200 Adventure Bucket List Ideas

This page features a list of adventure bucket ideas. Some are extreme, some are for family, some are outdoor and open, and some are not travel related. I created it while pursuing my 100 life goals around the world, in hopes that it will inspire others to write their own list and live their dream life.

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One more thing, if you decide to take part in any of the activities listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the bucket list ideas listed here can be risky, so seek out guidance if you decide to try them, especially the extreme ones.

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Adventure Bucket List Ideas

1. Abseil Down a Building

2. Abseil Down a Rock Face

3. Abseil Down a Waterfall

4. Air Boat Across an Alligator Infested Swamp

5. Arrive By Seaplane

6. Backpack Across Europe

7. Backpack Across South America

8. Backpack Across the Himalayas

9. Backpack Appalachian Trail

10. Backpack South East Asia

11. Backpack the Camino De Santiago

12. Backpack Through Hells Canyon

13. Backpack Through Wallowa National Forest

14. Backpack Trough Australia

15. Backpacking Through New Zealand

16. Camp and Sleep on Top of a Mountain

17. Camp at the Grand Canyon

18. Camp at the Park

19. Camp in a Yurt

20. Camp in an African Village

21. Camp in the Backyard

22. Camp in Yellowstone National Park

23. Camp in Yosemite Backcountry

24. Camp on an Island

25. Camp Out in the Sahara Desert

26. Camp Out in the Wilds

27. Camp Overnight in the Wilderness

28. Camp Under the Northern Lights

29. Campervan Coast Trip

30. Canoe Down a River

31. Canoe Down the Amazon River

32. Canoe Or Kayak the Chicago River

33. Canoe the Amazon River

34. Canoe the Whanganui River in New Zealand

35. Climb a Glacier

36. Climb a Himalayan Mountain

37. Climb a Mountain

38. Climb a Pyramid

39. Climb a Rock Arch Over the Ocean

40. Complete all Bicycle Tracks in New Zealand

41. Complete Route 66 on a Motorcycle

42. Complete the Trip Che Guevara Made Through South America

43. Cross Country on a Train

44. Cross Over a Swinging Suspension Bridge

45. Cross the Atlantic Ocean With a Sailboat

46. Cross the Australian Outback

47. Cross the Bridge of the Immortals in China

48. Cross the Sahara

49. Cycle from Lands End to John-O-Groates

50. Descend the Banaue Rice Terraces

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51. Dive in the Green Lake, Austria

