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Stunning Mountaintop Views from Around the World

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Sharp Peak—Hong Kong

A popular hiking destination, Sai Kung East Country Park offers challenging trails and picturesque views via the MacLehose Trail.


Waterton Lakes—Canada

Waterton Lakes is a National Park in Alberta featuring 120 miles of hiking trails with a trek for every skill level.


The Dolomite Mountains—Italy

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, these mountains are a top hiking and sightseeing destination for adventurous travelers.

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Glacier Point—Calif.

This spot in Yosemite is currently accessible by car or by hiking either the Four Mile Trail or the Panorama Trail. In the winter, dedicated cross country skiers can make the 10.5-mile trip (21 miles roundtrip).

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More than 300 miles of hiking trails traverse this small haven in Switzerland.

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Victoria Peak—Hong Kong

Locally referred to as simply “The Peak,” this top tourist spot affords a breathtaking view. At 1,811 feet, The Peak is the highest point on the island.

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Silvermine—South Africa

Located in Cape Town, the Silvermine Nature Reserve offers coastal hikes with unparalleled views.

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Nimrod’s Fortress—Israel

Dating back to the 13th century, this Crusade-era castle is the largest in all of Israel and is said to be well-preserved. Thirteen other marked sites make the trip up the mountain interesting and if the historical status of the ruins doesn’t capture your interest, the views will.

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Mt. Evans—Colo.

This enormous mountain is accessible by car; Mt. Evans is home to the highest paved road in North America, boasting an elevation of 14,265 feet.

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Mt. Temple—Canada

Overlooking the Bow River Valley in Banff National Park, Mt. Temple is the highest peak in the area. At 11,627 feet, the hike is difficult but the views are worth the effort.

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The second highest mountain in all of Ecuador and one of the highest active volcanos in the world, Cotopaxi is a top spot for its view and novelty.

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Grand Canyon National Park—Ariz.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is internationally famous for its one-of-a-kind views.

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Sugarloaf Mountain—Brazil

Sugarloaf Mountain sits at the mouth of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janero. With 60 trails, Sugarloaf is a top destination for hikers but cable cars are available too.

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The French Alps—France

Famous for stellar ski slopes, the French Alps offer some of the best hiking in Europe when the snow melts. The highest point in the French Alps, Mont Blanc peers over clouds at 15,774 feet high and is often referred to as the most famous alpine hike in Europe.

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Lakeland Fells—England

The Lake District National Park is home to a series of hills and mountains, Helm Crag is one of the most underrated. Also known as “The Lion and the Lamb,” for its unique summit rocks which bear a striking resemblance to the animals, this peak sits at only 1,329 feet, but the hike and views have been described as “exhilarating.”

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Take a cable car or hike to this peak at 6,440 feet and find a mountaintop restaurant, playground and unforgettable views at the summit.

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Cordillera Blanca—Peru

Spanish for “White Range,” Cordillera Blanca is a chain of Peruvian mountains that are part of the Andes. Home to dozens of snow-capped peaks nearing 20,000 feet tall, Cordillera Blanca is the highest tropical mountain range on the planet and an extreme destination for hiking, climbing and biking.

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The highest peak (and ski resort) in Germany, Zugspitze is a must-see for tourists on the border Germany and Austria share. On a clear day, visitors can see more than 400 mountain peaks in four countries.


Mt. Graham—Australia

Set on the Freycinet Peninsula in the National Park, this stunning view of the horseshoe beach is a little known gem in Tasmania. If white sand beaches and clear blue bays are your idea of beauty, this is the spot for you.

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Pirin Mountain—Bulgaria

Named after an ancient God, Pirin is one of the tallest mountains in Bulgaria. Also named a UNESCO World Heritage site, the rock formations and views are not to be missed.

Stunning Mountaintop Views from Around the World