Where To Hike When
Your mountain hiking adventure begins here! Find out the best places to hike every month of the year
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WHEN To Hike
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Discover the best places to mountain hike for every month of the year. Fancy a hiking vacation in the winter months instead of – or in addition to – lying around on a beach? Search by month and see all the places with mountain trails to explore.
Heading to a destination and want to know what the mountain hiking is like there? Search by place (or in the map above) and you’ll find much of the info you need such as where the hiking trails are found in this country/region, detailed weather info, hiking resources such as books, websites, and apps, and whether you need a car to access trailheads.
This site helps you to plan the perfect hiking vacation for every mountainous region around the world.
Where to Hike in February
While winter often conjures images of snow-covered landscapes, icy trails, and frosty breaths, there are places around the world where winter means balmy temperatures and the perfect conditions for hiking. In North America, the southwestern US states of Nevada, Arizona and Utah are perfect in February to hike in the Grand Canyon of Arizona, the famous national parks of Utah and the many hiking spots around Sin City in Nevada. Costa Rica and Dominica are both at the top of many travelers’ wish lists and for great reason: both have wonderful hiking through their lush landscapes, including the long distance Waitukubuli Trail in Dominica.
In Asia, the desert landscapes of Oman and United Arab Emirates are best hiked in the winter months where one can explore the Hajjar Mountains and trails on the Musandam peninsula. If you’re looking for more green, parts of Taiwan are ideal for hiking in February such as in Yangmingshan National Park close to Taipei. Malaysia is also in its dry season and has lots of hiking opportunities such as in the Cameron Highlands.
Australia is in full summer in February and has plenty of hiking on offer, particularly on the eastern side of the country such as in the Blue Mountains, and on the beautiful island of Tasmania.
If you’re yearning for a winter escape that involves a warm embrace of the outdoors, consider these destinations and more, check out Where to Hike in February