9 of the Most Beautiful Hiking Trails Worldwide

9 of the Most Beautiful Hiking Trails Worldwide

What’s more fun than walking down your office’s hallway? Walking through some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, of course!

With one of the coolest features of Stridekick, you can do just that. With the Journey Mode, you can pick an IRL trail and trek your way across it virtually. Pair up for a journey challenge, and you can see who is making way down the trail fastest.

Thinking about Journey Mode options can also inspire a bit of wanderlust and imagining of where we would love to track our step count. With this in mind, here are some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world — think of your steps this week as the start of your training program to one day take them on!

Beautiful Hiking Trails You Only Dream of Trekking

Inca Trail.

This world-famous hike through the Andes Mountains of Peru culminates in a visit to Machu Picchu, the internationally renowned Inca ruin site. (Additional ruins can be viewed along the way.)

Trek to Petra.

This route takes you to the “rose-red” city of Petra, Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage site ranked as one of the world’s most-beautiful hikes by National Geographic. Petra is a Nabataean caravan-city that’s been inhabited since prehistoric times as the midpoint between the Dead Sea and Red Sea. It still stuns today.

The Narrows in Zion National Park.

This one- or two-day hike in Utah, in the western United States, is one of the world’s best slot-canyon hikes. Just be prepared to wade through a river most of the way.

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The Haute Route.

The famous swath spanning France and Switzerland in the Alps is known as the Haute Route, or high-level route, for its stunning elevation. Skilled skiers can pass it on snow, too.

Routeburn Track, New Zealand.

Kiwis’ home country is known for a great diversity of scenery, and perhaps no trail better encompasses this than the Routeburn Track. You’ll pass meadows, forests, snow-capped peaks and more.

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Laugavegurinn/Fimmvörðuháls Pass, Iceland.

Iceland’s most-popular trail, according to the Wall Street Journal, winds past hot springs, over volcanic terrain and near stunning highland lakes.

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile.

Near the southern tip of the continent rests Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, the country’s largest, and perhaps finest, national park. Within, you’ll find unparalleled views of the Patagonia.

Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia.

This park in northern Ethiopia is one of “the most spectacular landscapes in the world, with jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 meters.

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“The park is home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, a goat found nowhere else in the world,” according to UNESCO World Heritage.

Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland.

Marvel at the Highland’s wildest and most beautiful scenery along this 200-mile trail. Winding through beautiful glens and mountains, it’s the trek of a lifetime, according to the trail guide.

TELL US: Which of these beautiful hiking trails do you want to trek? Which journeys would you love to see added to our list?

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