Best Places to go Hiking in the Winter, 2020

Best places to go hiking in winter, 2020

For tips on where to go hiking in 2020, keep reading and discover our picks for the best places to go. Hiking vacations are at your fingertips!

Christmas time will soon be over, and what better way to start the New Year than a vacation exploring incredible hiking trails in stunning national parks, discovering grand vistas, lakes, and mountains? We’ve got a list of seven places to go hiking this winter so you can kickstart 2020 with an amazing New Year’s getaway!

Go hiking in California: Idyllwild, CA

Idyllwild, CA, is perfect for hiking enthusiasts. Set in the stunning San Jacinto Mountains the town is surrounded by incredible hiking and walking trails. You can look forward to stepping out of the front door of your cabin rental and exploring the forests and mountains almost immediately. Whether you enjoy shorter hiking trails or you’re a hiking veteran and like to push yourself, Idyllwild hiking trails offer something for everyone. With trails such as Fuller Ridge Trail offering a 5-mile hike, or more challenging trails like Cactus Spring Trail leading through 15 miles of the Santa Rosa Wilderness, hiking in California doesn’t get better!

A cabin near stunning trails in Idyllwild, CA

Crater Lake National Park: Oregon hiking trails

Few places can boast the awe-inspiring beauty of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. Hiking trails here will lead you to the caldera of Mount Mazama, a partially destroyed volcano that now features the epic Crater Lake. It’s deep blue color and water clarity are sure to impress. While staying in an incredible vacation rental near Crater Lake, you can look forward to amazing hikes through forests and hills, and of course, up to the crater itself to see this unique landmark.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Hiking in New Mexico: Gila National Forest

Covering over three million acres, the Gila National Forest is one of the best places to go hiking in New Mexico. Featuring the world’s first designated wilderness area, Gila Wilderness, as well as Aldo Leopold Wilderness and the Blue Range Wilderness, this is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the best winter hikes, with trails taking you through dramatic landscapes, along creeks and woods, perfect for a winter hiking trip. After a day of hiking, you can treat yourself by staying in one of our cabins with hot tubs, the best way to rest up before heading back out into the national forest for another day of exploring trails!

Gila National Forest is one of the best places to go hiking in New Mexico
Photo by Greg Renfro

Best places to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

With so many things to do in Tennessee, it is easy to overlook just heading out on a hike. If you head to Nashville, you’ll be treated to its incredible music scene, and if you head to the Great Smoky Mountains, you have numerous opportunities to try out some great outdoor activities, including hiking near Pigeon Forge, before relaxing in one of our stunning rentals near pigeon forge. Cabins like these will give direct access to the great outdoors, so there is no excuse not to get out your hiking gear and to explore some of the best hiking trails in Tennessee that are only made more beautiful by the snow.

Discover the best hiking near Pigeon Forge
Photo by Michael Hicks

Best places to hike in Glacier National Park, Montana

In Glacier National Park, hikes will take you up mountains, to some stunning lakes, and you’ll encounter some stunning forests. With so many amazing trails to explore, such as Highline Trail, Grinnell Glacier, Hidden Lake Overlook, and much, much more, it’s hard to say where the best places to hike in Glacier National Park are. Wherever you decided to hike, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to epic views and incomparable landscapes, and with cabin rentals with hot tubs to return to, you ‘ll be able to enjoy a touch of luxury surrounded by the great outdoors!

Read about the best places to go hiking in Glacier National Park, Montana

Go hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

When you go hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, you won’t be disappointed. Even with the snow to contend with, this is without a doubt one of the best places to enjoy a hiking vacation. At the visitor center, you can sign up for a guided snowshoe hike, one of the things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park during the snowy season. There are of course other amazing activities to enjoy, ranging from cross country ski tours, sledding, and snow sculpture contests to photography contests, snowshoe races, and even ski archery!

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the best places to hiking in Utah.

Discover the best hikes in Colorado

With Denver and Boulder giving visitors access to mountains and forests, it’s hardly surprising that Colorado is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. There are numerous things to do in Colorado during the winter, such as skiing, trail running, and more besides. However, you can also enjoy exploring numerous trails, perfect for a winter hiking vacation. Alberta Falls Hike at Rocky Mountain National Park, Alderfer and Three Sisters Park, and Bear Creek Trail at Lair o’ the Bear Park are just three examples of great places to go hiking in Colorado. With so many spots to explore, Colorado leaves even the most experienced hiker spoiled for choice.

Rent this Colorado cain rental for the perfect winter vacation.

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