The World's Best Hiking Trails

By Laura Ratliff
7/16/2013 12:03:27 PM

We've rounded up 13 of our favorite hiking trails around the world, just in time for your spring and summer adventures. Time to lace up your boots and hit the trail...

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The Narrows

Zion National Park, Utah

The Narrows trail follows the Virgin River for 16 miles through the breathtaking Zion Canyon. Prepare to get wet, but we think you'll agree-it's worth it.

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El Choro Inca Trail


While Machu Picchu Inca Trail gets most of the glory in South America, savvy travelers have started seeking out less-touristed routes. The four-day El Choro trek traverses a 15,000-foot pass.

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Sentiero Azzuro

Cinque Terre, Italy

Everyone knows Cinque Terre for its stunning views and quaint seaside villages, but it's also home to the Sentiero Azzuro (or literally "Blue Trail") that connects the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare.

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