We’ve hiked over a thousand miles in the past three years of our nomadic lifestyle and have seen some incredible views.  It’s impossible to pick a single favorite hike but I can give you a few.  These are our all time favorite day hikes in the world…so far:

Angels Landing

Angel's Landing best day hikes in the world
Angel’s Landing is a must do hike in Zion but go early to avoid crowds.

Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Distance:  4.8 miles RT
Elevation Gain: 1,500
The Draw: Bragging rights for overcoming your fear of heights!
Cool things nearby: Camp at Watchman’s or South Campground, Pizza and Brew at Zion Pizza and Noodle Co

Related blog: Southwest National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

Cerro Chato

Best hikes in the world- Cerro Chato

Location: Arenal National Park, Costa Rica
Distance:  3.8 miles RT
Elevation Gain: 2,224 feet
The Draw:  Hiking through dense rainforest to a gorgeus crater lake.
Cool things nearby: Stay in a glamping tent immersed in the rainforest at Essence Arenal and prepare delicious communal vegan meals on-site.  Take a dip in the free hot springs.


Location: Hafslo, Norway
Distance:  4.8 miles RT
Elevation Gain: 2,030 feet
The Draw:  Epic fjord and mountain views.  
Cool things nearby: Camp at Kjørnes.  Rock climb at Kvam.

Related Blog: Best Norway Hikes

Helvellyn Trail (via Striding Edge)

Best Hikes in the World- Helvellyn