Winter hiking is a great way to explore the winter wonderland near you. It’s a special type of beautiful experience in North America and one that leaves us both refreshed and rejuvenated. These scenic winter hiking trails in America’s Heartland provide a dose of exercise and a dash of beauty – and pair well with a small flask of Fox & Oden whiskey. Enjoy and share your winter hiking experience with us on social media using #foxandoden.
Why hike in winter?
Winter hiking is a great way to stay active in what are usually slow-moving months. Trails are quiet and less crowded, and can be a rewarding way to reclaim the winter season.
Muncie Lake Pathway Traverse City, Michigan
The Muncie Lake Pathway is close to several other trail networks that Traverse City is well-known for. It offers soft rolling hills through the woods, interspersed with fantastic views of Muncie Lake.
Devil’s Lake State Park Baraboo, Wisconsin
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is cradled by Devil’s Lake State Park and easily makes our list of top winter hiking trails. It has incredible views from the quartzite bluffs and year-round programs and camping. Devil’s Lake is a must for winter visitors.
Ohio River Bluff Hiking Trail Corydon, Indiana
The Ohio River Bluff Hiking Trail offers uninterrupted views of the river basin. If you wanted to get much closer to the Ohio River you’d have to be canoeing in it.
Starved Rock State Park Oglesby, Illinois
Starved Rock State Park boasts waterfalls, incredible cliff views, and a dense forest. It’s one of the most popular parks in the Midwest, so visiting in the winter offers some respite from the crowds.
Hoosier National Forest Bedford, Indiana
The Hoosier National Forest has a plethora of trails accessible during the winter months. Waterfalls, sandstone formations, and a box canyon are all within the forest.
Hocking Hills State Park Logan, Ohio
Hocking Hills State Park’s unique geological attractions – like the Old Man’s Cave – take on a new beauty when paired with the ice and snow of winter.
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