Imagine you’re outdoors. The wind is blowing freely through your hair and you can hear the sound of dirt crunching beneath your boots. To your left you’ve you have enviable views of China. To your right your hands are gripping to a handrail for dear life.
This is just one possible scenario you may encounter on the craziest hiking trails found across the world. These trails are death-defying and out of this world. Some might say one would have to be downright crazy to attempt to hike here. Yet thousands of us still travel to these trails to check them off our bucket list each year. Let’s take a closer look at the 10 craziest hikes you’ll ever take.
1. Mount Pinatubo, Philippines
Hiking up to Mount Pinatubo’s crater lake is a gamble in itself. There’s the off-chance the volcano may erupt at any moment, but that doesn’t stop people from hiking here each day. After 400 years of dormancy, the volcano erupted suddenly in 1991, killing 800 people. It erupted once again in 1992, taking 72 lives this time around. While the hike is easy to complete, adventurers run the risk of a possible, untimely eruption.