Putting on hiking shoes may not be everyone’s favorite thing to do, but outdoors enthusiasts know that some of the greatest natural wonders are only accessible by foot.
While hiking may be an activity that only some of us actually enjoy, it’s worth considering hitting the trails on your next vacation. There are many awe-inspiring places around the world that can only be reaching by hiking up trails—some easier than others. These picturesque peaks give you a chance to gain some perspective and bask in some natural beauty.
Regardless of your skill level, hiking gives you a chance to explore parts of the world that many aren’t able to see first-hand. Going off the beaten track provides us with an opportunity to see some breathtaking scenery—and get some exercise in the process. Here are some examples of awe-inspiring views that are worth climbing for.
One of the best ways to experience Rio is by climbing up the Corcovado Mountain. Go on a guided 2.5-hour hike toward the mountain’s rainforest to reach the mountain’s peak. Once you’re there, you’ll experience an absolutely spectacular view of the city and Guanabara Bay. You’ll also get a chance to see Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue up close!
This short 5.4-mile hike roundtrip up Ampersand Mountain in Upstate New York is a popular summer tourist destination and leads to an absolutely spectacular look out point.
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