Take A Hike To Discover The Trails At Your Favorite Mountain
Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wintergreen trails offer stunning vistas. (Wintergreen)
We all know the mountains are the place for stunning beauty in the summer. The best way to discover this beauty is to get out and hike the miles of trails to be found at your favorite resort. Grab your pack and explore one of SnoCountry’s favorite hiking trails.
Situated high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen, Virginia, offers spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and The Rockfish and Shenandoah Valleys. The resort has over 30 miles of marked hiking trails for you to explore. The Nature Foundation offers guided hikes on Saturdays, with an additional hike on Wednesdays during the summer. Try the Old Appalachian Trail, with numerous Greenstone rock ledges that provide hikers with spectacular views of the south and Shenandoah Valley.
The largest share of Whitefish, Montana’s trails are part of the Flathead National Forest. Hike through forests of Douglas fir, western larch, spruce, and fir trees as well as a variety of wildflowers. In late summer, plentiful huckleberries grow on the mountainsides and make for a delicious snack during your hike. The Danny On Memorial Hiking Trail extends 3.8 miles from the village to the summit, with vistas of the Flathead Valley, Glacier National Park, the Canadian Rockies and the Bob Marshall, Great Bear, Scapegoat, and Cabinet wilderness areas.
Hike Stratton, Vermont, where the Appalachian and Long Trails began. The Appalachian and Long trails share a southern 103.6 miles, crossing over Stratton Mountain, which was the inspiration for both of these storied routes. Try the 7.6-mile round-trip Stratton Trail to the fire tower for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Green Mountains.
Targhee, Wyoming, is a hiker’s paradise, with hikes from 30 minutes to several hours available from the Resort or just a short jaunt down the road. Guided hikes are available from Resort Naturalists.Try the 2.5-hour hike along the Bannock Trail. See wildflowers, whitebark pine trees, and the unique geology that makes up the western slope of the Teton range. This 3.2 mile trail winds along the northern boundary of the resort, in areas not visited during winter operations.
Lutsen Mountains, Minnesota, features several miles of hiking trails. Combine a hike with a ride on the Mountain Tram for easy access to mountaintop trailheads that lead you through wildflower meadows and deep forests, past waterfalls, wildlife and spectacular mountain overlooks. The famed Superior Hiking Trail travels the distance of Minnesota's North Shore from Duluth to the Canadian border with the section traversing Lutsen Mountains as one of the most dramatic segments. Mountaintop vistas, deep cedar forests, maple ridgelines and Poplar River Falls are all part of this spectacular, rugged trail.