List of long-distance footpaths

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



South Africa[edit]


  • Sinai Trail, a 250km thru-hike in Sinai from Nuweiba to St. Catherine mountain (Egypt highest summit)[1]



Hong Kong[edit]

The merit of hiking trails in Hong Kong is that hikers can enjoy scenery of both the sea and highland.


Transcaucasian Trail:

A long distance trail in the caucasus has been a lingering idea for trekkers and hikers for many years since they started hiking remote parts of the Caucasus. Many sections of the TCT already exist, used by local community members and shepherds for centuries. These trail cross long valleys and traverse mammoth mountains to connect mountain villages together. Unfortunately, in recent years many of these trails have fallen into disrepair, and while many trails are known to locals, they are difficult to navigate for visitors and tourists. In 2015, two Peace Corps volunteers, Paul Stephens and Jeff Haack, mapped and charted known routes in The Republic of Georgia. During this time they succeeded in locating many connections between known trails and publicizing the concept of the trail. In 2016, Tom Allen and Alessandro Mambelli scouted new trail routes in Armenia while the first trail building project began in Svaneti, Georgia. In 2017, the trail building expanded to Dilijan National Park in Armenia while trail building continued in the Svaneti region. Today, over 300 km of trail has been improved and marked in Georgia and Armenia. Many 7-10 day guided hikes are available on the TCT this summer. Over the next 5 years, the trail will be expanded to connect all of the sections and create even longer hikes. The TCT can serve many purposes in the Caucasus region. For one, the natural diversity of the area needs to be protected. This habitat fosters many species of animal and provides unique ecosystems created by the mountains. More information about the trail can be found at . Donations can be sustaining or one-time.



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


  • 600 kilometers (372 mi) Jordan Trail: north-south, cross country from Um Qais to Aqaba[3]



  • Grand Malaysia Trail (Kai Pengembara Negara-Kai Trails Around Malaysia): nationwide trail of more than 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) length


Hkakabo Razi Trail, climbing the highest peak in Myanmar, in Khakaborazi National Park, and various footpaths in Putao



South Korea[edit]

  • The Baekdudaegan Trail: 750 kilometres (470 mi) along the ridge of the Baekdu Daegan mountain range, Korea's watershed divide.
  • The Jeju Olle (400 km) is a series of connected walking courses that circumnavigate the coastline of Jeju Island.






  • Sultans Trail Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey







  • Barbarossaweg: Korbach to Kyffhäuserdenkmal (332 kilometres (206 mi))
  • Bergischer Weg: Essen to Königswinter (137 kilometres (85 mi))
  • Birkenhainer Strasse: Hanau to Gemünden am Main (71 kilometres (44 mi))
  • Bonifatiusweg: Mainz to Fulda (180 kilometres (110 mi))
  • Christine-Koch-Weg: Menden to Bad Laasphe (123 kilometres (76 mi))
  • Eselsweg: Schlüchtern to Großheubach (111 kilometres (69 mi))
  • König-Ludwig-Weg: Berg am Starnberger See to Füssen (120 kilometres (75 mi))
  • Maximiliansweg: Lindau to Berchtesgaden (350 kilometres (220 mi))
  • Moselhöhenweg: Trier to Koblenz
  • Pandurensteig: Waldmuenchen to Passau
  • Rennsteig: Hörsel to Blankenstein/Saale through the Thuringian Forest (169 kilometres (105 mi))
  • Rheinburgenweg Trail: Bingen to Koblenz to Rüdesheim am Rhein (c.200 kilometres (120 mi))
  • Rheinhöhenweg Trail: Bonn to Alsheim/Wiesbaden (530 kilometres (330 mi))
  • Rheinsteig: Bonn to Wiesbaden (320 kilometres (200 mi))
  • Westweg (Black Forest western ridgeway): Pforzheim to Basel (279 kilometres (173 mi))
  • Mittelweg (Black Forest central ridgeway): Pforzheim to Waldshut (233 kilometres (145 mi))
  • Ostweg (Black Forest eastern ridgeway): Pforzheim to Schaffhausen (238 kilometres (148 mi))
  • Black Forest North Perimeter Way: Mühlacker to Karlsruhe (71 kilometres (44 mi))
  • Freiburg-Lake Constance Black Forest Trail: Freiburg to Konstanz (183 kilometres (114 mi))
  • Saar-Hunsrück-Steig: Trier to Saarschleife in Mettlach or Idar-Oberstein 9 (180 kilometres (110 mi))
  • Westfalenwanderweg: Hattingen to Altenbergen (216 kilometres (134 mi))




