February

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2022 February Trip Dates

U.S.A. Destinations

Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park

Backpacking Trips

Grand Canyon National Park has not yet issued backpacking permits for this month. It's extremely beneficial to register before the permit process (85+% of our guests do). You can pick any dates and you'll receive a 5% early registration discount! We have a great success rate and your deposit is fully transferrable or refundable if we're unsuccessful. Click here to read more about Grand Canyon's permit process, or get started by selecting a trip and hitting "Go!" below.

All Other Trip Types

Sedona Red Rock Country

California

Death Valley

Eastern Sierras

Joshua Tree

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Sequoia - Kings Canyon

The Lost Coast

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

Flat Tops Wilderness Flat Tops Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

Montana / Wyoming

Absaroka-Beartooths

Jackson Hole Area

The Tetons

Wind River Range

Yellowstone National Park

New Hampshire

White Mountains Hut Treks

North Carolina

blue ridge mountians Blue Ridge Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Utah

Arches & Canyonlands

Bryce Canyon National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

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Paria Slot Canyons

Zion National Park

Vermont

Vermont

Washington

Mount Rainier

North Cascades

Olympic Hiking & Backpacking Tours

International Destinations

Alps Guided Treks

Alps Guided Treks

Canadian Rockies Treks

Canadian Rockies Treks

Iceland Hiking Trips

Iceland Hiking Trips

Nepal Treks

Nepal Treks

New Zealand Hiking Tours

New Zealand Hiking Tours

Norway Hiking Tours

Norway Hiking Tours

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Peru Treks

Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking

Guided Hikes to Machu Picchu

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Vietnam

Vietnam

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HIKING IN February

BENEFITS OF HIKING IN February

Still being very much in the northern hemisphere winter, February is a very light month in terms of travel for Americans, Canadians and Europeans. This simple fact translates into a general lack of crowds at many hiking destinations around the world. This is arguably the biggest benefit of a February hiking adventure. Another wonderful benefit of traveling in February, if you live in the northern hemisphere, is the opportunity to escape winter and venture into the outdoors at other destinations.

DRAWBACKS OF HIKING IN February

The biggest drawback of adventure travel in February is that many premier destinations are in the throes of winter. Most of the mountain destinations in the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway and Europe are snowy enough that you won’t be hiking, you’ll be snowshoeing. Of course, for some people a snowshoe trip is a benefit, and we do offer snowshoe tours around the USA, which are a wonderful way to enjoy winter.

In the southern hemisphere, you’ll find some destinations at their peak tourist seasons which can be a drawback in February. New Zealand, Chile (Patagonia), Tanzania (Kilimanjaro) are some example of excellent February destinations south of the equator.

WHERE TO HIKE

There are three main categories of destinations to hike in February:

– Desert destinations in the northern hemisphere – these options include Grand Canyon National Park, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Utah national parks, and the Sedona Red Rock Country. Another option, although tropical versus desert, is Vietnam.

– Skiing and snowshoeing in mountain destinations in the northern hemisphere – we provide tours in this category to Rocky Mountain National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. We also provide some winter backpacking trips in the Great Smoky Mountains, which are not snowshoeing but are fun, more temperate backcountry experiences.

– Trekking and backpacking in mountain destinations in the southern hemisphere or near the equator – recommended options here are New Zealand, Chile (Patagonia), and Tanzania (Kilimanjaro).