"After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value."

G.M. Trevelyan

My favorite way to see the fall color is hiking.  There is just something about the leaves crunching under your feet, the brisk air, and being up and close to everything.  For this list, I didn’t focus on the tallest hikes, or the hardest… why?   


Because for fall, I think it’s better to go to some of the shorter mountains.  You get a better view compared to the high peaks.  And some of the “hikes” are more nature walks.  But remember, it is about seeing the colors and getting immersed in the experience.

Hiking Basics

Respect Nature & Be Prepared

Before we dive into the hikes, I think it is important to highlight a few things. 

To start, make sure you understand the 7 principles of “Leave No Trace”.  As the trails become more crowded and people are heading to nature, we need to all take responsibility for respecting mother nature and taking care of the land. Take a few minutes to read about this if you haven’t already.

Fall is a great time to hike, but also a time that you don’t know what to expect weather wise.  As with any hike, it is critical to make sure you have the right gear to enjoy the hike and prepare for anything that could go wrong.  Check out the recommended additional gear for fall.