Spring is in the air and is a perfect time to go outside and get some exercise while staying an acceptable distance apart! Here are 5 awesome hiking locations to check out!
The Maroon Lake Scenic Trail in Aspen, Colorado
If you like capturing your hike via pictures, the Maroon Lake Scenic Trail is one of the most photogenic hikes in in Aspen, Colorado. If you go during late spring, there’s a mile-long “out and back” path that takes you along the lake and streams to the best view of Colorado’s famous Maroon Bells!
Cascade Mountain in Keene, New York
Cascade Mountain’s hike in Keene, New York is a great place to introduce adventurous kids to mountain hike. The 4.8-mile hike round trip brings hikers through a fairly moderate terrain that takes an average of two hours to complete. At the 1.8-mile marker, there’s an opportunity to catch your breath and observe a hint of what’s to come via an open ledge overlooking Algonquin, Colden and Marcy Mountains.
Angels Landing, Zion National Park in Hurricane, Utah
Angels Landing is one of Zion National Park’s most famous hikes. Ascending 1,488 feet, the 5-mile trail welcomes hikers of all skill levels, though it is often categorized as strenuous and not recommended for those who are prone to experiencing vertigo. At the highest perch, you are able to catch your breath and bask in the canyon’s great grandeur.
The Franconia Ridge Trail in Franconia, New Hampshire
Immerse yourself in the green mountainsides with the well-plotted Franconia Ridge Traverse, an 8.9-mile summit loop trail that brings you to two mountain peaks, Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette, as well as the smaller, Little Haystack. The trail narrows at points providing a challenge best for intermediate hikers with a payoff worth the effort, as the White Mountain’s green panorama is unmatched in the region.
The Boulder River Hike in Arlington, Washington
Springtime’s arrival brings the Boulder River Hike back to life as the rivers and waterfalls rush with the newly melted snow and spring rains. The hike is considered a family trail as its low-grade terrain and wide paths cater well to children. The 8.6-mile round trip along the Boulder River features plenty of picture-perfect waterfall lookouts and a nice spot to take a breather and enjoy lunch along the river.
If you have any great additions to add to this list, put them in the comments below!