Our planet has many beautiful destinations, and the only way to get to some of them is by foot. This is why we decided to compile a list of 15 breathtaking hiking trails that will blow your mind.
Inca Trail, Peru – This is without a doubt one of the most popular hiking destinations in the world. It is a 26-mile-long trail that gives you the opportunity to explore a jungle, beautiful mountain scenery, as well as ruins. Of course, the hike ends at the famous Machu Picchu.
Overland Track, Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia – It takes about six days of travel to complete this 40-mile-long trail that runs from Cradle Mountain to the deepest lake in Australia – Lake St. Clair. Along the way, you’ll witness a gorgeous rainforest, alpine meadows, and stunning summits and waterfalls. October is the busiest month for this trail, and during this month you have to pay a fee and reserve a spot, but it’s totally free during the rest of the year.
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – The climb to Kilimanjaro is on most hikers’ bucket lists. It offers several climbing routes, and most people embark on this trip with a guide. Those who get to the top are rewarded with a gorgeous view such as this one.
Kungsleden, Sweden – Kungsleden, also known as The King’s Trail is 275 miles long, and only a few people actually complete the entire traverse. Most people opt for a 3-5 day hike and still get to witness most of what this trail has to offer, including beautiful Arctic landscape, huge glaciers, and open tundra.
Grand Canyon Rim-toRim Hike, Arizona, United States – If you’re used to hiking in Europe, and most of the world for that matter, than this 44-mile hike is definitely the one to take, as it offers something truly unique when it comes to nature and views.
Tunquin Valley, Alberta, Canada – As you might have guessed it, the best time to visit this 27-mile trail is from July to September. This is when the nature is most beautiful, which will allow you to take shots such as this one.
Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia – This amazing hike mostly takes you to endless beaches of white sand situated alongside azure water. Keep in mind that you can only do this 16-mile hike with a guide, but the scenery is totally worth it.
Tour du Mont Blanc, France, Italy and Switzerland – This 105-mile hike takes around 10 days on average to finish, but it is truly rewarding. Not only will you trek through mountain passes and gorgeous glacial valleys, but you’ll also have the opportunity to hike though three different countries!
Laugavegurinn, Iceland – It only makes sense that one of the most beautiful countries in the world has a trail that will impress even the experienced hikers. Laugavegurinn trail packs more variety in its 50 miles than almost any other hike does.
Trek to Petra, Jordan – This 50-mile hike takes 5-9 days on average to finish and is considered one of the best hikes in the Middle East. At the end of this epic trail, you get to explore the temples and tombs of this historical city.
Scottish National Trail, United Kingdom – This is one of the newest trail on our list, as it was opened in 2012. At 470 miles, it is also one of the longest on the list, and typically takes 5-6 weeks to finish. The Scottish National Trail is by no means easy, but it will reward you with some amazing landscapes.
The Huashan Hiking Trail, China – If you consider yourself extremely brave, then this is the trail to take. Once you reach the top of the mountain, you’ll be greeted by an old Taoist temple and some pretty spectacular views.
The Long Range Traverse, Newfoundland, Canada – This trail is stunning, but it’s unmarked and multiple people got lost over the years, which is the reason you must pass a navigation test before you can visit it. The Long Range Traverse is without a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in Canada.
John Hunter Memorial Trail, Alaska, United States – At 3.8 miles, this trail is one of the shortest on our list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t impressive. This part of Alaska is known as one of the most scenic areas in the US. However, keep in mind that bears often frequent this area, so be on the lookout.
Tongariro Northern Circuit, New Zealand – This hike is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It spans for 25 miles and will probably take you three to four days to finish. You’ll get to witness the lava flows, Emerald Lakes, glacial valleys, as well as Mount Ngauruhoe, New Zealand’s most active volcanos.