25 Adventures To Get You Stoked For Spring Hiking

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    The snow is melting and the trails are opening.

    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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