5 Great Winter Hikes Throughout America

Winter is one of my favorite times of year to hit the trails. Hiking in the winter means there are less bugs, fewer people, and there is nothing as serene and stunning as a forest blanketed in snow. Winter hiking is also a great way to explore the high desert. Here are five especially beautiful hikes to enjoy in the winter months throughout the U.S.

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