As the weather starts to cool off and the beautiful fall season takes over, it’s time to get out our hiking shoes and explore what mother nature has given us.
Spending time outdoors has never looked better, and soaking up some vitamin D with the cool breeze is what we’re going to be up to this season.
Fall Hiking Spots Around the U.S.
Get ready to give your calves and glutes a good workout all while enjoying the gorgeous scenery around you. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!
1. Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
A more challenging hike than most, Old Rag Mountain is also one of the most popular hikes in this park. The Old Rag trail will get your heart rate up as you trek through a winding and steep trail for 9 miles.
Enjoy autumn’s gorgeous colors as you navigate through this hiking path.
2. Wildwood Trail, Forest Park, Oregon
Portland’s Forest Park is known for its scenic trails with exotic waterfalls. Loved by tourists and the locals, the Wildwood Trail comes alive in the fall season with the leaves changing color and the air being the perfect temperature.
While this hike is moderately challenging, the soft streamed ravine among the red and gold tree leaves will have you in awe and coming back for more.
3. Kebler Pass/Dyke Trail, Crested Butte, Colorado
One of the biggest aspen groves in North America, Kebler’s Pass is a picture-perfect hiking spot. Opt for the 6-mile Dyke trail that allows for biking and walking.
Not too challenging for the average hiker, this hike is one to take in nature and surround yourself with all the beauty that the Dyke trail has to offer.
4. North Ridge Trail, Acadia National Park, Maine
Get the best of both worlds while enjoying the scenic mountains and the gorgeous coastline of New England. Away from traffic and hidden among the trees, take your chance to view the breathtaking sunrise from the Cadillac Mountain at a height of 1,530 meters.
A little disclaimer, this hike is challenging and will put your muscles to work, so don’t be alarmed if you’re sore the next day.
5. Coastside Trail, Half Moon Bay State Beach, California
California is known for its beautiful weather and coastline views, so it comes as no surprise that this trail has made it on the list.
Plan your day around this hike because the cliffs of Half Moon Bay are going to make you want to spend a whole day here. Enjoy the wildlife and amazing views on the 7.7-mile trail that is fun for hikers of any age to experience.
6. Central Park, New York
There’s nothing like the fall season in New York City. As you’re enjoying your fall break in the bustling city, head to Central Park and get lost among the trees and gentle stream located in the heart of the city.
Try to spot some exotic birds as you choose one of the 57 hiking trails in the park and get ready to take on the city’s skyline like never before.
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