20 Winter Hiking Photos to Inspire You to Brave the Elements

Winter’s here!  And although it may be a tad blizzardy to hit the trail right now, when the chaos settles, a wonderful winter wonderland will be whispering your name.

And in case an alliterative sentence isn’t enough to convince you, we reached out to Appalachian Trials nation to share some of their spectacular winter shots to better persuade.

They are below, enjoy!

Just north of Hot Springs, NC

Just north of Hot Springs, NC. Photo: David Warners

Firescald Knob, NC

Firescald Knob, NC. Photo: David Warners

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Winter night hiking in Maine. Photo: Ilse Dunbar, AKA Frankenfoot

Mr. Beefy in the foreground, Mt. Jefferson in the background.

Mr. Beefy in the foreground, Mt. Jefferson in the background.  Photo: Randall Sappington

Mt. Lafayette. winter

Mt. Lafayette. Photo: Randall Sappington

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On the crags at Mt. Lincoln. Photo: Randall Sappington

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Mt. Lafayette in NH. Photo: Randall Sappington

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Mt. Collins in the Smokies. Photo: Anna Ruth Wetherson

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Long Trail, VT. Photo: Alan Kamman

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Long Trail, VT. Photo: Alan Kamman

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Long Trail, VT. Photo: Daniel Pierce

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McAffee Knob, VA. Photo: Diane Hailey

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San Juans, Continental Divide Trail… in JUNE! (Cheating, true, but its still wintry). Photo: Jennifer Smart, AKA Lion Heart

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San Juans, CDT, again, June. Photo: Jennifer Smart, AKA Lion Heart

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Berkshires, MA. Photo: Maria Wishart

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On Franconia Ridge, NH with his 9-year-old son! Photo: Tayfun Sonmez

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Mt. Washington, NH, with his son. Photo: Tayfun Sonmez

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Heading towards South Twin, NH. Photo: Neil Slepian

Snow drifts as I approached the alpine of Moosilauke.

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It ain’t over till the fat lady sings…

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Guyout Mountain. The sun wants to do its thing but isn’t quite sure yet.

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Have any beautiful winter photos you’d like featured here?  Email them to [email protected].

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    Sandra Moore (Kennedy on fb) : Jan 24th

    Everyone and every place and everything that I have been reading for the past several months is so awe inspiring for me. I am just doing a Section Hike, probably beginning in late February or March 1st. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR INSPIRING ME TO DO THIS!

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