  • Laugavegur from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork to Skógar (80 kilometres (50 mi))



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


  • Zevenwoudenpad from Lauwersoog to Steenwijk (200 kilometres (120 mi))
  • Pionierspad from Steenwijk to Muiden (200 kilometres (120 mi))
  • Floris V-pad from Amsterdam to Bergen op Zoom (245 kilometres (152 mi))
  • Trekvogelpad from Bergen aan Zee to Enschede (380 kilometres (240 mi))
  • Marskramerpad from Bad Bentheim to Den Haag (360 kilometres (220 mi))
  • Maarten van Rossumpad from 's-Hertogenbosch to Ommen (308 kilometres (191 mi))
  • Deltapad from Sluis to Hoek van Holland (237 kilometres (147 mi))
  • Hollands Kustpad from Hoek van Holland to Den Helder (213 kilometres (132 mi))
  • Friese Kustpad from Stavoren to Lauwersoog (131 kilometres (81 mi))
  • Wad- en Wierdenpad from Lauwersoog to Nieuweschans (123 kilometres (76 mi))
  • Oeverloperpad from Rotterdam Europoort to Leerdam (232 kilometres (144 mi))
  • Lingepad from Leerdam to Nijmegen (German border) (98 kilometres (61 mi))
  • Pelgrimspad from Amsterdam to Maastricht (453 kilometres (281 mi))
  • Zuiderzeepad from Enkhuizen to Stavoren (400 kilometres (250 mi))
  • Pieterpad from Pieterburen to the Sint Pietersberg (492 kilometres (306 mi))
  • Noaberpad from Nieuweschans to Emmerich (363 kilometres (226 mi))
  • Grenslandpad from Sluis to Thorn (363 kilometres (226 mi))
  • Overijssels Havezatenpad from Oldenzaal to Steenwijk (272 kilometres (169 mi))
  • Peellandpad from 's-Hertogenbosch to Roermond (160 kilometres (99 mi))
  • Airbornepad from the Belgian border to Arnhem


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




  • Sultans Trail Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Republic of Ireland[edit]


  • Sultans Trail Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey
  • 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)






See: Hiking trails in Switzerland

United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]




United States[edit]



See: List of long-distance hiking tracks in Australia

New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]




  • Serra dos Órgãos
    • 36 kilometres (22 mi) between Petrópolis and Teresópolis (medium to hard trail)
  • Transcarioca Trail
    • 183 kilometres (114 mi) in Rio de Janeiro city (medium to hard trail) [9]
  • Transmantiqueira Trail
    • 700 kilometres (430 mi) between Extrema and Aiuruoca (very hard trail) [10]
  • Caminho da Fe
    • 538 kilometres (334 mi). There are 3 different starting points:
      • from Sao Carlos to Aparecida
      • or from Cravinhos to Aparecida
      • or from Mococa to Aparecida



  • Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash mountain range near Huaráz
    • 30 kilometers (19 mi) 10- to 14-day trek on the Huayhuash Circuit
    • 52 kilometers (33 mi) 3- to 4-day "W" Circuit Santa Cruz trek
    • 94 kilometers (59 mi) 6- to 10-day Alpamayo Circuit, full "O" Circuit
  • Sacred Valley & Vilcanota mountain range near Cuzco
    • 88 kilometers (55 mi) for the longest Mollepata variant of the Inca trail, with options for a single day to more than six days, all ending at Machu Picchu
    • 32 kilometers (20 mi) Cachora to Choquequirao trek
    • 80 kilometers (50 mi) 5- to 6-day trek on Ausangate Circuit
  • Colca Canyon near Arequipa
    • 60 kilometers (37 mi) 5-day trek around Canyon or other single-day and multi-day hikes


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