5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

Winter’s here, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your hiking boots. Grab some warm clothing and try one of these amazing hikes where you’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery and likely have the trail all to yourself.

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