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

First Posted: 10/12/10 12:03 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:00 PM ET

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."

 
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Baxter State Park, Millinocket, Maine
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Getting There: Baxter State Park is approximately 160 miles north of Portland, Maine, which is served by many major carriers. It's about sixty miles from Bangor, which is served by American, Continental, and Delta.
Best Time To Visit: The trails leading to the summit of Katahdin are open from June through October.
Accommodations: There are ten campgrounds in Baxter State Park. Reservations are required. The Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce lists lodging options in the region.
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