29 Amazing And Terrifying Trails

Categories: Nature, Inspiration


Racetrack Playa, California

Not exactly “terrifying,” but the “sailing stones” of Racetrack Playa move on their own accord – a longstanding mystery recently attributed to melting ice sheets. Racetrack Playa is home to a delightful and bizarre scientific phenomenon, one well worth seeing in person.

The Maze, Canyonlands Utah

It’s not hard to get lost in the aptly named, notorious Maze. Don’t expect to pull up in your air-conditioned car, check out The Maze for a few minutes and then grab a corn dog and a souvenir; The Maze is 50 miles away from the closest road.

The Trift Suspension Bridge, Swiss Alps

Swinging high in the wind, this suspension bridge is built for thrills, if not conveyance.

Peek-a-boo Gulch, Utah

Claustrophobic? Stay away from this blood red slot canyon, as the sandstone corridor is only 10 inches wide in places.

Barr Trail, Pikes Peak, Colorado

A long (13-mile) ascent takes you through some of Colorado’s most lightning prone wilderness – which is saying something in the Rockies.

Wendenstock, Swiss Alps

Wendenstock’s trails are notoriously tricky to navigate. Slick, dew-covered grass above hundred-foot cliffs means that every step must be taken with care and concentration.

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