Hiking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy some beautiful scenery, all while working towards your #optimalhealth!  Nature has a way of working itself into the mind AND the body as you challenge yourself on trails and paths through mountains, forests, dunes, and along waterways.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter and let us know all about YOUR favorite place to hike.

Here are 5 of the most beautiful places to hike around the world.

Yosemite Grand Traverse, California, United States


According to the Traveler Guidance blog, Yosemite Grand Traverse is a “cheat sheet of Yosemite backcountry, touching more than a few of the real high points of the Sierra in just a week, including an ascent of Half Dome via the Cable Route.”  Sounds like an amazing place to do some outdoor hiking and get a glimpse of breathtaking views along the western area of the United States.

Fitz Roy Trek, Patagonia, Argentina


This is an amazing view through the mountains of Argentina.  Eduardo Roberto tells his personal experience, as well as expert tips on how to get the most out of this incredible hike.


Kungsleden trail, Sweden


Female hiker with snow covered mountains and autumn colors in southern end of Tjäktjavagge on Kungsleden trail, Lappland, Sweden

Wild beauty, available “huts” along the hike, this might be one of the best and most beautiful hikes in Europe.  According to BestHike.com, this trail is best accessed in late September when the crowds have thinned out and the wilderness is quietly waiting the coming winter.  Also, the stay is much less expensive!  Check it out.