After completing The Pacific Crest Trail, I realised that hiking is something I really love. I mean REALLY love. So of course, I have started to look for my next hiking adventures. So these are my future hikes abd a wishlist of the hikes I am researching. If there is a year after the hike, it means that I already have my mind set on that specific hike.

Doing a thru-hike is pretty expensive if you will want to keep your apartment, and still have bills to pay while you’re away, and of cause having a full time job and having to take months off can be a bit of a problem, but so far I have managed so one problem at a time 🙂

Making these plans helps a little bit on my restlessness and living in a country without any really exciting places to hike (imo) it is a hard itch to scratch while I wait for my next hike.

The Arizona Trail 2023 (from mile 300-finish)

The Arizona National Scenic Trail is like a marathon, but with stunning views and no engines to cheat with! This bad boy stretches a whopping 800 miles, taking you on a wild ride through deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, and plenty of quirky towns along the way. So, if you’re up for an adventure that’ll make your feet ache and give you stories to tell for years, strap on your hiking boots and let the Arizona trail take you for a spin!

In 2020 I had to quit my thru-hike of AZT because of COVID so I still have about 500 miles (800 km) left to go and I am planning to go back and continue from where I left off – Superior, AZ.
That is about 3-4 weeks of hiking which I can do within a regular vacation period. Hopefully that can be in 2025

The Great Himalaya Trail

The Great Himalaya Trail is a route across the Himalayas from east to west. The original concept of the trail was to establish a single long distance trekking trail from the east end to the west end of Nepal that includes a total of roughly 1,700 kilometres (1,100 mi) of path.
There is a proposed trail of more than 4,500 kilometres (2,800 mi) stretching the length of the Greater Himalaya range from Nanga Parbat in Pakistan to Namche Barwa in Tibet thus passing through, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
Although an actual continuous route is currently only a concept, if completed it would be the longest and highest alpine hiking track in the world.

I am really intrigued by this trail, as it seems a little hardcore, it has a lot of altitude, it is probably cold and it looks absolutely beautiful, so great opportunity for some amazing pictures 🙂

I haven’t really researched it yet, but for some reason it usually takes around 150 days, which seems quite crazy, taking into consideration that it is “only” 1,700 kilometers (1,056 miles).

But I will have to look into that, there is probably some logical reason 🙂

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long, though the exact length changes over time as parts are rerouted or modified.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy describes the Appalachian Trail as the longest hiking-only trail in the world.

I would love to get my Triple Crown (you get that title by thru-hiking The Pacific Crest Trail, The Continental Divide Trail and The Appalachian Trail)

That means that I need to hike the Appalachian trail as well 🙂

Even though it is the least interesting trail of the three (at least in my opinion as I don’t really find hiking in woods especially interesting) I think it might be an awesome experience because of the social aspect of the trail, and because all the trail towns that seems to have really integrated with the whole trail culture.

Only time will tell if I manage – I will probably take me another year to save up the money, so before I am ready it will be 2030 🙂 but it’s always good to have something to look forward to.

It will probably NEVER happen! 🙂 rain, 10000s of people, and nothing but trees is not my idea of a good hike. But some day I might be out of trails to hike, and then – who knows 🙂

Pyrenean Haute Route

The Pyrenean Haute Route (or HRP for short) is like a spectacular 800 km adventure through Europe’s most stunning mountain range. Starting from the Atlantic and ending at the Mediterranean, it weaves in and out of Spain and France, following the natural boundary and taking you on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs.

This is a trail I really wanna do as it is possible to hike it in about a month so I can do it by just using my vacation time.

The scenery looks amazing and hiking in the mountains just have a magical feeling when you look out over the landscape beneath. And hiking through those small remote towns sounds so nice and calm. I’m sold 😉

Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT)

The Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) is an incredible 655km long-distance walking trail that spans across the majestic alpine regions of Victoria, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure, starting from the charming town of Walhalla in Victoria, all the way to the picturesque Tharwa near Canberra.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Australian national parks, including the renowned Alpine National Park and the dazzling Kosciuszko National Park. Along the AAWT, you will conquer exhilarating peaks such as Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Bogong, and Bimberi Peak, each offering awe-inspiring vistas and unforgettable accomplishments. Traverse the vast and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Victorian Bogong High Plains and the Main Range in New South Wales, where the sheer beauty of the surroundings will leave you speechless.

Embark on this extraordinary journey along the Australian Alps Walking Track and unlock a world of natural wonders and exhilarating challenges that will fill your heart with joy and your spirit with optimism. Let the AAWT be your guide to new heights, both literally and metaphorically.

Sheltowee Trace Trail

The mesmerizing Sheltowee Trace Trail awaits, calling adventurers to embark on an exhilarating journey spanning an astounding 343 miles (552.00 km). Picture yourself setting off from the enchanting Burnt Mill Bridge Trail Head in the heart of the magnificent Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee. As you venture forth, the trail will accompany you, weaving its way through breathtaking landscapes, until you reach the northern landscapes of Rowan County, Kentucky.

Prepare to be captivated as you traverse majestic ridges, meandering through narrow paths and delving into awe-inspiring gorges embraced by towering cliffs. Along the trail, glimpses of history await, revealing vestiges of past settlements, oil and gas wells, and the legacies of the logging industry. The trail also leads you across private lands, immersing you in the coexistence of nature and human habitation. Embrace the wonders of this extraordinary pathway, as it guides you through alternating stretches of tranquil solitude and vibrant intersections with road corridors between tracts of protected national forest land.

Indulge your adventurous spirit, for the Sheltowee Trace Trail calls upon your heart to embark on an unforgettable odyssey where nature’s symphony shall guide your every step.