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Hikers in Kings Canyon, Australia (© Travelscape Images/Alamy)

Hikers in Kings Canyon, Australia (© Travelscape Images/Alamy)

Hiker above Fish River Canyon, Namibia (© Chris Howes/Wild Places Photography/Alamy)

Hiker above Fish River Canyon, Namibia (© Chris Howes/Wild Places Photography/Alamy)

Biker in Todra Gorge, Morocco (© Francesco Ridolfi/Alamy)

Biker in Todra Gorge, Morocco (© Francesco Ridolfi/Alamy)

Cruz del Condor overlook, Colca Canyon, Peru (© Alistair Laming/Alamy)

Cruz del Condor overlook, Colca Canyon, Peru (© Alistair Laming/Alamy)

Train crossing bridge, Copper Canyon, Mexico (© Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy)

Train crossing bridge, Copper Canyon, Mexico (© Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy)

Most canyons were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau or table-land level. The cliffs form because harder rock strata that are resistant to erosion and weathering remain exposed on the valley walls. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England (© James Osmond Photography/Alamy)

Most canyons were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau or table-land level. The cliffs form because harder rock strata that are resistant to erosion and weathering remain exposed on the valley walls. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England (© James Osmond Photography/Alamy)

Horses on the bank of Lake Zaysan, Kazakhstan (© Pavel Filatov/Alamy)

Horses on the bank of Lake Zaysan, Kazakhstan (© Pavel Filatov/Alamy)

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province, China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province, China

Cohutta Wilderness, Jacks River Trail -- Epworth, Ga.: Vast, well-preserved Cohutta wilderness is home to one of the best trails in the Southeast. Jacks River Trail follows it's namesake, and crosses occasionally, so don't count on staying completely dry. The trail offers access to lush greenery, clear swimming holes and ideal camping spots. The full hike is 16.2 miles long, which makes it a perfect weekend hike for those with some hiking experience.

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Scientist above Don Juan Pond, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (© Colin Harris/era-images/Alamy)

Scientist above Don Juan Pond, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (© Colin Harris/era-images/Alamy)

Icebergs in Disko Bay

Melting icebergs from Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland (© Paul Souders/Corbis)

Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California - Kerrick James/Alamy

Bucket-list hikes in national parks/Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California

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