10 Essential Hiking Trips You Must Take Before You Die (PHOTOS)

10/12/2010 11:03 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chris Santella has put together another book in his Fifty Places series: "Fifty Places To Hike Before You Die," which came out this week.

Santella asked expedition leaders, park rangers and expert hikers for their recommendations of off-the-beaten path hiking destinations.

From the more well-known Banff in Canada to the more remote El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, Santella compiled a fascinating assortment of destinations around the world.

If you've been to these places, or if you have another favorite destination, share them with us!

Captions from "50 Places To Hike Before You Die."

10 Great Hikes

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