04/08/2015 11:26 am ET Updated Jun 08, 2015

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, provide ample bird-watching opportunities, and lead to epic vistas, there's no better time to explore the country's varied terrain than the temperate days of spring.

By Zachary Laks

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

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