THE 11 MOST DANGEROUS HIKING TRAILS IN THE WORLD
1. ANGEL’S LANDING, UTAH
Why So Dangerous: This is a short hike that attracts a lot of people. The number of hikers can lead to traffic jams at the upper point. The route starts with a narrow sandstone ridge with steep drop-offs. During the final ascent is a steep stone staircase. The path is just wide enough for one person. If a hiker decides to pass, they’ll be scurried over the edge. Be careful when passing! The National Park Service states that at least 5 people have fallen to their death but it doesn’t include the number of people who have fallen and have been rescued.
2. MOUNT PINATUBO, PHILIPPINES
Photo: Paolo Mandingiado
Why So Dangerous: More than 72 people fell victim to this hike up Mount Pinatubo’s crater lake. The last eruption was second largest recorded this century planting 15 million tons of sulfur gas onto the mountain. The hike is quite easy but the dangerous part is the volcano’s tendency to blow up again.