Of all the seasons, winter hiking is the least likely to be considered. Personally, I've just never considered it. I guess because I've lived in Florida for so long, I think it's the best place to be during the winter.

However, after some research and thought, I found some things worth thinking about concerning winter hiking. After all, everything has a positive side and winter hiking is no exception.

One plus side of hiking in the winter is the lack of bugs. They're all hiding out, instead of annoying you by flying up your nose or in your ears!

Another positive aspect is there are less people out on the trail than any other time of the year. Winter visitation in the Smokies is the lowest than any other season.

If you love scenic views, then you might want to consider winter hiking. Since the leaves have all fallen, you'll have even better views.

So, if you're looking for a new adventure this winter, winter hiking might be your thing!

Happy Hiking!