Fall is our favorite season to hike. The weather is great (rain included), the colors are beautiful, and there are no mosquitoes!
We made a list of some of our favorite fall hikes. If you click on the links they will take you to the post and give you more detail and directions.
Hoyt Arboretum: This hike is all about the fall colors! With all the different trees you definitely get quite the show.
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden: This is a great option for families. Lots of ducks that will entertain kids and nice well maintained trails. It’s also free during the off season which is Labor Day through February!
Milo McIver State Park: All the different trail options on this hike are nice because you can get back to your car relatively quickly if it starts raining too hard.
Angels Rest: We love hiking up to Angels Rest in the Fall. It’s a fairly steep hike so the cooler weather makes in a little easier. It’s also much less crowded!
Rooster Rock Loop: Another great option for fall colors. Plus with gloomier weather we were able to see a Pygmy Owl!
Beacon Rock: We have been to Beacon Rock many times but last year we decided to try it out on a foggy day. It was actually pretty fun! The fog gave the trail a slightly spooky vibe and there were barely any people.
Silver Falls State Park: Fall colors are the only thing that can make a trail with 10 waterfalls even better!
Pup Creek Falls: This hike should be done in mild weather.
Kiyokawa Family Orchards: Fall apple picking!
Have fun hiking in the wonderful fall weather!