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7 of The Best Places to go Hiking in Nigeria

Wondering what trails are available to you for hiking in Nigeria?

7 of The Best Places to go Hiking in Nigeria

Hiking is basically a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths and some hikes can be challenging and last for days but others can be a day walk at a steady pace. Hiking is mainly an activity carried out by walking on well-made trails and man-made roads.

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  1. OLUMO ROCK: Olumo Rock is a popular tourist attraction located in Abeokuta, Ogun state. It holds a lot of cultural significance and is a build-up of granite rocks that have been in existence for thousands of years. You can hike there easily, thanks to the man-made stairs and crevices used to climb up the giant collection of rocks.
  2. SHERE HILLS: The city of Jos in Plateau state offers you Shere Hills for your hiking pleasure. Getting to the peak is challenging, but it rewards mountain climbers with a fantastic aerial view of the city and all it has to offer. The highest point is about 6,000 feet above sea level.
  3. IDANRE HILLS: The Majestic hills are estimated to be over 800 years old, they are located in the ancient town of Idanre in Ondo State. To get to the top of the hill, tourists must climb over 600 steps.
  4. MOUNT PATTI: Mount Patti is in the city of Lokoja and it is an adventurous climb to the top which is around 1,500 feet above sea level. It will take you on an interesting hike to the summit with an incredible view of the famous Rivers Niger and Benue.
  5. CANOPY WALK, LCC: The Lekki Conservation Center in the city of Lagos is the home of Africa’s longest canopy walk. The suspended bridge measures 1,300 feet (400m) and covers a land area of 78 hectares. Although the walk is not for the faint-hearted, it is very safe and offers a panoramic view of unique wildlife experience.
  6. OLUMIRIN WATERFALL, ERIN IJESHA: The waterfall is a tourist attraction located in Erin Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria. Olumirin has a therapeutic ambience, thanks to the impressive seven-part cascades. Nevertheless, climbing the various levels of the waterfall is not an easy task, but it presents an exciting twist for hikers.
  7. ASO ROCK: The Aso Rock is the largest and highest rock in  Abuja and it stands at about 1,300 feet above sea level It is also quite steep and it is Abuja’s most noticeable feature and encompasses the three major seats of power of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, therefore proper permission from the appropriate authorities must be granted to climb the rock.


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