52. Dive Near the Mariana's Trench

53. Dive Off Stari Most Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia

54. Dive the Famous Blue Hole of Belize

55. Dive the Great Barrier Reef

56. Go Bamboo Rafting

57. Go Banana Boating

58. Go Camping

59. Go Camping and Watch the Moonlight

60. Go Camping at Litchfield National Park

61. Go Camping in the Outback

62. Go Camping in Yosemite

63. Go Camping With my Best Friends

64. Go Canoeing

65. Go Fishing in Montana

66. Go to Antarctica

67. Have One Adventure a Month

68. Hike a Part of the Pacific Coast Trail

69. Hike a Volcano

70. Hike Algonquin (5114 Ft)

71. Hike all the 14Ers in Colorado

72. Hike Arches National Park, Utah

73. Hike Around a Volcano

74. Hike at Machu Picchu

75. Hike Basin (4827 Ft)

76. Hike Bay Ridge Trail

77. Hike Big Sur

78. Hike Colden (4714 Ft)

79. Hike Dix (4857Ft)

80. Hike Down a Waterfall

81. Hike For Five Mile

82. Hike Giant (4627 Ft)

83. Hike Gothics (4736 Ft)

84. Hike Gray (4840 Ft)

85. Hike in Alaska and Kiss Under the Northern Lights

86. Hike in Death Valley

87. Hike in Gros Morne National Park

88. Hike in Nepal

89. Hike in the Grand Canyon

90. Hike in Yosemite National Park

91. Hike Machu Picchu

92. Hike Marcy (5344Ft)

93. Hike Mason Dixon Trail

94. Hike Mont Blanc

95. Hike Mount Doom

96. Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

97. Hike Nippletop (4620 Ft)

98. Hike on a Glacier

99. Hike Part of the Appalachian Trail

100. Hike Redfield (4606 Ft)

101. Hike Rockies

102. Hike Santanoni (4607 Ft)

103. Hike Skylight (4926 Ft)

104. Hike the American Discovery Trail

105. Hike the Appalachian Trail

106. Hike the Blue Mountains of Australia

107. Hike the Buckeye Trail

108. Hike the Camino Trail in Spain

109. Hike the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska

110. Hike the Coast to Coast Path in England

111. Hike the Coastal Trail in Pukaskwa

112. Hike the Continental Divide Trail

113. Hike the Dobson Trail

114. Hike the Entire Allegheny Trail

115. Hike the Entire Arizona Trail

116. Hike the Entire Avon Trail

117. Hike the Entire Benton Mackaye Trail

118. Hike the Entire Bruce Trail

119. Hike the Entire Cape to Cape Trail in Ns

120. Hike the Entire Cohos Trail

121. Hike the Entire Colorado Trail

122. Hike the Entire East Coast Trail

123. Hike the Entire Florida Trail

124. Hike the Entire Ganaraska Trail

125. Hike the Entire Grand Enchantment Trail

126. Hike the Entire Great Eastern Trail

127. Hike the Entire Hayduke Trail

128. Hike the Entire Ice Age Trail

129. Hike the Entire John Muir Trail

130. Hike the Entire Juan De Fuca Marine Trail

131. Hike the Entire Lone Star Hiking Trail

132. Hike the Entire Oak Ridges Moraine Trail

133. Hike the Entire Pacific Northwest Trail

134. Hike the Entire Rideau Trail

135. Hike the Entire Sentier De L'Etoile

136. Hike the Entire Set of Guelph Hiking Club Trails

137. Hike the Entire Sky Islands Traverse

138. Hike the Entire Thames Valley Trail

139. Hike the Entire Voyageur Trail

140. Hike the Fundy Footpath

141. Hike the Great Eastern Trail

142. Hike the Great Range Traverse in the Adirondacks

143. Hike the Highlands of Scotland

144. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

145. Hike the Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu

146. Hike the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii

147. Hike the Koko Trail in Hawaii

148. Hike the LA Cloche Trail

149. Hike the Lake Superior Hiking Trail

150. Hike the Long Path North Trail

151. Hike the Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne

152. Hike the Long Trail

153. Hike the Lost Coast Trail

154. Hike the Maitland Trail

155. Hike the Napali Coast in Hawaii

156. Hike the North Rim Traverse in Gros Morne

157. Hike the Outport Trail in Terra Nova

158. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail

159. Hike the Swiss Alps

160. Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

161. Hike the W at Torres Del Paine

162. Hike Through a Rain Forest

163. Hike Through the Himalayas

164. Hike Through the Tepuis and Mount Roraima in Venezuela

165. Hike Through the Wilderness

166. Hike to Fragrance Lake

167. Hike to Hollywood Sign

168. Hike to Lake Serene

169. Hike to Mt Everest Base Camp

170. Hike to Raymond Lake

171. Hike to Takstang Monastery Near Paro, in Bhutan

172. Hike to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

173. Hike to the North Pole

174. Hike to Upper Yosemite Falls

175. Hike Up a Mountain to a Bridge and Bungee Jump Off

176. Hike Up Half Dome in Yosemite

177. Hike Up Zion Narrows

178. Hike Whiteface (4867 Ft)

179. Hot Air Balloon Flight

180. Kayak the Bay of Fundy

181. Kayak the Bioluminescent Bay of Fajardo

182. Kayak the Napali Coast in Hawaii

183. Kayak Through the Rainforest

184. Midnight Adventure Time

185. Midnight Ghost Hunting

186. Midnight Pool Hopping

187. Midnight Skinny Dip in the Ocean

188. Parasailing in France

189. Parasailing in the Bahamas

190. Run Up the Rocky Steps

191. Sail Across the World

192. Sail Around Australia

193. Sail Around Caribbean Sea

194. Sail Down the River Thames

195. Sail Down the Yangtze River

196. Sail from France to Turkey

197. Sail Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

198. Sail in the Bermuda Triangle

199. Sail in the Ocean

200. Zorb in New Zealand


What is a Bucket List? A bucket list is a list of things that an individual wants to do before they die. It may include personal goals, travel destinations, or a wishlist of things to do.

Quick Tip For Creating Your Adventure Bucket List: 1) Write down everything that comes to mind, no matter how big or small. 2) Put the list in order from most important to least important 3) Circle the ones you're going to start doing first

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