Winter can sometimes limit our adventurous spirit. It’s dark, it’s cold, and – let’s be honest – no one really wants to get out and be active in the dead of winter. But life should be lived year-round, and in a state that’s packed full of fun, why not make the most of it? These 10 trails are beautiful all the time, but with a little snow, you’re transported straight to a winter wonderland. So grab your coat, microspikes, and some warm socks because we are going to do some hiking in the winter in North Carolina!

The good news is that you don’t have to shut yourself indoors all winter or hibernate waiting for warmer temps. There’s still plenty of activity to be had; just make sure to wear lots of layers and ALWAYS check the weather before embarking. Winter in North Carolina can still be exciting, especially when you get outside and hike.

If you’re looking for other ways to embrace the winter season, why not visit the largest tubing park on the East Coast?

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