Kenya is home to spectacular hiking trails—from beautiful open moorland trails to steep rocky summits. Hikers in Kenya are spoilt for choice, with different routes available for all competency levels. This guide is for new hikers looking to try or discover new trails—and even veteran hikers revisiting their favorite spots. It highlights multiple hiking trails only a few hours away from the city.
The Outdoorer High90 Altitude Rush Program is a progressive 12-week advanced hiker course specially designed with three key goals in mind: orient you to hiking the high altitudes, build endurance to conditions in the high altitudes, and ready you up for any major independent mountaineering after that–such as Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya climbs.
If day hikes no longer excite you or you’ve already been to most hiking destinations, it’s time to let the beast hiker in you rise to the occasion. And The Altomatum is just the challenge for you! Your strength, endurance, and determination will be tested. You will question your sanity, as your faith in your hiking ability is given a good shakedown. If you are an advanced hiker, we are confident that you will sail through.
You’ve been everywhere, done it all, seen it all, hiked them all; it is time to up your game and unleash the beast in you. The Nyandarua Circuit is a two-traverse challenge that gets you around the entire Aberdare Range — while offering you cost savings.
The Nyandarua Ranges (Aberdares) are known for their high altitude, rolling moorland, and breathtaking views, yet hiking through most of the trails is an arduous task. The Northern Nyandarua Circuit moorland trails are especially scenic, featuring kilometers upon kilometers of shimmering golden moorland. However, getting to the scenic moorland is a whole different story.
Located conveniently between the notoriously steep Table Mountain and Rurimeria trails, the Seven Ponds hike combines the dramatic steepness of her two siblings. The 5.5km trail starts near Mikeu Center and ends at an elevation of 3,831m at the seven natural ponds in the northern Nyandarua moorland.
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The Rurimeria Moorland challenge combines a beautiful moorland with a dramatic experience, taking you past three false summits before getting to the actual summit — at 3,860m ASL.
We set out on the Dragon’s Teeth trail via the Shamata Gate, hoping to conquer ourselves on the Satima Peak. The gentle 8km trail will take us through a hiker’s paradise, trekking through fields of lush alpine vegetation, spotting a few wild animals, and walking past countless rows of magnificent craggy moraines, dubbed “Dragon’s Teeth”.
Rising to an elevation of 3,906m (12,815ft) above sea level, Mt. Kinangop is tough and awe-inspiring at the same time. It is the second-highest peak of the Aberdares and delivers a challenging but immensely rewarding hike. This duality has earned it the moniker “Mother Kinangop”.