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Hike/Trek/Nature in early spring

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1. Posted by vagabond (Full Member 104 posts) 12y

What places would you sugggest for not so gruelling hike/trek , in the end of March? I was thinking Yosemite but seems it'd be cold.

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

Are you open to anywhere in North America? And how long a hike are you looking for?

There are some nice places in California for day hikes around San Francisco that could fit the bill. John Muir National Park makes a nice day hike. Also a good up-hill exercise hike is to climb Mount Diablo - just start from the bottom, and when you get to the top try and imagine all the people that drove up aren't really there.

I could also suggest that you check out Georgia. There are some decent trails there, and it wouldn't be too cold. The Appalachian Trail would have decent sections you could do. App Trail Map

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y

If you venture as far as California, you may find the area around Tucson Arizona of interest. I have done some hiking in the foothills around Denver Colorado in early April and the temps weren't too bad. I was able to get away with a lighter weight jacket or t-shirt/sweatshirt combo. The higher elevations will still be quite chilly.

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

Yosemite is great for trekking. Bundle up if you think it will be cold - it's worth going!

5. Posted by Monalisa (Budding Member 17 posts) 12y

You should go to Stowe. Mount Mansfield, highest peak in Vermont in Underhill State Park, is a very nice place to hike. This Austrian village has also lots of good restaurant and nice hotels. Maybe it's still a little too cold but I recommend it anyway. I just love that place.

6. Posted by vagabond (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

Thanks all ... anyone knows of any good hikes in southern california... ?

7. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Yoseamite's great, but bear in mind it's probably gonna go kablooey soon.