Day hikes bring a sense of wanderlust and a yearning for adventure that’s almost palpable. It’s common to want to get out and explore and there’s no better way to enjoy traveling and the great outdoors than by taking a backpacking trip that lasts several days or even months. Sleeping under the stars at night, enjoying the stunning beauty of natureby day, and traveling through wilderness is among the best ways to relax and rejuvenate. The hiking trails on the following list range from week-long trips to expeditions that can last up to six months. But the stunning views along the way and the proud feeling of accomplishment after completing the challenge will prevail. It’s hard to stay away.