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Best trails in Kenya

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Ready to check out the best trails in Kenya? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, running trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Mount Longonot National Park or Mount Kenya National Park - we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Kenya ranging from 8.4 to 31.7 miles and from 6,496 to 16,151 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kenya
Top trails (12)
#1 - Mount Longonot
Mount Longonot National Park
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
Mount Longonot is a 8.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kijabe, Rift Valley, Kenya that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#2 - Mount Kenya Summit: Naro Moru Route to Sirimon Route
Mount Kenya National Park
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Length: 28.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Kenya Summit: Naro Moru Route to Sirimon Route is a 28.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nanyuki, Central, Kenya that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated Show more
#3 - Mount Kenya Summit: Sirimon Route
Mount Kenya National Park
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Length: 31.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Kenya Summit: Sirimon Route is a 31.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nanyuki, Central, Kenya that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The traShow more
#4 - Ngong Hills
Ngong, Rift Valley, Kenya
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
This trail is easily accessible by vehicle. It starts on the northern side and initially travels through a village, radio repeater stations and a series of hillsides.Show more
#5 - Sykes' Monkey, Family, Olive Path and Lake Trail
Karura Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Sykes' Monkey, Family, Olive Path and Lake Trail is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#6 - Sykes' Monkey and Fike Bikeshare Trail
Karura Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
Sykes' Monkey and Fike Bikeshare Trail is a 7 mile loop trail located near Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#7 - Oloolua Nature Trail
Kajiado, Rift Valley, Kenya
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
The nature trail is open from 9 am to 3 pm daily. There is ample parking and cost 100 ksh for citizens and 50 ksh for kids under 13 years old. The trail zigzags and includes many wooden steps and bannShow more
#8 - Mount Kenya Summit: Naro Moru Route
Nanyuki, Central, Kenya
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Length: 28.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Kenya Summit: Naro Moru Route is a 28.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nanyuki, Central, Kenya that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The tShow more
#9 - Central Tower Trail
Hell's Gate National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 50 m
Central Tower Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kijabe, Rift Valley, Kenya that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail isShow more
#10 - Sykes' Monkey Trail Loop
Karura Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
This trail includes a waterfall as well as many caves that are believed to be used by Mau Mau fighters.Show more
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