6 Amazing Fall Hiking Destinations

6 Amazing Fall Hiking Destinations

Autumn can easily be the best time of the year for adventuring. Cooling temperatures and beautiful scenery can't be beat this time of year. And yes, it may still feel like summer, but those magical things are coming sooner than you think — September 22! These six picturesque hiking spots make us want to lace up and plan a hiking trip as soon as possible. Check them out: 

Yosemite National Park, CA

Although most of the park’s trees are evergreen, bigleaf maples, black oaks, Pacific dogwoods and more show their true fall colors around mid-October. 

Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC / Roanoke, VA 

Peak season for leaves is early October. Some of the best trails near Asheville: Linville Falls, Mt. Mitchell Deep Gap Trail, Beacon Heights, Craggy Pinnacle and Mt. Pisgah. 

Grand Teton
Moose, WY

Fall is a magical time of year in Grand Teton National Park as colors pop, crowds dwindle  and wildlife plays. The views of the colorful trees from Jackson Lake are not to be missed. 

Great Smoky Mountains
Gatlinburg, TN

Plan your trip in advance, as late as October and early November are the most popular times to visit. The Appalachian Trail, Look Rock Tower and Sutton Ridge Overlook are ideal hikes. 

Acadia National Park 
Bar Harbor, ME 

Travel to this Northern state around mid-OCtober to catch the leaves really showing off. While you’re there, endure steep hikes on Champlain Mountain’s Precipice Trail. 

Ozark National Forest
Russellville, AR

Arizona’s Ozark National Forest offers dozens of trails to hike, of all lengths and levels of difficulty. Just get there between mid-October and Thanksgiving for peak leaf colors.

Keep protecting your face and skin from the sun and nature's other elements with Adventure Balm before you go!