If you are an adrenaline junkie of world peace equipped with extraordinary hiking skills, you may attempt one of these paths to have an unparalleled adrenaline rush. For anyone who isn’t batshit crazy, the pictures will be enough.
 
1. West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Do you like bears? How about wolves? Maybe some cougars or other extremely dangerous wild animals? If you love all of these things and climbing up steep hills on ankle-snapping ladders, then this 47 mile backpacking route in Canada is just the thing for you.

 
2. The Half Dome Cable Route at Yosemite National Park, California, USA

From the valley floor to the top of the dome, it’s about an 8 mile hike. That doesn’t sound so bad, right? Well, the last 400 feet are damn near vertical up a rock cliff! You climb it by hanging onto two cables and you probably won’t die. If you have a good grip, you have a decent chance at survival.
In early October, the cables are removed for the winter and the National Park Service does not recommend climbing the Half Dome Cable Route when the cables are down or when the rock surface is wet (and thus slippery). With the ropes, it’s a class 3 climb. Without the ropes, it’s a class 5! Challenge accepted?! No thanks, Jeff.

Six people have died while attempting to make the Half Dome Cable Route climb. The last fatality occurred in 2011. And did we mention the lightning strikes? Yeah, getting hit by lightning is a real risk here and two people have died from lightning strikes. If you decide to climb this thing, we wish you all the best with your dying goals of 2014.
 
3. Mount Hua Shan Trail, China

This one is considered by many to be the most dangerous hiking path of them all. Ever. You start off with climbing up ‘the Heavenly Stairs’. These are stone steps that seem never-ending, but they are child’s play and simply a joke compared to what comes after them.

You’ll take a gondola to the southern peak and then shit gets real! And we mean really REAL. You get to walk along the side of the mountain on a path made of wooden planks! There is some chain to grab onto for ‘safety’ as well.



Oh, big bonus! There are some sections of this ‘trail’ where you have to climb using chains to hang onto. Seriously… who the heck would willingly commit to doing this?

No one on this trail will force you to wear safety equipment, but it’s strongly recommended for obvious reasons. What’s at the top? A Taoist temple converted into a tea house. These people must really love tea.

 
4. Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala


Pacaya has been erupting continuously since a violent eruption in 1965, yet people still climb it. Even after a reporter was killed due to a hot-ass lava shower. If you think you want to climb a volcano, it may as well be this one!


 
5. Rover’s Run in Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Let’s cool off with some snow and a sweet mountain biking trail. Hopefully you can outpedal bears though, because they love to come here to grab some salmon for dinner. In 2008, park officials briefly considered shutting down the trail completely because a couple people got mauled by bears. They didn’t shut it down. Why? Because Alaska.

 
Now you know where you need to go if you want to test how boss you are at hiking. Do so at your own risk. You could easily die trying to hike and climb at most of these places.