The Top 10 Hiking Trails in the World

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Most people know about world-famous hikes like Everest, the Grand Canyon, and the Himalayas. However, for those adventurers who are searching for lesser-known but just as spectacular experiences, Plantie has compiled a list of the top 10 hiking trails in the world .

1. Jasper National Park

Video by Amazing Places on Our Planet

Make your way to the North West region of Canada to discover the breathtaking views that await you at Jasper National Park. Bright turquoise water stretches out across the landscape, surrounded by tall pine trees and snow tip mountains.

2. Blyde River Canyon

Video by Jeremy Paton

Find yourself stepping into a surreal scene when you explore Blyde River Canyon in South Africa. Lush greenery drapes over the mountainside with the river winding around. When you reach the top, you will be stunned by the views of the magnificent land.

3. Zion National Park

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Photo by Jaida Stewart

Often overlooked in favor of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park in Utah is home to unbelievable rock formations that will leave you speechless. The deep rust oranges of the rocks contrast dramatically with the natural greenery that fills the valley.

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4. Mount Rinjani

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Photo by Aaron Thomas

Take a break from island hopping in Indonesia to take advantage of the incredible hiking opportunities including Mount Rinjani. When you reach the top of the peak, you will see a gorgeous blue lake encircled by rugged mountains.

5. Murren Loop Trail

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Photo by Bobby Rassai

You will not be disappointed with the picture-perfect scene of hiking the Murren Loop Trail in Switzerland. Snow-covered mountains sit as a backdrop to the rolling hills covered in wildflowers and the clear blue sky above.

6. Kaieteur Falls

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Photo by Bill Cameron 

Even though it is not as famous as others, the Kaieteur Fall in Guyana will take your breath away by its sheer size as it is the world’s largest single-drop waterfall. Trek through a piece of the Amazon rainforest to discover this grand view during this hike.

7. Lost City Trek

Photo by Amazing Places on Our Planet

Step back in time when you roam through the Lost City Trek hidden by the coast of Colombia. This unique hike will lead you through deep jungle terrain to find a lost city that has been overtaken by nature.

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8. Kings Canyon Rim Walk

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Photo by Jacqueline Wales

Blindingly bright orange rock faces will greet you when you walk the Kings Canyon Rim Walk in Australia. This hike will give you a chance to observe the Northern Territory of the country and the exquisite wilderness it has to offer.

9. Mount Mulanje

Photo by Expoza Travel

Interact with the wilderness by climbing Mount Mulanje in Malawi. On your way to reach the summit of the mountain, you will stay entertained by various wildlife such as monkeys and eagles!

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10. Great Langdale

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Photo by James Qualtrough

Part of the Lake District in England, the Great Langdale gives you a taste of what the British mountainside is like. Standing on top of the peak, you will be able to look across the brilliant green valleys dotted with farm fields, rock walls, and scattered trees.

Even though these may not be in your guidebook, they will be worth the trek to experience some of the best views in the world.

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