25 Adventures To Get You Stoked For Spring Hiking

The snow is melting and the trails are opening.

By: The Outbound Collective
April 14, 2016

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Spring is one of our favorite times to get out and hit the trail. You probably spent a few too many days cooped up inside all winter and are itching to catch up on quality time with the great outdoors. As the snow starts to melt and rain showers leave the mountains a lush green, waterfalls rage on at full flow, and the world feels fresh. Not to mention, you won't be sweating bullets under the summer sun. If you're not lacing up your hiking boots yet, take a look at these 25 adventures and by the end of the list, we're sure you'll be stoked for hiking this spring.


1. Hike the Boulder River Trail

Location: Washington | Distance: 8.6 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Gemina Garland-Lewis

2. Hike Cloudland Canyon’s Waterfall Trail

Location: Georgia | Distance: 2 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Alan Maxcy

3. Hike to Bushkill Falls

Location: Pennsylvania | Distance: 2 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Tyler Cranden

4. Hike to the Crow Pass Cabin

Location: Alaska | Distance: 6 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Noah Couser

5. Hike the Yurok Loop Trail

Location: California | Distance: 1 mile | Learn more.

Photo: Jason Hatfield

6. Hike Oneonta Gorge

Location: Oregon | Distance: 1 mile | Learn more.

Photo: Michael Matti

7. Hike to Taft Point

Location: California | Distance: 2.2 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Joel Bear

8. Hike to White Pine Lake

Location: Utah | Distance: 10 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Eric Bennett

9. Hike and Soak in Goldbug Hot Springs

Location: Idaho | Distance: 4 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Ross Perkins

10. Scramble Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks

Location: New York | Distance: 5.5 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Michael Martineau

11. Backpack the Watchtower Basin

Location: Alberta | Distance: 8.1 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Chris Grilz

12. Summit La Plata Peak

Location: Colorado | Distance: 9.25 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Mike Fennell

13. Summit Hyalite Peak

Location: Montana | Distance: 15 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Seth Langbauer

14. Backpack the Chisos Mountains

Location: Texas | Distance: 13.9 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Nick Lake

15. Hike Mount Storm King in Olympic NP

Location: Washington | Distance: 3.8 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Jason Horstman

16. Hike to Fall Creek Falls

Location: Tennessee | Distance: 3 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Clare Healy

17. Hike to Bear Church Rock via Bootens Gap

Location: Virginia | Distance: 9.4 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Christin Healey

18. Hike Up Brothers Creek Loop

Location: British Columbia | Distance: 4.3 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Niki Pike

19. Backpack the Parallel Trail to Yankee Paradise Campground

Location: Georgia | Distance: 15 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Emily Lester

20. Hike to King’s Bluff in Great River Bluffs State Park

Location: Minnesota | Distance: 2.5 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Joe Whitson

21. Hike by Lizard Lake to Crystal Mill

Location: Colorado | Distance: 10 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Mike Fennell

22. Backpack Redwood National and State Parks

Location: California | Distance: 6 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Austin Trigg

23. Summit Weavers Needle

Location: Arizona | Distance: 8.1 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Nick Tort

24. Hike to Poo Poo Point

Location: Washington | Distance: 7.2 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Gemina Garland-Lewis

25. Hike Bryce Canyon’s Riggs Loop

Location: Utah | Distance: 9 miles | Learn more.

Photo: Jason Shepherd

Cover photo: Jason Horstman

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Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.