Top 17 Most Dangerous Hiking Trails and Bridges
While hiking and enjoying the stunning beauty of nature and the wilderness is among the best ways to relax and rejuvenate, people must be careful. A total of 1,025 people died in national parks from 2007 to 2013; 145 fatalities in 2014, up from 129 in 2013. The odds are in your favor, but some places are really perilous.[slideshow:86108]
One slip can change your life or end it. Perhaps it is the adrenaline rush of being vulnerable that makes dangerous trails and crossing slippery, swinging bridges a popular adventure. It is certainly not a walk in the park – rotten wooden planks, rain, sudden changes in temperature, strong winds and sometimes no trailing put your life at risk.
This may scare many people away, but the gorgeous views and the proud feeling of accomplishment after completing the challenge prevail. That’s why people keep going back to Precipice Trail, the Mount Hau Shan in China, El Caminito del Rey in Spain, and the Hussaini Hanging Bridge in Pakistan, which is often called “the most dangerous in the world.”
Steep peaks, treacherous terrain, bewildering and primitive bridges, and the uncertainly of how far below you lies the forest floor can turn your trip into the ultimate adventure experience.