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West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, Canada

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A
man-eating trifecta of bears, wolves, and cougars call the woods around this
trail home. Yet adventurers come from all over the world to hike the 48-mile
route, which was built decades ago as a seaside trail to aid troubled ships
that came in from the fickle Pacific waters offshore. Today, hikers spend up to
a week attempting to traverse the trail, which is inside the Pacific Rim
National Park Reserve
. Steep slopes, bridges, and wooden ladders up cliffs
create an injury-prone path where a twisted ankle can leave you out of luck for
days.

World's Scariest Hikes

West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, Canada

A
man-eating trifecta of bears, wolves, and cougars call the woods around this
trail home. Yet adventurers come from all over the world to hike the 48-mile
route, which was built decades ago as a seaside trail to aid troubled ships
that came in from the fickle Pacific waters offshore. Today, hikers spend up to
a week attempting to traverse the trail, which is inside the Pacific Rim
National Park Reserve
. Steep slopes, bridges, and wooden ladders up cliffs
create an injury-prone path where a twisted ankle can leave you out of luck for
days.

Radius Images/Alamy

World's Scariest Hikes

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