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These awe-inspiring photos will motivate you to hike the world

Dig out your best gear and head for these stunning hiking spots around the globe.


October 4, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
A visitor explores the geological rock formations in Timna Park, Israel.A visitor explores the geological rock formations in Timna Park, Israel.Photo: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock
October 4, 2016 | Latest Photo

There's a whole world out there, and it's yours for the hiking. Whether you're the rugged, adventurous (read: masochistic) type who climbs dizzying altitudes just to take sunset selfies, or simply a lover of beautiful scenery, you can't go wrong with an invigorating stroll through Mother Nature's finest exploits around the world.

From the geologic treasures of the Vermillion Cliffs in Arizona to the breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro's city skyline to the humbling vastness of the Israel National Trail, we trust that when you're done browsing, you'll be pounding those trails in no time.

Hikers take in the magnificent waves of Coyote Buttes in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area, which stretch from Utah to Arizona.Hikers take in the magnificent waves of Coyote Buttes in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area in Arizona. (Photo: Geir Olav Lyngfjell/Shutterstock)

Tourists hike in Samaria Gorge in central Crete, Greece. Tourists hike in Samaria Gorge in central Crete, Greece. The national park has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1981. (Photo: Dziewul/Shutterstock)

Israel National Trail HikersHikers walk up the Israel National Trail, a 620-mile expanse that crosses the entire country. (Photo: Vicenta Cobo)

Visitors take in the view of the Rio de Janeiro skyline after a hike to the top of Two Brothers Mountain, overlooking Ipanema Beach.Visitors take in the view of the Rio de Janeiro skyline after a hike to the top of Two Brothers Mountain, overlooking Ipanema Beach. (Photo: lazyllama/Shutterstock)

Thousands of tourists hike the trails to the Babele (The Old Women) chalet at 2206-mile altitude in the Bucegi Mountains to visit the Babele Rocks and the Sphinx.Thousands of tourists hike the trails to the Babele (The Old Women) chalet at 2206-mile altitude in the Bucegi Mountains, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range in Romania. (Photo: Photosebia/Shutterstock)

Backpackers set up camp in the evening in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Backpackers set up camp in the evening in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. (Photo: David Aleksandrowicz/Shutterstock)

Hikers make their way to a viewpoint on Bartolome island in Galapagos National Park, Ecuador. Hikers make their way to a viewpoint on Bartolome island in Galapagos National Park, Ecuador. (Photo: Don Mammoser/Shutterstock)

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