This list of most Instagrammed forests in the world might just inspire you to decide on your next exciting hiking trail.
The Black Forest, Germany
The Black Forest or Schwarzwald is a large, forested mountain range in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is home to the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales and world-renowned thermal spas. You will need more than a day to explore its gorgeous settings.
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Japan
Japan’s Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto is an iconic destination as it is one of the most beautiful and serene places to visit. The bamboo grove is open 24 hours a day and it’s best to explore it early in the morning or at sunset during the peak season.
Crooked Forest, Poland
This uniquely shaped grove of pine trees near the Polish town of Gryfino has aptly earned the title “The Crooked Forest”. The cause of its unusual shape is was deliberately manipulated by local farmers trying to create naturally curved wood for shipbuilding and furniture making.
Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Every year in April, tourists and locals flock to the Hallerbos when it turns into a blue forest with grounds covered in bluebells. This only happens for only two weeks a year and visitors can keep up to date via the Hallerbos’ website on the status of its growth.
Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
Jiuzhaigou Valley is located in the Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, north of Sichuan Province in China. It features perennially snow-capped mountain peaks, lush forest, and stretches of serene lakes that will make you feel like strolling in an enchanted forest.
Mossy Forest, Malaysia
The mossy forest is found at the highest elevations of Cameron Highlands and other mountain ranges across Malaysia. Visitors can explore this natural beauty through a boardwalk 2km before the peak of Gunung Brinchang, which is accessible by road from the Boh Tea Sungai Palas intersection.
Olympic Forest, The USA
Forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems combine to create a spectacular wilderness park at Olympic National Park in Washington State. It is designated as both a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations as it is a living laboratory for scientists and students, as well as an incredible natural playground for visitors.
Valle de Cocora, Colombia
Cocora is one of the most striking landscapes in Colombia. It stretches from the east of Salento into the lower reaches of PNN Los Nevados. You’ll get to see the palma de cera (wax palm), the largest palm in the world everywhere. The valley is protected as part of Unesco’s Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia Heritage Site.