Fall Foliage Walks
Fall's here, and for many of us, that means that it's the best hiking season of all.
The temperatures are cooler and more comfortable for walking. The bugs are all but gone. And could there be anything more beautiful than a forest shimmering orange and gold?
Sure, you could spend your autumn weekends at home treading the same old paths. But with a little planning, you might be able to combine a weekend getaway with a fabulous walking destination. Now's the time to pick a placeand pencil it in.
You've got plenty of flexibility when planning your autumn adventure. In the high country and northern climes, the leaves start to turn in late August and early September. If you can't get away that soon, not to worry: At lower elevations and farther south, the foliage lasts through November. So as summer ticks away, consider these seven destinationsor come up with one of your own.
Our recommended hikes range from oceanside to mountainside, from relaxing rambles to strenuous hikes to one bona fide wilderness walk. What they have in common: Stunning natural beauty. Plenty of color. And a guarantee that stretching your legs also means relaxing your mind and feasting your eyes.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication