America's 10 Most Dangerous Hikes - Backpacker

America's 10 Most Dangerous Hikes

Like your life and limbs intact? Then you'd better get skilled before visiting these trails.
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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.

Abrams Falls, Great Smoky Mountains, TN

Barr Trail, Pikes Peak, CO

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, AZ

Buckskin Gulch, UT

Huckleberry Mountain, Apgar Range, MT

Kalalau Trail, Kauai, HI

The Maze, UT

Mist Trail, Half Dome, CA

Mt. Washington, NH

Muir Snowfield, Mt. Rainier, WA

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