Top 10 Unique Hiking Trails in the World

June 18, 2014

The idea of a great vacation depends on what experience you are looking for. Do you prefer quiet staycations or do you choose to go out and explore nature while burning off calories? If you choose the latter, then you should try hiking.

Here are the top 10 unique hiking trails on the planet that you and your buddies will surely love:

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Photo via: Booms Beat

Photo via: Booms Beat

Among the eight national parks of Croatia, Plitvice is the most visited because of its enchanting forestland perfect for sightseeing and hiking. The place is a network of trails, mostly on wooden boardwalks.

2. Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey is not only a country that is rich in culture and history, but it is where you can find one of the world’s most phenomenal rock formations – the Fairy Chimney, which is located in the region of Cappadocia.

3. Tongariro Northern Circuit, New Zealand

Photo via: Kiwi Soup

Photo via: Kiwi Soup

The Tongariro Northern circuit encircles Mount Ngauruhoe, a spectacular volcanic mountain which is an active volcanic peak. Nevertheless, you surely cannot restrain from inching near to the marvellous lava pits and craters for a close view.

4. Zion Canyon, USA

Photo via: Random Space

Photo via: Random Space

Have you ever been to the narrows? In the American southwest, you can find the Zion narrows which never fail to amaze the hikers. It is a 16-mile long stretch of river, flanked on either side by a wall of gigantic red rocks transformations.

5. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

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Photo via: South of Watford

If you want to have great opportunities to see natural and cultural diversity, then try the Annapurna Circuit. The place provides amazing sceneries, ranging from the Himalayan peaks to the lush forests, scenic landscapes, sacred temples and waterfalls.

6. Inca Trail, Peru

The Inca Trail in Peru is safe and very easy to organize. It also allows hikers to witness the beauty of the Peruvian mountains and hike through the jungle to the high alpine terrains.

7. Tiger Leaping Gorge, China

Photo via: All Points East

Photo via: All Points East

This one is among the world’s deepest river canyons. It is a beautiful and scenic hike for those adventurous trekkers. This trail is a high-road and is about 14-miles long with varied mountain views including falls and ecosystems.

8. Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii

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Photo via: FotoCommunity

Kalalau Trail is an 11-mile long trek that is full of constant marvel. The steep cliffs dropping into the blue Pacific waters below, waterfalls, green mountains, and crashing waves are definitely an awesome prize for the hikers.

9. Torres del Paine Circuit, Chile

Photo via: Ramblin' Boy

Photo via: Ramblin’ Boy

If you want to get the chance to take a close look at the stunning aspires of pink granite, visit Torres del Paine Circuit. The region is absolutely gorgeous although it is often visited by bad storms.

10. Tour de Mont Blanc, France

Mount Blanc is one of the best hikes in the world and also Europe’s highest peak at over 15,000 feet. The beautiful green valleys, blue lakes and huge glaciers are some of the beautiful views the place has to offer.

Hiking is an excellent way to spend time and stay fit with your family and friends. In addition, it is also a great way to witness those places which are not accessible in any other way.

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