal section has been walked and documented and is about 1,600 km (990 mi).

Russia[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Waymark for the Lycian Way in southern Turkey

Europe[edit]

Some of the best known footpaths in Europe are joined by 12 designated European long-distance paths over some 70,000 km (43,000 mi). Some other popular international routes include:

Austria[edit]

The "10 great Austrian long-distance trails"[edit]

Other important trails[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Czechia[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

E4 European path sign in the village Ano Doliana of Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece
E4 walking route in Crete

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Antonio Locatelli Hut on the Grand Italian Trail

Montenegro[edit]

  • Primorska planinarska transverzala (Coastal Mountain Transversal), from Herceg Novi to Bar, 180 km (110 mi)
  • Crnogorska Transverzala (Montenegrin Transversal), from Durmitor to Kučka Krajina, 140 km (87 mi)

Netherlands[edit]

Pieterpad trail near Hellendoorn and Laren, Netherlands

Norway[edit]

  • Jotunheimen Trail (Norwegian: "Jotunheimstien"): 320 km (200 mi) from downtown Oslo to Lake Gjende in Jotunheimen
  • Nordkalottruta (Finnish: Kalottireitti, Swedish: Nordkalottleden): 800 km (500 mi) from Kautokeino (located in Finnmark, Northern Norway) to Sulitjelma (Norway) or alternately Kvikkjokk (Sweden)

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

  • Fisherman's Trail: 226 km (140 mi) along the cliffs of southern Portugal

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Serbia[edit]

  • The Fruška Gora Transversal (Serbian: Fruškogorska Transverzala) – circular trail around Fruška Gora mountain – 160 km (100 mi)
  • The Small Toplica Transversal (Serbian: Mala Toplička Transverzala) – 122 km (76 mi)

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail marker in Huesca, Spain

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Some of the best-known National Trails in England and Wales include:

The Wales Coast Path follows the entire coastline of the country over some 1,400 km (870 mi).

Scotland's Great Trails is a network of 29 paths primarily used by hikers.

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • The Trans-Canada Trail is a trail system of over 24,000 km (15,000 mi) extending throughout Canada

Western Canada[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Atlantic Canada[edit]

Greenland[edit]

Panama[edit]

United States[edit]

Appalachian Trail in the Franconia Range, New Hampshire

Three famous north–south trails spanning the USA comprise the Triple Crown of Hiking:

Other popular trails include:

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Mountain hut at Lake Kaniere, New Zealand
  • Te Araroa, 3,000 km (1,900 mi) Stretching from Cape Reinga in the north of New Zealand to Bluff in the South.
  • New Zealand Great Walks, ten popular backcountry hikes

Central and South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

280 km from Atlantic to Pacific coasts of Costa Rica

• El Camino de Costa Rica [3]

Chile[edit]

Peru[edit]

Trekker in the Huayhuash mountains

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