The 10 Most Dangerous Hikes in America

Like your life and limbs intact? Then you'd better get skilled before visiting these trails.
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The first, and biggest, step towards staying safe in the backcountry is making the right choices: Wear the right layers, tell a friend where you're going, and bring a map and compass, and you'll stand a much better chance of coming home safe. But what about the places that carry an element of risk no matter what you do?

From a slippery Sierra catwalk to a treacherous Hawaiian paradise, we name the country's 10 most hazardous hikes. Then we break down the dangers and provide local beta for conquering each route.