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These Are The Most Gorgeous Hiking Spots You Have To Explore This Spring

Time to get outside and witness America's nature firsthand. 🏔🌲
These Are The Most Gorgeous Hiking Spots You Have To Explore This Spring

Spring has finally arrived, meaning it's time to grab your hiking boots and explore some of America's most gorgeous natural sights.

This list, created with information from REI, will show you some of the most amazing hiking locations that should be on your spring 2021 bucket list.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park - North Carolina/Tennessee 

Why You Need To Go: This national park offers some of the most gorgeous mountain views in the country. You'll also be able to see a diverse set of plants and animals, but you might want to be on the lookout for black bears.

Boulder, Colorado 

Why You Need To Go: This city just outside of Denver rests at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, meaning some pretty unforgettable hiking trails will be at your disposal. The city offers over 30 different trails, so you might have a hard time picking which one to explore.

Hunstville, Alabama

Why You Need To Go: While not often talked about when it comes to noteworthy hiking locations, Huntsville offers some of the most gorgeous forests in the country, complete with beautiful trees, bridges, and waterfalls.

Point Reyes National Seashore - California

Why You Need To Go: This national park truly has it all, beautiful nature, gorgeous beach views, and large seals just vibing on the seashore. If you get your kicks from watching some of nature's funniest looking animals in the wild, this is the spot for you.

Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona 

Why You Need To Go: Of course, what might be the country's most famous natural park also made the list. The Grand Canyon is truly a spectacle that should not be missed by anyone, and you can explore it all through nearly 24 miles of hiking trails.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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