Ten years ago I dipped my toes into the world of multiple day trekking for the first time. I was on holiday in Sweden and we hiked 36 km of the Vasaloppsleden in the province of Dalarna, only carrying our day packs. Over six years ago, I did my first multiple day trekking with backpack: the Routeburn Track in New Zealand. It was amazing. I was sore yet felt wonderful and wanted to do it again! In 2013 and 2017 I attempted to hike the Fjällräven Classic, but failed to finish both times.
I may not be the most experienced in multiple day treks, nor am I an expert at trekking in the back country. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to get out there and hike! I’m going to build it up and be smart about my hiking. And since I like working towards a goal, here is my ‘hiking trails bucket list’ at the moment and in random order.
- Mueller Hut Route, 5,2 km one way
- Heaphy Track, 78,4 km
- Rakiura Track, 32 km
- Kepler Track, 60 km
- Queen Charlotte Track, 71 km
- Overland Track, 65 km
- Vasaloppsleden, 90 km – completed Summer of 2019
- Fjällräven Classic, 110 km – completed Summer of 2021
Do you hike? What hiking trails are on your bucket list? What hiking trails would you recommend to a fellow hiker enthusiast?