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6 Spectacular Urban Treks

Hiking can happen in the heart of the busiest cities, as proven by these dramatic downtown vistas.

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Think about the world’s most epic hiking destinations and remote regions—the Alps, Patagonia—likely come to mind. Yet plenty of dynamic international cities, including London, Vancouver and Rio de Janeiro also offer world-class trekking, often in the vicinity of treasured landmarks and skyscrapers. For a new way to explore the scenic side of a favorite metropolis, click through our slideshow of the best urban hikes around the world.