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Best Hiking Trails in Liberia

Overview

A country in West Africa along the Atlantic coast, Liberia has small mountainous regions in the north and northeastern parts of the country.  There isn’t a lot of information on hiking in Liberia; currently information available highlights hiking opportunities in the Nimba Mountains.  The best months to go hiking in Liberia are November to April.  Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Liberia. 

Capital: Monrovia

When To Hike in Liberia?

November – April: Driest, but VERY hot
May
June – October: Rainy
Climate: Tropical – dry and rainy seasons

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium – Hard: There isn’t a lot of info on hiking in Liberia, but there are tour companies that you would want to engage with to go hiking. 

Transportation required: Vehicle to access trailheads

Where to stay in Liberia for hiking:

  • Yekepa

Top Places to Hike in Liberia

There isn't much info on hiking in Liberia, but if you were going to hike, it would be in the north. Highest Mountain: Mount Wuteve (1440 m), in the northern part of country (although some sources say Mt Nimba).

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Nimba Nature Reserve

  • On the border with Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire
  • Mount Nimba

Mount Wuteve

Liberia's Long Distance Trails

  • No established long distance trails

Liberia's Walking & Hiking Resources

Liberia Hiking Books: No hiking specific books

  • Lonely Planet West Africa, by Anthony Ham and Michael Grosberg, 2017, Lonely Planet Publications
  • Liberia, by Anne Kennedy, 2015, Bradt Travel Guides

 

Best Hiking Trails in Liberia:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Mount Nimba
  • Mount Wuteve

 

Liberia Hiking Websites:

 

Liberia Official Tourism Site:  

 

Liberia Hiking Apps: 

What Else To Do

  • Museums; learn history of country founded by freed American slaves
  • Sapo National Park

Other Important Points