Peer up at the path ahead for some amazing eye candy.
With the first signs of spring just around the corner, we're changing the clocks and strapping on our hiking boots to journey out on some of the world's best hiking trails. From trails in America to Israel to parts beyond, we can't wait to snap pictures of the best nature has to offer. Just take a look at the lighthouse in the photo above, photographed at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.
The American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whose Fallingwater home is famously built into the crevices of a waterfall, once said: "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." So come along for the ride as we hike around the globe in this visual travelogue.
The Montfort Castle is a national park inside a nature reserve near the Israeli city of Haifa, and attracts from tourists from around the globe. (Photo: Wikimedia)
Hiking along the Appalachian Trail will grant you this waterfall view in the Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia. (Photo: D L Ayers/Shutterstock)
A majestic mountain view from a hiking trail at Kings Canyon, part of a national park in Australia. (Photo: WalesJacqueline/Pixabay)
A hillside view looking over Derwentwater at the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. (Photo: Michael Conrad/Shutterstock)
A hiking trail in Greece is the perfect place to see several monasteries precipitously built on natural conglomerate pillars. (Photo: Comtechsys/Pixabay)
New Zealand’s stirring Middle Earth landscapes, seen here at Te Araroa Trail, are ripe for hiking – or “tramping” as the Kiwis call it. (Photo: YouTube)
A hiking path, part of a 2,650-mile route, gives a great view of the Pacific Coast Trail, which traverses the Western U.S. from Mexico to Canada. (Photo: UT07/Shutterstock)
The Solomon's Pillars are a popular geological attraction in Timna Park near the Mediterranean coastal city of Eilat, Israel. (Photo: Andras_Csontos/Shutterstock)
Hiking trails along the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa offers breathtaking views of "The Three Rondavels," grass-covered mountains. (Photo: Attila Jandi/Shutterstock)
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