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

Africa

Lesotho

Namibia

South Africa

Egypt

Uganda

Asia

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Hong Kong

Georgia

India

Israel

Japan

An aruki-henro or walking pilgrim, marked out by his distinctive sedge hat, white shirt, and kongō-zue

Japan is also home to several lengthy pilgrimage routes, such as the 1,200 km (750 mi) Shikoku Pilgrimage that visits 88 temples and Mount Kōya. Today these temples and shrines are easily accessible by car and mass transit, but many visitors choose to walk the traditional routes.

Jordan

Lebanon

Myanmar

Nepal

Path through Lete on the Annapurna Circuit

The Great Himalaya Trail is a proposed 4,500 km (2,800 mi) trail from Namche Barwa, Tibet to Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, with sections in Bhutan, China, and India. It uses existing trails, many of which are trekking, trade, or pilgrimage routes, but no new trails have been built. Starting near Kanchenjunga in the east and ending in Humla in the west, the Nepal section has been walked and documented and is about 1,600 km (990 mi).

Russia

Sri Lanka

South Korea

Turkey

Waymark for the Lycian Way in southern Turkey

Europe

Some of the best known footpaths in Europe are joined by 12 designated European long-distance paths over some 70,000 km (43,000 mi). Some other popular international routes include:

Austria

The "10 great Austrian long-distance trails"

Other important trails

Bulgaria

Czechia

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

E4 European path sign in the village Ano Doliana of Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece
E4 walking route in Crete

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Antonio Locatelli Hut on the Grand Italian Trail

Montenegro

Netherlands

Pieterpad trail near Hellendoorn and Laren, Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Republic of Ireland

Further information: Long-distance trails in the Republic of Ireland

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail marker in Huesca, Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Further information: Category:Hiking trails in Switzerland

United Kingdom

Further information: List of long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom and Long-distance footpaths in Scotland

The Devil's Staircase path in the Scottish Highlands is part of the West Highland Way

Some of the best-known National Trails in England and Wales include:

The Wales Coast Path follows the entire coastline of the country over some 1,400 km (870 mi).

Scotland's Great Trails is a network of 29 paths primarily used by hikers.

North America

Canada

Western Canada

Ontario

Quebec

Atlantic Canada

Greenland

Panama

United States

Main articles: Long-distance trails in the United States and National Trails System

Appalachian Trail in the Franconia Range, New Hampshire

Three famous north–south trails spanning the USA comprise the Triple Crown of Hiking:

Other popular trails include:

Oceania

Australia

Further information: List of long-distance hiking tracks in Australia

New Zealand

Further information: New Zealand tramping tracks

Mountain hut at Lake Kaniere, New Zealand

Central and South America

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Costa Rica

280 km from Atlantic to Pacific coasts of Costa Rica

• El Camino de Costa Rica [4]

Chile

Peru

Trekker in the Huayhuash mountains

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