As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands, we need to
acknowledge that there is plenty to discover in our own backyard.
Interestingly, hiking is becoming more sought-after in Nigeria and there
are so many beautiful landscapes to be explored.
have been discovered which are perfect for hiking for every skill level
from the moderately easy, to the steepest. This list is not meant to be
all-inclusive but I hope to give you a great taste of what is out there.
1. Olumo Rock
in the city under the rocks is the famous Olumo rock. This hike may
have your blood pumping in fear but you’d be amazed by the view from the
top. Be sure to stop & explore the Art Gallery in the complex.
Location: Abeokuta, Ogun State.
2. Olumirin Waterfall
the 7 levels of the beautiful waterfall through the steep mountain with
your proper climbing gears and be ready to get wet. Don’t expect this
one to be easy.
Location: Erin Ijesha, Osun State.
Elevation: 7 Cascades.
3. Shere Hills
one of the highest peaks in Plateau, this adventurous hike will reward
you with a stunning view. Discover the mountain school & Liberty Dam
if you’re all out for that.
Location: Plateau, Jos.
4. Arinta Waterfall
the trail to the waterfall and challenge yourself to climb up all 7
levels, if you get past the 4th level, you’re a genius. Good thing
there’s a lot of water to cool off as you climb.
Location: Ekiti State.
Elevation: 7 Cascades.
5. Idanre Hills
trail is not for the faint hearted, but the view after climbing the 660
steps to the top is worth the pain. There are numerous side attractions
as it is located within a resort.
Location: Idanre Town, Ondo State.
6. Mount Patti.
in the city of Lokoja is this hike which takes you to a summit with an
incredible view of the city and the Rivers Naija & Benue. The hike
is a wonderful experience as you get to see Lord Lugard’s rest house on
your way to the top.
Location: Lokoja, Kogi.
7. Oke-Ado Mountain.
so much historical attractions, this tough hike allows you to get a
glimpse into the past as you climb. The mountain houses the famous Iyake
Lake, which is one of the two suspended lakes in the world.
Location: Ado Awaye, Oyo State.
8. Canopy walk, Lekki Conservation Center.
longest canopy walk in Africa is a moderately easy hike & is family
friendly. Don’t forget to make friends with the monkeys and look out
for other wildlife while in the premises.
Location: Lekki, Lagos.