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10 Most Epic Hiking Trails On Earth

These trails should be included in the bucket list!

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If being one with nature and getting the chance to marvel at the Earth’s beauty is your idea of epic adventure, then you might want to explore the wonderful trails our world has to offer. These remarkable hiking trails found all over the world will not only give you an unforgettable experience with nature, but also the opportunity to meet and greet people from all walks of life and embrace different cultures.

When you want to take a break from your daily routine and decide to have a one-of-a-kind adventure, prepare yourself as you need enough stamina, strength and thorough planning to hike through one of these amazing trails in the world.

1. Kalalau Trail (Hawaii)

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Hawaii is a gorgeous place to be when you have this great love for nature. After enjoying the breeze at the beautiful beaches in Hawaii, consider going on an adventure on an 11-mile hike, which starts from Ke’e Beach.

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Along the way, you’re getting the epic challenge of your life –passing through a narrow and uneven ledge found along the cliffs called the “Crawler’s Ledge.”

2. Inca Trail (Peru)

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Tour the Andean peaks on a four-day hike along the Inca Trail, which begins in Cusco. Never miss out on Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Along the way, you’ll also find “The Town in the Clouds” or Phuyupatamarca, a site covered in mist.

3. Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

An epic adventure or hiking trail list wouldn’t be complete without Mount Kilimanjaru, one of the world’s most popular summits. Kilimanjaro’s volcano has three major peaks – Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi.

As you go along your adventure, you’ll reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Kibo. There, you can marvel at breathtaking views of ice glaciers.

4. Seoraksan National Park (South Korea)

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After hitting the vibrant cities of Busan and Seoul, you might want to enjoy nature in the South Korean countryside, particularly in Gangwon Province, where you can find Seoraksan National Park.

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Visitors like to be in the area in mid-October to see the leaves change its colors for autumn.

5. Pacific Northwest Trail, Glacier National Park (USA)

Get to experience a diverse terrain as you hike along the Pacific Northwest Trail. This trail spans five main geographic areas: the Rocky Mountains, North Cascades, Okanogan Highlands, Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula.

Typically, your adventure should be complete in 60 to 70 days, which means that planning ahead will definitely be helpful.

6. Everest Base Camp Trek (Kathmandu, Nepal)

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It would be silly not to include “climbing Mount Everest” in any adrenaline junkie’s bucket list. The trek to Everest begins and ends in Kathmandu and it will usually take you 14 days to complete the adventure.

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Not only will you get a magnificent view of the Himalayas along the way but also stop by different Hindu and Buddhist sites.

7. Petra (Jordan)

This 50-mile trail is one of the world’s most famous and you might get the inspiration from Indiana Jones since some scenes from the movie were shot in the area. You’ll start with the ancient city of Dana.

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Along your way, you’ll get to experience dusty ridges, rocky terrain and desert springs.

8. Israel National Trail (Israel)

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This entire trail covers 620 miles starting from the north part of the country to the south part. This should definitely be one of the trails you would not dare miss and that’s because of the existence of the “trail angels,” or Israelis who welcome hikers to their homes and offer them food and lodging.

9. Tour du Mont Blanc (France-Italy-Switzerland)

This 104-mile hike offers a spectacular view of nature as if you’ve been transported to a realm of the fairytale land.

Follow the trail and you’ll get to see mossy ridges, clear blue lakes and mountains covered with snow.

10. Appalachian Trail (USA)

When it comes to trail hikes in the U.S., the Appalachian Trail shouldn’t be absent from the bucket list. This is one of the most popular long-distance hiking trails in the country. The trail covers 14 states and it’ll take about five to seven months on average for hikers to reach the end.

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