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Top Hikes in Russia

By on July 6, 2018 in Kamexplore

Russia has beautiful countryside and scenery, which makes going for a hike a great idea. The country, as you no doubt know, is a large one, which means that there are many great options when it comes to places to hike.

Mount Elbrus

One of the top hikes to go on is Mount Elbrus. There are several hiking trails in and around the mountain and you do not need to worry if you are not a professional mountain climber as there are trails that you can take that are easy. There are of course more advanced options for people with more climbing experience. The best time to hike Mount Elbrus is June to early September in the summer time. If you do go, you will likely have to camp, as the area is not really well developed in terms of infrastructure.


This is a fairly easy mountain to hike, so you do not need to be a professional mountain climber to go on this track. This mountain is absolutely beautiful with stunning and amazing rock formations. It certainly is a worthwhile place to go hiking.

National Park

Yugyd-va National Park in the Ural Mountains offers many hiking trails. The area is about 2000 square kilometers and is a great place for people who are experienced at hiking. You can hike from 10 days to two weeks in this area. The surroundings are absolutely spectacular, and it is a great adventure for those who are up to it.

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world at 1700m deep. This is a very tranquil and peaceful area to hike in and definitely should be on your list of places to go for a hiking in. This is a popular tourist spot in Russia and it does have many trails that you can hike on. Hikes vary from easy to very difficult and from short to long so you are sure to find a hike that suits your ability and desire.

Klyuchevskaya Sopka

This spot is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the Kamchatka volcanoes in the eastern region of Russia. This active volcano is an awe-inspiring sight to behold and has numerous trails that people can go on. The environment in the region is also mainly unspoiled and quite pristine so if you are a nature lover and an avid hiker, then this would be a good place to visit.

Cronian Spit

Another rather unique place to hike is the Curonian Spit. This region is a sand dune spit and is a region where you can find interesting plants and animals. It certainly would be a great place to hike if you are a nature lover and if you like walking on beaches. Russia has many wonderful and great places to hike and what we have discussed are the top places to hike in Russia.

Next time you are in the country, feel free to indulge in this fun pastime!

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